SD Sails Finite Element Analysis Services
About our FEA Analysis service
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) makes the full range of CAD design services offered by SD Sails even more integral to the success of your project by enabling us to offer real-world load data for our products.
Utilising trade-specific software, we can work to any given wind speed, snow depth and safety factor to produce data for the canopy that can be used to specify the fabric, cables, rigging hardware and post size. The graphics we output also show the water flow off the canopy, the deflected shape of the canopy under load, and the load hotspots within the canopy.