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FatCat: Stress Intensity Factors From TSA Data


William J. R. Christian, Francisco A. Diaz, John R. Yates and Eann Patterson (“the authors”) have designed and developed fatigue crack analysis software from thermoelastic data known as FATCAT (“the program”).  This program is available for non-profit  organizations to use for teaching and research subject to agreement of the following conditions:

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