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Engineering Fracture Mechanics Vol. 50, pp.

l-HI, 1995
Copyright © 1994 Elsevier Science Ltd
Pergamon Printed in Great Britain. All rights reserved
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Editorial:
Software Survey Section

The p u r p o s e of the S o f t w a r e Survey S e c t i o n in Engineering Fracture


Mechanics is to e n c o u r a g e t h e o p e n e x c h a n g e of i n f o r m a t i o n on s o f t w a r e
p r o g r a m s u n i q u e to our p r o f e s s i o n a l field. W i t h the r a p i d p e n e t r a t i o n of
c o m p u t e r s into a c a d e m i c and i n d u s t r i a l i n s t i t u t i o n s has come a p a r a l l e l
i n c r e a s e in the n u m b e r of s c i e n t i s t s and r e s e a r c h e r s d e s i g n i n g t h e i r own
software. The e x i s t e n c e of m u c h of this s o f t w a r e r e m a i n s u n k n o w n to e v e n
t h o s e of us w h o c o u l d m o s t b e n e f i t from its use. We b e l i e v e that it is of
vital i m p o r t a n c e to o u r r e a d e r s that such i n f o r m a t i o n be m a d e available.
We b e l i e v e also t h a t a p r o f e s s i o n a l journal is t h e b e s t p l a c e to s h a r e such
information. Y o u r c o n t r i b u t i o n w o u l d be most welcome.

The q u e s t i o n n a i r e on the f o l l o w i n g p a g e s is d e s i g n e d to assist you


in r e p o r t i n g on s o f t w a r e t h a t you may have d e v e l o p e d or be in the p r o c e s s of
developing. By c o m p l e t i n g t h i s form, y o u r i n f o r m a t i o n w i l l reach t h o u s a n d s
of y o u r c o l l e a g u e s w h o m a y b e n e f i t from your w o r k and m a y p o s s i b l y o f f e r
s u g g e s t i o n s for f u r t h e r e n h a n c e m e n t s to your software. P l e a s e c o m p l e t e the
form and r e t u r n it to:

Professor Harold Liebowitz


c/o A.E.R.D.C.O.
P.O. Box 25736
W a s h i n g t o n , DC 2 0 0 0 7 - 8 7 3 6

We do not i n t e n d to r e v i e w or con~nent on the c o n t e n t s of the


questionnaire. It w i l l be p u b l i s h e d as is in o r d e r to e x p e d i t e the
i n f o r m a t i o n cycle p r o c e s s . W e w o u l d w e l c o m e any c o m m e n t s you may have.

THE E D I T O R S
II Software Survey Section

JOURNAL NAME ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS

PERGAMON
SOFTWARE DESCRIPTION FORM

Title of Software Program:

Contributor:
Institution:
Address:

Telephone:

Type of program: [ ] Application [ ] Utility [ ] Other


Category: (is., Psychological
Assessment, statistics, thermodynamics, etc.)
Potential users:
Field/s of interest:
Developed for (name of computer/s):
in (language/s):
to run under (operating system):
available on: [ ] Floppy diskette Specify:
Size Density [ ] Single-sided [ ] Dual-sided
[ ] Magnetic Tape Specify:
Size Density Character set
Hardware required:
Memory required: User training required: [ ] Yes [ ]No
Documentation: [ ] None [ ] Minimal [ ] Self-documenting
[ ] Extensive external documentation
Source code available: [ ] Yes [ ] No
Stage of development: [ ] Design complete [ ] Coding complete
[ ] Fully operational [ ] Collaboration welcomed
I8 program in use? [ ] Yes How l o n g ? How many sites?
[ ]No
I8 the contributor available for user inquiries?: [ ] Yes [ ] No
Distributed by:
Cost of program:
Demonstration disk available? [ ] Yes Cost:
[ ] No

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Software Survey Section III

Description of what software does (maximum of 200 words)~

RETURN COMPLETED FORM TO:

Professor Harold Liebowitz


c/o A.E.R.D.C.O.
P.O. Box 25736
Washington, DC 20007-8736

Reference number
(assigned by Editor)

[This Software Description Form may be photocopied without permission]