Powertrain and Safety Factor Analysis

Fatigue life is one of the most important factors to consider in the design of powertrain components. These parts can be submitted to loading from both the engine and road loads.

nCode DesignLife performs CAE-based durability analyses using FE results, identifying critical locations and calculating fatigue lives. This presentation will demonstrate the features available in DesignLife that directly apply to the durability analysis of powertrain components, topics will include:

  • factor of safety calculations for both high cycle and low cycle fatigue
  • analytical simulation of PSD based electro-dynamic shaker table tests
  • automated compensation of notch sensitivity for FE based fatigue calculations
  • techniques for temperature compensated and thermo-mechanical fatigue