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Fatigue Plot PropertyManager solidworks simulation

The Fatigue Plot PropertyManager allows you to plot the results of a fatigue study.

To display this PropertyManager, run a static study. Right-click Results and select Define Fatigue Plot.

Plot Type

Life Available only when the fatigue study is defined with one event.

Shows the number of cycles (for constant amplitude event studies) or the number of blocks (for variable amplitude studies) that cause fatigue failure at each location. The plot is based on SN curves and the alternating stress at each location. A block is the full load history of a variable amplitude event (including the number of repeats).

Damage This plot shows the percentage of the life of the structure consumed by the defined fatigue events.
Load Factor Available only when the fatigue study is defined with one event.

Shows the load factor of safety for fatigue failure at each location. A load factor of safety of 3.5 at a location indicates that the defined fatigue event will cause fatigue failure at this location if you multiply all loads defined for the static study by 3.5.

Biaxiality Indicator Plots the ratio of the smaller alternating principal stress (ignoring the alternating principal stress nearest to zero) divided by the larger alternating principal stress. A value of –1.0 indicates pure shear, and a value of 1.0 indicates pure biaxial state.

This plot can help you determine a fatigue strength reduction factor for the study.

Property

Include title text Type a custom title for the plot.
Associate plot with name view orientation Associate a predefined view orientation with the active plot.
Associate with current view Associates the current view with the active plot.

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