Software Products

Magna offers software products that enable a more cost-efficient and cost-effective way to configure development tasks and production processes. These include FEMFAT, which determines fatigue life predictions for structural parts of vehicles, modules and components and KULI, a complete vehicle energy and thermal management simulation model. These software products help identify critical areas in the early stages of development by simulating processes and connections.

FEMFAT

FEMFAT performs fatigue analyses in combination with widely used finite element programs. Interfaces to multibody, optimization and measurement systems ensure full and convenient integration into CAE processes.

Features

  • Determination of damage, fatigue life and safety factors
  • Employed successfully for decades at ECS and validated through test results
  • Simultaneous analysis of base material and weld and/ or spot joints
  • Material database with more than 400 data sets
  • Numerous interfaces ensure easy integration into CAE process
  • Modular design and flexible licensing options for tailored solutions
  • Analysis options for metallic and non-metallic components

Detailed information at femfat.magna.com

FEMFAT LAB

FEMFAT LAB is the binding link between proving ground, laboratory and CAE. 

Features

  • Load data analysis software based on time- and frequency domain and fatigue issues
  • Supports several binary data formats like RPC®, Remus®, Diadem®, Famos®, nCode® or ASCII
  • Load data generation for simulation models
  • MBS model verification and improvement
  • Reverse calculated forces
  • Mixing track tool
  • Includes multi-axial methods for data reduction resulting in reduced calculation time in FEMFAT max or in test bench testing time
  • Compatible with FEMFAT max and FEMFAT basic, MSC Adams®, Simpack®, Motionsolve®, Recurdyn® and VI-Grade®
  • Interfaces to Microsoft Office®

Detailed information at femfat.magna.com/product-info/femfat-lab

KULI

KULI is market leader for thermal management in automotive applications offering a diversified portfolio for 1D and 3D simulation techniques.

Features

  • Comprehensive 1D cooling- and HVAC-system simulation for complete drive cycles
  • Underhood air flow analysis
  • Development of thermal management operating strategies 
  • Detailed 3D CFD investigations of single vehicle components 

Detailed information at kuli.magna.com.

MAMBA

The MAMBA software package paves the way for dynamic simulations of jointed structures.

Features

  • Efficient consideration of contact and frictional forces in multi body system simulations
  • Fully automated contact interface definition
  • Treatment of bolted connections with pretension
  • Significant result improvement in case of dynamic of structures containing contacts – vibration and fatigue
  • Interfaces to Adams and MotionSolve for dynamic simulation, MSC Nastran and OptiStruct for preprocessing

Detailed information at mamba.magna.com

MNOISE

MNOISE supports the engineer in the acoustic evaluation of components based on finite element simulations.

Features

  • Efficient pre- and post-processor for acoustic analysis of powertrain components
  • Applicable for eDrive, transmission and combustion engine as well as body analyses
  • Integrated multi-body simulation to generate meshing forces of spur gear train
  • Detection of critical speeds and/or resonance frequencies (order cut, speed cut, frequency band evaluation)
  • Design proposals for structural improvement and acoustic shielding
  • Interfaces to Adams, Abaqus and MSC Nastran

Detailed information at mnoise.magna.com