Kinematic Analysis

A kinematic analysis is often considered when the motion or displacement of an assembly is dominated by the joints within the system.

A kinematic analysis is deemed rigid when deflections are totally characterized by the joints, or can be flexible, when the stiffness of the moving parts is taken into consideration.

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FEA Consulting Projects

Power Generation Ducting Door Actuation

Investigation into the drive power requirements for actuation of a large door used in the exhaust ducting of a gas power plant.

Linkage Acceleration

Investigation into industrial linkage acceleration motion to determine peak internal loading.

Heavy Equipment Trailer Suspension

Simulation of tracked trailer suspension system under terrain loading.

Airplane Landing Gear

Kinematic simulation to determine actuation forces for extension/reaction. Internal join forces also generated for static structural analysis. Results were used for component fatigue evaluation.

Related Ansys FEA Software Capabilities Include:

Critical point trace plot
System level simulation to determine interaction with controls
Load cycle prediction for fatigue evaluation input
System stability/excitation
High performance computing