Fatigue analysis can be used during the design phase to predict future component failures. This is done through a process called finite element analysis (FEA). With this information, a method of performing preventive maintenance (reducing warranty costs and maximizing product life) can be determined.
Performing fatigue analysis can predict component failures during the design phase. The design can then be adjusted or a preventive maintenance schedule can be implemented in order to reduce warranty costs and maximize product life.
The advantages of performing fatigue analysis on parts during the design phase are:
• The ability to determine product weaknesses before manufacturing.
• The identification of situations and environments which could compromise product life.
The applications of fatigue analysis include:
• Industrial Design.
• Dental Modeling.
• Medical Modeling.