Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Consultants

FEA Services

FEA Services

Our experienced FEA consultants at TÜV SÜD in the UK offer a full range of finite element analysis consultancy services across all industries. If you design your own products or manufacturing processes, using FEA services can offer your business many benefits including cost savings and competitive advantage.

FEA - What is Finite Element Analysis?

Finite element analysis (FEA) is the computer modelling of products and systems to find and solve potential or existing issues. FEA uses mathematical models to predict how a part, component or product will react to physical effects such as real-world forces, fluid flow, heat and vibration.

Engineers use FEA software as part of the product development process to simulate these physical phenomena. This reduces the need for physical prototypes and experiments potentially resulting in cost savings and shorter timescales. FEA involves a numerical technique called Finite Element Method (FEM) which is used to solve differential equations in engineering and mathematical modelling.

WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD FOR FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (FEA) SERVICES?

Our unique combination of structural analysis experience and physical testing capabilities differentiate us from other engineering consultancies. Our FEA consultants have vast experience across a range of industries and projects.

We have been substantiating and designing equipment and structures to international standards and recognised design codes across all industries for the past 20 years. Our background is in the highly regulated oil and gas industry where structural conformance and safety are key. This knowledge and experience is applied to every project we work on.

We are proud to have helped companies improve their products’ design and performance. Our clients’ projects have included:

  • Analysis of a wide range of flow meters and components that are installed in pipelines such as cone meters or thermowells that are subject to flow effect such as vortex induced vibration
  • Pipeline failure analysis due to erosive wear from sand in oil and gas pipelines
  • Buckling analysis of orifice plate meters due to surges in pipeline pressures
  • Seismic analysis for applications in the nuclear industry

WHAT FEA SOFTWARE DO WE USE?

We use ANSYS Mechanical and SOLIDWORKS Premium to ensure the highest quality modelling results are achieved. ANSYS Mechanical is a comprehensive Finite Element Analysis tool for structural analysis studies. It can be used to model linear, non-linear and dynamic systems.

Applications of FEA

Typical applications of FEA include:

  • Mechanical stress
  • Mechanical vibration – modal, harmonic, transient dynamic, rotordynamic, random
  • Structural - Stress, strain, fatigue, deformation, failure points, creep
  • Thermal stress analysis – Convection, conduction, radiation and conjugate heat transfer
  • Seismic analysis - Equivalent static, response spectrum, transient dynamics
  • Impact and crash analysis - Equivalent static, short duration explicit simulation
  • Frequency analysis
  • Fluid flow and fluid structure interaction (FSI)
  • Motion
  • Electrostatics

FEA is a versatile simulation tool that can be used across a range of industries for product design, testing and regulatory submission including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Civil engineering
  • Transport – automotive, rail, ships, etc.
  • Defence
  • Energy - oil and gas, nuclear, wind, etc.
  • Processing
  • Medical devices and implants
  • Domestic appliances

What are the benefits of Finite Element Analysis (FEA)?

There are many benefits to using FEA consultants:

  • Virtual prototyping capability for products – virtual testing can be quicker and cheaper than laboratory testing, and reduces or eliminates the need for expensive prototypes.
  • Helps you identify possible failure spots and failure modes.
  • More efficient and cheaper design cycles as FEA enables you to quickly analyse performance and make modifications to optimise parts and products
  • Reduction in research and development costs with increased productivity and profit.
  • Less risk throughout the design process.
  • Certification or validation - FEA analysis can be a prerequisite to certification or validation for some industry sectors.
  • Potentially dangerous or destructive conditions can be safely simulated.
  • A common model can often be used to test several physical events or failure modes.

WORK WITH OUR FEA CONSULTANTS

Contact our FEA consultants to find out how we can help you and you may also be interested in our CFD services.

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