Finite element analysis (FEA) is a tool used to perform design & (thermal/transient, stress, vibration & fatigue) analysis to ensure structural integrity, performance and reliability.
One of the benefits of performing finite element analysis is to solve design challenges without arduous manual iterations or prototyping – as well as to optimize designs for weight and cost savings.
Using ANSYS and other simulation software, we perform finite element analysis on pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping and other process equipment in numerous applications – to ensure structural integrity and compliance to Codes including AWS, API and ASME.
ASME B&PV Section III Class 1, 2 and 3 (Nuclear Power Plant Components)
ASME B&PV Section VIII Div. 1 (Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels)
ASME B&PV Section VIII Div. 2, Part 5 (Design by Analysis)
ASME B&PV Section VIII Div. 3 (Alternative Rules for Construction of High-Pressure Vessels)
ASME B&PV Section IX (Welding and Brazing Qualifications)
ASME B&PV Section XI (Rules for Inspection of Nuclear Power Plants)
ASME B31.1 (Power Piping)
ASME B31.3 (Process Piping)
ASME BTH-1 & B30.20 (Below the Hook)
A few our software tools include Solidworks, PTC Creo, Inventor and AutoCAD and ANSYS. Finite element analysis requires a working knowledge of stress analysis and materials principles to get the answer right – the first time. Our team of engineers are multi-disciplined in areas of materials, design, metallurgy and manufacturing – each with more than 25 years of experience.
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>> Description of Finite Element Analysis Method
>> History of Finite Element Analysis
>> Introduction to Fatigue
>> History of the ASME Code
>> Background on the ASME Code
>> Links to Engineering Codes