MSC.Software Corp. says its new MSC.Fatigue 2005 r1 helps engineers evaluate durability and damage tolerance of components and systems and make changes early in the design cycle before prototypes are ever created.
Among the enhancements in the product:
Reduced simulation setup time when using the
Aerospace Load Spectrum capability. Users can import data from an ASCII file
for block creation.
Large Model Translation capability in FATTRANS: The
translation of large models is performed by using logic to break up the model
in groups based on available memory. Intelligent messaging is available to
guide the user to override the default memory allocation and specify custom
A new SIMMAX utility that extracts a time history
from a series of DAC files or a single RPC file.
Gray Cast Iron analysis. This new capability takes
into account the dominant influence of the flake-like shape of graphite in
Gray Cast Iron on its mechanical properties. The graphite flakes act as stress
raisers, which may prematurely cause localized plastic flow at low stresses,
and initiate fracture in the matrix at higher stresses.
Enhanced Integration with MSC.Patran through full
support of CWELD Spot Weld Modeling capability.
Simulation of loading environments utilizing the
Redesign Duty Cycle capability. The Redesign Duty Cycle takes advantage of
several capabilities including the ability to use load time histories directly
from the source directory, the ability to add or delete sequences, events, and
time histories, the ability to independently configure events and a reporting
tool that provides users with damage statistics from events and sequences.
Leverage diverse Operating System- based computational resources on the network and expect robust/faster simulations using Analysis Manager: In this new version, the Windows-Unix interaction limitation has been removed. Additionally, the input to Analysis Manager is handled without any user intervention.
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