Strength Assessment & Evaluation
LIMIT is the leading software for creating stress analysis and more for your components, according to different design codes and engineering standards.
– fast and efficient assessments of welding seams and base material
– structural (hot spot) stress for solids
– various interfaces to classic FEM tools
– individual customization possible
– graphical user-interface (GUI) enables shorter trainings
– about the given safety factors of your components
– about the durability of your products
– if your structure might suffer fatigue damage
– if your structure is according to different design codes and engineering standards etc.
By using LIMIT you can detect the critical zones in your structures and judge them according to different codes and guidelines.
The following FE interfaces are available:
– ANSYS LS DYNA
– CATIA FE
– MSC MARC
– MSC NASTRAN
– NX NASTRAN
– SOLIDWORKS Simulation
– LIMIT Universal Interface
The software LIMIT offers three different types of strength assessments:
– Static strength
– Fatigue strength
– Variable amplitude fatigue strength
These assessment types can be used for base material and welded structures, depending on the design code. For base material, stresses supplied by the FE codes are mostly assessed directly. Load case superposition and load spectrum definition are possible in this mode.
Finite Life Fatigue Strength
Infinite Life Fatigue Strength
What is LIMIT
LIMIT is a post processing tool for performing strength assessment of metal structures. The assessments are based on stress results generated with standard commercial FEA Codes.
LIMIT calculates the permissible stresses locally for every element including various. Effects like stress gradients, surface treatments, weld types, mean stresses, load case Combinations, service lifetime etc. The resulting safety values give you all the information you really need to improve your design quickly and cost effectively. In welded structures, critical areas with respect o strength often don’t coincide with areas of increased stresses, since the static and fatigue strength strongly depend on weld geometry and local loading conditions.