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Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element analysis
We perform thermal, stress, vibration and fatigue finite element analysis (FEA) to accurately model products and processes to ensure structural integrity, performance and reliability. The bottom-line benefits to FEA analysis are: decreasing design cycles, keeping production costs low through design optimization, and uncovering potential sources of field failures.

Industrial Impeller 3D FEA Model

OCE created a 3-D finite element model of an industrial impeller to determine its natural frequencies.

  • Stress Analysis
  • Vibration & Fatigue
  • Component Life Prediction
  • Fracture Analysis
  • Design Optimization
  • Fabrication Process Evaluation
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Cycling
  • Creep Response & Ratcheting
  • Linear/ Nonlinear
  • Shock, & Impact
  • Flow-Induced Vibrations
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Water Hammer
  • Fluid Flow Analyses
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Crack Propagation
  • Elevated Temperature
  • Structural Integrity
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    We perform design and analysis to codes including API, AWS and ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code – as well as Section VII, Div. 1 and 2. We use various software tools as Solidworks, PTC Creo, Inventor and AutoCAD and ANSYS.

    Analysis of Tube/ Tubesheet Welds
    Electric Cable Hot Short Analysis
    Conveyor Weld Analysis
    Mine Lift Hook Analysis
    Spring Analysis
    Brake Rotor Analysis
    • Power
    • Nuclear
    • Petrochemical
    • Aerospace
    • Oil/ Gas
    • Materials
    • Petrochemical
    • Marine

    Although FEA software has become more user friendly, it requires a working knowledge of stress analysis and materials/ metallurgical principles to get the answer right - the first time. We have over 30 years experience in finite element analysis, materials/ weld/ metallurgical technology, and relevant design codes.

    For a more comprehensive list of structures that we have analyzed, see Components.
    See Portfolio to see the projects we have worked on. For a short listing of books, databases, and other engineering resources, see our Links page.