Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Oftentimes doing a closed-form solution to solve for stresses within a system or component is too complicated or nearly impossible because of the complexity. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) aims to generate a computer model of the actual system or component which is broken down into many simple pieces. The computer calculates the complex solution by solving for each simple piece and combining their solutions. There are a variety of sources of stress within any system and FEA can tackle them all including both static or dynamic loads. It is a powerful engineering tool that simulates the physical behavior underlying many engineering problems. FEA allows you to gain valuable insight into your design problems.  

The problem with FEA is that if the model isn’t created correctly with respect to element selection and boundary conditions, the solutions can be incorrect. One of the ways to manage this is to validate the model with actual field data. This is the Pioneer difference. Whenever possible we validate our models so that you can trust your solution. It takes both the theoretical know-how and practical experience to tackle these tough problems. By taking the time to use a proper model, the time and expense to go from prototype to implemented solutions is much reduced.  

Finite Element Analysis

The benefits of Finite Element Analysis include:

  • Reduced prototyping costs
  • Design safety verification
  • Extended component life
  • Vibration control
  • Optimized geometry and weight

At Pioneer Engineering we have experienced engineers who have the skills to tackle your analysis problems. Our Finite Element Analysis calculates component displacements, strains, and stresses under internal and external loads. Our capabilities include modal, static and dynamic stress analysis.

Analysis capabilities include:

  • Static Stress (linear structural and buckling)
  • Nonlinear analysis (large deformations, nonlinear material models)
  • Assembly analysis (bonded and/or contacting parts)
  • Contact (nodal, surface-to-surface)
  • Dynamic analysis (modal analysis, transient response, random excitation)
  • Mechanical event simulation (dynamics, kinematics, contact, nonlinear materials, large deformations)

To learn more about our FEA services and to set up a no obligation consultation, contact our sales team.