Services - mechanical engineering design and analysis
Coupland Bell consultants provide mechanical engineering design
and analysis services where expertise and analysis are needed
to solve the problems and improve a mechanical design. Our engineering
consultants often help our clients with fresh ideas and we routinely
solve unusual or difficult mechanical design problems. Our consultants
use 3D CAD modelling, finite element analysis
(FEA) and other software tools as required to help find
the best solution.
This mechanical design service involves work in the following
- Stress analysis (stresses and
displacements in components and assemblies
due to physical and thermal loads)
- Fatigue, creep and lifing
- Trial designs and modifications to
optimise the solution
- Finite element analysis (FEA)
Professional analysis can save expensive
mistakes in making parts or tooling that have
to be corrected later.
These are some of the areas we work in.
Steel and plastic tank
Steel tanks designed to Eurocode 3 and EN1993
"Design of steel structures". Plastic tanks
designed to BS EN 12573 and DVS 2205 (with
reference to BS EN 12566-3, BS EN 1778 and
BS4994 where required).
Design of structural mouldings
Rotationally moulded HDPE parts can be very cost effective
and can carry quite large loads or pressures. They are prone
to large deflections and stress-cracking in detail areas though.
Our consultants use FEA to check new designs, find improvements
and recommend materials and minimum thicknesses.
Lightweight mechanical design
Frames and chassis designed and optimised in
a range of materials.
Composite mechanical design
Design of composite structures, including
sandwich panels, kevlar and carbon fibre.
Rigid structure mechanical design
Rigid structures in steel or carbon fibre,
including balancing the loads for minimum
Brainstorming and generating new solutions,
including designing mechanisms for linear
actuators and hydraulics.