Virtually all physical processes of interest to engineers are non-linear to some extent. Often mathematical models of sufficient accuracy for design purposes can be formulated using linear approximations. A good example of this is the ‘linear elastic’ approximation used to describe the elastic modulus of metallic materials prior to yield.
Increasingly frequently however, design engineers are asked to obtain ever higher levels of performance, safety and reliability from the products and systems they design. This invariably requires non-linear physical behaviour to be included in the analysis.
Simulation Modelling include:
• Advanced Contact Analysis
• Prediction of Structural Failure
• Non Linear Stress Analysis
• Elevated Temperature Structural Simulations
• Highly Non-Linear Materials
Dynamiq Engineering provides a comprehensive non-linear finite element service covering all areas of mechanical non-linearity, including contact, geometric and material non-linearity. These services are offered on both the Solidworks Simulation and also the ANSYS v13.0 solver platforms to best suit client needs.
Non-Linear finite element analysis offers the ability to conduct comprehensive, automated, multi-point optimisation of designs accurately in close proximity to the limits of the design space. Although, time consuming, this process allows engineers to automatically optimise a design to a given set of performance parameters and can be used to balance strength, vibration, mass and many other properties right up to the limits of what is physically possible.
Material Failure | Large Deformation | Plasticity| Hyper Elasticity| Creep | Contact
Advanced Materials | Simulation Modelling | Optimisation