What is the finite element method ?
The finite element method (FEM) is a numerical method that simulates the behavior of a complex elastomeric product in the face of the actions it will have to face (forces, vibration, heat, etc.).
This method makes it possible to create finite element models as close to reality as possible. In this calculation, the different materials and the environment of the system are taken into account.
The finite element calculation is used during the development of the elastomer product and guarantees a response in accordance with the specifications.
What are the steps of the finite element calculation ?
The calculation by finite elements takes place in several stages :
- From the CAD (Computer Aided Design), which itself comes from the customer’s input data, the design of the elastomer product is integrated into the calculation software.
- Entering the criteria of the internal and external environment of use of the elastomer product (from the customer input data).
- Launching of the finite element calculation.
- Obtaining the results : this calculation must confirm whether the design is compliant or not.
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THE R&D TEAM IS ABLE TO WORK WITH THIS FOLLOWING SOFTWARES :
CATIA : Parts design by CAD (Computer Aided Design)
ABAQUS : Nonlinear FEM meshing and calculation (finite element calculation software)