"A scientist discovers that which exists. An engineer creates that which never was."
Theodore von karman
Finite Element Analysis Services
Why use Finite Element Analysis?
Why use an Outside Company for Finite Element Analysis?
Why Partner with Proof Engineering for FEA?
One important benefit in partnering with Proof Engineering is our ability to adapt solutions to a particular industry. Because of exposure and experience in many industries, we can select the most effective and practical tool to suit the task at hand, thus saving our clients time and money. For example, if a project is a structure that requires a building permit, we will use a beam modeler that will perform all necessary building code checks and generate reports in a reviewer friendly format. Or, if our client designs equipment for the Navy and requires a Dynamic Design Analysis Method, we will use Nastran for this work because it will most likely be the end customer’s expectation. A second advantage is the flexibility of our modeling approaches - we can construct a complicated multiple physics system model with thermal, fluid and structural interactions, or we can (not always) simplify complex physics with a few assumptions and a hand calculation, to end up with a small static model on a component level. Our philosophy is to keep things as simple as possible, with engineering effort adapted to project budgets and objectives. Thirdly, we understand, or in very specialized cases, develop an in-depth understanding of processes behind the projects that we take on. This makes any product change recommendations based on analysis results easily implementable. For instance, an injection molded part will remain moldable or precision tolerances will not be specified if not warranted by functional requirements. And finally, we like to believe that we understand the physics behind the problem at hand. We routinely perform hand calculations and checks to verify that our results are reasonable and accurate. Because of this process we've been fortunate to observe time after time our clients' validation test data to agree with our analyses predictions.
We can help you select or design components for your application from the ground up:
- Seismic response of steel structures
- Blast load response
- Drop tests
- Thermal stresses in engine components
- Car crashworthiness
- Metal forming process
- Weapon firing event
- Electronics cooling
- Projectile impact/penetration
- Ultrasonic welding distortion
- Motorcycle road loads
- Composite structures
- Crashworthy equipment
Check out examples of our FEA simulations in these youtube videos: