FEM Analysis

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Calculated Strength Assessment

WIAM® Fatigue RIFEST – Theory and Practice with the FKM-Guideline

IMA Dresden – the partner you can contact when it comes to strength assessment and strength analysis. Determine this by calculation with the WIAM®fatigue RIFEST Software according to the FKM-Guideline.

Analytical Strength Assessment with FKM-Guideline

The FKM-Guideline “Analytical strength assessment for components” has been published by the Forschungskuratorium Maschinenbau e.V. (FKM). The first issue of FKM-Guideline was published in 1994. IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH is significantly involved in the development of the guideline. The actual 6th issue was elaborated and published 2012.

The FKM-Guideline contains a calculation algorithm with a consistent structure for all cases of application. The algorithm consists of procedures, equations, tables and graphs.

Simulation and Computation

  • Development and elaboration of concepts for the analytical strength assessment for practical applications under consideration of our know- ledge from several fields of ndustrial application
  • Solution of urgent problems with component strength by methodical support, engineering services and constructive consultancy
  • Analytical strength assessments on base of mea- sured stresses, also in extraordinary problems
  • Development and implementation of custo- mer-specified software for analytical strength assessment and measurement data analysis
  • Work on research and development projects to analytical and experimental strength assessments

Training FKM-Guideline

We train you to the FKM-Guideline on site or in our house. The training shall explain the methods and background information of the analytical strength assessment according to FKM-Guideline.

Software WIAM® Fatigue RIFEST

Our software is the solution for the construction process and component stress analysis. The software shows the guideline true strength assessment in accordance with FKM-Guideline issue 2012.

Engineers and constructors in several areas benefit of the theoretical knowledge and practical know-how of the methods and calculation algorithms:

  • Block-shaped and shell-shaped non-welded components
  • Welded components
  • Strength assessment for selective present stresses basing on FEM calculations or strain gauge measurements

Training WIAM® Fatigue RIFEST

We provide trainings about the calculation programme and the FKM guide line. Please contact us and arrange a meeting – either at our facilities or directly at your site.

Individual Services

  • Possibility for customer specific enlargements /Add-Ons (such as documentation layouts)
  • Integration of customer specific characteristics
  • Customer specific connection to the FE environment (extension in FE-Pre/Post processors)
  • Site license model
  • Enterprise license model


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