Strength calculation – FEM

Finite element method

Using realistic three-dimensional numerical models created on the basis of 3D CAD data, static and dynamic strength calculations as well as natural and forced vibration analyses can be carried out, taking into account non-linear geometric and/or material behaviour. The finite element method is particularly well suited for comparative investigations of different design versions and for optimising components.

The calculated displacements, deformations, stresses, equivalent stresses, relative displacements of components in contact with each other, contact stresses and contact forces, temperature distributions or even natural frequencies and amplitudes in forced vibrations allow a comprehensive analysis of the problems. The results can be impressively visualised in 3D animations.

Equivalent stress on a bone plate
Deformations on a polypropylene hook