& FEMFAT LAB
ALL ABOUT FEMFAT
FEMFAT (Finite Element Method Fatigue) is the globally leading software for finite element based fatigue life prediction. It increases the reliability and robustness of components in the automotive industry as well as in machinery and plant construction.
FEMFAT allows critical points in terms of fatigue to be recognized quickly and assists the optimization process at a very early stage of development – long before time and cost-intensive testing is carried out. This leads to more robust prototypes and thus to a reduction in the number of development cycles and expensive hardware tests.
The FEMFAT software, developed continuously over the course of the last 25 years, enjoys great trust far beyond the realm of the automotive industry and is considered the tool of choice for numerical fatigue analysis.
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performs fatigue analyses in combination with common finite element programs
FEMFAT LAB AT A GLANCE
FEMFAT LAB is a powerful software solution for visualization and analysis of large amounts of measuremen data.
Calculations of time histories with millions of data points and hundreds of channels can be performed within seconds. Anomalies such as drift, mean shift and spikes can be removed automatically or manually. FEMFAT LAB's project philosophy saves a lot of time as the same operations can be performed automatically for multiple files without additional user input. Many sophisticated methods help engineers to understand and analyze measurement data in the time and frequency domain. Some of them are Rainflow Counting, Level Crossing, Range Count and Time at Level to name a few.
Link between Customer Usage, Test Track, Laboratory & CAE
FEMFAT LAB offers a wide range of visualization tools, such as three-dimensional plots of rainflow- and damage matrices as well as waterfall and Campbell results. Different data formats such as RPC III, Remus or Diadem can be processed without the need for conversion. To save considerable time and costs in the development process, complex multi-axis methods help to compare customer usage with test tracks or simple test procedures. Moreover, it is possible to reduce the amount of load data by considering the correct multiaxial phase relationships. With the interface to dynamic simulations, it is possible to generate a virtual road surface and load data for simulation models based on measured responses. FEMFAT LAB comes with a powerful diagnose tool to detect problematic paramters in MBS models and automatically improve their quality.
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