Simulation - Optical, FEA, CFD and Motion Analysis

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The team at Raymont-Osman make full use of simulation software and methods for three primary purposes:  
  • Concept validation of a prospective product prior to manufacture      
  • Validation and proof of strength of existing products to ensure they are safe and unlikely to fail during normal use        
  • Fault diagnosis of products already within the manufacturing cycle.  

Need help simulating your product’s manufacture or use? contact us now.

Simulation Methods



Our use of innovative simulation methods enable your design to be virtually validated before the need to invest in costly tooling or manufacture. This can be achieved following the creation of geometry in 3D CAD.  

Stress Analysis and Finite Element Analysis (FEA)



Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a simulation method designed to check the strength of parts, predicting potential failures. This can become particularly pertinent when a design becomes too complex to perform manual calculations. During this FEA process, our Engineers will be able to pinpoint where a design’s weakness may be, allowing us to iterate designs quickly and effectively, saving you both time and money. 

FEA Simulation
 

Plastic Injection Moulding Simulation



Designing plastic parts often requires a substantial investment in tooling when beginning production. Without validation, this process can be fraught with project setbacks and unforeseen costs. Designing plastic parts can prove extremely challenging, particularly when predicting the flow of material during injection, which can be fundamental to the injection moulding process. 

SolidWorks Injection Moulding Simulation allows our team to simulate the mould flow, filling and packing. Coupled with our experience of injection moulding, we are able to provide you with an accurate insight into how the part will be formed. This allows us to optimise your design at an early stage, removing the need for costly tool iterations and the hassle and cost of months of development time. 

Animation of Injection Moulding Simulation of Swimming Goggles


Optical Analysis 



At Raymont-Osman we are able to validate your optical components through the use of the RayViz optical simulation tool. RayViz allows us to analyse individual light rays exiting the light source, travelling along the optical path, encountering any refractive or reflective surfaces until they reach the target. This enables us to build a picture of the light distribution in your system, tuning it to reduce development and time infractions.

Rayviz Simulation
 

Flow Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)



Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the simulation of fluid flow through a system, this can be used to simulate the lift of an aircraft wing right through to the convection heating surrounding electrical components. We have various simulation packages available so we can cater to your requirements as needed.

Motion Analysis



SolidWorks Motion allows us to analyse the movements, forces and energies of your mechanisms and review dynamic feedback. This means that we can take the live reaction forces, mid movement. This allows us to predict failures and improve designs without the need for physical protoypes at an early stage. 

Simulation in Design



Initial Concept



We can use any and all of the above simulation methods to validate concept ideas for you, before developing them into fully defined concepts. This allows us to explore the limits of potential design whilst remaining within the specification. This can be tailored to time constrains or budgetary requirements.

Design Iterations



Once a concept has been selected, simulations can be used iteratively to drive designs forward quickly and cost effectively.

Pre-Production



Before the product goes into production we can perform final simulations in order to minimise the risk when progressing to tooling or general manufacturing. This way we minimise the chances of failures in the final stages of the production process.

Post Production and Fault Finding



Simulation can be used retrospectively to support production. Common mould defects, or even more complicated problems with structural parts can still be solved with corrective action, Using the above simulation methods we can find the root cause and solve issues as they appear.


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