Static calculation

The static calculation is used for structural mechanics tasks dealing with static or quasi-static loads. For economic reasons, an attempt is also made to describe non-static loads in terms of quasi-static equivalent loads. Such tasks can be solved by a static calculation using FEM simulation, but also in some simple cases analytically.

 

The load data are often the result of other calculation disciplines and can be imported from corresponding calculations, e.g. component temperatures from stationary or transient thermal calculations, and surface pressures from flow simulations.

 

We have many years of experience in performing static FEM simulations for various industries. Our scope of services includes the performance of linear and non-linear static calculation, from individual components all the way up to large assemblies. Non-linear FEM simulation models take into consideration e.g.

  • Non-linear, e.g. plastic, material behaviour
  • Static equilibrium for larger deformations (theory of 2nd or 3rd order, buckling, bulging)
  • Definition of contacts, e.g. for describing sliding and lifting

 

The static calculation can be used to optimize the components, or by combining it with a strength verification, to ensure the admissibility of your components. In all cases, you will gain a deeper understanding of force flow and deformation in your components. In discussion with you, we present the results that are important to you in a clear and understandable way in the form of a short documentation or a verifiable calculation report in German or English.

 

You might also be interested in the following pages:

Thermal calculation as the basis of the load

Strength verification according to guidelines

Optimisation, higher component quality, while keeping production and maintenance costs as low as possible

Not possible to use quasi-static equivalent loads? We also calculate dynamic component behavior

Final theses on the subject of “Structural analysis”:

  • Gabriel, Ph.
    Calculation and evaluation of the local loading state of threaded connections, 2012