FEA - Finite Element Analysis

History of FEA

Simple problems with simple shapes can be solved by classical methods. Complex problems and complex continuous shapes cannot be solved directly.
Therefore in 1943 Richard Courant (born in Germany, Professor of Maths at New York University from 1936) proposed splitting the shape into triangular segments (later called elements) that could be solved by numerical methods. (He used the Ritz method of numerical analysis and minimization of variational calculus to obtain approximate solutions to vibration systems.)
Dr. Ray Clough of the University of California published a paper in 1956 & later, in 1960 termed the method ‘Finite Element Analysis’.
The first ‘proper’ FEA code, NASTRAN, was developed in 1965 for NASA by MacNeal & Schwendler, & later set up MSC.

Now almost everyone uses FEA to analyse structural problems and by using FEA, Elite Consulting can help you to determine how your design will perform, where problems may arise and how to overcome them.

FEA Consultancy

Elite Consulting has been using FEA for stress analysis for over 20 years to:

bulletAnalyse concepts to help choose the best one.
bulletDetermine load capacity, stress levels and deflections.
bulletOptimise designs to reduce cost.
bulletReducing time to market
bulletInvestigating why components have failed.

Example of a Typical Project

Stress Analysis of an impellor

We are transferring all our information about our FEA services to our sister site elite-consulting.co.uk. So please go there to find out more or contact us directly.



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