ANSYS nCode DesignLife

Industry-leading Tool For Durability Analysis

ANSYS nCode DesignLife is an advanced industry-leading tool for fatigue assessment. It calculates stresses, strains and cumulate damage using finite element analyses results. It can be used integrated into ANSYS Workbench or standalone.

You can quickly create complex loading histories (duty cycles), pre and post processing signals.

All the state-of-the-art calculation methodologies are available for fatigue together with additional features:

  • stress-life
  • strain-life
  • spot welds
  • seam welds
  • vibration fatigue analysis
  • accelerated testing
  • virtual strain gauges
  • high temperature fatigue
  • crack growth
  • signal processing
  • short fiber composite

ANSYS nCode DesignLife is a product of ANSYS Inc

Seamweld fatigue calculation on a suspension arm

 

Results of the fatigue analysis on a shock tower under road loads.
ANSYS nCode DesignLife working environment

Main Benefits

  Integrated with Workbench and DesignXplorer

  Wide materials database available (hundreds of fatigue curves ready to use)

  Wide vibration loads database available (DEF STAN, MIL, RTCA, USABC)

  Perform fatigue calculations based on elasto-plastic finite element results

  Multiple runs in a single job

  Highly configurable for the expert user

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