Finite Element Analysis
The analysis of structures and structural elements subjected to various loadings from self-weight through to dynamic earthquake simulation.
Sir Robert McAlpine Design Group (MDG) has the expertise to undertake FE analysis from simple static considerations of structural components through to full dynamic analysis of entire structures. The analysis results can be used to design structures in accordance with design standards including Eurocodes and American design codes ACI 318 and ACI 349.
Using a set of fully verified analysis tools, MDG can model and analyse structures in steelwork and concrete, prestressed or conventionally reinforced. Materials may be standard linear models or be developed to include temperature and/or time dependent properties to allow representation of non-linear effects such as creep, varying stiffness and crack prediction.
Experience includes the full dynamic analysis of the Nuclear Auxiliary Building for Taishan Nuclear Power Station, new Nitrogen Plants at Hunterston B, Hinkley Point B and Dungeness B, and the Dry Fuel Store at Sizewell B.