What is Finite Element Analysis?
Finite Element Analysis is based on the premise that an approximate solution to any complex engineering problem can be reached by subdividing the problem into smaller, more manageable (finite) elements. Using finite elements, complex partial differential equations that describe the behavior of structures can be reduced to a set of linear equations that can easily be solved using the standard techniques of matrix algebra.
Why use Finite Element Analysis?
The finite element method is being used in virtually every engineering discipline. The aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemicals, electronics, energy, geotechnical, manufacturing, and plastics industries routinely apply finite element analysis. In addition, it is not only used for analyzing classical static structural problems, but also for such diverse areas as mass transport, heat transfer, dynamics, stability, and radiation problems.
Finite element analysis is the method of choice for optimizing new designs, verifying the fitness of existing facilities, predictive performance and evaluating new concepts. In addition, it has been used extensively for accident reconstruction and forensic investigations.
Why Stress Engineering?
Like any other numerical approximation method, solutions produced by finite element analysis contain some error. The magnitude of the error is highly dependent on the type, size, and fineness of the model used. That is why not all finite element models are created equal. Indeed, the educational and industrial experience of the analyst, as well as the use of advanced technologies, are the most critical factors in obtaining accurate results.
Stress Engineering is a leading provider of finite element analysis services to industries worldwide. Our reputation is founded on broad industry experience of our engineers and their ability to expertly apply this sophisticated analysis tool to achieve reliable solutions.