A range of computational techniques are available to us which enable us to analyse our designs and attain results that we can be confident in.

Mechanism Analysis

In order to be sure that the forces we are applying to individual machine elements during calculation or FEA are correct, we analyse the how the element interacts with other components within the mechanism. We first complete calculations from machine element design theory and verify these by utilising mechanism analysis software.

Once verified we can use the forces obtained and apply them to the individual machine elements. This means that the results of our element calculations and FEA can be relied upon as being extremely accurate.

Finite Element Analysis

We have vast experience in the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to check how a product will perform under given loading conditions. This tool is extremely useful for assessing where areas of high stress occur, as well as large deformations. This information allows us to make alterations to designs where necessary, and have confidence in its performance before anything is manufactured or tested, saving our customers valuable time and money.

We can utilise FEA’s capabilities for both linear and non-linear analysis. Non-linear analysis allows us to look at things such as deformations beyond the materials proportional limit and other, more complex situations.


Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a tool that operates largely in the same way as FEA, but is used to assess different types of problems. The problems usually solved by CFD generally include;

  • Heat transfer
  • Fluid flow
  • Electromagnetism
This can be used to help improve performance of  of mechanical elements and systems spanning almost every industry.