Lifetime Management

The MPA University of Stuttgart offers expertise in

  • Design above fatigue and fracture mechanical assurance
  • Calculations over the entire life cycle
  • Evaluation of life cycle usage

Along with a large amount of standards and guidelines, for example DIN EN 13480, FKM-guidline, API 579-581 the tools allow for the evaluation with consideration of actual research results. AIM-Life and Xpipe which were specially developed by the MPA University of Stuttgart, compliment the current commercial software and are always updated using the most current research and development.

The current software tools, particularly in combination with methods of quality assurance, allow for dependable state evaluation of the structure and its components. They also allow for state-oriented management of inspection and maintenance procedures and dependable life-time estimation.