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Case Studies

LUSAS Analyst is used by engineers in the automotive, aerospace, defence, manufacturing and general mechanical industries for all types of linear, nonlinear, contact, dynamic and thermal engineering analysis, including thermal/mechanical coupling. Most recent case studies are at the top.

Most recent case studies are at the top.


Support Hinge Assemblies for the Gateshead Millennium Bridge

  • Optimisation of very large castings for minimum weight

"With LUSAS, we optimised the distribution of material to give the minimum weight and cost for the applied loading and got more accurate answers than we would have done by other means."

Phil Snowsill, Senior Design Engineer, Kvaerner Markham


Stress and thermal analysis of a marine LNG loading arm

  • Prediction of temperatures and stresses caused by halving the pre-transfer cool-down period for a new loading arm design

"By employing LUSAS as an independent consultant Woodfield Systems were not only able to confirm or adjust their designs to ensure that they met the best possible design conditions but were also able to provide complete confidence to their client that the designs used would provide trouble free operation, improve vessel turn-around and give longevity of service."

Design optimisation of an axial impeller hub

  • Reduction of weight and increased strength in a range of impellers


The design and analysis of a laser mirror assembly

  • Natural frequency analysis and investigation of very sensitive displacements


Optimising reciprocating gait orthoses

  • 2D and 3D linear static analysis of components for a disabled walking device


Enabling Rammer to hit harder

  • Transient 3D dynamic impact analysis


Innovative cable tie design

  • Nonlinear contact analysis to improve product design

"The results produced from LUSAS Analyst made it possible for us to optimise the shape and dimensions of the cable tie cells to give the performance we required for the specified loading conditions."

Andy Harsley, Technical Director, Millepede Cable Ties 


Contact analysis of artificial hip joint components

  • Nonlinear contact, fatigue and impact analysis of ceramic components


Faster vibration analysis of vehicle exhaust systems

  • Customised software to automate dynamics assessment

"Our evaluation of proposed new exhaust systems can now be performed at least twice as fast as previous methods with greater accuracy also being achieved."

Ian Rutherford, CAE Team Leader, Arvin Exhaust R&D


Engine analysis with LUSAS and lasers

  • Prediction of deformations caused by assembling engine crankcases and cylinder heads.


Automated dynamic analysis of high speed drill spindles

  • Customised software to automate dynamic analysis of drill spindle assemblies


Innovative dynamometer design

  • Fourier analysis to investigate rim and flange thicknesses

"We specialise in undertaking novel engineering challenges so we need analysis software that provides reliable answers for any type of analysis problem. LUSAS Analyst meets our needs in this respect and helps to enhance our in-house design skills in a very cost-effective way".

Bill Coleman, Director at Design & Projects


Offshore centraliser design

  • Detailed analyses of centraliser designs to investigate ultimate strength and fatigue life.


Fatigue analysis of tubular joints with single-sided welds

  • Investigation of stress distributions in typical offshore K joints


Pressure sensor for monitoring mine safety

  • Nonlinear contact analysis of an internal hydraulic flatjack

"The solutions to these problems were far from obvious so we turned to FEA (Australia) Pty Ltd for advice. The support we got was marvellous, with FEA coming up with some truly innovative solutions and not resting until we had achieved our objective".

Ken McNabb, Mincad Systems


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