<p>CSEI at cseinc.org provides stress analysis utilizing finite element analysis (FEA) for fabricated structure design and fabricated structure failure analysis.</p> <p>CSEI at cseinc.org provides stress analysis utilizing finite element analysis (FEA) for structural engineering design and structural engineering failure analysis.</p> <p>CSEI at cseinc.org utilizes mechanical stress analysis by applying finite element analysis (FEA) to identify structural stress in fabricated structures subjected to failure analysis.</p> <p>CSEI applies structural progressive collapse to determine structural progressive failure.</p>

Structural Stress Analysis


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Structural deformations or deflections and stresses generated throughout all structural members and connections can be determined using finite element analysis procedures. All component and accumulative stresses should be developed and evaluated to determine if structural members are adequate, in all respects, for the expected applied loading.

The extent of the vibration of structures generated by likely wind and seismic events should be evaluated and corrective design considered if warranted. Of particular concern should be the coupling of structural member vibration characteristics and the dynamic characteristics of the expected applied loading.

Buckling of structures (global) or structural members (local) should be checked after a design is completed to verify that failure will not occur at stress levels below normal member stress capacities.

A collapse analysis may be carried out to identify the sequence of member failures and energy absorption that may occur during a very extreme loading event.

Analysis Capabilities

Linear elastic stress analysis
Nonlinear elastic stress analysis
Nonlinear elastic-plastic stress analysis
Dynamic and vibration analysis
Seismic analysis
Fatigue, fracture and life-cycle analysis
Buckling and collapse analysis

Applications

Analysis of structural steel, concrete, and wood frame members.
Analysis of structural steel, concrete, and wood frame connections.
Analysis of Fiber Reinforced Plastic structures.
Analysis based on UBC and IBC code criteria.
Analysis of unique structures and unique loading criteria.
Analysis for extreme environmental events such as high wind and earthquake.
Reduce or eliminate detrimental vibration of structures and supported equipment.
Reduce potential for fatigue and fracture of structural components and connections.
Determine potential progressive failure modes.


CSEI - Application of finite element analysis in the design process