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The World of FEA Simulation at Predictive Engineering

Here's a great overview of our services. It shows some classic stress analyses that we've done over the last several years.

This short overview animation presents project work on:

  • High-torque U-joint for a steel mill leveler
  • Vibration analysis of a metal forming tool (beer can domer)
  • Stress and vibration optimization of a space frame structure (car wash frame)
  • Nonlinear buckling analysis of a two-person submarine
  • Vibration optimization of paper mill machine component
  • Stress and fatigue analysis of 50 kW wind turbine blade hub, generator shaft and nacelle.


Predictive Engineering has done over 600+ FEA simulation projects in its 20 years in business. Take a look at some of our FEA consulting services, and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions!

FEA Simulation of Medical Devices using Advanced Nonlinear Analysis

Here's a video compilation of our FEA simulations of medical devices using advanced nonlinear analysis.

In all cases, these projects were benchmarked against experimental results and shown to be in tight correlation.

As an added bonus, the music is nice too!

Complex analysis demands were only part of the challenge for these projects since the medical industry also requires extensive documentation and quality assurance that the models are built per specification.

Additionally, in several cases the clients required that an accuracy assessment be performed prior to the correlation with experimental results. It was an interesting and enlightening twist that a prediction was required of the model’s precision prior to the divulgement of the experimental data.


10th European LS-DYNA Conference, Wurzburg, Germany

This biennial LS-DYNA conference was held in Würzburg, Germany and was hosted by DYNAmore of Germany. Predictive Engineering was represented by Adrian Jensen and George Laird where we presented our new LS-DYNA MPP Program Manager interface. Key topics of interest were the new CFD capabilities within LS-DYNA, extensive code improvements toward increased scalablity (MPP and hybrid SMP/MPP) and advanced composites modeling. Besides over 170 papers (see DYNALook for a digital archive of the papers) concurrent workshops were given on implicit, CFD, composites, dummy positioning, etc.

As with all LS-DYNA conferences, the social activities were outstanding with beer gardens, gala dinners and lots of time to discuss engineering simulation with the over 450 attendees. If you are using LS-DYNA or interested in nonlinear, transient analysis, the LS-DYNA conferences are great venues to network, learn new skills or just expand your horizons.


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