Safe Technology announced a new capability for the fatigue analysis of woven fibers from finite element models. The tool is included in the latest release of fe-safe/Composites, the add-on module to the Safe Technology’s suite of fatigue analysis software, fe-safe. This release extends the fatigue of composites module’s capabilities from unidirectional laminae, to include plain woven architectures.
This new capability was developed by a consortium of companies led by Safe Technology and Firehole Composites (recently acquired by Autodesk). The methodology was refined using materials and test data from three leading engineering companies: DSO National Laboratories, Singapore, Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI), UK, and Daimler AG, Germany.
The latest release expands the current capabilities of the product to new microstructures and loading definitions, while retaining the functionality of the previous versions, the company says. It supports fatigue life predictions of plain woven microstructures using the same physics-based solution as that already applied to unidirectional composites.
The new release of is now supported on Linux and Windows 64 bit.
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