Publication Date: 14/6/2018 19:46:18 SACS 12.0 CONNECT Edition release enhancements include: Collapse Enhancements The Collapse program has been enhanced to include the effects of both large rotations and large deflections. As a result, the program is now able to predict very large deformations. The Arc-length Iterative approach has been added to help predict unloading behavior at local and global limit points. An automatic sub incrementation scheme is included to improve the convergence rate and to avoid multiple runs. SCF Determination from Hotspot Stress extraction using FE Analysis Automatic Stress Concentration Factor (SCF) Extraction – The Joint Mesh program has been enhanced to automatically generate a mesh and POST input file to be used to determine SCFs. The meshed joint is automatically inserted into the global SACS model which allows the user to include flexibility of the structure for SCF calculations. The SACS POST program has been enhanced to calculate the ‘Hot Spot Stress’ and SCFs. Precede has been enhanced to display ‘Hot Spot Stress’, nominal stress, and SCF labels.