Predicting flow and how it reacts with the structure helps designers manipulate their design to optimise performance. Flow analysis also enables the designer to determine the dynamic losses of the fluid/gas.
A-TEC can carry out thermal analysis of structures where extreme temperature range or dissimilar material can have a major effect on the functional ability of the design. Thermal analysis can evaluate conduction and convection, as well as radiation to create an accurate picture of design thermal problem. This coupled with structural analysis can provide a true understanding of how your product will behave in a thermal condition.
Furthermore, several of the manufacturers use thermal energy to manipulate material either through forming or curing processes. This is where thermal distribution is critical to maintaining quality across the product.
Due to the nature of composites, their material structure is not homogeneous with different structural stiffness in varying directions. This combined with panel variation as plys are added and dropped across the design, makes analysing composites more challenging. Ansys area leading analysis software controls the link between ply numbers and weave orientation across a component.
A-TEC is skilled to carry out various composite based projects, largely in the aerospace and auto sport industries where composites are widely used to optimise the structural stiffness while keeping mass to a minimum.
Fatigue Analysis Material fatigue is a major issue when components are repeatedly loaded and unloaded. Using results from stress and thermal analysis, A-TEC have the capability to perform detailed fatigue calculations. From this, fatigue safety factors can be evaluated, highlighting potential problem areas.
Dynamic analysis looks into the effect of how the structure changes during the loading condition in a time based situation, evaluating how the load is transferred as the contact area changes and adapts to the loading.
This approach has been effective in evaluating the impact effect on crash based analysis. This provides clients with the confidence that the impact energy is being absorbed through the structure in a controlled manor.
Both Forced Vibration and Natural Frequency can have a detrimental effect on the design if the component excited uncontrollably. Understanding what the products modal frequencies are will enable you to modify the design to operate outside any possible excitation frequency.
Vibration analysis enables the product to be optimised to reduce the vibrating amplitude as well as moving the frequency range away from the operational frequencies.
This is typically used when designing something that is to be attached to an aircraft engine or fuselage. The natural modal frequencies of the component need to be outside of the range of the excitation frequency of the engine and/or the fuselage. If this is overlooked, when the engine speed meets the component excitation frequency the component will vibrate uncontrollably until failure.
Finite Element Structural Analysis
Finite element analysis enables rapid evaluation of designs against yield or complete failure. This enables issues to be resolved prior to production saving time and money.
Our skilled engineers have extensive experience in analysing various scenarios, validating the results using traditional hand calculations, through to in-depth software simulation.
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Pipe Analysis We provide a fully independent Pipe design and analysis services and can complete static, dynamic and fatigue analysis to national and international standards, e.g. BS EN 13480-3:2012 (previously BS806) and ASME B31.3.
We will recommend design improvements for all aspects of pipe systems, in particular support methods, flange selection and material specifications.
Pipe Stress and Failure analysis We conduct inspection of failed pipelines to determine root cause of failure and propose an engineered solution to prevent recurrence.