Steady state fluid flow (CFD) analysis of a vehicle moving at two different speeds to find the drag of the vehicle at these speeds. A mesh and domain sensitivity study was also completed to ensure that the mesh and domain size used would not affect the results accuracy. As expected the higher speed produced a higher drag force. Recommendations were given on how to reduce the drag force of the vehicle to increase vehicle efficiency.
Linear static stress analysis of existing vessels, analysing the vessels with new nozzles and nozzle loads due to a changed purpose of usage. The nozzles that were added to the vessels were then optimised, with the addition of saddle plates where required.
Non-linear stress analysis of a push fit to verify why real-world failures were occurring during manufacturing. Multiple analyses were performed with different material models to replicate the failures seen. The interference of the push fit was found to be too large, and the stress state after manufacturing was determined to help show why failures were occurring. The project was completed within a week from first contact, to ensure manufacturing in China could continue.
Stress and Linear Buckling analysis of a water tank subjected to various transport loads and pressure conditions. Analysis performed and recommendations given to how the design can be improved especially with regards to increasing the supports on the large flat surfaces which were buckling.
Stress analysis of a heat battery used in renewable energy, considering transportation and operating loads. The design was optimised over 5 iterations to reduce stresses in critical areas, as well as reducing the thickness of parts which were safe.
Pie-Cut Stress and Linear-Buckling analysis of a ion source body, considering a internal vacuum pressure. This was a larger version of a design already in use. Recommendations were made to increase the wall thickness in highly stressed areas to further improve the design.
Non-Linear Stress analysis of a mat used to distribute loads from a crane. Analysis required the modelling of different soil types, and a number of different configurations to find the optimum number of mats for a particular load. Results showed the product has superior performance to traditional design, and that the number of mats required for a particular load could be reduced, hence saving cost.
Stress analysis of hip joint implant including detailed bone representation. Ten versions of the implant have been compared, with different assumptions for the bone to represent variations amongst the population. Project included research on bone material properties.