fe-safe/Rubber from Safe Technology

Safe Technology Limited announces release of
fe-safe/Rubber™ – a unique solution for computer simulation of fatigue failure in elastomers

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May 29: Introduction to fe-safe/Rubber
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May 30–31: Theory & Application of Rubber Fatigue Analysis

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For the first time, analysts responsible for the durability of elastomeric products will have reliable and well-validated fatigue analysis software that enables them to investigate, at the inception of a design change, the issues that will determine product durability.

Similar solutions for fatigue analysis from FEA of metallic components have been available for many years. They have become an essential part of maturing and qualifying design concepts, providing a cost-effective and proven basis for justifying investment in physical prototypes and testing. But the metal fatigue codes do not work well for rubber components. They do not consider rubber’s very unique structure and nonlinear behaviour. fe-safe/Rubber does just this.

Endurica’s technology in fe-safe/Rubber offers rubber developers the opportunity to reap the benefits of fatigue analysis at the design stage. The technology is purpose-developed for elastomers, and it possesses a formidable validation case. The technology handles rubber’s finite-strain kinematics, hyperelastic stress-strain behaviour, strain crystallisation, temperature-dependence and other effects such as ozone attack. These effects have also been integrated with widely accepted procedures such as critical plane analysis, fracture mechanics and rainflow counting to provide a complete system capable of accounting for very complex duty cycles, including multiaxial loadings and variable amplitudes.

The U.S. Army is among the first customers of the technology. Their application is the development of rubber components in the track system of military ground vehicles. Other interest has come from the heavy equipment, consumer products, offshore, medical devices and automotive sectors.

fe-safe/Rubber is fully integrated version of Endurica’s technology, taking advantage of fe-safe’s friendly user interface and direct links to leading Finite Element codes including Abaqus, ANSYS, NASTRAN (MSC, NEi, NX), Pro-M, Ideas.

fe-safe® was the first commercially available fatigue analysis software to focus on modern multiaxial strain based fatigue methods and was the first fatigue analysis software to bring to market capabilities for non-metallic materials with the launch of fe-safe/Composites in 2010. fe-safe now analyses metals and composite materials, thermo-mechanical and creep-fatigue and welded joints – including spot welds – and rubber, and is renowned for its accuracy, speed and ease of use.

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Safe Technology

Safe Technology is the technical leader in the design and development of durability analysis software and is dedicated to meeting its customers' most demanding applications. It develops and sells fe-safe, the leading fatigue analysis software suite for Finite Element models. fe-safe analyses metals and composite materials, rubber, thermo-mechanical and creep-fatigue and welded joints including spot welds. It is renowned for its accuracy, speed and ease of use.

For further information please visit the Safe Technology website.

Endurica LLC

Endurica LLC develops the world’s most versatile and best-validated fatigue life simulation system for elastomers. Through its technology and services, Endurica empowers its customers to analyse real-world fatigue performance of elastomers at the design stage, when the greatest opportunity exists to influence performance, and before investment in costly fatigue testing of prototypes.

For further information please visit the Endurica website.


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