CraFT (« Composite response and Fourier Transforms » or « Crystals and Fourier Transform ») is a program to compute the mechanical response of heteregeneous materials.
It is based on an original idea initiated by Pierre Suquet (1990) and further developed in Moulinec Suquet (1994). The method has been fully described in Moulinec Suquet (1998) and in Michel Moulinec Suquet (2001).

CraFT (v 1.0) has been developed by Alice Labé, Hervé Moulinec, Pierre Suquet  in the french laboratory « Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique » (LMA), in Marseille France.

Craft (v1.2) has been developed by Guylaine Boittin, Hervé Moulinec, Fabrice Silva (LMA, Marseille, France).

CraFT is a free software under Cecill-B licence.

The text of the licence is available here:
http://www.cecill.info/licences/Lic… (english version)
https://www.cecill.info/licences/Lic… (french version).

Why CraFT?

CraFT: "Composite response and Fourier Transforms"

version 1.2 (2020)   -  version 1.0 (2014)

contributors: Guylaine Boittin, Daniela Garajeu, Alice Labé, Hervé Moulinec, Fabrice Silva, Pierre Suquet

The development of CraFT has been partly supported by:

  • ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) grant ANR-08-BLAN-0138 for project: “Micromechanical approach of nonlinear ELasto-VIScoplasticity in polycrystalline materials : theory, modeling, and experimental comparison”,
  • SEMIA (Service de Maîtrise des Incidents et des Accidents) of the IRSN (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire), through several scientific collaboration projects.