the science

behind the process.

Finite Element Analysis

It is common for kilns, dryers, and other processing equipment to experience stress in both large and acute areas. A Finite Element Analysis (FEA) by Optimus Solutions visualizes that stress and uses it as a tool to analyze the structural integrity of your rotary unit as well as individual components such as tires, support rollers/trunnions, and shell sections.

Do you need an FEA? If you’re experiencing recurring failures such as cracks and fatigue or if you’re concerned about the strength of your shell, an FEA may benefit you. Even a small crack on your unit is a sign to investigate root cause. An FEA can pinpoint precisely where the stress is.

The Deliverable

Finite Element Analysis

Calculates the stress points and impact on your equipment

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A Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a great option for complex problems where one would like to know more about the stress impact.

Issues a FEA may be able to address

  • Don’t know the stress, shape, or location and it cannot be measured or calculated with simple tools
  • Failure analysis
  • Determine if the problem is a design issue as root cause
  • Cannot access the location and need engineering on potential pitfalls

Information We Need From You To Quote

We will collect all the information we need on a conference call with you regarding your load study. Contact us today to inquire!