MECHANICAL ANALYSIS & SIMULATION
Our engineers use finite element analysis [FEA], computational fluid dynamics [CFD], and handbook calculations to detect problems early in the design process before the expense of prototyping and volume manufacture. We also use the same software tools to provide reports and solutions to real world forensic failure analysis problems and to simulate compliance to safety standards. Computer simulation is another way we leverage our CAD skills and decades of mechanical design experience in a variety of industrial sectors to deliver better engineering solutions.
Thermal Fluid Simulation
We use CFD tools to simulate virtual environments so that products will function optimally and can survive in their real physical environments. Our software tools allow us to combine fluid and heat transfer simulations to produce more holistic results. Whether the fluid is air, water, molten plastic or non-Newtonian fluids we can simulate it to solve complex engineering problems.
• Valve & Piping Flow Analysis
• Nozzle & Venturi Analysis
• Heat Exchanger Simulations
Electronic Cooling Simulation
Our mechanical engineers work closely with electrical engineers to calculate thermal loads on electronic assemblies. We can simulate both natural and forced convection in electronic enclosures to optimize dissipative cooling. We have experience with wide range of solutions such as heat pipes and thermoelectric coolers when more traditional solutions like fans and heat sinks are insufficient.
• Data Center Equipment Cooling
• Geographic Solar Heat Loading
• Sealed Enclosure Cooling
Structural Analysis & Simulation
By using FEA and classical calculations, we can anticipate the failure of structural materials under load due to yield stress, excessive displacement, or fatigue fracture. Our engineers use the resulting data from simulations and physical testing to optimize designs and prevent avoidable component failures.
• Pressurized Equipment Analysis
• Shock and Vibration Analysis
• Forensic Failure Analysis
Mechanism Dynamics Analysis & Simulation
We simulate mechanisms and analyze their kinematic and dynamic loading characteristics to properly size components and systems. We can also simulate shock testing and vibration damage to save time and money by solving potential mechanical problems before costly physical prototypes are built.
• Kinematic Motion Analysis
• Dynamic Loading Analysis
• Ingress Protection Testing