Posted by Prahlad Parmar on March 11th, 2013
The finite element analysis method is performed by solving numerical equations that accounts for the functioning of the particular engineering part.
FEA or finite element analysis can be defined as a numerical process, which is practically implemented in the different engineering industries to determine the material properties of different parts analytically. The FEA engineering services are nowdays much popular due to the enormous benefits that they provide in the different engineering processes.
The FEA engineering services including:
• Structural analysis
• Stress analysis
• Impact or crash analysis
• Electromagnetic analysis
• Field analysis of different coupled engineering systems
• Vibration analysis
• Heat transfer analysis of transient and steady systems
• Piping analysis
• Sensitivity analysis
• Design optimization
The finite element analysis methods are targeted at some core actions such as, to determine the internal stresses acting on the different parts, to determine the heat transfer phenomenon in solids, to analyze the different type of fluid flows and to coordinate between the heat transfer phenomenon taking place in the solids and fluids.
The finite element analysis method is performed by solving the numerical equations that accounts for the functioning of the particular engineering part. For example; for conducting the FEA analysis of a solid, first it is passed through a phase.
In this phase, the solid is subdivided into various elements in the three dimensional domains, where the elements are connected with each other through points called nodes. In the next phases, the displacements in each of the individual elements are being calculated using simple functions, and sets of linear equations are developed accordingly. Then, the results are obtained by solving the linear equations.
After the results are obtained, they are then investigated, keeping in mind the different considerations. This is done in the post processing phase. In this phase, the log files are checked for any errors, which are developed during the solution phase. After that, the FEA engineers check the reaction loads at the different nodes of the FEA model. One popular procedure used by the engineers is the h-code analyses, which helps in a better determination of the stress deviations and the strain densities in the FEA models.
The different sectors that demand the implementation of the FEA engineering services include aerospace engineering, automobile engineering, civil processing, biomedical engineering, semiconductor sectors, and industrial equipment manufacturing sectors etc.
About Author: Prahlad Parmar is an Engineering Specialist working at Mechanical 3D Modelling for the past 4 years. He caters critical engineering challenges with ease and performs exhaustive procedures to develop robust, well-engineered and high performance designs. He can always be found in the lab discussing, brainstorming and tweaking designs.