Solve Structural issue with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

September 4, 2013 - Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is modeling of products in a virtual environment. FEA further applies Finite Element Method (FEM), a procedure used to model and resolve mathematically and numerically respectively complex structural problems.

With FEA services, the need to repeatedly prototype, test and design alteration is lowered. This in turn lowers the product development costs and reduces the time-to-market as well. FEA is usually used for aeronautical, biomechanical and automotive industries.

Among several Finite Element Analysis (FEA) softwares available in the market, few include ANSYS, Hypermesh, NASTRAN and COSMOS among others.

FEA serves the needs of following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automobile/Automotive
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Machine parts and tools, medical devices and heavy equipment

FEA is not only used in the above mentioned industries, but also heat transfer, transport, stability and dynamics among others. FEA in Automotive industry has exceptionally been very useful.

Following is how FEA is used in Automotive industry:

  • FEA of 4-Cylinder Diesel Crankshaft
  • Fuel Tank Impact
  • Roof Crush Strength
  • Impact analysis of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV)
  • Bumper strength
  • Fatigue and durability analysis of suspension system
  • Lightening and stiffening of F1 suspension system

Similar to Automotive sector is Aerospace industry in terms of use of FEA. Following are the areas of concern:

  • Aero engines
  • Landing Gear
  • Aero structure
  • Composite structures
  • Avionics

In addition to the above two, FEA is also used in Nuclear Power production processes:

  • Structural Mechanics
  • Explicit Dynamics
  • Thermo-hydrualics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Electro-magnetics

FEA services are further used in analyzing weight, strength, stiffness, fatigue, damage, instability and tolerance among others for different structures.

FEA is used in a wide range of applications including accident reconstruction, ideation assessment for design and development, verification and analysis of product, and forensic investigations, among others.

Well defined and detailed FEA modeling services are used by client organizations to avail patents for design or portals and services.

Various FEA Facilities offered by service providers:

  • Pipeline Stress Analysis
  • Heat Transfer Analysis
  • Structural Analysis
  • Coupled Field Analysis
  • Static Analysis Services
  • Moving Mesh Analysis
  • Linear FEA Analysis
  • Fatigue Analysis Services
  • Nonlinear Analysis Services
  • Thermal Analysis Services

Similar to the composition of other industrial components, majority of FEA calculations involve metallic components. By carrying out stress analysis – linear or non-linear, the analysis of metal components is done.

The analysis of non-metal objects, on the other hand, shall be carried out using non-linear stress analysis. This is so because of the existing complicated load deformation relationship.

Operational loads such as force, pressure, acceleration, and temperature on objects produces displacement and generates stress. Service providers offering FEA services use FEA to compute and determine the displacement and stress in products.

FEA is used for developing new design, improvising an existing product and ensuring that the product will work as per the specifications before it is sent for manufacturing.

Finite Element Analysis helps with the following:

  • First and foremost it reduces the number of times prototyping and testing is done
  • Predicts performance of the product
  • Design optimization and reduces wastage of material
  • Assess materials

About TrueCADD:

TrueCADD is leading Engineering Solutions provider company in India. TrueCADD has specialization in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Services. TrueCADD has executed various FEA projects and provide precise engineering solutions for worldwide clients.

For more information visit http://www.truecadd.com/finite-element-analysis.php

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