MSC Fatigue is the only solution that can deal with the full range of fracture and fatigue life calculations for static and dynamic problems in both the time and frequency domain. MSC Fatigue is a FE-based durability and damage tolerance solver.
Certain estimates or reports put annual costs in the United States due to premature fatigue fractures in structural components at as much as 4% of the gross domestic product. But testing sometimes millions of times over, against repeated loading cycles, is often too expensive and time consuming to be practical.
Finite Element (FE) Based analysis programs can tell you where stress “hot spots” exist, but can’t tell you on their own whether those hot spots are critical areas for fatigue failure, or when fatigue might become a problem. To avoid contributing further to this statistic, many manufacturers simply accept overweight components, long prototype-development cycles, loss of customer confidence and unpredictable warranty claims.
MSC Fatigue has the advanced life estimation capability, allows users to perform comprehensive fatigue analysis with the same FE results that are used for stress analysis. The software environment seamlessly enables dynamic analysis, CAE and durability to be managed in one user friendly interface. It includes advanced modules developed by MSC Software over more than 20 year period as well as more recent modules developed as part of the nCode DesignLife suite of programs.