fe-safe

fe-safe is the powerful and easy-to-use fatigue postprocessor for Abaqus, using proven techniques to accurately determine the fatigue life of metal components under complex cyclic loading. fe-safe combines finite element analysis results for multiple loading conditions from Abaqus with the cyclic load history to predict the life of the component.

fe-safe includes a database of cyclic material property data, and permits users to add their own property data from fatigue tests. fe-safe reads structural analysis data from, and writes results to, Abaqus output database (.odb) files and results (.fil) files.

    fe-safe Key Features

    FAST

    • Assemblies of different parts, surface finishes and materials can be analysed in a single run - fe-safe automatically changes the method of analysis as it moves from one material to another
    • Highly efficient coding plus parallel and distributed processing allow fe-safe to analyse large FE models and report results quickly

    ACCURATE

    • Advanced multiaxial algorithms are the core of fe-safe
    • Unique nodal elimination methods ensure no trade-off between speed and accuracy
    • Users consistently report excellent correlation with test results. Continuous development ensures fe-safe® maintains its position as the technology leader

    EASY TO USE

    • fe-safe has many default settings and automatically selects the most appropriate algorithm based on the selected material
    • Standard analyses can be saved making it ideal for the non-specialist fatigue analyst
    • fe-safe is highly configurable for the advanced user
    • Direct interfaces to leading FEA suites such as Abaqus, ANSYS, I-deas, Nastran (MSC, NEi, NX) and Pro/Mechanica are driven from an intuitive, single screen, Windows-based GUI

    Benefits: 
    With fe-safe as an integrated part of your design process, you have the ability to:

    • Optimise designs to use less material
    • Reduce product recalls and warranty costs
    • Optimise and validate design and test programmes
    • Improve correlation between test and analysis within a single user interface
    • Reduce prototype test times
    • Speed up analysis times, thereby reducing man-time hours
    • Increase confidence that your product designs pass their test schedules as “right first time”

    *fe-safe is not within the scope of the ISO Certification.
     


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