Nonlinear FE Analyses form an essential part of our structural analysis service portfolio. For many complex structures and materials occurring in practice, it is necessary to conduct nonlinear structural analysis in order to obtain realistic results.
We have an extensive track record of successfully simulating highly nonlinear applications. For instance, we can solve structural problems such as plasticity, contacts and large deformations where linear methods may fail. Other examples of nonlinear structural phenomena are creep, hyper-elasticity and buckling. Practical examples include lifting equipment, collisions and bolt connections, among others.
Thermal analysis can also be coupled with structural analysis. As results we will resolve thermal stresses, deformations and so on. Also material properties can depend on temperature in structural analysis studies.