At Hitachi Construction Machinery, we have been utilizing strength analysis based on the Finite Element Method (FEM) for many years in our product development.
Rapid advancements in strength analysis technology mean it is now possible to perform more detailed and larger scale simulations.
We perform evaluations not only on standalone components, but also on multiple components assembled together, and this helps to improve the reliability of products.
The applications of FEM are also expanding to other fields, such as multi physics simulation, which analyzes two different physical phenomena based on their mutual interaction.
Figure. Strength analysis on the frame of the upper structure of a hydraulic excavator (evaluation of standalone component)