Available Modules

FEMFAT BASIC: FE-postprocessor software for predicting the lifetime and endurance safety factors of non-welded stressed components based on the results of FEA. Includes almost all interfaces to widely used FE-Systems. FEMFAT basic is required to be open in order to use each add-on module listed below.

FEMFAT BREAK: A software module for assessing safety factors against static failure.

FEMFAT HEAT: A software module for the low cycle fatigue analysis of components that suffer from thermomechanical fatigue (e.g. cylinder heads, exhaust manifolds, pistons,…).

FEMFAT LAMINATE: A software module for FLP on multilayered infinite fibre materials. New in version 5.1 draws 16 AUs until FEMFAT 5.3.

FEMFAT MAX: A software module for fatigue analysis of multiaxially loaded components.

FEMFAT PARALLEL: To run FEMFAT analyses on more than 1 core to speed up the analysis. The parallelization works on physical machines only, not on clusters.

FEMFAT PLAST: A software module to consider the effects of redistribution of mean stresses when local plastic deformation occurs.

FEMFAT SPECTRAL: A software module for the multiaxial fatigue analysis of stochastically excited systems in the frequency domain.

FEMFAT SPOT: A software module for remeshing and predicting fatigue of spot-joints in FE-shell structures. Stress based, force based and combined assessment possible.

FEMFAT STRAIN: A software module for assessing damage from measured strains and comparing stresses from FEA and testrig.

FEMFAT VISUALIZER: High performance postprocessor for FEMFAT results. Animation of dynamic stress results; easy weld seam definition for FEMFAT weld.

FEMFAT WELD: A software module for calculating and assessing the stresses in welding-seam design. Modeling of welding-seams is based on STEYR-modeling guidelines.

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DATACRYPT: This tool does binary encryption to material files and databases which can be then given to anyone outside the company - this person can perform the analysis with FEMFAT and this encrypted data, but any result or output (graph) where these data have been used cannot be displayed correctly - so that reengineering is not possible.

ELASTOLOADS: This tool is for long time signals where the engineer would like to do transient stress analysis and each stress result would be an input for FEMFAT, it is not only a burden for FEMFAT but also for the stress solver to provide thousands of stress results. So ELASTOLOADS automatically does a discretization of the load space in x, y and z directions and provides a perfect input for FEMFAT channelMax analysis where these thousands of stress results are replaced by at least 8 (2x2x2) results and a load history wherein a thousand steps the interpolation factors are combined. Hyperelastic material-like parts made from rubber such as engine brackets or bumpers in trucks can be analyzed or any nonlinearities like leaf springs.

FEMFAT LAB: Software for the administration of test rigs, analyzing time histories, identifying anomalies such as drift, mean shift and spikes that can be modified by a user; fatigue controlled mixture of track profiles generating equivalent damage; virtual iteration method in combination with MBS software.

HARMONIC: FEMFAT spectral requires stochastical and randomly distributed loading to convert such signals into frequency domain by Fourier transformations, the HARMONIC can calculate from deterministic signals like a linear or logarithmic sweep how many cycles at which amplitude the system will have to take and this can be prepared as an input for a channelMax analysis (in time domain) instead of a frequency based SPECTRAL analysis.

The tools ELASTOLOADS and HARMONIC are add-on tools for FEMFAT MAX provided by ECS with a separate license. Please request access with FEMFAT Support if you need these features.

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KULI: KULI is market leader for thermal management in automotive applications offering a diversified portfolio for 1D simulation techniques.

MAMBA: The MAMBA software package paves the way for dynamic simulations of jointed structures.

MNOISE: MNOISE supports the engineer in the acoustic evaluation of components based on finite element simulations.