What can we offer?
- We use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in our product optimisation process. It can identify the causes of existing product failures and then be deployed to design and optimise new solutions within the constraints of the existing geometry.
- Whilst FEA can be used on all materials and equipment it is especially valuable whilst working with complex materials and geometries.
- Our highly skilled engineering team is experienced in carrying out accurate and technically meaningful FEA testing programmes.
- We provide FEA services using ANSYS and the MSC One suite including Apex, Nastran, and Patran, but all of our team are qualified engineers with high levels of experience working in multiple high-performance sectors. Crucially, as a technology development and design engineering solution company we work with our clients to optimise and deliver best-fit solutions.
- Our aim is to maximise the performance of everything we design to ensure it is efficient, cost-effective and within the performance criteria.
What is FEA?
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA), is a computer simulation technique that allows any design for products or equipment to be analysed in great detail to carry out a stress, vibration or heat transfer analysis and many other physical analyses.
- The designs can be constructed, refined, and optimised before the product or prototype is manufactured.
- FEA can be used as a ‘standalone option’ or as part of a suite of analysis options, that we use in developing and evaluating a product during the design process.
- FEA is beneficial in the analysis of more complex materials such as carbon fibre. In some industry sectors, FEA analysis can be a prerequisite to certification or validation of components.
Applications of FEA:
- Stress Analysis– Stress, strain, failure points, fatigue, creep
- Thermal Analysis– Conduction, convection, radiation, conjugate heat transfer
- Vibration Analysis– Modal, harmonic, random, transient dynamic
- Seismic Analysis– Equivalent static, response spectrum, transient dynamics
- Impact & Crash Analysis– Equivalent static, short-duration explicit simulation.
What are the benefits of FEA?
- Enhanced design and early evaluation of critical design parameters
- Virtual prototyping capability, meaning fewer physical prototypes are required and which are aligned to rapid prototyping
- Efficient and less expensive design cycles
- Increased productivity, and profit
- De-risked design process
- Reports can be produced as part of quality control and audit processes
- Maximise performance through material selection and cost-efficiency
- Reduced R&D and development costs
- Certification or verification- The simulation data output is only as good as the input data. We have the engineering experience, expertise, and calibre to identify any potential anomalies. We will cross-check and carry out calculations to ensure the data output is correct.
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