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MSC Fatigue Training Course Detail

Course Title: (PAT101) Seminar Class:

Durability and Fatigue Life Estimation Using Patran Fatigue


This course introduces methods for evaluation and estimation of fatigue life using Fatigue. Various
approaches for extending the useful life of a design are discussed. In addition, design optimization based
on a uniform life concept, and selection and evaluation of material surface finish and treatments, will also
be covered.

Topics

Day One

  • Introduction

  • Overview of MSC.Dytran capabilities

  • Differences between Lagrangian and Eulerian technology

  • Overview of contact and Euler/Lagrange coupling techniques

  • Typical applications

  • Explicit transient dynamic analysis

  • Introduction to explicit solution techniques

  • Explicit versus implicit technology

  • When to use explicit technology

  • Input definition

  • Overview of the input file

  • Input file formats and data generation

  • File management system

  • Executive control
  • Case control

  • Bulk data

  • Running the analysis

  • Modeling

  • Description of the MSC.Dytran files

  • Example input file

  • Restarts and rezones

  • Executing MSC.Dytran

  • Postprocessing using the XDEXTR translator

  • Workshop on using XDEXTR

  • Basic concepts of Lagrange

  • Theory

  • Computational cycle

  • User subroutine implementation

 

Day Two

  • Introduction to the basic concepts of fatigue analysis—total life, crack initiation, fracture mechanics
    and crack propogation, and vibration fatigue

  • Theoretical background about fatigue and durability analysis is covered along with practical issues regarding implementation in Fatigue

  • Integration of fatigue analysis to the finite element method

  • Detailed coverage of the software user interface including loading, materials, and results
    visualization utilities

  • General practical problems that will introduce the user to planning and conducting fatigue analysis
    on parts from several industries

Duration

  • 4 Days

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of engineering fundamentals, strength of materials, and machine design

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