## Types of Finite Element Analysis

What are the different types of Finite Element Analysis? What is Finite Element analysis? How is Finite Element Analysis (FEA) used in Industry? Engineering frequency and buckling Calculations. *Linear* Static Analysis. Modal Analysis. Thermal Engineering Analysis. Fluid Dynamic Calculations etc.,

**Linear Static Stress Analysis – Types of finite element analysis**

- Part & Assembly Stress Analysis
- Deflection Calculations
- Correlation to Measurements of Deflections and Strains
- Contact Stress Computation
- Super-position of Thermal Stresses
- Stiffness Calculations to achieve stated Targets

**Frequency & Buckling Analysis ****– Types of finite element analysis**

- Computation of Frequencies & Mode Shapes
- Modal Assurance Criteria (MAC)
- Correlation to Measured data
- Buckling Calculations for axially loaded members
- Critical Speed Calculations
- Campbell Diagram for Rotor-dynamics
- Point Mobility Analysis

**Dynamic Analysis****– Types of finite element analysis**

- Frequency Response Analysis
- Seismic Analysis Response Calculations
- Harmonic Analysis
- Random Vibration Calculations
- Dynamic Stress Computations
- Powertrain Vibration Analysis
- Shock Calculations per NAVSEA, DDAM, MIL STD

**Nonlinear Analysis**

- Material Nonlinear Analysis
- Geometric Nonlinear Analysis
- FEA of Rubber & Elastomers
- Non-linear Dynamic Analysis
- Impact Analysis
- Thermomechanical Analysis involving large displacements
- Elasto-plastic Deformation Analysis

**Analysis of Composites**

- Failure mode prediction of Composite panels
- Filament Wound Composite – Anisotropic material modeling
- Random Fiber Composites
- Stiffness, Deflection and Critical Load calculation of Composite Structures
- Metal Matrix Composites – Thermomechanical analyses

**Thermal Analysis**

- Thermal Stress Analysis of parts and assemblies
- Transient Thermal Analysis
- Thermo-mechanical Analysis
- Coupled Thermo-fluid analysis
- Natural and Forced Convection Analysis
- Non-Linear Thermal analysis of curing processes
- Creep Analysis

**Fatigue Analysis**

- Remaining Life Analysis ( RLA )
- High Cycle Fatigue Calculations
- Correlation to Real-world situations
- Comparison of Alternate materials for extended life and warranty
- Life extension analysis

**CFD Fluid Flow Analysis**

- Pressure Drop Calculations
- Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis
- Electronic Cooling Analysis
- Thermal Efficiency Calculations
- Fluid Flow simulation in Devices such as pumps, valves, ducts, piping networks, fans, diffusers, cyclones, blowers, heat exchangers
- Design optimization based on performance prediction

**ASME Stress Analysis**

- Stress Analysis per ASME Codes
- Nozzle stress analysis
- Stress Intensity Calculations
- Shell & Full Scale 3D Stress Analysis of Pressure Vessels among others

**Design Optimization**

- Optimization of CAD Geometries
- Weight Reduction Analysis
- Value Addition & Value Engineering Analysis
- Sensitivity Based Optimization
- Optimization of design variables based on performance targets