Main Loads

Structural Design of Mining Plant Buildings

Mechanika is supporting a large UK client, in the structural scheme design of a mining facility in Eastern Europe. Mechanika have been responsible for the structural scheme design for a suite of buildings, conveyors, culverts and towers, which are being constructed in and around the facility. The following images show one of Mechanika’s portal frame…

Stress Plots

Beer Brewing Bottle Pressure Vessel

Mechanika have recently analysed a plastic pressure vessel for a beverage brewing company in the UK. The bottle was designed for 3 bar working pressure and 6 bar proof pressure. Mechanika assessed the following items using FEA in ANSYS Mechanical Workbench 2020 R1 and hand calculations: Static pressure analysis Combined thermal analysis Creep Assessment Fatigue…

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Medical Autoclave Stress Analysis and Fatigue Life Prediction

Mechanika has recently completed a static stress analysis and detailed fatigue analysis for an autoclave, which had been designed and prototyped by a client in the medical instrumentation sector. The project consisted of full substantiation and compliance with “BS EN 13445-3: Unfired Pressure Vessels – Design”, supplemented by detailed fatigue data from Mechanika Ltd.’s expansive…

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2-tonne SWL Aerospace Lifting Beam

Mechanika Ltd provided a full design life-cycle stress analysis for the design of a bespoke lifting beam for carrying aerospace payloads up to 2 tonnes. Structural sizing was carried out at project initiation which was underpinned with FEA to show compliance with customer requirements and lifting code permissible stresses. From here, the customer was able…

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Deep Sea Measuring Device FEA

A sensitive deep sea magnetic measuring device was assessed by Mechanika, to demonstrate its structural conformance at 2.2 km submersion. A detailed non-linear contact and material study was undertaken to understand working level performance at depth and also ultimate failure analysis to determine the maximum safe working depth of the device.