On-Demand Webinars: Software

How to Perform Accurate, Automated 3D Fatigue Crack Growth Predictions

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This 30-minute Webinar demonstrates how to use your own CAD models and FEA tools to perform accurate, automated 3D component-level fatigue crack growth predictions.

A three-legged mount structure is used as an example to show:

  • Crack insertion and meshing capabilities using a Parasolid representation of a component
  • Plugin linkage to Ansys for easy definition of boundary conditions
  • Batch-mode solution and post-processing
  • Crack front advancement
  • Automatism of the entire fatigue crack growth simulation process

The Webinar explains how SimModeler Crack can help engineers leverage existing design and simulation tools to easily analyze a 3D structure containing one or more cracks and perform a damage-tolerant life assessment. It also covers various benefits including how to:

  • Reduce total cost of ownership and unnecessary operating costs by making use of your own engineering tools as well as trained personnel using business adopted tools
  • Improve accuracy of the fatigue crack growth life assessment by employing representative 3D finite element models of the component in service conditions
  • Reduce reliance on component physical tests and avoid costly design and tooling changes
  • Improve consistency and quality with standardized analysis processes (the ability to optimize designs and accurately predict product lifecycle and failure due to crack growth)

Speaker:

Adrian Loghin, Ph.D., Senior Application Engineer, Simmetrix