Structural Analysis & FEA
Structural analysis and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are integral processes in engineering, used to assess the behaviour of structures under various loads to measure their safety and performance.
For structures subjected to repeated loading, we are able evaluate potential fatigue failure points to ensure long-term durability.
We scrutinise the complex forces and loads that rolling stock encounters during operation. Through advanced simulations, we assess static and dynamic loads, providing critical insights for robust design.
We delve deep into material properties, ensuring that our analysis aligns perfectly with the specific characteristics of rolling stock components.
Finite element analysis (FEA)
Through Finite Element Analysis (FEA), we break down rolling stock structures into manageable elements, allowing for precise simulations of their behaviour under various loads and conditions. This enables us to identify critical stress points and optimise designs for enhanced performance.
Finding the weakest link
Your rolling stock is only as strong as its weakest element. By analysing parts individually, we can understand where failure points will arise in the future and take measures to ensure those parts are performing optimally now and in the future.
The use of engineering calculations, principles, and design knowledge are fundamental to the successful execution of any engineering project.
Precise calculations are conducted to refine the design, considering factors like stress analysis, thermal effects, and dynamic behaviour.
Applying principles related to material selection, structural analysis, and manufacturing processes is crucial for creating a detailed and optimised design.
Fatigue life assessments
By the use of strain gauge load measurements, we are able to obtain invaluable data on the in-service load spectrum experienced by the rolling stock. This helps in the design and construction by optimising materials and structures.
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