Fatigue Analysis Overview
Fatigue analysis examines how repeated or random load cycles can cause structural failure (so called metal fatigue). SolidWorks Simulation enables designers to take two, complementary approaches to design analysis:
- Design for Strength: Traditionally in failure analysis, designers consider the ultimate strength of their components; but in-service load is rarely static in nature as there is usually a cyclical variation.
- Design for Life: Adding this approach, you can utilize finite element analysis (FEA) to predict and address causes of failure.