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FEMFAT Introduction

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FEMFAT is a comprehensive fatigue analysis tool that provides quick and reliable answers concerning the safe operation of components.

FEMFAT Showcase Video2 minute video introduction to durability and fatigue tool, FEMFAT

Note: This video does not contain sound, but does include subtitles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Success StoryTwo-Wheeler Designer-Manufacturer Cuts New Component “Time to Market” and Optimizes Component Design with the Altair Partner AllianceView Mahindra Success Story

FEMFAT allows you to configure development tasks and production processes more efficiently and cost-effectively. It also allows to identify critical areas in the early stages of development and to simulate processes and connections.


FEMFAT offers fatigue life prediction (FLP) of all vehicle components (engine, gearbox, chassis, frames, car bodies and structures) and machinery equipment based on Finite Element Analyses (FEA). Additionally to consideration of complex multi-axial loadings an assessment of welding seams as well as spot welds and self-piercing rivets in steel and aluminum can be carried out. Components undergoing thermo-mechanical loadings can be assessed considering effects of material plasticity, elevated temperature (oxidation) and creep. Strain gauge measurements could be utilized for simulation adjustment and verification. Nevertheless, FEMFAT can assist you in FLP of fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) and laminated structures. Interfaces for co-simulations and databases are under development.


About Magna Powertrain

Magna Powertrain Engineering Center in St. Valentin offers modular software solutions for calculation and simulation in the field of vehicle development and production. Magna Powertrain’s software solutions are deployed successfully by leading vehicle manufacturers around the globe, providing support in many fields.



FEMFAT is available through the Altair Partner Alliance.

"We apply FEMFAT in the fields of finite-element analysis and fatigue life prediction in the structural analysis department (complete driveline) and MNOISE in acoustics. We are highly satisfied by the correlation between simulation and fatigue tests on our engine test benches.”
–Gunther Pessl, Manager of Simulation/CAE
BMW Motoren GmbH


Key Features & Benefits


  • Reliable results on the fatigue life of structures to improve critical points


  • Virtual optimization results in less weight, higher level prototypes which consequently leads to less tests


  • Multiple fatigue influences (notch, mean stress, manufacturing technology,…)


  • Large range of interfaces to finite element codes


  • Large Material Database included; verified from tests or generated according to material relations found also from guidelines like FKM, key to steels, Bargel Schulze,...


  • Analyses results verified by countless tests in own test lab


  • Leading fatigue analysis code in automotive industry


  • Technical leadership in many areas (e.g. 3D-stresses, joints, production influences)


  • High analysis speed and flexibility


  • Open database concepts (material, joints)


  • Easy handling: minimum of settings and methods required


  • Best verification and blind benchmark results




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Conceptional study of CFRP wrapped dual use tank (picture with courtesy of TEUFELBERGER)

Industry Applications

FE-based software for fatigue analysis and optimization on components, such as:


  • Engine crank case, cylinder head, crank shaft, and connecting rod


  • Axles and suspension components


  • Body in white, chassis structures with spot joints


  • Transmission housing and transmission components


  • Welded steel and aluminum structures


  • Low weight frames for tractors, trucks, buses, rail transport systems, cranes, etc.



Product Interfaces

FEMFAT has interfaces with Altair's HyperMesh, HyperStudy, HyperView, MotionSolve and OptiStruct; as well as Converse by PART Engineering.

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