Structural analysis with
Finite Element Methods (FEM/FEA)
- Mechanical loads
- Thermal loads
- Mixed loads (mechanical + thermal)
- Linear and not linear analyses
- Steady and dynamic analyses
- Modal analyses
- Harmonic analyses
- Fatigue analyses
NUMERICAL SIMULATION — FEM
Nowadays every company, which aims to innovate and raise the quality of its products, cannot carry out design activities regardless of the support of numerical simulation. Experimentation still remains an important aspect of the production process, but always takes place “downstream” of the design phase and almost never in parallel with it, with an inevitable dilation of the time of placing on the market of the final product, since it comes into play only after the first prototypes have been realized, to be precisely tested on the test benches. And generally, after the first laboratory tests, one has to go back and review the project, to look for the performances that have not yet been achieved and very often, at the beginning, it is quite far from the established objective.
On the contrary, combining and integrating numerical simulation in the design process leads to considerable advantages from different points of view: rapid planning of the design towards the optimal design or, at least, better than the initial configuration, significant reduction in the number of prototypes and tests to be carried out on test benches or in the laboratory. The natural consequence is a better quality of the product or of the designed component, obtained through a significant reduction of costs for the company. In short, maximum efficiency.
This is another very important contribution that TecnoHit can provide to its customers: that is to know in advance the performance or behavior of a product or a component even before the first prototype is physically realized, speeding up the decision making process of the design phase .
So not only design, not just simulation, but the integration of the two services, another peculiar aspect that distinguishes TecnoHit compared to other companies that offer only design services, but without any possibility of pre-verification of the designed components or, on the contrary, only numerical simulation activities, often ends in themselves, without being able to make a concrete contribution to the design phase due to the lack of constant interaction and communication with the design team.
The numerical analysis services offered by TecnoHit are carried out in two different disciplines: the thermo-fluid dynamics (CFD) and the mechanical-structural analysis of finite elements (FEM). Both types of service are carried out by our professionals, with many years of proven experience, or through excellent partners and specialized collaborator
The structural analysis, used for the calculation of stresses and deformations, is today a fundamental working tool to face and solve problems of machine construction and structural mechanics. It is performed using the modern Finite Element Methods (FEM or FEA) with the purpose to verify, already in planning phase, the satisfaction of the in demand requisite.
The FEM structural analysis systems are used as tools that adapt to the ideas and that are perfectly integrated into the complex management of a project, to satisfy the expectations of the client in concrete way and in brief times (with consequent cost reduction).
Today, those who deal with mechanical design are increasingly using FEM investigation tools, in order to verify in advance the design solution that is being adopted and thus produce a more performing component from a structural point of view, before it can be produced and tested.
The analysis of the behavior of a structure or a component, subjected to stress, allows to predict how they resist the loads and to quantify the extent of the resulting deformations. This aspect makes it possible to widen the field of choices by the client or the designer and to understand what effects such choices can have under the technical, operational and economic profile, before any prototype can be realized.