This module makes it possible to calculate safety factors or damage based on measured strain histories as well as to compare measured and simulated strains.
FEMFAT strain is the connecting link between tests on the test bench and virtual structural analysis.
Using this module, you can on one hand make local fatigue predictions based on measured strains – an FE model is not even required to do so (STRAIN calc).
The second possible application is aimed at the calibration of the model: the strains measured on the real component are compared (graphically) to the values resulting from the simulation (STRAIN comp).
FEMFAT strain is available as an additional analysis target (STRAIN comp) in BASIC and MAX. STRAIN calc is a separate, independent module.