In product development, the finite element method is an established calculation method for predicting product properties. With simulation as a service, we enable our customers to achieve quick and precise results even before prototypes are built.
As a full-service FEA provider and COMSOL Certified Consultant, we support you in the following FEA calculations for parts, components or assemblies:
Structural analysis is used to predict and evaluate stresses and deformations. Such calculations can be used, for example, in lightweight construction to optimize material utilization or to improve stiffness. Depending on the problem, linear or non-linear finite element analysis is used. Non-linearities result, for example, from large deformations, special materials or contacts between components. Coupling the structural analysis with an optimization algorithm for topological or parametric optimization opens up further possibilities for innovative design.
Thermomechanical analysis is used to predict stresses and deformations due to the thermal expansion of the material. The thermal simulations for predicting the temperature distribution due to thermal conductivity are coupled with the mechanical analysis to predict stresses.
Stresses and deformations serve as the basis for the fatigue assessment and proof of strength. Depending on the strength requirement, safety factors and other influences are included in a fatigue analysis. Standards and regulations, such as the FKM guideline for machine components, provide a basis for assessment to ensure functionalities.
Dynamic loads can cause vibrations. With modal analysis, for example, the eigenfrequencies and eigenmodes of structures can be calculated. Stresses and deformations due to vibrations can also be determined using FE Analysis. Appropriate optimizations can determine damping properties or optimize stiffness to avoid resonance effects.
In the case of dynamic behavior with extreme short-term loads, explicit FE calculations are used. The best known examples are crash simulation and impact tests.
In multiphysics simulations, several physical effects are considered together. For example, electrochemical, thermal and mechanical effects can be analyzed in the simulation of energy storage devices such as batteries or fuel cells.
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As a FEA service provider with many years of experience, we successfully implement simulation for our customers. In addition to the corresponding simulation technology, this includes much more:
- Target achievement: We simulate for you precisely according to your individual requirements.
- Plannability: We simulate for you at a fixed price with no hidden costs.
- Flexibility: You have flexible access to our CAE know-how without having to buy expensive hardware, software and expertise.
- Availability: Due to our size, we can deliver your short-term projects precisely.
- Expertise: Thanks to our position within SGL Carbon, we have experts in-house for all questions.
- Cooperation: We design an individual project for you and are always available with dedicated contacts.
We have already successfully carried out FEM calculations for a wide variety of customer requirements. Below you will find a selection of reference projects using our multiphysics know-how.
Competitive advantage starts with higher production efficiency. In this reference project, we redesigned a charging system with a carbon fiber reinforced carbon (CFRC) material to increase the throughput and eliminate creep.
Using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) we carried out a digital proof-of-concept for a new heat exchanger design. The new technology combines the benefits of conventional scraped surface heat exchangers and wire coil inserts commonly used to enhance turbulent flow conditions in heat exchanger tubes.