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IWM VERB is a PC program for fracture assessment of components containing crack-like defects. The computational basis of the program consists of methods and solutions of elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, the assessment methodology follows internationally recognized guidelines and documents. The application area mainly comprises metallic components subjected to static or cyclic loading, although non-metallic materials can also be considered provided that their behaviour can be described in terms of conventional fracture mechanics concepts.


IWM VERB 8 provides the following services:

Failure assessment

Fatigue crack growth

Leak before break

Leak area

Transient analysis

Probabilistic calculations