SIMULATION DRIVEN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Engineering has evolved from relying on paper calculations and physical experiments to leveraging computer simulations that consider a wide range of real-world operating conditions, including multiple physical effects. By using simulation to understand how products will actually perform under a broad spectrum of life scenarios, engineers can reduce design uncertainty and the risk of failure — leading to a much higher probability that product promises will be kept. Simulating an entire product early in the design cycle, can address the most likely sources of system failure before those sources are locked into the design. Multiphysics simulation enables engineers to understand and weigh the trade-offs they make when they improve one aspect of their product’s complex performance.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

Engineering has evolved from relying on paper calculations and physical experiments to leveraging computer simulations that consider a wide range of real-world operating conditions, including multiple physical effects. By using simulation to understand how products will actually perform under a broad spectrum of life scenarios, engineers can reduce design uncertainty and the risk of failure — leading to a much higher probability that product promises will be kept. Simulating an entire product early in the design cycle, can address the most likely sources of system failure before those sources are locked into the design. Multiphysics simulation enables engineers to understand and weigh the trade-offs they make when they improve one aspect of their product’s complex performance.

STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING

A large amount of our engineering infrastructure today is ageing would this be aircraft, ground vehicles, ships or buildings. Damage is a consequence of loads being applied to those engineering structures which has to be tolerated from a design point of view. Maintenance is the action resulting as a consequence and the more a structure ages the more maintenance and specifically inspection is required. Condition-based and structural health monitoring (SHM) and management is an emerging engineering discipline that involves state-of-the-art research developments in sensing technologies, signal processing, diagnostics and prognostics, mechanics and computational modeling, data mining, instrumentation and control. The goal of this multidisciplinary area is the transition from traditional time-based scheduled maintenance schemes to the condition-based maintenance (CBM) and complete life-cycle monitoring and management of mechanical, civil, and aerospace structural systems. Such a transition is paramount for reasons associated with reduced maintenance costs throughout the life cycle of the structure, increased safety, and unprecedented performance leading to resilient and self-sustainable structural systems.

PRODUCT OPTIMIZATION

FEAC uses design optimization techniques and finite element analysis to overcome such problems, providing the best possible solution to our clients. A good design starts with identifying the relationship between performance and design variables. Once the design has been explored and the correlations and sensitivities have been understood, the final step is to optimize the design. Design optimization is the process of finding the best design parameters that satisfy the project requirements. Parametric variations of CAD parameters, material properties, loading conditions and joint/bolt locations enable to easily explore the design space with what – if studies. We typically use design of experiments (DOE), statistics and optimization techniques to evaluate trade-offs and determine the best design.

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

A large amount of our engineering infrastructure today is ageing would this be aircraft, ground vehicles, ships or buildings. Damage is a consequence of loads being applied to those engineering structures which has to be tolerated from a design point of view. Maintenance is the action resulting as a consequence and the more a structure ages the more maintenance and specifically inspection is required. Condition-based and structural health monitoring (SHM) and management is an emerging engineering discipline that involves state-of-the-art research developments in sensing technologies, signal processing, diagnostics and prognostics, mechanics and computational modeling, data mining, instrumentation and control. The goal of this multidisciplinary area is the transition from traditional time-based scheduled maintenance schemes to the condition-based maintenance (CBM) and complete life-cycle monitoring and management of mechanical, civil, and aerospace structural systems. Such a transition is paramount for reasons associated with reduced maintenance costs throughout the life cycle of the structure, increased safety, and unprecedented performance leading to resilient and self-sustainable structural systems.

MULTIPHYSICS FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

FEAC offers a complete range of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) engineering consulting services to universities, research centers, laboratories and a wide range of industries. Our professionalism and engineering expertise along with our reliable FEA results, can help solve all types of mechanical engineering problems. For our consulting services, we work with the worlds best FEA tools available. ANSYS suite is our weapon of choice for these kind of projects. We use computer aided design (CAD) to do the design and drafting documentation, which can be used for any FE analysis. Our clients can also simply send us any type of CAD file and we can convert, modify, import and prepare the FE model.