Finite Element Analysis - FEA


LC Engineering engineers are specialists in solving problems using state of the art structural analysis software and FEA packages.

Our senior engineers and managers have long term experience and extensive knowledge in FEA modelling, ensuring accurate model and comprehensive load case definition, coupled with thorough results interpretation. To further validate model definitions and output, LC Engineering will often verify calculated stresses, strains and natural frequencies with experimental testing. Investigations include linear and non-linear structural analysis, natural frequency analysis, buckling and harmonic response.

Through utilising FEA a product design can be optimised to enable a reduced mass with greater working capacities, providing a reduced cost of manufacture and increases in profitability while often increasing efficiency and improving carbon footprint.

Please Contact Us to learn how LC Engineering can improve your product design through clearly illustrating the cost benefits.

SolidWorks Simulation


LC Engineering utilises SolidWorks Simulation for FEA of many parts for various clients.

The knowledge and depth of use of the SolidWorks Simulation program ensures your finite element analysis, results and interpretation represent the real world.

In many cases FEA results are calibrated and verified with physical testing.



Strand7 FEA software is utilised by LC Engineering for many large components or assemblies where the capacity of CosmosWorks will not permit.

As with SolidWorks Simulation, LC Engineering has a significant depth of knowledge and use of Strand7, ensuring reliable use and accurate results.

Case Studies


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