Frame Fatigue Life

Application ID: 22321

Analyzing fatigue with simulation, rather than running fatigue experiments, is a much quicker way to determine whether a certain design will fail after repeated loading and unloading. This application allows you to evaluate the fatigue life of a frame with a cutout. It is useful for understanding the concept of fatigue and how to build an equivalent app for your own designs.

The Frame Fatigue Life app allows you to modify the cutout geometry and test different load types and materials. Load histories and S-N curves can be read from text files.

As the geometry has been parameterized, the app can be used to determine geometric parameter sensitivities and obtain an optimal configuration.

This application example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: