- From the perspective of engineering leadership, StressCheck® Professional is the only FEA tool that supports simulation governance.
- From the perspective of analysts, StressCheck® Professional is the only FEA tool that supports solution verification in practical engineering settings.
- From the perspective of designers, StressCheck® Professional provides a framework for standardization of routine design procedures with guaranteed reliability.
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What is StressCheck® Professional?
StressCheck® Professional is a comprehensive 64-bit finite element analysis software (FEA) tool with a fully integrated pre- and post-processor and a suite of analysis modules that support advanced engineering computations in the applications of solid mechanics.
StressCheck® Professional has utility modules that offer functionality to import NASTRAN bulk data format, to import CAD models and to perform 2D and 3D automatic meshing. StressCheck® Professional provides industry-leading post processing options which include error estimators for the assessment of the quality of approximation: Global error estimation in energy norm and local error estimators for any data of engineering interest.
StressCheck® Professional is based on the p-version finite element method, which is explained under Our Simulation Technology. Because the p-version is a more comprehensive implementation of the finite element method than the h-version, StressCheck® Professional can be operated in both the “h-mode” (least efficient) and “hp-mode” (most efficient).
“StressCheck®’s quality control features have given us the tool we need to perform detailed … bonded joint analysis with confidence that the results are accurate.” “… StressCheck® has greatly improved our ability to accurately predict the fatigue life of joints with interference fit fasteners and cold worked holes” – The Boeing Company
Why Switch to StressCheck® Professional?
StressCheck® Professional has a broad range of industrial applications, including but not limited to:
- Fatigue and Fracture
- Residual Stress
- Crack Growth Support
- Damage Tolerance/DaDT Analysis
- Fastened and Bonded Joints
- Laminated Composite Analysis
- Detailed Stress/Strength Analysis
- Vibration and Buckling Analysis
- Global-Local/Break-Out analysis
“This software tool … includes an FEM-based handbook format which allows non-experts to utilize models prepared by specialists.” — Lockheed Martin
Key Features and Benefits
Allows for elements with very large aspect ratios (200:1 or larger) which is essential for the ply-by-ply modeling of laminate composites and bonded composite joints.
Makes it possible for the elements to accurately represent the shape of the part which is extremely valuable for accurate stress analysis of single parts and for multi-body contact situations such as multi-fastened joints.
Allows for a nonlinear analysis to be continued from a linear analysis, or to switch from linear elastic to buckling.
From global models are available for global-local stress analysis.
Allows analysts to extract any data from the FE solution and assess the convergence of the results. Results are not limited to nodes, as the solution is available everywhere in the model (mesh-independent).
For deployment of standard solutions with confirmation of reliability. This allows users the ability to create a library of parametric models to serve as repository for standardization and corporate design knowledge. FE-based handbook solutions eliminate the need of overly simplified assumptions typical of closed-form solutions found in classical handbooks, and can be customized to accurately describe real world problems.
Via highly reliable and efficient procedures: Stress intensity factors for through and corner cracks in isotropic materials and energy release rate components for cracks and delamination in composite materials.
StressCheck® Professional Updates
Keep up to date on the latest StressCheck® Professional updates and enhancements.
Typical updates include:
- New engineering functionality
- User interface improvements
- User-reported bug fixes
StressCheck® Professional is Windows 10 Compatible
Recent News & Events
The finite element method is used by engineers daily in the design/assessment of components and structures. The number of engineers using such tools is increasing and will increase further with the so-called democratisation of simulation. However, whilst the method might appear easy to use, with highly effective graphical user interfaces, the fundamental fact is that it is approximate and can produce significant errors in the hands of the inexperienced engineer. These errors, if undetected, can compromise a design to such an extent that it becomes unfit for purpose or, even, unsafe. The way to avoid such finite element malpractice is through the application of sound simulation governance.
Dr. Angus RamsayEngineering/Managing Director, Ramsay-Maunder Associates