Finite Element Analysis

Posted by Angie Wigle

Did you know that Buckeye Machine offers full Finite Element Analysis (FEA)?  Within our Autodesk Inventor design software, FEA is a computerized method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world forces, vibration and other physical effects.  Finite element analysis shows whether a product will break, wear out, or work the way it was designed.  It is called analysis, but in the product development process, it is used to predict what is going to happen when the product is used.

FEA works by breaking down a real object into a large number (thousands to hundreds of thousands) of finite elements, such as little cubes.  Mathematical equations help predict the behavior of each element.  A computer then adds up all the individual behaviors to predict the behavior of the actual object.

Finite element analysis helps predict the behavior or products affected by many physical effects, including:

  • Mechanical stress
  • Mechanical vibration
  • Fatigue
  • Motion

Contact Buckeye Machine today for your next projects analysis!  419-273-2521