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Composites engineering consultancy, Orthotropic Engineering, United Kingdom
Stress engineering, FEA consulting, FEA analysisOrthotropic engineering, United Kingdom
Engineering design services, Orthotropic Engineering, United Kingdom

Orthotropic offers a range of design, analysis and consultancy services for composite structures and components.  We'll be pleased to help with any or all of the steps on your journey from concept to qualification.

Orthotropic's Engineering Design Services draw on the insight that comes from many years' experience in composite materials and composite structures, and are executed with the best tools for the job:  A keen eye for detail, modern software and an excellent understanding of manufacturing mean we'll add value throughout the design process.  We can perform or offer assistance with the following activities:

  • ​Design to code (DNV-GL, Lloyd's Register etc.)

  • Design basis

  • Failure mode analyses

  • Materials selection and generation of design values

  • Design for manufacturing

  • Solid CAD modelling

  • Draughting

  • Structural analysis, including FEA

  • Manufacturing process flows and costings

  • Process specifications

  • Design reports

Whether you need a production-ready design or are simply looking to establish a viable concept, we'll be pleased to build our offering around your requirements.  Please contact Orthotropic to find out more.

Stress engineering / FEA consulting is a core capability that Orthotropic also offers as a standalone services: 


Following our 'fundamentals first' approach to structural engineering, we normally start with hand calculations to establish expectations before moving on to finite element analyses (FEA). For this we use the latest Nastran software, enabling us to streamline our workflows and efficiently perform and iterate complex analyses.  We offer the following types of simulation as required:-

  • Static stress analysis (linear and nonlinear)

  • Dynamic analysis

  • Elastic stability (buckling)

  • Modal analysis and frequency response

  • Heat transfer and thermal stress analysis

Drawing on many years' practical experience, we can also offer a preliminary review of your design before getting too involved in the detail of structural analysis:  This will often present opportunities for cost-saving as well as ensuring that analysis time is spent efficiently.  Please contact Orthotropic to find out more

We offer consultancy services in relation to: 

  • Fundamentals of composites:

    • What is a composite? 

    • Composite materials examples

    • Applications of composite materials

  • Advantages and disadvantages of composite materials and composite structures (and limitations!)

  • Composites materials and process selection

  • Composite failure modes and mechanisms

  • Effects of environment on composite materials and composite structures

  • Structural analysis techniques

  • Layout of composite structures

  • Design details and joints

  • Design for manufacture

  • Test and qualification

Please contact  Orthotropic to discuss your requirement.  We'll be pleased to help if we can, and won't pretend otherwise if we can't!

Engineering design services
Stress engineering, FEA consultancy
Consultancy services

Engineering design services

Stress engineering and FEA consulting

Composites engineering consultancy

Engineering design, Stress engineering, FEA & Composites consultancy by Orthotropic

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