Altair and Part Engineering announce strength assessment software

S-Life FKM is a static and fatigue strength software for the assessment of FEA results according to the German FKM guideline.

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Altair (Troy, MI, US) announced May 2 it has added S-Life FKM, software developed by Part Engineering, to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA). S-Life FKM is a static and fatigue strength software for the assessment of FEA results according to the German FKM guideline.

“Our strength assessment software, S-Life FKM provides the user a significant increase in accuracy and reliability when evaluating FEA results,” says Dr. Wolfgang Korte, managing director at Part Engineering. “With a unique approach to identify critical stress hot spots, S-Life FKM is much faster and more precise than manual assessment of stresses. Users frequently provide feedback that the cost of the software pays off very quickly after carrying out a few assessments.”

Used as a postprocessor, with the push of a button, the computed stresses are processed in such a way in S-Life FKM that an assessment of the static and fatigue strength according to the FKM guideline is carried out. As a result of the assessment, the static and cyclic utilization ratios are displayed as a contour plot. The scope of application includes companies that develop metal components made of steel, cast iron and aluminum materials that have requirements for the components’ mechanical strength.

“Adding S-Life to the partner products provides another first class fatigue solution to our clients,” said Dr. Uwe Schramm, Altair CTO for solvers, optimization and smart multi-physics solutions and strategy. “FKM is a widely used standard in the design and engineering of machinery.” An introductory webinar for S-Life FKM will be held on May 17 at 10 a.m. EST.