|Fracture Simulation in Materials|
Fracsima is a software development company working specially on modeling tools for fractured materials. Fracsima softwares aim to the numerical analysis and simulation of:
- hydromechanical coupled phenomena in multi-fractured geomaterials and rock formations for industrial applications in mining, oil & gas manufacturing and civil engineering,
- fracture propagation in materials like metal alloys, polymers and composites for mechanical engineering problems.
The main Fracsima softwares are :
DISROC is a general purpose Finite Element code specially conceived for modeling media containing discontinuities like fractures, cracks, rockjoints and masonry joints, as well as linear reinforcements like rockbolts and composites fibers in concrete.
DISRCAC is a FEM mesh generating tool for fractured media used as preprocessor for DISROC and POROFIS.
POROFIS is a code derived from Disroc and specially conceived for modeling coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical and Chemical phenomena in porous fractured media. Porofis is designed for research-type applications and includes a large variety of non-linear constitutive laws and couplings between different phenomena. Porofis allows taking into account user defined coupling models and material constitutive laws. A free version of Porofis can be downloaded here.