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Software produced by the research group is available for non-profit applications at no charge in exchange for citation of appropriate papers when results produced using it are published.

Photoelastic Software 

The installer for FatCat 3 can be dowloaded from this page. An internet connection is required during the installation so that the installer can download the MATLAB Runtime environment, a Matlab license is not required to run FatCat. FatCat can be used with data obtained with the DeltaVision software supplied by Stressphotonics Inc, as well as to process thermoelastic data contained in .csv files. The installation file can be downloaded using the links below.

Don’t forget to cite: DIAZ, F.A., PATTERSON, E.A, TOMLINSON, R.A. and YATES, J.R. (2004) ‘Measuring stress intensity factors during fatigue crack growth using thermoelasticity’, Fatigue Fract. Engng Mater. Struct. 27, 571-584.

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