Load-bearing components and structures in all industrial sectors such as automotive, vehicle, railway, aerospace, steel and bridge constructions are exposed to complex stresses. Many technical cases of damage can be attributed to material fatigue due to cyclic mechanical loading. In order to ensure the reliable use of critical components, the assessment of material fatigue is of decisive importance.
In order to fulfil the requirement for lightweight, resource-efficient and fatigue-resistant components, it is necessary to consider the properties of the component surface layer during the design phase of a construction. On the basis of our material and damage models for components and structures subjected to fatigue loading, we perform reliable service lifetime calculations so our customers are able to fully benefit from the potential of the strength reserves of their construction materials under extreme loads.