Fine Element Analysis (FEA)
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Designers are constantly under pressure from both their clients and management to increase reliability and longevity, be quicker to market with new, improved products, reduce product weight and cost, and increase productivity. This demanding environment prohibits engineers from testing multiple prototypes and design alterations to gain a better understanding of their designs. Yet, that information is vital for producing innovative, high-quality products.
Fine element analysis allows designers to conduct hypothetical studies in a timely manner to identify the best material and mechanical design for a particular function. Using computational model and analysis software to perform evaluations saves time and money and can help improve overall design performance.
Utilizing analysis up-front in the design cycle allows designers to test multiple design options while still in the initial concept phase. This allows designers to accurately and unambiguously make the best decisions in terms of safety, functionality and cost. Additionally, FEA studies reduce the possibility of investing time and money towards a faulty product. By anticipating design faults before production, designers avoid wasting resources on a defective product.
Our Finite Element Analysis services are to help Product Designers to determine:
• Explore Multiple Design Options
• Reduce Physical Prototypes
• Optimize Design Performance FEA
Using FEA software, SolidMasters can perform virtual testing and analysis of parts and assemblies, predicting the physical behavior of practically any part or assembly under any loading condition.
Drop test, optimization, thermal heat transfer, thermal stress, vibration, fatigue, and buckling analysis services, enabling our engineers to detect design problems in less time than a prototype could be built.
The use of FEA analysis services have a particular value to designers due to the size and complexity of the systems they are developing, FEA analysis services can identify design issues that may elude a designer's review simply because of the dynamic nature of machinery's many moving parts.
It is found that for each increment in the stress on a bar there will be a closely proportional increase in the deformation provided a certain limit of stress has not been exceeded. If a stress greater than this limit is applied the resulting deformation is not proportional to the stress but increases more rapidly. The unit of stress at this point is called the proportional elastic limit. The proportional elastic limit is the maximum unit stress up to which the deformation is proportional to the stress.
An accurate determination of the elastic limit as just defined depends of the detection of the smallest amount of permanent set. Tests with very precise instruments and with small increments of load will therefore give lower values than tests with less precise instruments and larger increments of load.
Rapidity of loading and duration of loading affect the values obtained to marked degree. The transmission and distribution applied load and its balancing by the induced internal stresses are not instantaneous. On this account higher values of elastic limit will be obtained if the loading is rapid then if it is slow. Higher values will also be obtained if the readings of the deformations are made as soon as the loads are soon as are applied than will be obtained if some appreciable time is permitted for elapse.
Theoretically there is a permanent set for any load however small since no material solids are perfectly elastic but with ordinary instruments commonly used no permanent set is noticed until after the proportional elastic limit has been exceeded. Unless otherwise stated the term elastic limit will mean proportional elastic limit.
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