Structural Simulation of De-coiler Component


The Client:

The client is a leading manufacturer of de-coiler stations for various industries such as offshore and marine applications.

Objective:

To assess the structural strength of the de-coiler station component subjected to structural loading provided by the client. FEA Analysis methodology is to be used for the assessment.

Client Expectations:

Structure assessment of the structure with respect to the loading was one of the major expectations from the client end.

FEA Analysis Project Challenges:

The project required our experts to study the system in details in order to be able to apply the correct boundary conditions for the FEA Analysis since the actual system was far more complicated and involved many other components such as capstan, capstan wheel, surge wheel, de coiler, coiler etc. The FEA Analyst simplified the CAD model into FEA model after a number of rounds of discussion with FEA consultant and FEA Analysis lead. This required involvement of full FEA Analysis team to go through various literature related with de-coiler component and Structural Analysis.

FEA Analysis Project Deliverables:

Project deliverables included a summary stating the conclusion regarding the FEA simulation. These conclusion and summary were backed by numerous images such as the stress and deformation plots on the component in the FEA Analysis report.

 

 

Structural Analysis of de-coiler component using FEA Analysis

FEA Analysis Project Benefits:

The Stress Analysis or FEA Analysis conducted by our FEA Analysis team consisting of FEA Analyst, FEA Analysis lead and FEA consultant, ensured regarding the sturdiness of the structure to the client and slashed the design cycle by approximately 4 weeks which in terms of USD would be approximately 4000 taking into account for all the material and testing resources. In addition to the cost, the FEA Analysis project also helped our FEA Analyst in learning how to simplify the FEA Analysis model. The FEA Consultant and FEA Analysis lead also got a good experience in learning simplification techniques for FEA Analysis.

FEA Analysis Project Hours:

  • FEA Analysis Model Preparation: 12 Hours
  • FEA Analysis Solving Time: 7 Hours
  • FEA Analysis Results Discussion: 3 Hours
  • FEA report preparation: 2 Hours

FEA Analysis Project Duration:

  • 3 days

FEA Analysis Project Team:

  • FEA Analyst
  • FEA Consultant
  • FEA Analysis Lead

Customer Delight Experience:

The client expected us to complete the FEA Analysis project within 7 working days which we delivered in 3 working days. Our FEA experts examined the project both from de-coiler for marine application domain and FEA Analysis aspects. Our FEA analyst had referred a lot of literature related Design of de-coiler and incorporated the learnings into the FEA Analysis report. Our FEA Consultant conducted a critical assessment of the FEA Analysis report and included recommendations in the FEA Analysis report. The client was more than happy to receive such in depth FEA Analysis report with all relevant images and reference literature.

Market Insights for de-coiler:

The marine offshore industry is having a steady growth and is yet expected to grow at a steady rate with challenging designs However, innovation driven product development will challenge the conservative design used by majority of the manufacturers. With increased safety standards, there are increased need of assessing current design and new products before designing them. FEA Analysis is very effective tool to assess the performance of existing de-coilers and developing new de-coilers.

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