Finite Element Analysis and the Benefits of Computational Simulation

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a method of solving complex engineering problems involving structures, fluids, heat transfer, and other physical phenomena. FEA divides the problem domain into smaller and simpler parts called finite elements, and then applies mathematical equations to describe the behavior of each element and the interactions among them. FEA can find approximate solutions to problems that are otherwise difficult or impossible to solve analytically or experimentally.

Computational simulation is a powerful tool for finite element analysis that can offer several benefits, such as:

  • Reducing the cost and time of physical testing and prototyping by allowing engineers to test and optimize their designs virtually.
  • Enhancing the accuracy and reliability of FEA results by incorporating realistic material properties, boundary conditions, and loading scenarios.
  • Enabling the analysis of large-scale, nonlinear, and dynamic problems that are otherwise difficult or impossible to solve analytically or experimentally.
  • Providing visual and quantitative feedback on the performance, safety, and efficiency of the design under various operating conditions.
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration among engineers, designers, managers, and stakeholders by generating clear and comprehensive reports and graphics.

Computational simulation is an essential component of FEA that can help engineers design better products and systems that meet the requirements and expectations of their customers and users.

At AltaSim Technologies, we guide engineers and clients through Multiphysics simulation projects with less frustration and more confidence in their results, so that they can bring their products to market more rapidly, at lower costs, and with optimized designs. Our consulting services have demonstrated savings for new technology and product development of up to 90% of the time and simultaneously 50% of the cost.

One of the first steps we take with any new client is conducting a robust onboarding program and a proprietary S3 process (Study, Simulate, and Solve) to understand your needs and specifications quickly so we can tackle the issue right away. While we work with small companies to Fortune 50 companies, gain peace of mind that regardless of your business size, you have access to outsourced simulation experts and therefore capabilities equivalent to larger competitors. Read about how our S3 process benefited Rockwell Automation >>

We serve the medical products, energy, consumer products, and defense/aerospace industries along with many others, and perform our work within the utmost discretion of your designs and IP.

We invite you to Contact Us to share your ideas or issues and receive a free consultation from one of AltaSim’s Multiphysics experts.