ANSYS nCode DesignLife

Making informed product design decisions to improve your product's durability is increasingly important in today’s highly competitive economic climate.  Organizations are under pressure to reduce cost, decrease time to market and improve sustainability as well as push for longer product life.  Product failure can result in recalls, high repair costs, legal liabilities and damage to a product brand.  To be successful you need to reach the right balance in your product design.  Designs that are too conservative are costly to manufacture and may not be competitive, while less conservative product designs may fail while in use.

The combination of reliable ANSYS structural mechanics technology and the industry-leading simulation platform with time-tested durability capabilities from HBM delivers a product that is ideal for predicting product life.  ANSYS nCode DesignLife enables engineers to evaluate product life using a complete fatigue simulation process.  This process includes interfaces to CAD geometry, materials selection from engineering data in the ANSYS Workbench material library, automatic meshing, convenient application of initial conditions, simulation of the response of the structure and transfer of this information to the ANSYS nCode DesignLife module where the product life is determined, and optimization can occur.

Key features for ANSYS nCode DesignLife include:

  • Fully integrated into the ANSYS Workbench
  • Click and drag setup of fatigue analysis
  • Complete save and restore of the ANSYS nCode DesignLife workspace, including results
  • Use of Named Selections from the FEA simulations for assignment of materials in ANSYS nCode DesignLife
  • Grouped FEA element types for the use with spot weld fatigue analysis
  • High speed fatigue solver using nCodes' best in class tools
  • Comprehensive life assessment tools for both LCF and HCF including: tress life, strain life, multi-axial safety factor, high-temperature fatigue and more
  • nCode DesignLife material library is fully integrated into the Workbench

The capability of ANSYS nCode DesignLife can be extended with the following add-on modules:

ANSYS nCode DesignLife Parallel

Since ANSYS nCode DesignLife can take full advantage of parallel processing, parallel licenses can be utilized to reduce the time required to simulate large models with long lifecycle loadings.

ANSYS nCode DesignLife Vibration

This module adds the ability to perform vibration fatigue analysis and to simulate swept-sine and power spectral density (PSD). loadings.

ANSYS nCode DesignLife Accelerated Testing

This signal-processing package is complementary to the vibration option to accelerate virtual and physical vibration tests.

ANSYS nCode DesignLife Welds

This module provides fatigue life prediction for seam welds and spot welds.

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