FEMFAT by Magna Powertrain
Finite Element Based Fatigue Analysis Tool
FEMFAT allows you to configure development tasks and production processes more efficiently and cost-effectively. It also allows to identify critical areas in the early stages of development and to simulate processes and connections. 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.