FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

Our Finite Element Analysis capabilities provide validation and assurance in design at the various stages of product development . We have the capabilities to assess against a variety of physics, materials and loading phenomena.

Performing structural assessments to determine correctly, stress, deflection, strains, fracture due to loads of different nature necessitate the simulations to be set up and interpreted correctly. This includes features such as good quality meshing, realistic material properties and assembly contact. As proficient users of industry standard tools such as Nastran and Ansys , we help companies gain assurance, and confidence in their product and their design and manufacturing processes. The wide spectrum of our capabilities and experience means that we select the right analysis approach in terms of problem physics, application, idealisation (shells, beams, solids) contact setup and modelling, and a range of static and dynamic loading conditions.

Our analysis capabilities include linear and non linear (multibody contact, hyper elastic materials, large deflections) static, linear and non linear buckling, dynamic (implicit and explicit dynamics) such as natural frequency (modal and per-stressed modal), harmonic, response spectrum and random vibration, blast modelling and events simulation, steady state and transient, Roll Over Protection Systems (ROPS), Fall Over Protection Systems (FOPS), thermal and fatigue failure. Sources of loading include vibrations, seismic events and pulsations, heat, quenching and thermo-mechanical phenomena amongst others.