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|Why Do Analysis?|
Since 1981, CAE Associates has been performing analytical investigations of fatigue life prediction, including fatigue analysis and fracture mechanics analysis. Our engineering consultants come from nationally recognized research facilities to provide expert consulting, mentoring and training support. We can help answer your fatigue life prediction questions including:
CAE Associates utilizes its unique finite element analysis (FEA) expertise, coupled with consulting experience in modeling material behavior to perform detailed fatigue analysis, helping our clients with fatigue life prediction and crack growth simulation. Through fatigue analysis our expert engineering consultants have determined the durability of components constructed from a variety of materials, including: alloys, graphite composites, plastics, synthetic rubbers, glass and concrete - under complex static, dynamic, and thermal loading.
As part of this process, CAE Associates can calculate fatigue crack initiation life and perform subsequent fracture mechanics analysis to determine crack progression. Material failure modes include: excessive yielding, creep, overload rupture, fatigue crack formation and fatigue crack growth. We have developed automated ANSYS routines in these areas, and utilize a variety of resources to obtain basic material properties, which are key components of these analyses.
Fracture mechanics analysis and fatigue analysis are used together in order to design components with desired durability and damage tolerance, and to establish inspection intervals. CAE Associates will help clients understand the cause of field failures and help estimate the number of future failures using statistically-based analyses.
Along with seminars on fatigue and fracture mechanics analysis, we offer training classes in all key disciplines: ANSYS thermal, mechanical and computational fluid dynamics.