SIMULATION CONSULTING

Expert engineering simulation delivering insight, innovation and confidence

Simulation Consulting expertise

PDSVISION is focused on transforming businesses through the effective use of engineering simulation, including delivery and technology transfer of Ansys, Moldex3D and DEFORM software. However, we also understand you may not always have the time, resources and capabilities to undertake simulation projects inhouse.

Consequently, we offer quality-assured simulation consulting services through our team of Chartered Engineers using Ansys and other industry-standard software, helping to both validate the performance of your products and processes while also providing fresh insight and ideas to optimize your designs.

Experienced and professional Simulation Consulting

  • Simulation services undertaken since 1980
  • Quality assured, delivered to ISO9001:2015
  • Fixed price and reimbursable project options
  • Staff secondments
  • Expert witness & mentoring
Technologies Simulation

Our simulation consulting services are responsive and flexible, built on over 40 years of experience, working in partnership to improve design and deliver quality and value.

Courtesy: STANLEY® Engineered Fastening.

Simulation with PDSVISION

Simulation Consulting services include:

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Electromagnetics Simulation
  • Thermal Management Analysis
  • Plastic Injection Molding Simulation
  • Metalforming and Heat Treatment Process Modeling
  • System Level Analysis and Mathematical Modeling

Examples of simulation services

Structural Analysis (FEA)
Fluid Dynamics
Electromagnetics
Thermal Management
Plastic Injection Molding Simulation
Metal Forming & Microstructure
Wind Engineering
Building Physics
Geotechnical Engineering
Additive Manufacturing

Structural Analysis (FEA)

Our experienced technical team has helped companies assess thousands of structures for integrity and performance. When applied correctly, FEA provides many benefits over hand calculations and prototype testing for productivity and innovation.

We have a large consulting team for structural analysis project work and to help our clients expand their FEA capacity and skills at short notice.

Composite Ducting Analysis
Composite Ducting Analysis

Fluid Dynamics

We have a dedicated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) team with extensive experience in both 1D and 3D simulation. With expertise in the fundamental mathematical modelling of fluid flow problems, including development of scripts and user routines, we offer a complete solution of Ansys CFD software, practical training and consulting.

computational fluid dynamics (CFD
FEA structural analysis (Courtesy: Meggitt Sensing Systems)

Electromagnetics

We provide consulting services, together with expert partners in Radio Frequency (RF) design and Electromagnetic Compatability (EMC) assessment.

This includes integration with our Thermal ManagementDrop & Vibration and Design for Reliability capabilities to ensure electronic products and systems not only perform to specification but are also sufficiently robust for their intended design life.

Electromagnetic - Ansys Maxwell
Electromagnetic losses calculated in Ansys Maxwell can be automatically mapped to Fluent as the heat source to calculate the motor’s temperature distribution. (Courtesy: Ansys)

Thermal Management

Understanding thermal behaviour and the structural response of your designs is crucial for creating reliable products.

Our dedicated FEA, CFD & manufacturing simulation capabilities and reliability engineering experience support component selection and packaging decisions to avoid heating issues while minimising product cost.

Prediction of subsystem package surface temperatures
Prediction of subsystem package surface temperatures (Courtesy: Plextek Ltd)

Plastic Injection Molding Simulation

We provide flexible and fast-response injection molding simulation consulting services to clients without the time, skills or resources in-house – from single day plastic design assessment to long-term product and mold development projects.

Our services are typically employed to screen for and detect voids & sink marks, gas traps and weld lines with the objective to optimize fill patterns.

We are internationally recognised through our Moldex3D Expert Certification.

Ansys Polyflow

Metal Forming & Microstructure

Process modelling of metal forming operations can be an extremely cost-effective application of simulation. We have 35 years research and industrial experience helping companies improve product performance & quality and reduce tooling & energy costs through the optimisation of a wide range of forming processes.

Wind Engineering

If you require a wind study to assess the urban environment near buildings and its impact on pedestrian comfort, safety and air quality, our CFD consulting services will support your early design, planning application and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) requirements. We have developed efficient methodologies and workflows for cost-effective evaluation and risk management of new developments.

Wind study

Building physics & HVAC

Comprehensive building physics consulting services and industry-standard simulation software for improving internal and external environments while satisfying the requirements of planning and building design.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

With extensive experience in assessment and optimisation of air flow and thermal modelling, we can support your HVAC objectives, including energy management, contamination control and thermal comfort, through the supply of simulation software and consulting services.

