Finite Element Analysis

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computer based analysis that starts with a structure or continuum and divides it into small, finite-sized elements. The elements are connected at nodes to form a mesh. The type of element, the element properties, the boundary conditions, and the applied loads are then defined by the analyst. The FEA program formulates algebraic equations that describe the behavior of the structure or continuum. The equations are solved on the computer. The results can then be displayed as color plots on the computer screen.

Northeast Consulting Engineers, Inc. uses the latest computers and desktop engineering to analyze designs for clients. The company uses Autodesk® Simulation Multiphysics software and has been doing FEA analysis since 1989.

FEA Services
Northeast Consulting Engineers, Inc. offers a wide range of FEA services which include structural, thermal, fluid dynamics, electrostatics, and mechanical event simulation. The company can work from drawings or importation of CAD files (.stl, .step, .ipt, .iam, igs).

Linear Analysis
  • Static stress
  • Natural frequency (modal) analysis
  • Response spectrum
  • Random vibration
  • Frequency response
  • Transient stress
  • Critical buckling
Non-linear analysis
  • Non-linear material
  • Non-linear boundary conditions
  • Large deflection
Thermal
  • Convection, Conduction, Radiation, Heat generation
  • Steady state
  • Transient
Electrostatic

Fluid Flow
  • Steady
  • Unsteady
Mechanical Event Simulation

Industries Served
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Aerospace
  • Electronic
  • Plastics
Applications
  • Flowmeters
  • Automotive fans and blowers
  • Automotive radiator shrouds
  • Plastic shopping carts
  • Medical devices
  • Machine parts
  • Turbine disks
  • Shell structures
  • Electronic equipment
  • Underground shelters
  • Ozone catalytic converters
  • Rotating shafts
  • Shipping crates
  • Window frames
  • Step ladder top caps
  • Bowling pins
  • Stormwater hydrodynamic separation chambers
  • Flow through pipes and chambers
  • Laser mounting brackets
  • Falling mass impactor for material testing
  • Automotive brake pedals
  • Automotive visor brackets
  • Bicycle front fork
  • Earth houses
  • Dumpsters