Machine Design

Assess creep and fatigue damage

fe-safe/TURBOlife incorporates creep-fatigue damage assessment into durability-analysis software for FE models.

The software is aimed at new component design or life-extension analyses. Examples include power-station gas turbines and boilers typically operating beyond their design bases and automotive engine components typically running hotter than in the past. The software distinguishes between crack-initiation hotspots by creep, fatigue, or creep-fatigue interactions and produces creep-fatigue contour maps.

Safe Technology Limited, 1 The South West Centre, Archer Rd., Sheffield, England, www.safetechnology.com

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