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Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Consulting Services

Sim3's comprehensive and sophisticated Finite Element Analysis (FEA) testing and advanced validation tools can improve your products by:

  • Studying the performance of your designs for excessive deflections and stresses under dynamic loads.
  • Performing nonlinear analysis–including impact–on plastics, rubbers, polymers, and foam.
  • Conducting contact analysis coupled with nonlinear materials.
  • Evaluating the behavior of composite materials.
Our FEA Analysis Includes:
  Assembly Simulation. Sim3 studies the interactions of assembly components on-screen, before incurring the costs of physical prototypes. We also simulate static or dynamic loads to evaluate your design’s performance under stress, strain, and displacement.
  Mechanism Simulation. Sim3 applies a wide variety of physics-based models to simulate real-world operating conditions for your design. Including: checking for colliding parts, output numerical and graphic data of the results, as well as animations of your tests.
  Simulate Welded Structures. Sim3 ensures your welded structures perform at peak operating conditions. We apply pressure, forces, and bearing loads, then use visualization tools like section plots, ISO clipping, and animation to review the response.
  Product Failure Prediction. Save the time and cost of prototyping, while creating safer, more durable products. Sim3 predicts structural failure thresholds due to yielding, overheating, buckling, and fatigue.
    Compare and Optimize Alternatives. Sim3 can determine the best design option by comparing strengths, life, cost, and weight.
  Simulate Vibrations. Sim3 can predict and control vibrations or dynamic responses in your products with a choice of integrated design studies, including Transient study, Harmonic Response study, and Random Response study.
    Predict Buckling or Collapse. Sim3 virtually applies forces, pressure, gravity, and centrifugal forces to your designs to determine maximum loads before buckling. We study the effects of various materials as well as isotopic and orthotropic factors.
    Simulate Heating or Cooling. Thermal analysis capabilities enable you to easily study heat effects on your designs. We simulate thermal boundary conditions, fluid flow, thermal-structural interactions, and radiation effects in high-temperature applications.
  Simulate Drop Test or Impact. Save time and cost by reducing the number of physical tests.  Sim3 performs realistic collision simulation between parts or assemblies.

Simulate Repeated Loading. Simulate, evaluate, and improve a part or assembly that must withstand the rigors of daily operation. Sim3 evaluates the differences in your system’s performance to varying speeds or frequencies, and estimates the design life of your entire product.


Nonlinear Dynamics. Sim3 thoroughly tests and validates your designs with a broad range of advanced capabilities, including: nonlinear displacement analysis, nonlinear buckling analysis, analysis of nonlinear materials, as well as dynamic response analysis of parts and assemblies.

  Simulate Plastic and Glass Formation.
Sim3 simulates your plastic and glass formation in all possible tests and environments.  We can optimize parts for volume and cost.   
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