Refrigeration Equipment - Product Improvement - Dynamics

Mechanical FEA


Various US Locations


Thermo King

General Contractor:

We have completed dozens of rail car coupling and over the road stress analysis projects for monocoque steel frames used to support cooling compressors and other refrigeration equipment. Analyses considered high-cycle fatigue and dynamic stresses from a linear response spectrum analysis. Steel assemblies examined to comply with AISC recommended limits.

These analyses not only helped ensure that the frames performed through their expected life-cycle, but they also allowed Thermo King to reduce material cost via structural optimization. Our client was able to realize the value of an efficient structure made possible by finite-element analysis.

Up to 25% material savings was realized after performing Power Spectral Density (PSD) response spectrum analysis.

FEA as a discrete service is a commodity. Using experience and engineering judgement of the results to improve your product is what makes ESI different.

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