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Topic Title: OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures
Topic Summary: NIST. Freely available software to calculate macroscopic properties from images of microstructures
Created On: 2/7/2007 10:24 PM

 2/7/2007 10:24 PM

Cathy Rohrer

Posts: 584
Joined: 2/6/2007

OOF is designed to help materials scientists calculate macroscopic properties from images of real or simulated microstructures. It reads an image, assigns material properties to features in the image, and conducts virtual experiments to determine the macroscopic properties of the microstructure. Updated version OOF2 currently available.

Citation: "OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures," Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, NIST. Last updated 26 September 2007.

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 12/11/2007 2:00 PM

Cathy Rohrer

Posts: 584
Joined: 2/6/2007

News from the OOF Team via R. Edwin Garcia
The latest non-alpha version of OOF2, version 2.0.4, is now available on nanoHUB:">Access OOF2 via nanoHUB

You can have direct, free access to this instance of OOF2 by creating a FREE account in the nanoHUB, an NSF-funded resource. The mission of the nanoHUB is to provide free web-based resources for research, education and collaborations in nanotechnology.

The advantage of using OOF2 on nanoHUB is that you do not need to install it yourself. The disadvantages are that you have to use it over the network, you cannot modify or extend the code, and some features have been disabled for security reasons. In particular, script loading, text mode, and the console window are not available on the web version. Nevertheless, the performance of the web-enabled installation is outstanding. There is no limit on the number of users that can run OOF2 simultaneously, the remote connection is limited by the quality of your local bandwidth, and the RAM available to perform a simulation spans somewhere between three to eight gigabytes.

For those of you whose interest lies on downloading OOF2 to run it locally, modify it, extend it, and customize it for their specific application, OOF2 can be found in the usual place,

Standard Access to OOF.

5500 Corporate Drive Suite 750, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 USA (directions)
Telephone 800-759-4867 (U.S. and Canada)
724-776-9000 (elsewhere)
Fax 724-776-3770 ·Email