Virtual Lab Services

Only a few companies today can afford the time and cost of building a new physical prototype with every new design iteration, at Input and Analysis Ltd. we are committed to help small companies develop their products, without the investment and qualified personnel needed to get a Research and Development department. Our VASF is a "Virtual Advance Stress and Flow bench test ring" that has been conceptualised to provide our clients with the total product performance picture without the time and expense of building and testing physical prototypes, we provide our experience and "know how" to drive to obtain design concepts at the early stages of development.

Our virtual lab can fulfill the needs for those companies that have not already purchased a CFD or FEA package or its engineers are overloaded with other projects, we can use their CAD data to perform a complete fluid dynamic study being this way the most cost efficient way for projects were fluid flow or heat transfer are relevant for a final concept or design.

Simulation of operating conditions allows us to determine performance before the product is in the production line. That makes our VASF the most powerful feature with clients who want to conduct “what-if” product analysis scenarios or just to obtain a preliminary sizing.

Benefits:

  • Reduce reliance on physical test and avoid costly design and tooling changes
  • Perform smarter and quicker physical tests by simulating first
  • Reduce cost and weight by assessing more design options
  • Correlate directly with physical test data

"Finite Element Analysis and Computer Fluid Dynamic allows us a rapid exploration of new ideas providing a better understanding of product performance."

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Some of our design tools FEA / CFD




Design services using the state of the art in CAD/CAE and simulation analysis software

- ProEngineer/Creo Elements
- Pro/MECHANICAL advance
- Creo Simulation
- Abaqus
- nCode
- FLUENT
- Autodesk Simulation CFD

Data Bases from:

- Knovel
- IHS
Stress Analysis FEA

FEA is a very powerful tool for structural sizing and for predicting the linear static, dynamic, non-linear response of complicated structures.


INPUT and ANALYSIS Ltd uses state of art Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as well as classical hand analysis techniques (as roark's, ASME) extensively and proficiently together with the most important data base as Knovel and IHS.

As an example we use the most recent fatigue analysis tools to predict and optimize design under cyclic load, helping our engineers to predict and improve the fatigue performance of their designs early in the product life cycle, allowing our clients to understand better how their new product will behave under cyclic load.

INPUT and ANALYSIS Ltd Engineers have experience using several different packages to create detailed Finite Element Models (FEM) including Abaqus standard/explicit for advanced stress analysis, nCode for durability prediction and Fatigue Analysis, Pro/MECHANICAL to build detailed models for stress analysis. It has the ability to quickly generate analysis models based directly on solid CAD models.

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Our design tools FEA




- ProEngineer/Creo Elements
- Pro/MECHANICAL advance
- Creo Simulation
- Abaqus
- nCode

- Lineal and non-lineal engineering simulations (material - geometry - contact):

- Nonlinear large displacement, pre-stress, dynamic, and transient thermal analyses

- Linearised stress for pressure vessel design and other applications..

- Low-speed dynamic, or steady-state transport analyses and advance contact analysis

- Elastic and non elastic material properties, hyper elastic materials.

- Modal, buckling, contact and steady state thermal.

- upport for advanced modeling entities such as: Mass/Spring --idealizations, pre-loaded bolts, and friction on assembly contact points

- Fatigue analysis, evaluating performance measures such as life, damage, and factor of safety.

- Vibration analysis, Identify product natural frequencies & response under vibratory loading whether it be sinusoidal or random.

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Our stress simulation tools

ABAQUS is a highly sophisticated FEA software, used heavily for dynamics problems and complex contact and non-linear material scenarios.

PRO/MECHANICAL is an advance parametric P code- finite element program, used heavily in Oil and Gas industry.

Our design tools FEA: ABAQUS

ABAQUS is a highly sophisticated, general purpose finite element program, designed primarily to model the behavior of solids and structures under externally applied loading. ABAQUS includes the following features:

Capabilities for both static and dynamic problems. The ability to model very large shape changes in solids, in both two and three dimensions.

A very extensive element library, including a full set of continuum elements, beam elements, shell and plate elements, among others.

A sophisticated capability to model contact between solids.

An advanced material library, including the usual elastic and elastic - plastic solids; models for foams, concrete, soils, piezoelectric materials, and many others. Capabilities to model a number of phenomena of interest, including vibrations, coupled fluid/structure interactions, acoustics, buckling problems, and so on.

Our design tools FEA: PRO/MECHANICAL and CREO Simulation

PRO/MECHANICAL is an advance finite element program that enables engineers to fully evaluate and optimize their designs, improving product quality while reducing physical prototyping expense, Pro/mechanical includes the following features:

Solve nonlinear large displacement, pre-stress, dynamic, and transient thermal analyses.

Simulate advanced materials behaviors such as hyper-elasticity, anisotropic, orthotropic, and composite laminates.

Support for advanced modeling entities such as mass/spring idealizations, pre-loaded bolts, and friction on assembly contact points.

Common interface, workflows, and user concepts as in core design areas of Pro/ENGINEER. Reduces product performance uncertainty by simulating complex systems accurately.
Computer Fluid Dynamic analysis CFD

"One important advantage of the implementation of a CFD study is that it provides more complete information than physical testing including: dynamics forces, flow pattern, velocity profiles in all relevant directions, static, dynamic and pressure drop amount other variables; helping us to understand how a design is performing and how it can be improved."


- Internal and external flows.

- Incompressible flow, Subsonic, Transonic, and Supersonic Compressible.

- Steady State and Transient flow phenomena

- Heat Transfer.

- Conjugate heat transfer (simultaneous conduction and convection).

-Natural ,Mixed and Forced Heat Transfer.

- Internal surface to surface radiation
- Radiative exchange through transparent media.

- Full reciprocity enforced.

- Objects in motion.

- Compact Thermal Model for electronic component analysis.

- Forced Convection Automation and solar Loading model.

- Flow induced vibration studies.

- Fluid structure interaction.

- Engineering goal-based flow analysis.
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Our design CFD tools



We are able to simulate a broad range of fluid flow and heat transfer scenarios, from steady state to transient conditions analysis including turbo machineries, heat transfer and fluid structure interaction.

Our tools allows us to analyze and optimize the design, placement, and performance of critical components and systems.
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