The latest news from our Development Manager, Jesse Suter
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In the past six months, the Endurica software has seen significant enhancements centered around the new fatigue solver, Katana, affecting all our major products: Viewer, EIE, DT, and CL.
Endurica Viewer received many new visualizations when reading a Katana output file. These include:
- Crack size calibration plots
- Fatigue life sphere contour plot (formerly known as “damage sphere”)
- Strain plots for engineering and logarithmic strain (for both 6-component and principal strain output)
- Stress plots for engineering and Cauchy stress (for both 6-component and principal stress output)
- Crack growth rate material analysis plots
- Stress-strain material analysis plots
- New data table button to view chart result values as numbers in a table
Endurica EIE is now able to read Katana files as data sources for the EIE map. This enables users to work entirely with Katana file formats. EIE received the ability to read both Katana JSON files as well as Katana database files.
This was also the time to bring all of Endurica DT’s features over to the Katana architecture. Katana can now restart previously executed fatigue analyses, which enables our co-simulation workflows like cyclic softening, ageing, and self-heating. All of these workflows have been ported over to the Katana architecture, and supporting files are included in the software installation package.
Katana’s Endurica CL received improvements to memory management to reduce memory consumption and improve runtime, and a new “residual strength” output has also been added.
With all these additions and enhancements, the Katana architecture is now being strongly recommended for all new and existing software users.