Fatigue Analysis of Short Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics and Continuous Carbon Fiber Laminates

Fiber reinforced plastics are the logical means to reduce weight in automotive structures or vehicles, which are more efficient when less mass has to be moved. Additionally the infinite long fibers are in use for covers, sheet structures and cabin parts - design meet functionality. All these new designs have to be approved by fatigue analyses like their metal counterparts before. How and by which technological means this can be carried out in APA product FEMFAT is shown in this presentation. Data preparation is using also Converse by PART engineering from APA.


The Author

Axel Werkhausen
FEMFAT Support And Sales
Engineering Center Steyr GmbH & Co KG