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.
FEMFAT LAB is the binding link between proving ground, laboratory and CAE
It's a powerful software solution to visualize and analyze large amount of data. FEMFAT LAB analyzes time histories with millions of data points and hundreds of channels within seconds. Anomalies like drift, mean shift, spikes can be removed automatically or manually. Using the "project philosophy" of FEMFAT LAB time can be saved, because same operations for several files are carried out automatically without any user input.
A lot of sophisticated time and frequency domain methods help the engineer to "understand" and to analyze the measured data. Data processing methods like Rainflow, Level Crossing, Range Count, Time at Level and additional counting methods are included.
A wide range of graphic expenditure possibilities exists, such as three-dimensional plots of Rainflow or Damage matrices, Waterfall or Campbell results. Without any interaction or conversion of the user, various data formats can be processed (RPC, Remus, Diadem …).
To save significant time and costs during development process, complex multi-axial methods help to compare customer usage to test tracks or to simple test procedures. Further it’s possible to reduce the amount of data, taking the correct multiaxial phase relationships into account. For durability calculations a database of material properties can be used.