“Bois HD customizes the Ansys platform so their advanced structural, acoustic and fluid simulation tools can be used daily by craftsmen in the French woodworking and construction industries. With these tools, our SME partners are confidently designing more complex structures in half the time it took with more traditional approaches.”
— Sebastian Fuentes R&D Engineer / Bois HD
The Atelier Normand is a French SME manufacturing complex wooden structures of various types including advanced platforms. Nowadays, SMEs are facing the challenge to quickly design and manufacture structures including more functionalities (storage, evacuation route, phone booth, etc.) while still complying to safety regulations such as Eurocode 0, 1 and 5.
Engineering simulation allows Bois HD, an Engineering Services company, to investigate the different designs provided by the Atelier Normand, identify possible weaknesses (excessive local stress in the structure) and eventually validate their compliance to requested safety codes. The adoption of an engineering simulation approach also enables them to quickly address possible safety questions related to the addition of components such as a guardrail.