From Stress to Safety..
LIMIT is a post processing tool for performing strength assessments 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 the information you really need to improve your design quickly and cost effectively. In welded structures, critical areas with respect to 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, as shown in the pictures of this page.