Finite Element Analysis (FEA) consists of a computer model of a product, which is broken down into smaller or ‘finite’ parts, and then stressed and analyzed for specific results. This technique is used both in new product designs, as well as existing product refinement.
With access to this software, CFUKC are able to verify whether or not a proposed design will be able to perform to the client’s specifications, prior to manufacturing. Modifying an existing product may be necessary to qualify the product for a new service condition.
In case of structural failure, FEA may be used to help determine the design and/or raw material modifications necessary to sufficiently improve the mechanical performance and endurance of the product.