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Vancouver WA Engineering Design Services

Analysis

Simplexity analysis experience runs wide and deep. A key distinction to reliably working products and machines is the engineering analysis that we perform. Our analysis work proves out key design parameters and allows our engineers to make intelligent, verified decisions.

Our seasoned engineers run models to analyze the stress and factor of safety of a part or assembly. Simplexity's analysis capabilities range from thermal and fluids to structural assemblies and vibration. In some products it is necessary to control critical temperatures or address thermal stress hotspots, which we address first through modeling and then prove with empirical testing. Our engineers can even save prototype/build cycles by developing kinematic and dynamic systems models of the motion of an assembly before it is built.

Occasionally, a client approaches us with a project that is almost entirely analysis; give a read to our Structural Analysis FEA case study for a terrific example of how our analysis substantiated this new innovation.

Analysis Capabilities

Have you had a technological breakthrough that promises to make a huge impact on your industry? Are you ready to make a product out of it? We can help with our experience in analysis:

Structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

  • Tools include Altair Hypermesh/Radioss FEA, Solidworks Simulation and COSMOS
  • Pre-processing:
    • Generating mesh (tetra-mesh for faster results or a quad mesh for a comprehensive FEA analysis) for the given geometry or assembly
    • Defining material and mechanical properties
    • Appling boundary conditions and loading conditions
  • Processing: including applying the solver to solve for the results at the nodes.
  • Post-processing including graphs, reports and actionable design modifications
  • Includes Vibration and Modal Analysis

Thermal and Fluid Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

  • Steady state and transient analysis
  • Conduction, Natural/Forced Convection
  • Cooling and Heating
  • Thermal Uniformity, Distortion, and Stress
  • View Example

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

  • Flow parameters like velocity, pressure, and direction
  • Altair Accusolve CFD
  • Integration of CFD analysis results with thermal FEA simulation to solve thermal and fluidic challenges

Dynamic Systems Modeling and Feedback Control Systems/Servo Analysis

  • Dynamic systems modeling for control development with Matlab and Simulink.
  • Co-simulation of embedded control firmware and dynamic systems for verification.

Dynamic Analysis: Kinematic and Kinetic analysis

  • Kinematic analysis and simulation of different mechanisms and linkages benchmark workability in achieving desired motion
  • Dynamic analysis to determine torque or counter-balance required
  • Vibrational analysis and solutions to reduce vibration and noise

Gear Train Analysis

  • Design gear trains with appropriate gear ratio to drive the system at appropriate torque
  • Design the gear ratio to minimize the current draw at the motor to prevent the system from over heating during continuous operation
  • Select an appropriate motor which is capable of supplying the required torque to drive the system at an appropriate speed
  • Ensure that gear angles, material and types are robust and appropriate for the application

Statistical Analysis

  • Identify parameters affecting the performance of a product
  • ANOVA Design of Experiments (DOE): Design experiments with a matrix composed of different ranges of parameters in order to optimize performance
  • Use statistical analysis methods to determine if the performance output is within Six Sigma

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Optimize Heat Sink

Heat sink Construction

  • Geometry: Base Thickness, Fin Count, Fin Area, Coreboard Contact Area
  • Material: Al (Cheap) Or Cu (Higher Thermal Conductivity)

Finite Element Model Overview

  • Develop methodology to allow iteration of heat sink packaging
  • Validate model using two methods
    • Comparison with theoretical references
    • Consistency of model predicted convection and spreading resistances
  • Performed mesh refinement

Vibration and Modal Analysis

Geometric and Vibration Characterization of Complex Parts to Obtain Deflections and Natural Frequencies

  • Creates safer, stronger parts
  • Reduces risks for resonant failure of components and undesirable rattling