Our program for calculating the fatigue life of components is winLIFE. Various modules are available for the different areas of application required.
winLIFE QUICK CHECK
If the demands to which a part is subjected are (far) below the endurance limit, then this verification can often be carried out with very little time and effort. No further fatigue strength tests are necessary. Only a static FE-calculation with the maximum load has to be carried out and from this winLIFE calculates the degree of utilisation of the endurance limit. Any FEMAP user can learn to use winLIFE QUICK CHECK very quickly.
This is the basic module which supports the elementary methods of fatigue life calculation. For components used in the fields of automobile, aeroplane, wind energy and shipping. There is also a university version available.
This is an additional winLIFE module for the fatigue life calculation of components where the principal stress directions are rotating.
winLIFE MULTIAXIAL MULTI CORE
The same functionality as winLIFE MULTIAXIAL but the cores available can be used. Results are produced at a much higher speed.
winLIFE GEARWHEELS AND BEARINGS
This is an additional winLIFE module for calculating the fatigue life of gearwheels and bearings.
winLIFE CRACK PROPAGATION
Crack propagation based on nominal stresses according to Paris and Erdogan Ratwani´s equation.
A vibration fatigue analysis in the case of random excitations given by PSD (Power Spectal Desity). In the aerospace, ship, electronic and railway industry it is this a very common design procedure. Experimental tests have to be proofed for certification of the structure and now you can give a fatigue estimation by calculation.
This is an additional module for winLIFE to show the results graphically over the 3D component. It simplifies the use because you can check the result by one mouse click.