Weatherhaven’s protection solutions range from mobile medical facilities to full enclosures for helicopters.
Typical FEA analysis is on the structural membrane to various weather specifications. Lightweight metal structure with canvas covers modelled using shell and beam elements.
Snow and Wind loading demands can be quite extreme so Nastran used to calculate deflections and stresses.
Pontis Engineering are an independent international company in the rapidly growing industry of advanced composite products.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, use FEMAP from Siemens PLM and Autodesk Nastran.
The image opposite shows an FEA calculation of the composite blade structure where the worst strains ply by ply are visualized.
Another client example of Nastran in action. At this company the software is helping to Design Communication Antennae’s for various structural applications.
Typical Wind loading performance, which include the study of the effects of vortex induced vibrations on the structure. Routinely use Nastran on the sub-components that make up the assembly including the ‘Ape Guard’ which is one of the most important auxiliary components supplied. Ape damage is a major problem in many locations around the world.
Stru-Mech Design based in West Yorkshire, is a small Engineering Consultancy Company specializing in the design of bespoke mechanical handling and lifting systems. Use Nastran for stress analysis and they have a varied client base. Their expertise is sought after normally when there are some structurally demanding performance issues that require a high level of structural analysis to strict industry standards.