a dynamic link to Microsoft® AccessTM
tables to facilitate saving and accessing each of the data group
elements independently either for deletion, modification or storage
purposes. This is achieved through commands linked to the Database
pull-down menu or the database toolbar icon. Each of the options,
i.e., Environment, Material and Crack Growth Data are linked to
a database manager module and the database dialog is shown in the
figure below. Right clicking on any of the data identifiers displays
another set of menus as shown in the figure below. Rename
renames the data identifier with the specified name. Delete
allows deletion of data associated with the selected data identifier.
Show Data displays data associated with the data identifier.
Print Data prints data associated with the data identifier
to the default printer. This option can also be accessed from the
data display screen.
Help screen is shown in figure below. Help in Strategy consists
of descriptions of different parameters and their significance to
the material evaluation process. Help can be accessed through the
Contents option under the Help Menu and by choosing any of
the different help modules specified in the figure. Strategy-A also
provides context sensitive help, i.e., one can place the cursor
in dew point data input box and press F1 on the keyboard
to get help related to dew point. Strategy-A help also provides
help with using the program and the various features of the user
for Help On... option under the Help menu provides access to
extensive help about the different material and environmental parameters.
The user will get into a help window that can be used to search
for various keywords and details information about all the different
parameters in the Strategy system.