S-Life Plastics by PART Engineering

Strength Assessment of Plastic Components

What is S-Life Plastics?

S-Life Plastics is an easy-to-use software that conducts a short-term, long-term, and fatigue strength assessment based on finite element analysis (FEA) results for plastic components made out of unreinforced or reinforced thermoplastic materials.

In order to conduct a strength assessment S-Life Plastics only needs the local stress tensor, provided by the appropriate result file of the particular FE solver. Additionally, the user has to enter some basic information about the material and loading conditions, and with that S-Life Plastics provides the resulting static and cyclic utilization ratios as contour plots. For every individual node a comprehensive numerical report of the most important assessment variables can be requested for documentation purposes.

Why S-Life Plastics?

Few Material Properties Required

For common polymers, an integrated and extendable polymer material database is included and an easy procedure to add data is provided.

Easy and Fast

Prevent mistakes through simple handling and time saving through automated determination of critical load case combinations if multiple loads are applied.

Reliable Procedure

S-Life Plastics conducts influencing factors onto the local component strength, like multiaxiality, aging, condition, temperature, and load duration.

Key Features

Interfaces

S-Life Plastics interfaces to Abaqus, ANSYS Mechanical, MSC Nastran, MSC Marc, NX Nastran, Altair OptiStruct, and Altair Radioss.

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Material Database

Integrated and extendable polymer material database with more than 1,000 stress strain curves and other material properties are available.

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Strength Assessment Made Easy

S-Life Plastics provides automatic identification of critical load case combinations and output of static and cyclic utilization ratios as contour plot.

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Standardized Procedure

S-Life Plastics offers a standardized automated procedures for short-term, long-term, and fatigue strength assessment of plastic components.

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Results Consolidation

Consolidate results from different FEA into a single model.

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Nodal Output Reporting

S-Life Plastics provides comprehensive reporting of nodal output values.

 

 

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