Finite Element Analysis

Engineers at Ponderosa Associates, Ltd. have the education, training and real-world experience in the use of finite element (FE) analysis software to assist you with stress analysis, design review and optimization, or failure mode analysis.

Our engineers use state-of-the-art FE software, including ALGOR, NE NASTRAN and LapFEA. We can utilize existing solids models provided by our clients or create new models using software such as Alibre, 3D Studio MAX and AutoCAD.

Our engineers have direct experience in modeling a wide range of items, including space structures, large building structures, complex dynamic models of vehicle structures, and smaller scale mechanical devices/structures. Coupled with our ability to instrument and measure actual dynamic stresses and motions using strain gauges, accelerometers, and other instrumentation, we are able to provide a wide range of services to analyze your problem.