Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems: Using nCode DesignLife to Predict the Life of Mounting Brackets

Learn how Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems predicts the life of mounting brackets using the vibration fatigue capabilities available in nCode DesignLife. Product used: Sine Sweep and PSD Vibration Fatigue Life Prediction capabilities in nCode DesignLife Abstract: Mechatronic products development has been a rising trend in industry. As a result, vibration testing is becoming more important especially for products with electronic components integrated. Most companies have specified test criteria and vibration profiles for testing their products. Traditional FEA can do modal and dynamic analyses including random vibration, and produce useful information such as natural frequencies, stress, strain, and etc. However, fatigue software like nCode can do even more; it can predict product life based on FEA results and vibration profile specified. nCode provides two loading methods in its vibration fatigue module, sine sweep and PSD. In this presentation, Ricky Lin will discuss the nCode DesignLife Vibration CAE Fatigue process with sine sweep test criteria and bolt pre-stress condition.

Presenter: Ricky Lin, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Originally presented on May 14, 2014 at the 2014 HBM-nCode Products User Group Meeting in Livonia, Michigan (USA).