Industry sectors that benefit from our FEA services include oil and gas, power generation, transport, infrastructure and medical.
Welding simulation and manufacturing process optimisation, for example, can reduce the cost of mitigation of distortion during manufacture. ECAs and improvements in the capability of guided wave inspection can increase the allowable time between inspections, and therefore reduce operating costs. ECAs are also used to support decisions about life extension, repair and replacement.
Effective design of components allows our clients to achieve a satisfactory balance between factors such as performance within specifications, weight, cost, complexity and sustainability. Finding the correct balance improves profitability and can also provide new unique selling points.
The interdisciplinary approach taken by TWI is of great value during these activities. Strong links between laboratory and modelling simulation allow the collation and use of high-quality input data for models, and their validation through physical testing.