FEM calculations (Finite Element Method)

The Finite Element Method (FEM) is a numerical process for solving partial differential equations.

This modern calculation method is widely used in engineering and is a standard tool in structural mechanics. The process uses modelling and the assumed constraints to provide information on component deformations or stresses. Analysis of the results makes it possible to draw conclusions on feasible optimisation measures. This not only prevents damage, it also reduces costs by saving materials - both of which are in the interest of the engineer.

The targeted use of FEM calculations in the early phase of the product development process can enable the responsible engineer to take the measures necessary to achieve the development objectives at the end of the process.

And yet the method is neither time nor cost intensive. Benefit from the 20 years of simulation technology experience of the H&H engineers to develop your products exactly to series production specification.


FEM calculations help to:

  • Have a better understanding of components
  • Prevent damage
  • Save materials during the design process
  • Reduce the number of prototypes
  • Reduce development costs
  • Reduce development times
  • Reduce development risks
  • Increase customer satisfaction

The FEM analysis process:

  • Transfer or generation of the 3D data
  • Simplification of the geometry to reduce the number of elements
  • Definition and adjustment of the constraints
  • Interlinking of the geometry
  • Input of material data and constraints
  • Calculation of the simulation model
  • Analysis of the results
  • Documentation of the calculation results

Load on a drive lever
Deformation of a component
Load in a lattice structure
Mechanical stresses in a connection flange