Thursday, 3 October 2013

Importance of Stress Analysis in Manufacturing & Engineering Industry

As the manufacturing and engineering industry tend to become more complex and challenging, the importance of stress analysis in product and systems development is experienced better than ever.

Across manufacturing, biomedical, automotive, chemicals, aerospace, electronics, energy, and Geo-technical industries, analysis and prediction of potential stress and fatigue in the product are often performed as the last step of more complex multi-disciplinary analysis of electromechanical devices. It helps in determining the response of a structure, product or system on application of load. It is critical in evaluating structural analysis based on assessing fatigue and failure analysis process.

What is Stress Analysis?

Stress analysis is the process of comprehensive industrial testing based on the calculations of mechanical strain, stress, and related deformations on application of load. It is an advanced computational method of applying load on a structure to determine its response.

The analysis method is used for counter evaluating the effectiveness of FEA structural analysis based on the report for fatigue and stress assessment and failure analysis. The calculations can be used in determining the stress and fatigue level of different industrial structures, aircraft and aerospace, sub-sea components, rail, marine components, and nuclear structures and components.  

Key Features of Stress Analysis

Stress analyzing modules come with different features that are of key benefit to engineering and manufacturing companies. However, some of the most important features include:

  • Plane stress and strain
  • Anisotropic stretch properties
  • Electric and magnetic forces
  • Thermal stresses
  • Rigorous and dispersed loading
Stress Analysis of Welding Skid Accumulator:
Stress Analysis of Welding Skid Accumulator

The Process of Stress Analysis

Analysis of stress within a structure encompasses determining the capability across all the points of the structure on application of load. The stress and fatigue rate is determined on a scale of 9-stress components to give a comprehensive view of the structure’s performance and response in the face of the load. It helps in determining the purpose of interior allocation of stress within a structure.

The process of stress analysis includes the following stages:

  • Building a part or structure to serve the function but at the same time, with reduced material usage and minimal cost
  • Determining and setting the nature of the loads that can act on a structure, which includes density, tension, torsion, winding, trim, or amalgamation of these loads.
  • When force is continuously applied to the structure, it tends to fail or get ruptured over time; more so due to lack of stable load condition. Stress analysis determines the level of stress under such cyclic load conditions
  • To make sure that a particular part can efficiently work without breaking under force, it is tested based on the level of stress that it can take
Benefits of Stress Analysis Services

The key benefits of stress analysis services to engineering and manufacturing industries are underlined below:

  • Facilitates accurate and reliable calculation of strain, distribution of load, and deflection
  • Vast domain expertise in structure and thermal stress
  • Leverage the power of efficient FEA solutions for product designing and development
  • Minimum errors and loopholes, which ensures no product failure
  • Cost-effective solutions
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1 comment:

  1. if possible put light on Thermal stresses in detail. Thanks in advanced.