Computational Engineering

Our service

Assuring the mechanical integrity of industrial assets is a task of major priority used to guarantee continuous production, reduce unexpected failures and lower the cost of maintenance. We provide integrated technical consulting and engineering services ranging from quantitative assessment of potential anomalies to engineering calculation of the mechanical integrity of the asset.

Our knowledge is based on years of experience accumulated during engineering work on industrial assets used in the construction and operation of power plants, petrochemical plants and oil & gas facilities. Our interdisciplinary approach and implementation of modern advanced modelling and simulation tools offer our customers optimized solutions with a focus on practical feasibility.

Depending on customer needs, we use different commercial Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) packages and programs as well as our own proprietary software solutions.

  • Simulation, life cycle and integrity analysis
  • 3D linear and nonlinear thermal and mechanical
  • computation
  • Dynamic Eigenfrequency and modal analysis
  • Design / modernization / structural optimization / reverse engineering
  • Failure Analysis (root cause analysis)
  • Lifetime and integrity analysis
  • Numerical evaluation of measurement results
  • Integration of non-destructive tests or measurement technology in holistic integrity strategies
  • Software development: Programming of customized
  • Integrity assessment tools

Interdisciplinary Approach

All from one source

We offer interdisciplinary oriented solutions for your individual problem from on-site inspections to material and damage assessment in laboratory and analysis using computational engineering methods:

  • By using properly selected NDT methodologies or permanent monitoring solutions, components are inspected for potential damage assessment. Identified anomalies (e.g. cracks, corrosion spots) are then quantified by means of the selected NDT techniques. Computational engineering tools are used to assess the impact on the mechanical integrity of an inspected component. Based on these results, quantitative engineering recommendations on fitness for service, remnant life and the continued safe operation of the component are made.
  • Measurement results from monitoring diagnostics (e.g. strain gauges) of operations can be interpreted and evaluated with computational engineering methods.
  • With the aid of mechanical-technological tests, an accurate and experimentally verified material model can be implemented and used during computational engineering analysis.

These examples illustrate only a few of the many advantages offered within the interdisciplinary approach.