Transforming Stress Limited staff have been developing and using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods since the early 1980s. This period has been exciting because of transformations in the available hardware and software. The significant changes have required a continuous appraisal of the underlying principles of structural integrity so that predictions of component safety are still based upon mechanics and the behaviour of materials. Transforming Stress Limited staff have remained focused on these issues whilst enjoying the leap in computational power.
Computational stress analysis has generated cost and time savings during the design of engineering components, and in the subsequent review of the performance of complex systems containing many components. Transforming Stress Limited staff have been involved in both the design phase of projects and in the in-service review phases in many industries and we continuously provide safe answers for components.
Transforming Stress Limited staff have taught stress analysis and FEA techniques on degree and masters levels courses. We have also developed bespoke teaching material on crack growth behaviour in components and on the complex response of fabrications to weld sequencing, jigging and tacking.
Transforming Stress Limited staff have contributed to the development clear codes and standards for the appropriate use of FEA and stress analysis by engineers.
Transforming Stress Limited considers clarity to be of importance because engineers must be capable of adopting both accurate and safe methods even when they are managing complex and safety critical assets.