Benefits, conclusions, and outlookPSA Peugeot Citroën has reached a milestone in their development process by using nCode DesignLife for fatigue evaluations. By implementing new criteria for fatigue analysis, PSA is now able to develop new methodologies, decrease physical tests, and achieve more accurate results. This will lead to more cost-efficient and less time-consuming development processes.
Additionally, PSA engineers are able to perform more numerical investigations to better determine any design changes needed to meet targeted component performance. They are also able to handle evaluations of varying size and scope, resulting in analyses that are more robust, predictive, and adaptable to specifications required for different applications (vibration fatigue, composite materials…). PSA plans to replace PSA-Fatig with nCode DesignLife in all divisions performing fatigue evaluations for applications ranging from powertrain to the entire body of the vehicle.