Predicting Fatigue Failure to Increase Operational Availability


As we enter an era of reducing new equipment procurement coupled with a constrained spending environment, the sustainment community is under significant pressure to increase the life and operational availability of existing and aging assets with a flat or reduced budget.

In these circumstances, repairing equipment or replacing components on a fixed schedule irrespective of condition or exposure history introduces unnecessary costs and down time. Advanced fatigue modeling coupled with physics based simulation is a proven way to predict the remaining life of equipment and components and drive toward optimized condition based maintenance.

In this Webinar we will review the trends and pressures facing the engineering sustainment community and discuss in detail the ANSYS nCode DesignLife solution for finite-element based life prediction.

Speaker: Balasubramanyam Sasanapuri, Senior Technology Specialist, Support & Services, ANSYS.

(Bala)subramanyam Sasanapuri has been working with Aerospace/Defense/Marine customer base of ANSYS for the last 9 years. He is passionate about the application of simulation tools to the real industrial problems. Bala is quite keen in understanding customer needs, providing high quality support, creating and disseminating best practices for customer support. He works closely with development teams to ensure customer needs are addressed in product planning, and also to test the readiness of upcoming product versions in simulating complex industrial applications. Bala holds a Master’s degree in Aerospace engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, with specialization in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Speaker: Erik Ostergaard, Application Engineer, HBM-nCode

Erik Ostergaard is an Application Engineer for HBM-nCode where he provides technical support, training, and engineering services activities. He has spent the last 8 years of his career as an application engineer supporting CAD, FEA, and fatigue/durability topics in the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries.

Prior to that he served as both a test engineer and project engineer for a tier 1 supplier in the automotive industry. His activities included overseeing test equipment and later developing methodologies for CAE applications.

Erik holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University.

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