Daylight, Sunlight & Right to Light

We can help support your planning application through analysis of both direct and ambient natural light in and around your building to widely-accepted guidelines. Our light consulting services can assist you meeting both developmental and environmental objectives, enabling efficient and low energy designs.

Cleanroom & Hygienic Zone Design – Air Flow Modelling

If you are involved in proposing, designing or modifying cleanrooms and hygienic zones (within manufacturing facilities), we can help you either develop your own inhouse air flow modelling capabilities or support your engineering activies through our comprehensive simulation consulting services.

Air flow simulation - HVAC

Geotechnical Engineering

We provide geotechnical consulting services in conjunction with a range of technical partners.

We have in-depth knowledge of soft soil, hardening soil, small-strain stiffness, jointed rock and creep behaviour, including Mohr-Coulomb, Hoek-Brown, Modified Cam Clay and Sekiguchi-Ohta materials.

Our geotechnical analysis software and services help:

  • Predict ground movement, structural deflections and loads with accuracy
  • Reduce conservatism within designs
  • Understand performance changes due to loading & material uncertainties
Geotechnics
Seismic loading of a dam (Courtesy: Plaxis bv)

Additive Manufacturing

We help companies implement the appropriate tools in-house for their specific additive/3D printing design and manufacturing requirements, drawing upon our extensive resources in process simulation training and technical support.

Furthermore, we provide specialised consulting services for clients who are not yet ready to invest in these tools but have immediate requirements or are looking to undertake technology benchmarking

Additive Manufacturing

Design, Materials and Testing

Overview
Industrial and mechanical design
Material data testing
Structural and vibration testing
Fluid flow and wind tunnel testing

Overview

We regularly work directly with our clients to improve their designs through the use of simulation, through experimental design and optimisation techniques. Through strategic partners, we can also support concept and detailed design requirements together with the project management of material and physical testing, including the development and application of constitutive models within simulation software.

Manufacturing Efficiency

Industrial and mechanical design

Our engineers focus on providing support to clients to overcome their existing design challenges, combining the insight generated by simulation methods with engineering know-how. For companies also looking for aesthetic and functional design services from initial concept, through to detailed design drawings in preparation for manufacture, we team up with specialist associates to provide a complete solution.

Manufacturing Efficiency

Material data testing

Accurate simulation results depend on the quality of the material data used. We have undertaken projects to acquire, data-fit and test hyperelastic material models on behalf of our simulation clients. For plastics, we have access to the Moldex3D Test Laboratories and materials database.

Manufacturing Efficiency

Structural and vibration testing

We can work with partners to verify simulation results through physical testing.

Manufacturing Efficiency

Fluid flow and wind tunnel testing

We have partnerships with specialist fluid research centres to provide additional expertise and testing services.

Manufacturing Efficiency

Baker Perkins Customer Story
Courtesy: Baker Perkins)
Stress Linearisation
Stress Linearisation

Design Code Assessment

We regularly undertake design assessments regarding compliance with regulatory standards and codes, including all types of static, dynamic and buckling simulations for fabrication and assemblies. We also perform the bespoke assessment of designs not in-line with conventional codes and standards.

We are very familiar with PD5500, Eurocode and ASME VIII & ASME V Design by Analysis for pressure vessel and related equipment, including stress linearisation.  Furthermore, we have undertaken fatigue life predictions within many industries for over 30 years, from mixing vessels and ship-based rotating equipment to speciality bridges subject to multiple crossings, applying relevant codes such as PD5500, Eurocode and DNV CN30-7.

Through our long-term relationship with the off-road vehicle industry, we are highly experienced in transient dynamic analysis such as the assessment of falling object protective structures (FOPS) to BS EN ISO 3449:2008.

Impact or blast simulations have included mobile phone drop tests to regulatory requirements and explosion-resistant safety enclosures for ATEX certification, together with shock testing for marine applications to recognised standards such as BV 0430.

Other design codes we have assessed against include  DEF STAN 08-123, BR 3021, MIL-STD-810, RTCA DO-160 and DN-RP-F112.

Project options

Overview
Flexibility
Communication
Reporting
Pricing

Overview

With an experienced and highly qualified technical team, we can undertake projects on your behalf while maintaining close contact with your in-house operations regarding progress and technical issues. Our flexible project options enable you to control your budgets and avoid the risk of overspend while assured of a timely, reliable and quality solution.

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Flexibility

Flexibility is key to our services.

