ANSYS nCode DesignLife™

Fatigue occurs over time as materials within a product are stressed by repeated usage. Engineering simulation analysis using ANSYS nCode DesignLife technology helps product developers avoid such in-field failures along with resulting warranty problems and costs. Advanced fatigue analysis capabilities of nCode DesignLife, a leading durability software from HBM used by OEMs and their suppliers around the world, has been fully integrated into the ANSYS Workbench environment. Using ANSYS nCode DesignLife technology mechanical engineers can address complex product life and durability issues, all before a prototype is ever built.

The combination of the ANSYS Workbench platform, and nCode DesignLife technology, creates a simulation environment where fatigue analysis can easily be added to the structural mechanics process using the ANSYS standard drag-and drop interface. A predetermined time series of loadings, for example as measured in a vehicle on a test track, are applied using the simulated FEA responses from ANSYS Mechanical software over a large number of repetitions. Based on material failure data gathered from experiments, the fatigue failure that occurs as a result of the simulated cyclic loadings can be predicted.

» ANSYS nCode DesignLife Brochure (PDF)
» Structural Mechanics Brochure (PDF)



Full integration into ANSYS Workbench
Benefit from the combined power of the two systems

Analysis Setup with Click and Drag
Easy-to-use click-and-drag connections within an intuitive user interface

Light-Weight Results Viewer
Visualization of results quickly and efficiently

High-Speed Solver
A large number of cyclic loadings can be applied in a matter of minutes

Comprehensive Fatigue Analysis Capabilities
Stress-life, strain-life, multi-axial safety factor, high-temperature fatigue and more

Full Library of Material Models
Ensure that the same material response is represented in the complete simulation

Add-On Modules
Increased efficiency and range of application


Technical Seminar/Hands-On Events

Ozen Engineering Inc. holds ANSYS Technical Seminars and Hands-On Training every month. Classes are taught by Ozen Engineering experts who have extensive ANSYS application experience as well as FEA and CFD computer-aided engineering expertise. To see our events schedule or register for an upcoming event, please go to our Events page.