Finite Element Analysis

Xodus Group enhances rapid structural and mechanical analysis with expert assessment before prototyping or production.

Our FEA team comprises specialists in the use and application of linear and nonlinear FEA and experts in tools such as Abaqus, USFOS, Sesam, ANSYS and SACS.

Using FEA, Xodus provides expert structural and mechanical analysis to clients involved in all aspects of the energy industries. The images opposite demonstrate a downhole tool case study but our expertise is equally applicable to other FEA problems including topsides, accidental loads and blast or fire.

Analyses are performed as part of the design and verification process in accordance with the appropriate international codes and operator specifications. Safety critical components are assessed for operating loads such as tension, bending and pressure as well as for accidental loads such as impact.

Powerful though FEA and NLFEA tools are, it is our technical excellence and years of experience that sets Xodus apart. The FEA team collaborates with clients at every stage of the process, explaining results in terms that the non-specialist can understand and going beyond analysis to give rapid, clear guidance and commercially-aware reports before prototyping or production.

We can eliminate or defer repairs or identify conservatisms inherent in traditional design methods, consequently saving our fees many times over.

Taking an integrated approach
State-of-the-art FEA and NLFEA are combined with the other engineering disciplines within Xodus such as materials and corrosion, welding, and safety. This immediate access to in-house experts means our clients benefit from rapid evaluation and reduced costs.