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Structural analysis using the finite element method is a sophisticated engineering design approach used to predict the response of complex structures to applied loads. Finite element analysis helps guide the engineering design process, reducing the cost and time needed to develop a viable solution. MRIGlobal engineers and expert analysts utilize state-of-the-art FEA software (ANSYS) and industrial standard analysis techniques. Large and complex problems are readily and rapidly solved on MRIGlobal's in-house 128-core supercomputer. For quotes and project support, contact Kris Schumacher at 816.326.5042 or

  • CAD Models and Meshing

  • Stress and Deformation Analysis

  •  Vibration Analysis

  • Thermal Analysis

  • Fluid-Structure Interactions

  • Drop-Test Simulation

  • Material Failure and Blast-Structure Interactions

  • Highly Nonlinear Explicit Dynamics​

  • Virtual Tests​

  • Rapid Prototype Assessment

  •  Physics Based Decisions​

Deformation of a 2-meter steel I-beam given a 12-ton distributed load.


Vibration modal analysis of a radial flow impeller.  Turbomachines (e.g., in aircraft propulsion and energy generation systems) must be designed to avoid certain vibration resonances that can lead to failure. ​

 Greenhouse Design with Computational Fluid Dynamics Interior Flow MRIGlobal Research Institute

Finite element mesh of a full blower system, including magnifications to show the finer details. The bolts are explicitly modeled and analyzed individually for failure criterion.  MRIGlobal can provide mesh files in the following formats: *.meshdat, *.msh, *.poly, *.cgns, *.prg, *.tgf.


Greenhouse Design with Computational Fluid Dynamics Thermal Temperature Analysis Distribution Logo MRIGlobal Research Institute 

A pressure gradient on a cleanroom door creates stresses within thedoor frame.  FEA is used to investigate the equivalent stersses surrounding the hinges.

Why MRIGlobal?

Industry Experience

MRIGlobal has significant experience managing and performing large and small computational analysis studies for a range of client needs.  No matter the size of the project, a dedicated MRIGlobal engineer will work closely with the client to develop and execute an appropriate analysis.  Please contact us to discuss detailed analysis and interpretation options for your specific projects.

State-of-the-Art Software
and Hardware

MRIGlobal utilizes state-of-the-art
commercial CFD software ANSYS
Fluent to analyze complex airflow
and environmental control problems. 
Large multi-scale and multi-physics
problems are solved using MRIGlobal's
in-house high-performance
computational facilities. 

Reduce Costs and Save Time

Computational analysis helps guide
the design process and identify
problems before they happen. 
These virtual tests help reduce
costs and time by allowing project
managers to make physics
based decisions.

Expert Staff

MRIGlobal has personnel trained
and dedicated to employing
computational fluid dynamics for
engineering design analysis and
fundamental research.  MRIGlobal
staff are also available to serve
as third-party reviewers for
computational analysis studies.


The hinges (including hinge components) are included as part of the overall model.  Here equivalent stresses within the hinge components are illustrated.


Equivalent stresses are readily analyzed to ensure that they remain less than the maximum thresholds.

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Stresses within a bolt and the surrounding bolt-hole on the frame.


FEA allows rapid identification of locations of maximum stress.


Deformations (left) and equivalent stresses (right panel) on the bolts within an oxygen rack frame during an acceleration safety test. Each bolt is modeled as part of the overall system and analyzed individually.


FEA is used here as part of a random vibration analysis.


Directional acceleration results can be visually analyzed.


The PSD response can be analyzed at any point on the frame.

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Kansas City,
Missouri 64110-2241

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For MRIGlobal's Finite Element Analysis capabilities,
please contact:

Kris Schumacher, Ph.D., Principal Engineer
816.326.5042  |

John Stanley, Ph.D., Vice President, Corporate Business Development
816.360.5151  |