I’m very pleased to announce that Dassault Systèmes has acquired Safe Technology, Ltd., the developer of the fe-safe durability simulation application suite.
Even if you haven’t used their products, you’ve probably heard the name – Safe Technology has been a partner of ours for over 15 years, providing a fatigue solution to Abaqus users through fe-safe. As an add-on to Abaqus/CAE, fe-safe uses proven techniques to accurately determine the fatigue life of metal components under complex cyclic loading. fe-safe combines finite element analysis results for multiple loading conditions from Abaqus with the cyclic load history to predict the life of the component. Reading from & writing to the Abaqus results files allows the users to view fatigue results in Abaqus/CAE or Abaqus/Viewer as contour plots for damage, fatigue life and safety factors. Similar interfaces are available for many other leading FEA product suites.
In addition to fe-safe, there are several complementary modules available which expand the capabilities of fe-safe to account for specific applications, such as composite materials, creep and thermomechanics.
Check out this short video tutorial for an overview on fe-safe, and it’s use in solving Fast Gear Fatigue Analysis example.
This technology can (and to a degree, already has) benefit the analyst in the quest for a complete, unified solution to engineering problems. We’re all really excited to welcome our new colleagues and begin our journey to provide an even better 3DEXPERIENCE with this exceptional acquisition in the field of durability & fatigue 🙂
Mark MONAGHAN is a Senior member of the SIMULIA User Advocacy team and manages the SIMULIA Learning Community