Structural Statics Simulation

The most common and fundamental type of numerical simulation done in mechanical engineering is structural statics: the calculation of deflection, stress, and strain of products.  PADT's simulation staff has collectively conducted this type of analysis, from the very simple to the highly complex, hundreds if not thousands of times.

A Wide Class of Problems

The area of structural statics includes a wide variety of problems that include material nonlinearities, geometric nonlinearities, contact, and very large deflection.  Problems can be static or transient and often involve complex and difficult to model geometries.  Customers leverage PADT's extensive experience to quickly identify the proper approach to modeling, find the most efficient way to build and run the model, and interpret the results when done.  PADT uses the following software tools for this type of simulation:

  • ANSYS Mechanical
  • ANSYS Mechanical APDL
  • ANSYS LS-DYNA
  • ANSYS AUTODYN
  • ANSYS NCode
  • ANSYS Composites Pre/Post Processor

Some of the techniques and capabilities used are:

  • Plasticity, Creep, Hyperelasticity, Swelling, Shape Memory Alloy models, and other non-linear material behaviors.
  • Metals, Plastics, Composites, Reinforcements
  • Small Deflection, Large Deflection, Contact, Adhesion, Gasket behavior, Bolted Joints
  • Buckling, Metal Forming
  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
  • Beams, Shells, Plain Strain, Plain Stress, Axisymmetric, Substructures, Component Mode Synthesis, Cyclic Symmetry
  • Structural simulation to support structural dynamics

imageFrom Simple to Complex

PADT's reputation in this area is built around our ability to solve complex and difficult structural problems.  Our team is able to build the right mesh, use the right material models, and set up the solution in a way that quickly delivers useful answers to the customer.

However, even when the actual analysis is fairly simple, PADT's ability to use automation tools to deliver significant value is another reason why customers count on PADT to be their source for simulation services.

Experience PADT Expertise in
Structural Statics

Please take some time to investigate our breadth and depth of simulation services that we offer by visiting the links to the right, or contact us now to speak to our virtual prototyping experts about how you can leverage PADT's simulation services.

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