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Introduction to ANSYS nCode DesignLife


This is an introductory course to the Standard ANSYS nCode DesignLife fatigue tool. It is aimed at providing students with the skills to carry out a fatigue analysis of components and structures in order to be able to make a durability assessment. You will learn how to use the results of a finite element analysis to define a damaging stress/strain history, how to assign fatigue properties to different areas of the model and how to use stress and strain approaches to make an estimate of fatigue life.


  • A technical education and/or background in an engineering discipline is recommended but having an engineering degree is not required. Some experience of using ANSYS Workbench would be useful.

Target Audience: Engineers and Designers

Teaching Method: Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.

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Agenda :

This is a 1 day classroom course covering both tutorials and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 5 x 2 hour sessions, tutorials only.

  • Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1
    • Introduction to CAE FatigueLecture
    • Workbench DesignLife Integration
    • Workshop: Examine how ANSYS nCode DesignLife Interacts with ANSYS Mechanical on the Workbench Platform
  • Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1
    • Lecture: Introduction to the DesignLife Interface
    • Workshop: Constant Amplitude Stress Life Fatigue Analysis
    • Lecture: Importing FEA Results
    • Workshop: Import FE model, Review Results and Select Subsets
  • Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 1
    • Lecture: Materials Mapping
    • Workshop: Materials Assignment
    • Lecture: Load Mapping
    • Workshops: Constant Amplitude, Time Series and Time Step
  • Virtual Classroom Session 4 / Live Classroom Day 1
    • Lecture: Duty Cycles
    • Workshop: Duty Cycles
    • Lecture: Overview of Stress Based Approach
    • SN Fatigue Data, Mean Stress Corrections, Stress Combination Methods, Multi-Axial Assessment, Certainty of Survival, Notch Effects and Stress Gradients, Factor of Safety
    • Workshops: SN based fatigue assessments
  • Virtual Classroom Session 5 / Live Classroom Day 1
    • Lecture: Overview of Strain Life Approach
    • Lecture: EN Fatigue Data, Mean Stress Effects, Strain Combinations, Multi-Axial Assessment, Elastic-Plastic Corrections, Notch Effects and Stress Gradients, Certainty of Survival, Surface Effects
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April 15, 2019
10:30 - 12:30   CEST (GMT +2)
April 15, 2019 3 sessions
Apr 15-17
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February 25, 2019
09:00 - 11:00   EST (GMT -5)
February 25, 2019 3 sessions
Feb 25-27
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June 17, 2019
13:00 - 15:00   EST (GMT -5)
June 17, 2019 3 sessions
Jun 17-19
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