ECS FEMFAT 5.3 | 449.2 mb Win/Linux
ECS, a world leader in the automotive industry, has released 5.2a version of FEMFAT is performs fatigue analyses in combination with all leading finite element systems considering a multitude of fatigue influences including stress gradient, mean stress and various influences from production processes.
Commonly used interfaces to multi-body-simulation programs, optimization and measurement systems are employed to ensure full and convenient integration into your CAE tool chain.
At an early stage of the design process - long before time and cost consuming tests are performed - FEMFAT provides engineers with reliable information on the fatigue life of structures. Therefore it is possible to improve critical areas and ensure weight optimization from beginning on, which results in high grade prototypes and consequently leads to fewer development loops.
The continuous practical usage of FEMFAT ensures its outstanding reliability. The FEMFAT simulation method and approach is based on decades of constant correlation between fatigue life prediction and fatigue life testing in multiple internal and external development programs. Engineering Center STEYR has incorporated the experienced out of more than 500 fatigue-related projects in analyses and testings, generating the foundation for our software engineers to develop FEMFAT to an reliable engineering tool. This made FEMFAT one of the leading fatigue analysis applications in the automotive industry and built the basis for its worldwide acceptance.
Efficiency and high quality are an absolute must for all our customers. FEMFAT accounts for many important interacting fatigue influences such as material properties, notches, mean stresses, surface roughness, temperature field, plasticity, mechanical and chemical surface treatments, component sizes, special behavior of welding seams, spot welds, self piercing rivets, multi-axial loading and much more.
FEMFAT results can be displayed graphically using either the FE post-processors or the FEMFAT VISUALIZER module. The result types include damage, safety factors of endurance or static loads as well as stresses, ratio and multiaxiality.
About Engineering Center Steyr
ECS is a world innovation leader in the automotive industry. Program development time scales are greatly reduced by incorporating Lean Engineering. ECS has a global engineering network, providing worldwide support for our customers to ensure a successful transition from concept through to production.
The software products FEMFAT (fatigue life prediction for all structural parts of vehicles, modules and components), KULI (complete vehicle energy & thermal management) have been used by all major OEM’s for many years. The ability of these software’s provides our designers the opportunity to design and develop vehicles and engines, that are lightweight, environmentally friendly along with reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.