Services - mechanical engineering design calculations
Calculations are the foundation to all our work. Our consultants
use hand calculations to get a basic understanding of most new
problems we tackle, from statics, ’Roark’s formulas’ for stress
and strain, to fatigue, optimal design, fluid
flow, noise and vibration. These
provide the best cross-check of the computer models that follow.
Hand calculations can be the quickest way to understand the
limitations and potential of a new design proposal or prototype.
In some situations, a computer model or finite
element analysis (FEA) isn’t necessary and our consultants
can provide our clients with simple results without them. These
often cover a range of “what if” scenarios.
Examples of work based on hand calculations:
- Optimising cantilever beams
- Optimising sandwich panels
- Designing vehicle crash bollards
- Predicting membrane stresses
- Predicting wind loads
- Predicting ground pressures
- Predicting fatigue and creep lives