Static and fatigue strength software S-Life FKM by PART Engineering is now available for use by APA enabled HyperWorks® customers
TROY, Mich. – May 09, 2018 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) is pleased to add S-Life FKM, software developed by PART Engineering, to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA). S-Life FKM is a static and fatigue strength software for the assessment of FEA results according to the German FKM guideline.
“Our strength assessment software, S-Life FKM provides the user a significant increase in accuracy and reliability when evaluating FEA results,” said Dr. Wolfgang Korte, Managing Director at PART Engineering. “With a unique approach to identify critical stress hot spots, S-Life FKM is much faster and more precise than manual assessment of stresses. Users frequently provide feedback that the cost of the software pays off very quickly after carrying out a few assessments.”
Used as a postprocessor, with the push of a button, the computed stresses are processed in such a way in S-Life FKM that an assessment of the static and fatigue strength according to the FKM guideline is carried out. As a result of the assessment, the static and cyclic utilization ratios are displayed as a contour plot. The scope of application includes companies that develop metal components made of steel, cast iron and aluminum materials that have requirements for the components’ mechanical strength.
”Adding S-Life to the partner products provides another first class fatigue solution to our clients,” said Dr. Uwe Schramm, Altair CTO for solvers, optimization, and smart multi-physics solutions and strategy. “FKM is a widely used standard in the design and engineering of machinery.”