Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Modeling and Simulation
Applied Technical Services (ATS) is a consulting engineering firm with extensive testing, inspection and analysis capabilities. ATS licensed Professional Engineers (P.E.) utilize finite element analysis to determine structural, fluid, vibration and thermal response which provide predictions of how your systems will perform. Results of finite element analysis can be evaluated and compared to codes, standards or customer specifications.
- Suspension and fall arrest anchorage systems
- Tank, vessel and piping systems "Fit for Service"
- Fluid structure interaction
- Structural/thermal coupling
- Shock/explosive/impact loading
- Time response analysis
- Frequency response analysis
- Fatigue and buckling
- Crack propagation
- Materials characterization
- Structural optimization
- Validation testing and failure analysis
ATS' licensed Professional Engineers (P.E.) develop static or transient, linear or nonlinear finite element models to evaluate material deformations and responses. These finite element analyses produce detailed time or frequency histories, graphs and contour plots of stress, structural and thermal loads, and deformation under various service loads.When Quality is Non-negotiable
Our engineers are committed to quality. A finite element model is only as good as the accuracy of the geometry, boundary conditions, load characterization and material properties assigned. Our analysts' design experience produce advanced CAD and FEA integrated meshes with precise structural, fluid and thermal representations. Our validity checks include convergence analysis, review of constraints, loads, and hand calculations which provide confidence in our solutions.Backed by In-house Testing and Failure Analysis Experts
Finite element representations of critical system components can be validated with in-house testing and failure analysis capabilities. If geometry data is unavailable, ATS can reverse engineer components using CAD geometry, perform the latest scanning technology for precise measurements, determine material elemental make-up, analyze mechanical properties, and identify material defects.