ESRD has been helping aerospace and defense (A&D) engineering professionals solve the toughest problems in strength, durability and damage tolerance of metallic and composite structures since 1989.
Applications & Simulations
Multi-body contact analysis of an aircraft shear clip.
We developed the world’s premier high-order FEA tool, StressCheck® Professional, to empower our customers to obtain reliable solutions to their challenging engineering applications.
What kinds of engineering applications are on your mind today?
Are high-resolution stress or strain gradients important to you? Or, any of the following?:
- Stress concentrations for small and/or difficult to analyze features
- Adhesively bonded ply by ply laminated composites details
- 3D stress intensity factors for user-defined crack geometries
- Multi-body contact analyses of fastened joints
- Residual stress due to cold-working process
- Global-local analysis of airframe details
- Customized engineering simulation apps
Chances are, we’ve seen these customer requirements before and can point you to the right place. Click on any of the images below to learn more about the classes of solid mechanics problems we can solve.
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“The p-type element has been used to great advantage in the finite element system ESRD StressCheck®, . This software provides the engineer with the means to conduct solution verification in an extremely straightforward manner by simply increasing the degree of the element, monitoring convergence and using Richardson extrapolation reliably to estimate the error. This can be conducted automatically by the software thereby enabling the engineer to concentrate on the engineering rather than the simulation. StressCheck® has also been used to develop ESRD’s Handbook and Toolbox applications. The first of these provides engineers with a repository of parameterised standard problems of the type found in texts like Roark’s “Formulas for Stress and Strain”, . The second, Toolbox, is a tool that can be used to parameterise a company’s range of components for rapid and reliable analysis by non-expert analysis. Toolbox then is an exemplary of the way in which the democratisation of simulation can be applied.”
Angus Ramsay, PhDEngineering Director, Ramsay Maunder Associates