Strength and deformation analysis

Support for the designer
Strength and deformation analyses support you in the early design phase to check your construction. Questions regarding wall thickness, storage conditions or installation space can be answered in the shortest possible time. In iterative processes, we work with you to develop optimised geometries and detailed solutions.
  • Plastics, metals and composites
  • Corresponding material models
  • Various load cases
  • Components and assemblies
Ansprechpartner: Sebastian Mönnich

Support in the early design phase or for final review.

Thermal and thermomechanical analysis

Temperature cycling tests and other thermal load cases
Mechanical stresses caused by thermal loads occur in virtually all everyday applications. The assessment of the significance of these stresses can be quickly clarified with FEM simulations and thus contribute to the safe use of the product.
  • Check thermally induced stresses
  • Determine equilibrium states
  • Consider heat conduction time-dependently
Contact person: Sebastian Mönnich

Combined loads for realistic illustration of your load case.

Quasistatic and dynamic

Consider dependence of material behaviour on loading speed
Source: Development of a Description Methodology for the Mechanical Behavior of Unreinforced Thermoplastics at High Deformation Rates, University of Halle, 2009. Note: The addition of "BZ" in the diagram above is not part of the product name "Bayblend T65". Rather, the "BZ" refers to the sample geometry used in the experiments.
The dependence of the material behaviour on the loading speed is particularly pronounced with plastics. For example, stiffness increases with increasing loading speed, while elongation at break generally decreases. These facts are depicted in our FEM simulations.
  • Consider strain rate dependence
  • Select material model
  • Support in test planning and evaluation
  • Expansion rate-dependent material cards
Contact person: Sebastian Mönnich

As a rule, the strain rate dependency of plastics is very pronounced.