Project Scope:

  • EDC was engaged to assess the fatigue life of multiple design arrangements for a vibrating screen exciter beam.
  • This project required non-linear static Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Challenge:

  • Develop a series of FEA models to determine the sensitivity to certain simulation properties for non-linear analysis (e.g. contact properties).

Success:

  • EDC was able to determine that the design options satisfied the design required fatigue life criteria, thereby minimising the risk of fatigue failure during its service life.