SolidWorks Simulation has found numerous applications in Petrochemical, Textile and allied industries. Renowned process industries world-wide have adopted SolidWorks Simulation to enhance life expectancy, reduce cost and improve reliability and efficiency of sub-systems and components. Some of the capabilities of SolidWorks Simulation include:
Why should SolidWorks Simulation be used when Codes such as ASME, TEMA, EJMA among others, are available?
Statement in ASME Section VIII Division II clarifies this often-asked question on the relevance of FEA vis-a-vis standards. Additionally, Standards have started incorporating FEA result interpretations for validating designs, considering the accuracy of FE Technology. However, the accuracy of the results depend on inpretations by qualified and trained FE experts with knowledge of theory and practical application experience.
As stated in the foreword of the Section VIII Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Book, "The rules established by the Committee are not to be interpreted as approving, recommending, or endorsing any proprietary or specific design or as limiting in any way the manufacturer's freedom to choose any method of design or any form of construction that conforms to the Code rules." In other words, the Codes and Standards Division does not "approve", "certify", "rate", or "endorse" any item, construction, proprietary device or activity.
Finite Element Analysis refines design parameters arrived at based on Codes. FEA technology helps validate designs where-in closed-form solutions and safety factors cannot be arrived at, for example, transitions between circular and rectangular cross-sections at different angles of their axes.
Benefits of FEA for Process Equipments Designed using Codes