US Based Renewable Energy Product Supplier Cut Its Stress Analysis Cost to 50% by Partnering With Back Office Pro
The Business Need
This client needed high quality engineering support services in the field of 3D modelling, finite element analysis, detailing and drafting. The specific need of the client was very technical - it needed us to provide fabrication drawings, perform stress analysis exclusively for a prototype hub crane-lifting tool, something that is extensively used in the renewable energy industry. They also needed the partner to calculate the equipment's working load limit rating so as to know exactly how much load could be exerted on it.
The client is an American Renewable Energy Products' Supplier that mainly deals in the research, development and maintenance of wind and solar energy tools.
As the project progressed, these were the challenges we had to face -
Once we had the proper team to get the job done, cracking the brief was pretty easy. This is how we did it:
- The client issued a limit of 83.3 N/mm2 of maximum stress on the lifting tool
- We had to turn rough concept sketches into 2D manufacturing diagrams, 3D models and use them to compile a Stress Analysis Report
- Ensuring that engineers with proven skills on SolidWorks 2012 and ANSYS were used
- ANSYS was used for conducting stress analysis as per the client's demand
- Compliance with the highest quality norms
The Back Office Pro Solution
After adequately analysing the client requirements, these are the solutions we worked towards successfully -
- Used SolidWorks 2012 to develop 3D models and manufacturing drawings which included 3D models of the hub-crane and 2D fabrication diagrams of the same
- Bagging the client's approval before proceeding with the stress analysis
- Using an efficient team of engineers trained in ANSYS to conduct the stress analysis
- We redesigned the tool model when we found that the stress analysis revealed deviations from the desired benchmark
- Added proper reinforcement plates to the area around the wielded joints before repeating the stress analysis
- Achieving success by not crossing the stress requirement level of 83.3 N/mm2
"Our company has been associated with Back Office Pro from the last few months, which is so quick to respond to all our requests and very eager to understand our processes and standards. It was a pleasure working you and let’s hope our relationship will stay forever."
"Back Office Pro has been a tremendous resource for our engineering works that is very precise and attentive to respond all our concerns. Understanding our procedures within a very short period is really appreciable."