FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (FEA)

Gain a Deeper Understanding of Systems & Structures with Finite Element Analysis

From biomedical devices to airplane components, the safety of your manufactured part is critical. When you need a risk-free way to assess performance and prevent failures, Industrial Inspection & Analysis (IIA) can help.

Our licensed Professional Engineers are experts in the use of finite element analysis (FEA) to predict how a component, equipment, system or structure will perform under both expected and unexpected conditions.

With decades of use in industrial applications, finite element analysis (FEA) has proven to be a versatile, reliable method for everything from product design to accident investigation. Industries such as energy, biomedical, textile, automotive and aerospace routinely rely on FEA.

When our analysis is complete, you’ll receive accurate modeling data that you can compare against specifications, codes and regulatory standards.

Benefits of FEA


Using sophisticated computer modeling software, the FEA process begins by building an accurate computer model of the item to be analyzed. Next, the model simulates in a virtual world how that physical component will respond to extreme conditions, such as heat, vibration, fluid flow, impact and other forces. That allows us to accurately predict how a component will perform when subjected to real-world stresses.

By proactively identifying potential performance issues, FEA can help you enhance safety and save time and money.

An Array of Applications for FEA


  • Determine Fitness for Service (FFS)
  • ASME Section VIII Division 1 and Division 2
  • Ensure that hardware is secure
  • Ensure that your product maintains a specified tolerance
  • Optimize design and streamline the prototyping process
  • Gain insight into the cause of accidents
  • Predict years of use

IIA Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Capabilities


  • Linear Stress Analysis
  • Static Stress Analysis
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • Buckling Analysis
  • Vibration, Impact or Drop Test Stress
  • Thermal Analysis

Why Choose IIA?


The Garbage In-Garbage Out principle is fundamental to FEA — that’s why you need to partner with a leader like IIA. Our professional engineers have the expertise to build an accurate model and choose the right tools and methodology to meet your needs. We are committed to quality and bring a wealth of experience to your project. As a full-service provider, IIA offers complementary services, including reverse engineering, chemical testing and mechanical testing. Partner with IIA and gain peace of mind.