FEMFAT offers fatigue life prediction (FLP) of all vehicle components (engine, gearbox, chassis, frames, car bodies and structures) and machinery equipment based on Finite Element Analyses (FEA). Additionally to consideration of complex multi-axial loadings an assessment of welding seams as well as spot welds and self-piercing rivets in steel and aluminum can be carried out. Components undergoing thermo-mechanical loadings can be assessed considering effects of material plasticity, elevated temperature (oxidation) and creep. Strain gauge measurements could be utilized for simulation adjustment and verification. Nevertheless, FEMFAT can assist you in FLP of fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) and laminated structures. Interfaces for co-simulations and databases are under development.
Magna Powertrain Engineering Center in St. Valentin offers modular software solutions for calculation and simulation in the field of vehicle development and production. Magna Powertrain’s software solutions are deployed successfully by leading vehicle manufacturers around the globe, providing support in many fields.
Conceptional study of CFRP wrapped dual use tank (picture with courtesy of TEUFELBERGER)
From first concept and design to fatigue analysis (picture with courtesy of DAIMLER)
FEMFAT heat- designed for TMF analyses (picture with courtesy of BMW)
Stress gradient is perfect for casted parts
Conceptional Lightweight truck frame developed by ECS
ECS is the axle competence center of MAGNA (picture with courtesy of VW)
FEMFAT has interfaces with Altair's HyperMesh, HyperStudy, HyperView, MotionSolve and OptiStruct; as well as Converse by PART Engineering.