Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies utilizes the advantages of FEA to support the design process for all FO> components and structures. It is used in driving and supporting new product development, together with the redesign of existing, well established product lines.
FEA is an engineering methodology used for understanding the performance of a component and/or product when subjected to a set of boundary or loading conditions. This analysis can be undertaken virtually, thereby negating the need to initially produce a physical prototype. FEA allows component design to be changed, to improve for example, its resistance to plastic deformation and failure due to fatigue. The geometry and material specification can be optimised, giving the client the desired performance characteristics and operational performance envelope required.
FEA can be used as a very accurate and cost effective tool to support factory qualification procedures. FO> is also able to provide computational fluid dynamic (CFD) services upon request.
All FEA needs to have suitable verification. FOGT utilise a variety of verification tools from simple hand calculations to (in extreme cases) alternative FEA analysis using other established software packages.
Following industry leading products are used for our analysis needs :
Vector Analysis, FEMAP, Simulia, Abaqus, Ansys, Solidworks
The analysis is undertaken using fully non-linear elasto-plastic material data within a multibody dynamic implicit contact analysis. The analysis considers 4 separate stages for the final solution.
The analysis is undertaken using fully non-linear elasto-plastic material data within a multibody transient contact analysis. The analysis considers 4 separate stages for the final solution.