An important cause of failure in machines with complex components is fatigue from vibration due to being subject to multiple forces that vary over time.
While these machines undergo extensive testing both at the bench and in the field, engineers need a generalized methodology to better calculate the fatigue in the presence of any number of known loads in time for a given cycle, in order to improve the estimation of the components’ fatigue life and effectively integrate that into the product development process.
This technical article details the application of the methodology developed using ANSYS WorkBench.Read the article
In this example, a tracked bulldozer was simulated to evaluate the dynamic behavior of the vehicle on different terrains and with different obstacles. The model can also be used to calculate the loads operating on the vehicle’s structure..
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