Altair Partner Alliance Adds PART Engineering’s S-Life FKM

TROY, MI, May 3, 2018 – Altair is pleased to add S-Life FKM, software developed by PART Engineering, to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA). S-Life FKM is a static and fatigue strength software for the assessment of FEA results according to the German FKM guideline.

S-Life: Step-by-step guidance

“Our strength assessment software, S-Life FKM provides the user a significant increase in accuracy and reliability when evaluating FEA results,” said Dr. Wolfgang Korte, managing director at PART Engineering. “With a unique approach to identify critical stress hot spots, S-Life FKM is much faster and more precise than manual assessment of stresses. Users frequently provide feedback that the cost of the software pays off very quickly after carrying out a few assessments.”

Used as a postprocessor, with the push of a button, the computed stresses are processed in such a way in S-Life FKM that an assessment of the static and fatigue strength according to the FKM guideline is carried out. As a result of the assessment, the static and cyclic utilization ratios are displayed as a contour plot. The scope of application includes companies that develop metal components made of steel, cast iron and aluminum materials that have requirements for the components’ mechanical strength.

”Adding S-Life to the partner products provides another first class fatigue solution to our clients,” said Dr. Uwe Schramm, Altair CTO for solvers, optimization, and smart multi-physics solutions and strategy. “FKM is a widely used standard in the design and engineering of machinery.”

An introductory webinar for S-Life FKM will be held on May 17 at 10AM EST. For more information about the software, please visit the product page for S-Life FKM.

About the Altair Partner Alliance

The Altair Partner Alliance (APA) provides access to a broad spectrum of complementary software products using customers’ existing HyperWorks Units which can be used to download and use partner product applications on-demand. This constantly growing portfolio extends their simulation and design capabilities to help create better products faster. Software products in the APA include technologies ranging from computational fluid dynamics and fatigue, to manufacturing process simulation and cost estimation, with applications specific to industry-verticals including marine, motorcycles, aerospace, chemicals, and architecture. The Altair Partner Alliance allows customers access to non-Altair software along with their existing HyperWorks Units, provides an opportunity to reduce infrastructure and administrative costs, and gives them the ability to quickly evaluate and deploy software on-demand.

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About PART Engineering

PART Engineering provides CAE software and services in the scope of FEA. PART is located in Germany with more than 400 customers throughout the world in various industries. The company’s mission is to enable its customers to gain more value from their FE simulations and to make their CAE processes more efficient. From years of experience in CAE, PART has developed software products, such as S-Life to meet the needs of CAE engineers – creating reliable results by using simple and robust applications.

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About Altair

Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product lifecycles. Their broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for their customers. With more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, MI, USA and operates 69 offices throughout 24 countries. Altair serves more than 5,000 customers across broad industry segments.

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