Example of XFEM crack propagation
Widely used throughout the industry, finite element analysis (FEA) is a method for carrying out a structural analysis using computer simulation. Wild Well uses it as a design aid to predict how a structure or component will respond to a given load condition as well as for forensic studies to explain why a structure or component failed or did not function as intended.
At Wild Well, the spectrum of uses for FEA and XFEA (Extended Finite Element Analysis) range from the simplest linear elastic structural calculations for design verification to the very complex were buckling, yielding, cracking, contact and wear, and extreme levels of deformation occur. Wild Well’s FEA practitioners are all licensed professional engineers with many years of experience, giving our clients a high degree of confidence that the work being carried out is performed to the highest standards.