Finite element analysis (FEA) is used to perform design & (thermal/transient, stress, vibration & fatigue) analysis to ensure structural integrity, performance and reliability. 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 fabrication/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.
Give us a call – let’s talk about your engineering needs.
>> 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