Design

Actemium Design UK provides top tier engineering solutions for all our clients’ design and consultancy needs, with the ability to call on a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience, advising and supporting your innovation.

STRESS ANALYSIS

At Actemium Design UK, our mechanical engineering design is supported by a dedicated stress analysis team. This allows us to demonstrate that the mechanical system in question is capable of withstanding any externally applied loading.

Fundamentally, stress analysis is concerned with the calculation of internal pressures within a structure for a specified system of loads and constraints. Analysis of structures is not solely limited by stress; deflections and strains are equally important and are utilised where necessary to prove that a design solution is suitable. By considering these parameters and comparing to criteria defined within harmonised standards and/or client specification documents, it is possible to substantiate the design using well-established theory to prove that the system under consideration is suitable for its intended purpose. This allows for mitigation of issues within structural design at the conceptual design stage and prevent costly remedial works during installation, testing and operation of equipment.

Recommended installation is within a stable indoor Environment without wind.

Within our stress analysis team, analysis of structures is realised via two primary methods; analytical techniques utilising classical hand calculations and numerical methods which require implementation of specific computer software employing the Finite Element Method (FEM) for solution.

Structural hand calculations are produced within proprietary Mathcad software. Static and fatigue assessments are carried out for a variety of structural items and mechanisms. Generally, structures analysed include but are not limited to; platforms, lifting equipment, shield doors, containment doors, bogie and rail systems and recovery mechanisms.

Our significant experience and capability of producing analysis which utilises the following Finite Element (FE) software packages:

Our significant experience and capability of producing analysis which utilises the following Finite Element (FE) software packages:

  • ANSYS
  • LS-DYNA
  • STAAD Pro
  • CEASAR II

We have developed substantial experience in the following areas of FE analysis:

  • Linear
  • Non-Linear
  • Computational Modelling
  • Transient loads
  • Seismic Qualification
  • Explicit Dynamic Loads
  • Pipe Stress

Our team has successfully delivered analysis reports for bespoke items which conform to the requirements in the following British/European/International codes:

  • BS 2573
  • BS EN 13001
  • BS EN 13155
  • BS 5950
  • BS EN 1990
  • IBC
  • ASCE 7-10
  • ACI 349-06
  • BS EN 14492
  • E.M 1.001
  • ASME B31.3