HarryvL wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Yeah it's a bit academic, but I will give it a try nonetheless. At first sight it is more suitable for 3D structural collapse analysis than Calculix.
Well, I gave it a try and first impression ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL
Installation and building from git repository was super simple. The 278 test cases ran first time, without a glitch. The file format is clean and easy to understand. The manual is crystal clear. Export to VTK worked first time around.
Here an example of a plane stress concrete beam under 3 point load, with a notch to initiate cracking. Concrete cracking is simulated with a so-called smeared crack model. Convergence was impressive.
This is definitely worth integrating with FreeCAD and I am willing to spend some serious time on that.