Finite Element Analysis
We provide a wide range of finite element capabilities: non-linear, complex mechanisms with contact; pipework; impact energy absorbtion; critical mode, harmonic & spectrum analysis
In collaboration with our fabrication partners we can design and manufacture shipping baskets, and custom frameworks validated & certified to DNV 2.7-1 / 3 & EN 12079. We have provided bespoke container designs for end users from E-On Energy to BP.
Metal & Polymeric Seal Design
Combining a first-principles approach to metal, PEEK & PTFE seal design with our materials & analysis expertise we can produce reliable & robust seal designs which pass qualification testing first time round. We have established relationships with major test houses enabling us to plan & manage the entire design and qualification process.
Design Optimisation & Problem Solving
Contrary to conventional wisdom ‘blue’ on FE results is not always optimum – it’s a sign of over-design. Provide geometry, material data & criteria limits for your parts and we will optimise material utilisation. Our close links with major fabrication & machine shops mean that we can even provide a manufacturing review to ensure changes don’t impact on production.
PDIL are capable of defining the scope of material testing required to ascertain fatigue properties needed to make fatigue assessments and can take care of the whole process from sourcing the testing services, interpreting the data, performing the fatigue analysis & making recommendations for improvement.
Subsea & Offshore Product Design
Tubing Hanger & Tree systems, Flowbase systems, Intervention systems, Tooling, Overtrawlable structures, Well jumpers, Topside machinery, Custom tooling; from tolerance analysis and detail design to manufacture & qualification. We have been involved in major industry projects and can lead same on your behalf.