Supporting UK Composites

Optimising Weight with FEA

Frewer Engineering's Advanced Composites Division has been using finite element analysis (FEA) in optimising the weight of high integrity structures for components subjected to severe environmental conditions and/or loadings.

From the design of large-scale lightweight aero-engine composite intakes, loaded with critically orientated instrumentation, to the design of highly loaded submarine structures, Frewer says it provides its customers with complete analysis and design solutions within a true 'one-stop-shop'.

Matthew Jeffreys, Divisional Head of Composites at Frewer Engineering continues to add high tech methods, gained from his days in Formula 1 chassis design to the company's aerospace and marine composites activities.

Matthew reports: "It's been an extremely challenging but incredibly exciting year here within the Composites Division at Frewer Engineering. With multiple projects within the Marine, Defence and Aerospace sectors, all have required a combination of our key skillsets of concept design, FEA, tooling design and weight optimisation. 2020 has started in the same vein and looks set to continue into the foreseeable future. Long may it continue!"



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