Product Analysis Simulation Testing
You’ll find advanced product simulation and testing services here at our UK-based production facilities. Our experienced team often use these alongside our product design, as we can carry out fully documented stress analysis, alongside photo-realistic produce renders and video.
We use the latest CAD software to create photo-realistic product renders and even videos of their finished product, prior to manufacture. These can be invaluable for new product releases and promotional videos.
Finite Element Analysis
To reduce your costs, and to speed up development times for your new product or component, our engineers perform product simulation and testing. This involves implementing finite element analysis in both linear and non linear modes.
Doing so allows us to simulate metals and plastics and see how they react to applied forces and pressures before any manufacturing takes place.
Time-based Motion Analysis
Ensuring that your product delivers performance, quality and adheres to safety requirements is of the utmost importance. Detailed, thorough testing by our experienced team means you can have confidence that these boxes are firmly ticked, and that your project will complete on time and on budget.
We use time-based motion analysis to virtually build and even operate your product as it would in the real world. This allows virtual real world testing of practical operation, and also allows us to measure the forces and loads within the design whilst being operated.
Time-based motion analysis provides data sets that can be used to correctly size motors and hydraulic components, and create the best possible mechanisms.
Once the assembly motion has been calculated, a structural analysis of the components under the motion-induced loads (accelerations and joint forces) can easily be carried out, either within the motion study or exported to a structural analysis study.
Our simulation uses the displacement formulation of the finite element method to calculate component displacements, strains and stresses under internal and external loads.
The geometry under analysis is discretised using tetrahedral 3D, triangular 2D and beam elements. Once discretised, structural analysis can be solved using either a direct sparse or iterative solver.
Ready to find out more? Get in touch with the Carrick Engineering team by phone or online.