Autodesk Enhances Algor Simulation Software Portfolio

Autodesk,
Inc. has announced that Autodesk
Algor Simulation customers on subscription will now receive Fatigue
Wizard, innovative software that uses a wizard interface to guide
designers and engineers of any expertise level through the steps
required to perform complex fatigue analysis.

Fatigue Wizard adds extra functionality and ease of use to the Autodesk
Algor Simulation line of products — part of the Autodesk solution for Digital
Prototyping — helping to bring even the most advanced simulation
capabilities to designers and engineers of all abilities. Fatigue
analysis is vital for products such as steel rails, beams, girders and
rotating stepped shafts that can experience mechanical failure under
repeated or varying loads. Fatigue Wizard helps to predict fatigue-based
failure and helps users design for durability by subjecting a product to
cyclic stresses to determine its endurance limit and thereby increase
safety.

Users can easily access Fatigue Wizard functionality though a menu
option in Autodesk Algor Simulation products. From there, Fatigue Wizard
provides step by step guidance through the process of setting up a
fatigue analysis. Users can choose between stress- and strain-based
analysis types; specify material information using an extensive,
editable database; enter data to simulate real-world conditions, such as
local stress concentrations and surface-finish effects; and more.

Fatigue Wizard functionality is available through an Autodesk
Subscription Advantage Pack for Autodesk Algor Simulation 2010, one of
many benefits for Autodesk
Subscription customers. Autodesk Algor Simulation software’s
multi-CAD interoperability applies to Fatigue Wizard as well, so users
can take advantage of the new fatigue analysis tools regardless of the
CAD package they use.

“Fatigue Wizard makes complex fatigue life assessment both achievable
and affordable,” said Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president,
Manufacturing Industry Group at Autodesk. “The benefits of performing
durability tests as part of the design process are well known. Fatigue
Wizard will help those customers who previously may not have had the
skills or budgets to realize these benefits firsthand.”

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