includes individual graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for each of the
analysis modules to guide users in a Windows environment to create batch
files and to facilitate easy input of data. Pull-down menus and figures make
the input intuitive. All the information is readily available for entry,
review, and modifications. The user can perform sensitivity studies on the same crack case using different
geometric parameters or scale factors. The NASBEM GUI facilitates the
construction of the geometric model with CAD-like functionality using
pull-down menus and dialog boxes, plotting the geometry as it is assembled
to check for errors.
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