Determine the loads on your components or assemblies with our help and the finite element simulation (also called FEM simulation, FEM calculation or FE analysis). The finite element method is a numerical method which is particularly suitable for analysing and optimising the mechanical structure of your components. Therefore you will find here more detailed information on how you can reduce your manufacturing costs and safeguard the function and quality of your products, as well as an overview of our services and competencies in this area below.
FEM simulation services:
- Buckling (linear/non-linear)
- Crash simulation (vehicle, component crash and drop tests)
- Dynamic strength analysis (shock tests, impact analysis or thermal shock)
- Earthquake simulation
- Strength calculation
- FSI simulation (fluid-structure interaction)
- Frequency Response Analysis
- Lifetime testing
- Modal analysis (determination of the component natural frequencies)
- Calculation of polymers, plastics, seals and composites
- Spectral Analysis (PSD)
- Static structural analysis (constant load by force, deformation or temperature)
- Topology optimization
- Topography optimization
- Thermal finite element simulations
FEM analysis of an assembly process
Practical example: Assembly simulation (finite element simulation) of a plastic component. The function is maintained even though the material fails at individual points. Plastic strains occur in the process.
Results and benefits of FE analysis:
- Determination of component failure due to the application of force
- Calculation of deformation, stress and strain
- Representation of the contact situation between components
- Determination of critical natural frequencies
- Component stress due to temperature effects
Why you can count on us as a service provider for finite element analyses
With our many years of experience, our profound understanding of FEM simulations, as well as for the subject of finite element methodology in general, we help our customers from various branches of industry on a daily basis.
Therefore we are the ideal project partner for you !
- Plasticity / Creep
- structural optimization
- dynamic FEM analysis of large models with a large number of contacts
Consequently, the commissioning of an FEM simulation is not that simple. The more complex the task, the more the wheat is separated from the chaff. Depending on the complexity of the task, the correct understanding of the task and the technical competence in the creation of the model play a decisive role in the selection of the right provider, in addition to the offer price. If it is only a matter of analyzing individual components with simplified boundary conditions, the differences in terms of quality, processing time and costs are probably relatively small. On the other hand, the situation is often quite different for complex simulation tasks!
As soon as several components of different materials interact mechanically with each other, it is advisable to select a competent provider for the finite element simulations, who has the necessary experience for the subtleties and details of the customer's problem. Thus, a well-founded consultation is often underestimated.
During the project acceptance phase, we advise you on the possibilities offered by FE analysis and the results to be expected even before the quotation is prepared. For example, from the mechanics of a ballpoint pen to plastic parts and heavy mechanical engineering, there are applications for mechanical simulations in all industrial sectors. Even force reactions due to spring action or stiffness differences in the assembly of snap-fits can be easily reproduced.
We would be happy to take a look at your task and then discuss the possibilities and the sensible use of FE analyses in your project with you!
Example projects for FE calculations:
- FEM analysis of a stool made of wood with plastic parts from the 3D printer
- FEM analysis and force determination on components via rigid body simulation
- Fluid-structure interaction (FSI simulation) of a cylinder head
- FE analysis of rubber and plastic components
- FE- simulation of a pedestrian bridge
Do you have any questions or do you need further information? Furthermore you will find here also Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the preparation of quotations and, above all, about the project process !
Please contact us , and request our free, non-binding offer today !