Structural Stress Analysis of Bracket Assembly subjected to moment loading for electric poles


The Client:

A company involved into manufacturing of brackets and locking system for poles

Objective:

To simulate the bracket subjected to moment load using FEA Analysis method. The main objective is to decide the material of construction for the bracket by comparing the results obtained from FEA Analysis for different materials.

Client Expectations:

Client expected us to provide the assessment report for the bracket assembly with boundary conditions and results discussion. Clients' expectations from us were to assess the FEA simulation results such as stress and deformation, compare these results for two different materials of construction and hence to be able to decide the optimum material. We derived client’s need for an accurate FEA model and an accurate FEA analysis results.

FEA Analysis Project Challenges:

The project required us to prepare a baseline FEA analysis model and a few iterations in the design and loading since deciding material specifications is never an easy task. Our FEA consultants have ample experience in determining Boundary conditions, applying proper materials and creating a right size mesh FEA model which further leads to an accurate FEA Analysis. Our FEA Analysis Lead ensured that we understand the product testing requirements for the Electrical Pole Assembly market and incorporated the learning’s into the FEA Analysis report.

FEA Analysis Project Deliverables:

 

 

 

FEA Analysis of Bracket Assembly for Electrical Poles

 

FEA Analysis Project Benefits:

The project saved the client overall of 100000 USD which includes the manpower and Testing resources required. Apart from financials, the FEA analysis also provided a knowledge base to the client in terms of learning which they may apply in future designs. Our experts also introduced the client to virtual testing results available thanks to FEA Analysis. The complication in FEA Analysis also provided an opportunity to our experts to have experience on frictional contact based nonlinear FEA Analysis.

FEA Analysis Project Hours:

  • FEA Analysis Model Preparation: 12 Hours
  • FEA Analysis Solving Time: 5 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 6 working days which we delivered in 3 working days. Our FEA experts examined the project both from domain and FEA Analysis aspects. Our FEA analyst had referred a lot of literature for related to the stress analysis for the brackets of an electrical pole and incorporated the learnings into the FEA Analysis report. Our FEA Consultant conducted assessed the FEA Analysis report critically and provided his feedback to include as recommendation for design to the client. The FEA Analysis report also included the theoretical aspects of the nonlinear contact algorithm. The methodical approach to conduct the FEA Analysis was very much appreciated by the client.

Electric Pole Market Insights:

As evident from the data below, the global up trend in electrical Transmission and distribution leads to the growing segment for electrical poles. Although the designs for electrical poles and mounting systems may have been standardized, there has been lot of trials in alternative materials. Whenever a material change is discussed, it leads to all qualification requirements including structural stress assessment. FEA Analysis is very much beneficial tool in order to assess different materials

 

Electric Poles Market Insights

 

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