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Energy-Based Thermal Fatigue Prediction in a Ball Grid Array

In a cooling system, a microelectronic component has been identified as the critical link. Since the power is repeatedly switched on and off, the component is subjected to thermal cycling. As a results a crack grows through a solder joint and disconnects the chip from the printed circuit board so that the component loses its operational functionality. The lifetime of the solder joints in two ...

Fatigue Analysis of a Wheel Rim

A fatigue analysis is performed on a wheel rim. The Findley fatigue criterion is examined. The submodeling technique is utilized performed a detailed study on the critical part of a spike. At first a study of the full model is made. The critical part is identified and a submodel is reanalyzed. The road load, which rotates around the wheel, is mapped from the analysis of the full model to the ...

Bracket - Fatigue Evaluation

The S-N curve, also called the Wöhler curve, is one of the most popular methods for fatigue evaluation. The curve relates stress amplitude to the limiting fatigue life and can be obtained directly from a set of standard fatigue test. Many times our applications are subjected to conditions different from the experimental conditions of the fatigue tests. The fatigue data must then be appropriately ...

Standing Contact Fatigue

A standing contact fatigue test is a procedure used for testing crack growth on the subsurface level. In such a test, a spherical object is pressed against the tested materials and cycled between a high and low compressive load. No translational movement between the two occurs. After a period of time, surface cracks can be observed on the flat object's surface, while further analysis of the ...

High-Cycle Fatigue Analysis of a Cylindrical Test Specimen

A benchmark model for the fatigue module. A cylindrical test is subjected to non-proportional loading. Three stress based models: Findley, Matake, Normal stress, are compared to analytical values and to each other. The non-smooth behavior of the Matake model is captured and discussed.

Elastoplastic Low-Cycle Fatigue Analysis of Cylinder with a Hole

A load carrying component of a structure is subjected to multi-axial cyclic loading during which localized yielding of the material occurs. In this model you perform a low cycle fatigue analysis of the part based on the Smith-Watson-Topper (SWT) model. Due to localized yielding, you can use two methods to obtain the stress and strain distributions for the fatigue evaluation. The first method ...

Thermal Fatigue of a Surface Mount Resistor

A surface mount resistor is subjected to thermal cycling. The difference in the thermal expansion of different materials will introduce stresses in the structure. The solder which connects the resistor with the printed circuit board is seen as the weakest link in the assembly. It responds nonlinearly to changes in both temperature and time. In order to ensure the structural integrity of the ...

Cycle Counting in Fatigue Analysis - Benchmark

A benchmark model of the Rainflow counting algorithm compares results between ASTM and COMSOL fatigue module using a flat tensile test specimen. An extension is made for the cumulative damage calculation following the Palmgren-Miner model and results are compared with analytical expressions.

Rolling Contact Fatigue in a Linear Guide

When a linear guide is loaded above the manufacturer's specification limit, one concern is whether the contact loads will introduce fatigue spalling. In this system analysis, the entire guide has been analyzed and the mostly damaging contact load has been identified to occur on a rail raceway. Since spalling is initiated by a fatigue crack on the subsurface level, a fatigue evaluation based on ...

Frame Fatigue Life

Analyzing fatigue with simulation, rather than running fatigue experiments, is a much quicker way to determine whether a certain design will fail after repeated loading and unloading. This application allows you to evaluate the fatigue life of a frame with a cutout. It is useful for understanding the concept of fatigue and how to build an equivalent app for your own designs. The Frame Fatigue ...

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