FEA/CFD Analysis

The range of our analytical capabilities is unmatched in the consulting industry, particularly in the area of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis.

Our engineering team uses the latest FEA and CFD tools and methodologies to determine product configuration and perform optimization, cost and weight reduction, life prediction, system performance evaluation, and failure investigation of mechanical systems. Our engineers are well-versed in many analysis applications, including FEA, CFD, and the entire AxSTREAM suite of analytical modules.

SoftInWay is ready to accept any challenge in fluid dynamics and simulation. No fluid system is too complex!

Analytical Capabilities:

Machine Types

  • Turbines 
  • Turbochargers
  • Compressors
  • Pumps and Turbopumps
  • Engines (Natural Gas & Diesel)
  • Fans and Blowers
  • Generators
  • Motors
  • Gearboxes
  • Spindles (Machine Tools)
  • Piping Systems and Supports
  • Pressure Vessels and Tanks  

Finite Element Analyses

  • Linear and Non-Linear
  • Static, Dynamic and Seismic
  • Thermal (Steady-State and Transient)
  • Cyclic Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
  • Coupled field CFD-Thermo-Structural (Steady State and Transient)

Bearings/Seals Simulation:

  • Journal, Thrust Bearings
  • Fixed and Tilting Pad Geometries
  • Ball Bearings
  • Incompressible and Compressible Lubricants
  • Gas Foil Bearings
  • Hydrodynamic, Hydrostatic, or Hybrid
  • Squeeze Film Dampers
  • Annular Seals

Fatigue/Fracture Mechanics:

  • Hand calculations
  • Goodman assessment
  • Low-Cycle Fatigue (LCF)
  • High-Cycle Fatigue (HCF)
  • Crack growth
  • Residual life

Rotor Dynamic Analysis:

  • Drive systems
  • Critical speed
  • Lateral and Torsional Natural Frequency and Corresponding Modes Shape (damped and undamped)
  • Stability Analysis
  • Unbalance Response (variable speed)
  • Time-Transient Response (torsional)

CFD/AERO analysis:

  • Compressible, incompressible and supersonic flows
  • Laminar and turbulent flows
  • Flows with conjugate heat transfer
  • Multiphase flows
  • Engine installation and ventilation
  • Combustion systems
  • Turbomachinery design

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