Introduction to FEMFAT for Metal Fatigue Analysis Training

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Classroom: 1 session, 7 hours each
Virtual: 2 sessions, 3 hours each

Class #: CAE750

Introduction to FEMFAT is a one day, introductory course that covers the basics for getting started with fatigue analysis using FEMFAT software. The course combines lecture and workshop to teach you how to set up and run a fatigue analyses. The course begins with a primer on fatigue theory, covering fundamentals like S/N Curve, Haigh Diagram, Rainflow Matrix and Critical Cutting Plane Method. Next, we walk through the GUI to demonstrate how to set up and run an analysis. Finally, the workshops allow you to practice, hands-on, what you have learned.

Class Details

  • Topics: Concepts of fatigue analysis, Overview of FEMFAT modules (Basic, Plast, Max, etc.), Creating, parametrizing, and running FEMFAT jobs, Using the FEMFAT material generator, Running batch jobs, Reviewing and interpreting fatigue results, Fatigue strength influence factors, FEMFAT Basic module overview and specifics, Multiaxial fatigue analysis (Channelmax, Transmax)

Training slides as pdf and workshop example models

Students will know how to utilize FEMFAT to setup and calculate durability of finite element models. They will be familiar with the FEMFAT user interface, Visualizer, and influence factors which may affect the fatigue life.

  • PREREQUISITES Students attending this course are expected to have the following:
  • • Engineers who have never done a fatigue analysis
  • • Or beginner through intermediate users of FEMFAT.

4 Upcoming Classes:

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May 12, 13, 2021 12 pm - 4 pm - CST Register
July 14, 2021 8 am - 4 pm - EST Register
September 15, 16, 2021 12 pm - 4 pm - CST Register
November 10, 2021 8 am - 4 pm - EST Register

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