Predictive Engineering Thermal-Stress Consulting Experience

This FEA consulting case study brings together various thermal-stress projects we have done over the last decade. If you don't want to see the written version, we have also created a YouTude video on our Thermal-Stress consulting projects that can be viewed here:

In the case study you'll find an onsite synopsis, a short summary video, and a PDF case study of the following thermal-stress projects that we have done using Femap, NX Nastran and LS-DYNA:

  1. Thermal-Stress Analysis of 500kW Generator
  2. Thermal-Deflection Analysis of Composite Fabrication Mandrel
  3. Thermal-Stress Analysis of Hydrogen Reactor
  4. Thermal-Stress Analysis of Potted DC-AC Invertor and other Electronic Devices
  5. ASME Thermal-Stress Analysis of Thick-Walled LOX and RP1 Propellant Tanks
  6. Thermal-Stress Effects within Thick Composite Laminate
  7. Thermal-Stress Analysis of Water Cooled Stoker Grate
  8. Overview of General Thermal-Stress Projects

Read the case study here.

Engineering Simulation of Friction Stir Welding

Most major aircraft manufacturers use friction-stir welding (FSW) to join aluminum parts. The trick is that the aluminum never reaches its melting point and hence prevents typical solidification defects found in fusion type welding.

One of our Predictive Engineering engineers worked to develop a simulation package that can model the weld process using smoothed particle hydrodynamics on the graphical processing unit (GPU). The simulation code allows the engineer to predict joint efficiency, cleanliness (minimal defects) as well as residual stresses and deformations. That quick simulation is a huge advantage for our FSW-using clients. See our simulation video below, or at

Femap and NX Nastran - Foundation and Advanced training

Predictive Engineering and our partner Applied CAx are holding a training course April 20-24, 2015. This week-long course taught by Predictive Engineering will take the new user from ground floor through FEA best practices to advanced subjects dealing with manifold and non-manifold surface modeling, detailed plate meshing and tet versus hex meshing. Cost is $2450.

The optional final day on Friday, April 24th will finish with a focus on customization and automation using Excel and Femap’s own API interface for an additional $575.

The course will be fast paced and follow a workshop format with theory, practice and Q&A sessions.

Please follow this link to register online, or feel free to send an email to: [email protected], Attn: Adrian Jensen, PE

» Download the seminar informational brochure


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