REALISTIC SIMULATION FOR ENERGY, PROCESS & UTILITIES
The companies indulged in Energy, Process & Utilities industry face multiple challenges which includes conforming the safety standards and environmental policies. Also, it is vital to predict the impact of various natural and operational phenomenons like earthquake, radiation, wind and water while designing the plants. Designers also need to study the stress, wear and tear of the machine parts and large structures to ensure the efficient functioning.
The simulation solutions from SIMUSERV provide non-linear and linear analysis of materials along with predicting the real-time performance of complicated structures and machines. The software also allows examination of impact because degradation or thermal loads on the machines. One can study different factors like failure, fracture and vibrations that affect the machines of Energy, Process and Utilities industry. The simulation suite is provided different phases of analysis like modeling, finite element analysis and post-processing.
A nuclear power plant faces multiple challenges during design and developments of nuclear power plants in different phases of its lifecycle. The engineers must ensure that the final design is reliable, cost effective and works as per the safety standards. Some other aspects that need to be focused while working on nuclear power plant design include underground piping, management of reactant coolant system and replacement of transformers etc.
Simulation solutions from SIMUSERV have FEA integrated suite which helps the engineers and power plant owners in managing these complex issues.
Different stages of nuclear power plants where simulation helps in improvement include:
- Functioning / operation
Some features of simulation software which help in management and design of nuclear power plants include:
- Wide range of material models for soil, concrete and metals.
- Quality Monitoring Services (QMS) and Quality Assurance as per nuclear energy industry standards.
- Ability to evaluate the impact of accidents, earthquakes and other calamities
- Nonlinear and linear analysis
- General contact and automatic contact detection ability
Designers of power generation structures and apparatus must make sure that the structures are able to withstand wind and earthquake loads along with the assembly load. The parts of machinery may also face issues like corrosion, vibrations, fatigue and thermal loads. It is necessary to predict the damages incurred on the power generation plant throughout its life cycle so that necessary steps can be taken to minimize the damage.
The simulation solutions like Abaqus from SIMUSERV ensures that accurate analysis related to degradation and strength of power plant equipments and structures can be performed effectively. The solution can be utilized for multiple material models along with quasi-static examination. Also, simulation of power plant for studying the impact caused by damage and contact makes it highly beneficial for engineers.
With technological modifications in energy sector, wind energy has been established as one of the most popular clean and renewable energy sources. But wind energy equipment designers face multiple challenges like deepwater installation, cost effectiveness and blade failures to name a few. The blades failure issue arises especially in the large wind turbine blades. The large blades also create the challenge for suppliers and different departments of the company to work in the collaboration for top-notch results.
The wind mill designers can apply the simulation solutions from SIMUSERV for effective and optimized design of wind energy components and structures. The FEA integrated solution from the company can aid engineers and designers for examining the different components including drive trains, wind turbine blades, towers and bearings etc.