FEA - Stress and Deflection Analysis
Shown on this page are a few examples of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) studies we have performed for clients.
FEA is the theory and practice of simulating the stress and deflection behavior of physical objects subject to external forces, impacts, torsions, pressures and heat. Closely related is CFD, which simulates fluid flow using similar algorithms.
FEA analysis services were once available only to academics, aerospace and large industrial users with access to formidable application knowledge and computing resources.
The current availability of FEA software has widened access to this powerful design/analysis tool.
The unfortunate (and dangerous) by-product of this wide access, is a lot of sloppy FEA work performed by persons lacking the requisite application and interpretive skills.
If you are considering an FEA study of your product, you need to be aware that the competent, accurate application of this tool continues to require formidable skills - practitioners with detailed understanding of FEA theory, strong interpretive experience, and knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of the software platform.
Generally, the safety and reliability of your product cannot be fully evaluated from a simple "static" analysis. Fatigue failure, a common, but often overlooked, failure mode in which the product suddenly breaks catastrophically after many loading cycles, must also be investigated. Hydrogen embrittlement, weldment and corrosion failure are other modes that we can evaluate in your product.
Contract Engineering Services has "what it takes" to deliver accurate and insightful data for your product FEA study.