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Modeling Thermomechanical Fatigue in COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 18, 2021

You can analyze thermomechanical fatigue in COMSOL Multiphysics® using experimental data from fatigue testing and material parameters from literature. A guest blogger demonstrates…

How to Predict the Fatigue Life of Welds

February 20, 2020

After an introduction to the welding process and weld geometries, we compare the nominal stress method, notch stress method, and hot spot stress methods for predicting the fatigue life of welds.

Modeling Fatigue Failure in Elastoplastic Materials

October 28, 2016

One example of fatigue failure? Bending a metal paper clip back and forth until it eventually breaks. Learn how to model this type of behavior in elastoplastic materials using COMSOL Multiphysics®.

How to Model Contact Fatigue in COMSOL Multiphysics®

August 4, 2016

Contact fatigue occurs when two parts in contact experience a time-dependent contact pressure. Learn how to model this structural phenomenon in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Using a Simulation App to Evaluate Fatigue Life in a Frame

May 28, 2015

Simulating fatigue offers valuable insight into how stress can affect the longevity of a structure and its components. This can help identify potential design problems and pave the way for the development of a safer structure. Arriving at this solution, however, often requires running several simulations to test different scenarios. Our Frame Fatigue Life demo app demonstrates how simulation apps can save you time and energy in evaluating the impact of fatigue.

Improving the Operational Lifetime of a Reciprocating Engine

March 6, 2015

Reciprocating engines are used extensively for power generation in a variety of applications, most notably within the automobile industry. In the design process, it is important to ensure that all of the engine’s parts can withstand high stresses and loads in order to maximize the operational lifetime. Here, we analyze fatigue in an engine’s connecting rods.

How to Obtain Fatigue Model Parameters

December 26, 2014

When simulating fatigue, you are faced with two main challenges. The first is to select a suitable fatigue model for your application and the second is to obtain the material data for the selected model. I recently addressed the first challenge in the blog post “Which Fatigue Model Should I Choose?“. Today, I will address the second challenge and discuss how you can obtain fatigue model parameters.

Which Fatigue Model Should I Choose?

November 25, 2014

The most frequent question we get regarding the Fatigue Module is “Which fatigue model should I use in my simulations?” There is no straight answer to this question, since fatigue is not based on an exact differential equation, but on engineering observations that lead to different physical models. The applicability of each model can depend on factors such as material and loading type. Today, I will discuss different approaches for fatigue model selection and the applicability of the different models.


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