We run projects as short a half a day for a straightforward verification exercise to multi-year contracts to support and optimise new product development.

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Communication

Close communication ensures we deliver to your requirements.

You are allocated an account manager who works alongside our consulting staff to ensure both your commercial and technical objectives are met.

The scope of any project is clearly agreed and defined upfront and we ensure that you are kept informed of progress. This includes any discoveries, issues or concerns that arise from intermediate results that may influence the direction and duration of the project.

Project meetings are important and encouraged, particularly for complex assignments or design optimisation services. These can take place either at our headquarters or your offices. In addition, to minimise your project costs and delivery times while adhering to our Environmental Management policy, we promote web conferencing as much as possible.

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Reporting

Clear and meaningful presentation of results is an essential way for us to add value. Various levels of reporting are available to suit your requirements

  • Extensive – often required for regulatory authorities
  • Standard – Full report, but without the detail of the Extensive report
  • Summary – Limited to basic facts and important conclusions, often presented in a slide  format

If you would like to continue the project in-house, we can also deliver the results databases from any analysis tools used to enable you to recreate the analysis and further investigate the results. This can include the provision of appropriate software licenses.

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Pricing

After agreeing a scope of work and timescales, we can structure the pricing of your project in many ways.

  • Fixed Price, against fixed quotation.
  • Reimbursable.
  • Reimbursable, against target price.
  • Call-off contracts
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Customer stories

Metal Forming & Microstructure
Simulation
Life Sciences
DEFORM

Alcatel-Lucent

Microforming Simulation for Thermal Interface Materials at Alcatel-Lucent
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Risk Management
Reliability and Risk Analysis
Structural Analysis
Simulation
Ansys

Aldercote

BackgroundWilde advised Aldercote how to improve the efficiency of their FuSa…
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Fluid Dynamics
Simulation
Industrial Machinery
Ansys

atg UV Technology

Case Study: Hazard Identification using SWIFT Training at BAE Systems
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Structural Analysis
Simulation
Process Industries
Ansys

Baker Perkins

IntroductionBaker Perkins Ltd, as part of its continuous development programme,…
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Simulation
Energy & Resources
Ansys

Balltec

Read the Balltec Customer Story on Enhanced Development of Chain Management…
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Fluid Dynamics
Wind Engineering
Simulation
Industrial Machinery
Ansys

Barberry Developments Ltd

Wind Microclimate Study to Promote Pedestrian Comfort & Safety within Planning…
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Structural Analysis
Rail
Automotive
Simulation
Ansys

BCS Design Ltd

Analysis of Cantilever MastsThe West Coast Main Line, the UK’s most important…
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Oil & Gas
Structural Analysis
Chemical & Process
Simulation
Energy & Resources
Industrial Machinery
Process Industries
Ansys

BOC Edwards

Dynamic Analysis & Design OptimisationWilde was asked to investigate the…
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Simulation Consulting
Case Study
Structural Analysis
Simulation
Ansys

Bramble Energy

With the vision to powering a Net Zero carbon future using today’s technology,…
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Metal Forming & Microstructure
Industrial Machinery
DEFORM

Cerro EMS

Case study: Significant Manufacturing Savings at Cerro EMS with DEFORM Software.
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Technologies for Simulation

Additive Manufacturing
Simulation

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing / 3D printingWe have been providing cost-effective and…
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Building Physics
Simulation

Building Physics

Understand and optimize the physical behaviour of buildingsBuilding physics is…
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Electromagnetics
Simulation

Electromagnetics

Computational Electromagnetics (CEM)From solenoids and electric motors to the…
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Fluid Dynamics
Simulation

Fluid Dynamics

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)Fluid flow issues occur in all sectors of…
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Geotechnical Engineering
Simulation

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical & Soil-Structure AnalysisFEA and limit equilibrium techniques…
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Metal Forming & Microstructure
Simulation

Metal Forming & Microstructure

Manufacturing simulationManufacturing simulation helps  engineers gain an…
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Plastic Injection Molding
Simulation

Plastic Injection Molding Simulation

Plastic Injection Molding SimulationPlastic injection molding simulation is a…
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Simulation

Simulation

Empower your product development with simulationProduct performance is critical…
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Structural Analysis
Simulation

Structural Analysis (FEA)

FEA empowers engineers to analyze and optimize designsSuccessful stress,…
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Thermal Management
Simulation

Thermal Management

Solve thermal problems using FEA & CFDIn conjunction with…
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