Introduction to fe-safe

Providing understanding of how to set up and run various fatigue analyses using fe-safe

Course Objective


In this practical introduction to fe-safe you will learn how to set up and run various fatigue analyses using fe-safe. The course includes many hands-on tutorials and practical examples.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to fatigue
  • The fe-safe user interface:
    • opening and using FE models
    • using data files
    • configuring fatigue analyses
    • the fe-safe analysis process
    • advanced export options
  • Loading methods:
    • overview of the basic loading methods
    • advanced loading capabilities
    • incorporating residual stresses
    • defining loading in fe-safe®
  • Fatigue methods, including:
    • strain-life methods
    • stress-life methods
    • factor of strength and FRF calculations
    • fatigue of cast iron
    • high temperature fatigue
    • fatigue of welds, including an introduction to the Verity® method
  • Hands-on examples and exercises, including:
    • choosing algorithms
    • configuring analyses
    • setting/using defaults
    • defining groups and group parameters
    • signal processing
    • the fe-safe materials database
    • using and plotting material properties
    • multi-axial loading
    • dataset sequence loading
    • multi-block loading and damage per block analysis
    • analysis of flexible models using modal superposition (steady-state and transient dynamic)
    • additional loading features
    • export options, including export of stress/strain histories, Haigh diagrams, etc.
    • multi-axial fatigue from strain gauges
    • fe-safe file structure
    • command line and batch processing

Who Should Attend

Design and test engineers responsible for product durability in the ground vehicle, aerospace and manufacturing industries should attend. No previous knowledge of fatigue is necessary.

Course Overview 

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary depending on location.

Schedule and Registration

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