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Electric Power Research Institute (Merlin, Spider)
- The Electric Power Research Institute (or EPRI), is
a consortium of electric utilities. They produce
FE program which solves fracture analysis problems, and
general purpose post processor.
- Spider is currently available for MS windows NT.
Merlin is currently available for SGI and Sun workstations, and MS windows NT.
- Free to EPRI members. Merlin costs about
$7000 (US), Spider about $1000 (US).
- Web site at
- linear/nonlinear stress/strain, fracture mechanics,
crack propagation, steady state/transient heat transfer, porous media flow.
Roger Young and Ian MacPhedran