GrantecEngineering Consultants Inc.

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Nova Scotia, Canada

Services: Advanced Finite Element Analysis

Grantec employs a wide variety of advanced analysis computer programs including ANSYS Multiphysics, ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS Structural, ANSYS CFX (Computational Fluid Dynamics), NEi NASTRAN Expert, NEi Works Expert, SolidWorks Simulation, COSMOSM Advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA), COSMOSDesignStar, COSMOSWorks, FEMAP Pre & Post Processing, DYNA3D, Algor, AFGROW and FLAGRO (fatigue and fracture mechanics).

The ANSYS Multiphysics code is a high-end state-of-the-art coupled physics tool combining structural, thermal, CFD, acoustic and electromagnetic simulation capabilities. Grantec's perpetual ANSYS license, includes:

  • ANSYS Multiphysics
  • ANSYS Mechanical
  • ANSYS Structural
  • ANSYS CFX (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
  • ANSYS CFX Full Capability Advanced Solvers
  • ANSYS WorkBench
  • ANSYS DesignModeler
  • ANSYS Geometry Interface for SolidWorks
  • ANSYS High Performance Computing (HPC)

Some of advanced capabilities of the ANSYS Multiphysics code include:

  • fully coupled Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI), dynamic and transient
  • fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • multi-phase flow
  • structural and mechanical analysis
  • thermal analysis
  • acoustics
  • extensive element library including linear and non-linear elements
  • dynamic analysis including non-linear with implicit solvers
  • non-linear analysis including large strain
  • fracture mechanics, including 3D and crack propagation
  • fatigue
  • wave mechanics including Linear, Stoke's and Dean's formulations
  • immersed pipe and cable dynamics (including submerged systems such as moorings, towed bodies and marine risers)

The ANSYS Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) solution is considered to be the most advanced and flexible coupled structural-fluid physics tool currently available.

Grantec Featured in ANSYS Advantage Oil & Gas Special Edition 2012 (Download)

Download Grantec Journal Article on Fluid Structure Interaction by ANSYS Inc.

Vessel Sloshing CFD

Dynamic Liquid Sloshing in Pressure Vessel at time of Maximum Explosion Loading

Vessel Sloshing CFD

Dynamic Liquid Sloshing in Pressure Vessel following Explosion Loading

Fully-Coupled Dynamic Response Analysis by FSI of Pressure Vessel subjected to External Hydrocarbon Explosion Loading with Internal Sloshing of Fluid

(note: blue surface is the free-surface of the sloshing fluid)

The NEi NASTRAN FEA code is a high-end FEA program. Grantec's perpetual license includes NEi NASTRAN Expert, NEi Works Expert and NEi Editor (Full Version): NEi NASTRAN's features include:

  • extensive element library including linear and non-linear elements
  • Linear Static
  • Steady State Heat Transfer
  • Modal
  • Buckling
  • Optimization
  • Composites
  • Prestress
  • Transient Response
  • Transient Heat Transfer
  • Nonlinear

The Solidworks Simulation (formerly known as COSMOSWorks & COSMOSM ) FEA code is a mid-level FEA program. Some of SolidWorks Simulation / COSMOSM’s features include:

  • extensive element library including linear and non-linear elements
  • dynamic analysis including non-linear with implicit and explicit solvers
  • linear and non-linear heat transfer
  • isotropic, orthotropic, anisotropic and composite (FRP) materials
  • fatigue
  • fracture mechanics formulations (linear and non-linear)
  • wave mechanics
  • cable dynamics (including submerged systems such as moorings, towed bodies and marine risers)
  • ANSYS, NASTRAN, and PATRAN translators

Grantec utilizes full version of SolidWorks Simulation Advanced Professional and the following COSMOSM modules:

  • GEOSTAR Pre and post processor
  • STAR Linear static, buckling, and frequency analysis
  • ASTAR Advanced Dynamic Analysis
  • HSTAR Steady state and transient heat transfer
  • NSTAR Advanced non-linear, static and dynamic
  • FSTAR Fatigue analysis

Grantec uses full versions of COSMOSDesignStar Advanced Professional and COSMOSWorks. We typically use SolidWorks to develop the 3D models required for finite elements analysis. We can accept a wide range of 3D model formats using the many translators available within COSMOSDesignStar.

Download Grantec Case Study by Solidworks Corp.

The Algor capabilities employed by Grantec include, but are not limited to:

  • Static/LM
  • Fluid Flow (CFD)
  • Heat Transfer

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