The prediction of part performance is a crucial point in the engineering success of an product. It is most important to know before steel is cut or polymer is molded that the product has been optimized to achieve the performance criteria required. This can be achieved through non-linear three dimensional finite element analysis software. A major advantage with this non-linear analysis is that the engineer can observe the behavior of component or assembly under loads and conditions specified to determine if the behavior is satisfactory or if a change is necessary to the part design.
Coupling structural analysis with flow analysis gives Source One the ability to supply a fully functioning part design with optimized modeling criteria before tool manufacturing and production takes place.
The benefits of this process may be best expressed in two words: Product Assurance.