Ingenium Pro can support design with the F.E.M. analysis.
The (Finite Elements Method) FEM analysis is carried out with software that allows to analyze the behavior of a component or a structure stressed by a static or dynamic load. These analyses make it possible to avoid the construction of several prototypes as they identify the critical areas and consequently make changes to the piece before starting production.
After making a 3D model with modelling software, we import the software dedicated to the F.E.M. analysis where we set the constraints and the degree of freedom that characterize the assembly of a component as well as the intensity and direction of the loads that rest on the component. Then the calculation mesh is defined and the geometry is divided in several finished elements shaped as tetrahedrons and hexahedrons; the mesh can be thicker in more critical areas to get more precise results.
The analysis is usually done for the elastic deformation, but there are types of software that allow analyses in plastic fields as well as fluid dynamic or thermodynamic analyses.