As part of validating designs, our team handles structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA) both for linear and non-linear stress strain levels. A design is not a valid design until we can prove that it will survive the loadings or impact forces seen in its operational environment. A “virtual drop test” can reveal fatal flaws in a design from housing weaknesses to fastener weaknesses to impact loads caused by heavy internal components. Using Solidworks Simulation, Goddard can simulate a fall from any height, and we are happy to offer and implement design recommendations to improve your product.
Our team also handles Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) using CFDesign. Here, a design is not a valid design until we can prove that it will operate under the cooling, venting, or flow requirements needed for proper adherence to specification. Fluid dynamic analysis can be a critical part of the design path for air flow or fluid flow systems. Goddard uses CFDesign to analyze forces, pressure, fluid speeds, and temperature.