Structural analysis is needed to ensure parts are strong enough to withstand applied loads and can be used to optimize designs for reduced weight or other desirable results. This image shows a deflection plot from a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of an assembly which contains a welded sheet metal assembly interacting with a machined part.
Thermal analysis is important when materials are exposed to high temperatures, when heat is being dissipated or when a process requires a change in temperature. This is a temperature plot from a thermal Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of a laser diode which is cooled by a thermoelectric cooler and a heat sink. Maintaining the laser diode within a tight temperature tolerance is critical to the optical efficiency.
Fluid flow analysis is needed when fluid-to-solid interactions play a critical role in design. This velocity plot from a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study shows a liquid diffuser dividing the flow of a single inlet stream into many smaller channels. The performance of the downstream channels hinges on equally dividing the flow in the diffuser.
Why Do Analysis?
Engineering analysis saves time and money by ensuring that designs work as intended the first time without costly and time-consuming prototype iterations. Analysis can improve part safety, reliability and performance while minimizing weight and cost. We provide structural, thermal and fluid flow analysis using ANSYS Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software.
Below are three Integrated design and analysis examples:
1) Manufacturing Station
This manufacturing station would have failed under its own weight without structural analysis
2) Thermoelectric Cooler
The thermoelectric cooler on this atmospheric water generator would have overheated without thermal analysis
3) Solid State Hard Drive
The capacitors on this hard drive would have shorted out against the housing without structural analysis