Fatigue Analysis Using ANSYS nCode DesignLife R14.5
Assessing fatigue damage is critical in almost all industries. Various sources have estimated that as much as 90% of all structural failures have a fatigue mechanism. In addition, fatigue damage is cumulative and difficult to detect, so fatigue failures can be catastrophic. ANSYS nCode DesignLife is a Workbench integrated CAE durability software product based on the worldwide leading HBMnCode DesignLife software. DesignLife uses finite element results along with a loading history to predict fatigue damage. ANSYS nCode DesignLife has a state-of-the-art complement of CAE durability tools, including stress-life fatigue, strain-life fatigue and crack-life analysis engines. It is integrated into the ANSYS Workbench environment, which allows simple robust communication with other ANSYS products, particularly ANSYS Mechanical. It also provides tools for developing automated templates that allow company-wide standardization of fatigue methodology. This webinar will explain the basics of ANSYS nCode DesignLife and how it interacts with other ANSYS products.