Case Studies



Case Study 1 - Passive Fire Protection on Long-span Secondary Beams

75% saving of passive fire protection on long-span secondary beams to an office building in the Auckland CBD...


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Case Study 2 - Joints at Preliminary Design Stage

Optimization of joints at the preliminary design stage to deliver cost-effective solutions....


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Case Study 3 - Structures Not Supported by Existing Design Standards

Assessment of structures that are not supported by existing design Standards...


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Case Study 4 - Product Development & Assessment of Fatigue Strength

Product development and the assessment of the fatigue strength of structures and components...


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Case Study 5 - Factors Leading to Structural Failure

Assessment of the factors leading to a structural failure...


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Case Study 6 - Floor Designs for Occupant-induced Vibrations

From vibration measurements taken over the last 10 years on steel-framed floors in Europe, a new design approach has been developed and is presented...


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Case Study 7 - Mk4 Renovator FEA Analysis

FEA stress analysis...


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Case Study 8 - Assessment of Lug Strength

Use of the Extended Finite Element Methodto model steel detail and predict residual resistance...


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Case Study 9 - Sandwich Panels With & Without Thermal Bridges

HERA's heat transfer analysis capability was published in September-October 2008 issue of PCI Journal...


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Case Study 10 - R-value calculation of steel-framed wall

FEA analyst used heat transfer analyses to enhance/optimise construction details to a particular R-value requirement...


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Case Study 11 - Validation of ISO 10211:2007

Errors have been identified in the ISO 10211:2007 document, thanks to HERA's FEA...


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Case Study 12 - Pressurised Cylinder Creep Benchmark

Creep is the permanent deformation resulting from prolonged application of stress below the elastic limit...


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Case Study 13 - Linear Clinching Simulation

Clinching is a technique that utilises a punch and die to press one or more lapped sheets into another to form a single point mechanical joint...


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Case Study 14 - Numerical Simulation of Extreme Deformations

With recent software developments numerical simulation of extreme deformations has become easier...


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