FEM Data Streamliner BV

The demands for simulation of complex structure designs are growing every day. The run of a detailed Finite Element Model with various loadcases can result in gigabytes of data which need to be handled somehow. FEM Data Streamliner helps structural engineers to handle these complex data streams. We develop software solutions to facilitate the post-processing of Finite Element Models. A straight forward FE model (without modelled built-in tolerances) usually represents an ideal world with flat surfaces, straight stiffeners etc. In this case, for instance, a buckling strength analysis will present too optimistic results. In reality offsets, due to built-in tolerances, will have a major influence on the buckling strength results. Without modelling these in detail, your calculated results with FEM are not very practical. On the other hand, modelling these discrepancies is very time consuming. Over the past decades a lot of literature is written about structures. A summary is provided in international standards like AISC, DNV. ISO etc. It also contains some do’s and don’ts to prevent pitfalls in designs. All these knowhow can be used to safe time in construction designs. The software of FEMDS.COM is a check based on this literature. It helps the construction designer to make the right decisions without too many iterations. This safes valuable engineering time. FEMDS.COM provides post processing solutions for structures to check whether the construction meets the requirements as laid down in international standards like ISO, EN, AISC etc. The software uses the calculated results from ANSYS as input to check if it fulfills the requirements. The output is a *.csv file containing a summary of the results. It includes also remarks about design limitations. The outcome is a unity check, which can be read into ANSYS to get an overview where the structure needs to be reinforced or where it can be optimized to decrease weight.

The software of FEMDS.COM benefits the structural engineer in various ways:

  1. It reduces administrative tasks to prepare a readable report showing that the construction is fit for purpose;
  2. It prevents pitfalls by warning the engineer that the construction is outside the standards; This way the engineer is triggered that continuing at this track it probably requires a lot of additional work to validate the design.
  3. It provides a quick overview of the weak points in the construction by showing it directly in ANSYS.
  4. It safes iteration time

Additional Resources:

Buckling strength of plated structures
Buckling and ultimate strength assessment for offshore structures
Specification for structural steel buildings

Region(s) Served

Europe, North America


Edgar Peetam
Kingsfordweg 151
1043 Gr
The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 491 7451 or +31 (0)6-19756492

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