CADAM3D allows cracks detected from a previous analysis to be considered as initial conditions for unusual and extreme loading cases, excluding post-seismic cases where the initial conditions are already predetermined by the seismic analysis. Figure 165 shows the window associated with this option and is activated by the Initial conditions button in the Load combinations window (Figure 167).

Figure 167

Only normal load combinations are allowed to be considered as initial conditions and only one load combination can be assigned. The load combination assigned as initial conditions cannot be disabled or deleted.