August Wöhler already recognized in the mid-19th Century that an oscillating loaded component fails after a certain number of cycles, although the loading is less than a comparable static load. Today, the so-called fatigue design of components is a natural practice in the development departments.
Conventional interpretations based on hand calculations can hardly meet the demand for optimized products, either technically or economically. A comprehensive numerical solution here is the combination of Abaqus with the fatigue analysis program fe-safe from the SIMULIA product portfolio and developed by the company Safe Technology. In addition to the lifetime assessment of components made of ductile or brittle metallic materials fe-safe, for example, allows the examination of welds and even advanced composite structures. A particularly interesting possibility is the integration of fe-safe in the simulation process using Isight from SIMULIA. This opens the prospect to combine fatigue calculation with optimization.
The eSeminar gives an overview of the capabilities of fe-safe especially with regard to its use with Abaqus
The eSeminar takes place between 3 – 4 pm CET. Please note that the seminar language is German. Participation is for free.