This is the most common analysis performed for verification and/or validation but does not mean that they are always simple in nature.
These have evolved to include complex interactions within the analysis (contacts, joints, composites) to linking with other physics (fluid-structure, electromagnetic-structure). Significant performance insight into a component and/or assembly can be obtained from a static simulation
Once Through Steam Generator
Structural validation of finned tubes, tubesheets and supports for standard operating conditions as well as shipping and seismic. Analyses are performed using ASME guidelines (Power Generation).
Aircraft FLIR Turret Airworthiness
Structural validation of Forward-Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) for airworthiness requirements (Aerospace).
Tracked Construction Equipment Suspension System
Verification of tracked suspension system to customer’s requirements. Aspects investigated include standard operating and extreme utilization (Industrial Products).
Amusement Park Waterslide
Verification of primary structure to customer design requirements including operations, environmental and seismic.
Estimation of collapse pressure on nanolaminated metal alloy pipeline (Oil & Gas).
Investigation into 3D IC packaging requirements (Electronics).
IC Package Manufacture
Investigation into curing and chemical aging effects during molding (Electronics).
Moisture absorption and desorption prediction during reflow (Electronics).
Analysis of fuel assemble irradiation creep and swelling. (Power Generation).
Rail Car Wheel
Delamination and crack growth analysis for operational loading (Industrial Products).
Non-linear analysis investigating implant insertion to join a fractured bone (Healthcare).
Nonlinear analysis of insertion process (Healthcare).
Large Forge Press
Investigation into cracking due to 5,000-ton force (Industrial Products).
Sealing analysis using hyperelasticity, plasticity, mesh nonlinear adaptivity and fluid penetration (Industrial Products).