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Fatigue Modulex

Bracket — Fatigue Evaluation

The S-N curve, also called the Wöhler curve, is one of the most popular methods for fatigue evaluation. The curve relates stress amplitude to the limiting fatigue life and can be obtained directly from a set of standard fatigue test. Many times our applications are subjected to ... Read More

High-Cycle Fatigue of a Reciprocating Piston Engine

In a reciprocating piston engine the connecting rods transfer rotating motion into reciprocating motion. The connecting rods are constantly under high stresses and the load increases with the engine speed. A failure of one part in the engine usually results in a replacement of the whole ... Read More

Thermal Fatigue of a Surface Mount Resistor

A surface mount resistor is subjected to thermal cycling. The difference in the thermal expansion of different materials will introduce stresses in the structure. The solder which connects the resistor with the printed circuit board is seen as the weakest link in the assembly. It ... Read More

High-Cycle Fatigue Analysis of a Cylindrical Test Specimen

A benchmark model for the fatigue module. A cylindrical test is subjected to non-proportional loading. Three stress based models: Findley, Matake, Normal stress, are compared to analytical values and to each other. The non-smooth behavior of the Matake model is captured and discussed. Read More

Energy-Based Thermal Fatigue Prediction in a Ball Grid Array

In a cooling system, a microelectronic component has been identified as the critical link. Since the power is repeatedly switched on and off, the component is subjected to thermal cycling. As a results a crack grows through a solder joint and disconnects the chip from the printed circuit ... Read More

Fatigue Analysis of a Wheel Rim

A fatigue analysis is performed on a wheel rim. The Findley fatigue criterion is examined. The submodeling technique is utilized performed a detailed study on the critical part of a spike. At first a study of the full model is made. The critical part is identified and a submodel is ... Read More

Cycle Counting in Fatigue Analysis — Benchmark

A benchmark model of the Rainflow counting algorithm compares results between ASTM and COMSOL fatigue module using a flat tensile test specimen. An extension is made for the cumulative damage calculation following the Palmgren-Miner model and results are compared with analytical ... Read More

Fatigue Analysis of a Nonproportionally Loaded Shaft with a Fillet

This example shows how to perform a High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) analysis with a non-proportional load history caused by a transversal force and a torque which are applied in different combinations. Three different fatigue models (Findley, Matake, and Dang Van) are compared. Read More

Standing Contact Fatigue

A standing contact fatigue test is a procedure used for testing crack growth on the subsurface level. In such a test, a spherical object is pressed against the tested materials and cycled between a high and low compressive load. No translational movement between the two occurs. After a ... Read More

Elastoplastic Low-Cycle Fatigue Analysis of Cylinder with a Hole

A load carrying component of a structure is subjected to multi-axial cyclic loading during which localized yielding of the material occurs. In this model you perform a low cycle fatigue analysis of the part based on the Smith-Watson-Topper (SWT) model. Due to localized yielding, you ... Read More

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