fe-safe User Group Meetings

North American fe-safe User Group Meeting 

North American fe-safe User Group Meeting

We are pleased to announce our Final Agenda & eBook!



Last year, the meeting celebrated its 10th anniversary and it has grown year-on-year into a highly prestigious event offering a forum for learning and sharing ideas relating to fatigue and durability. It is continuously praised for the strength of its content, and we are delighted to invite you to join us in Plymouth, MI.

Why should you attend the fe-safe UGM?

  • As always, attendance at the UGM is completely free of charge
  • Hear from Keynote Speaker Professor Tim Topper, renowned for the Smith-Watson-Topper algorithm and his many years of research into the mechanisms and mechanics of the initiation and propagation of small cracks in uniaxial and biaxial fatigue and fatigue crack growth under variable amplitude service load histories areas
  • Listen and learn from 5 incredible presentations from ATA Engineering, Caelynx, Caterpillar, FEA Services and VEXTEC
  • See the implementation of the integration of fe-safe with Simpack for seamless multibody simulation and durability
  • Learn more about the theory and practical application of stochastic fatigue
  • Explore the practicalities of estimating the fatigue life of additive manufactured components through simulation examples
  • Learn more about the benefits of combining crack initiation (Abaqus + fe-safe) with crack propagation (Abaqus XFEM) to better predict life to failure
  • Attend one of two FREE Workshops – both are available ONLY to those who attend the UGM and have limited places:
    • Getting Started with fe-safe’ Workshop for our new or soon-to-be users of fe-safe, taught by fe-safe experts Pawel Sobczak and Ashwani Goel
    • Vibration Fatigue’ Workshop, taught by vibration fatigue expert Giovanni De Morais
  • Speak with our sponsors: Endurica, Penguin Computing, VEXTEC, VCollab and Wolf Star Technologies
  • Network with the R&D and Technical Teams supporting and developing fe-safe

“You go out of your way to put on a first class UGM! Thanks for your efforts”. Eaton Automotive


To support the fe-safe User Group Meeting, we are offering two half-day workshops. Find more information here.

The fe-safe User Group Meeting, The Multibody Simulation User Group Meeting and the Additive and Advanced Manufacturing Symposium will be held on Wednesday September 27 at The Inn at St John’s, Detroit, MI. The SIMULIA Great Lakes Regional User Meeting will be held at the same venue on September 28.