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Advanced Engineering Division

The Advanced Engineering Division of Frewer Engineering provides combined design and analysis support services, for equipment and rigs projects. We deliver predominantly to the Aerospace, Nuclear, Marine and Defence industry sectors.

Our projects typically involve the design of highly loaded and/or lightweight metallic structures, requiring a significant level of structural optimisation. We often design for environments which present a thermal or chemical challenge, surviving extremes of heat and pressure. To deliver this service, we specialise in design using high-strength metallic alloys of steel, aluminium, and titanium as well as exotic metals.

All staff within the division are fluent in at least two engineering software codes; one seat of Design software and one seat of analysis software, usually Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and sometimes Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). This approach allows optimisation work to be conducted efficiently from the same desk by the same person (with peer review), with clear cost-saving results.

Where project requirements drive the use of dynamic or high strain-rate structural analyses, or the use of specialist CFD, heat transfer or magnetic field analysis tools, we would call upon the specific expertise of the Advanced Analysis & CFD Division. Where high specific stiffness and stringent weight requirements drive the use of Carbon or Glass composite materials, we call upon the specific expertise of the Advanced Composites Division. In this way, it is the seamless interaction of the three Divisions within Frewer Engineering which is our true Unique Selling Point (USP).

Why Choose Frewer Advanced Engineering?

    • AGILE – Individuals are rewarded for their ability to meet our core values of agility, continuous improvement, and customer commitment and customers can feel the difference of this approach from early-stage interactions.
    • TAILORED APPROACH – We have a strong track record of mobilising quickly for large and complex design projects.
    • EFFICIENT RESOURCING – Design and Analysis capabilities are interlinked, from individual level up to Division level.
    • CUSTOMISABLE – We can readily adapt to end customer requirements, particularly data control needs. We can translate seamlessly between various CAD and analysis software packages.
    • EXPERIENCED – Lead staff within the Division have many years of industry-specific experience from our key areas of Aerospace, Nuclear, Marine and Defence. Coupled with the manpower and talent of our junior staff, we are ideally positioned to take on significant packages of work.
Advanced Engineering High pressure vessel
Advanced Engineering Gas Turbine Pylon

Typical services of the Advanced Engineering Division

  • Concept Design to Full Detail Design and Drafting Services
  • Conventional Metallics Design (Steel and Aluminium Alloys etc.)
  • Highly Loaded Structural Design
  • ‘Hot Rig’ Design (High Temperature Alloys)
  • Highly-Regulated ‘Design to Code’ (e.g. Nuclear)
  • Design to Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Regulations
  • Design to Machinery Directive – Design Risk Assessments
  • Lightweight Structural Optimisation (Metallics)
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Structural fatigue and creep assessments
  • Fluids and Heat Transfer calculations
  • Support to Requirements Capture and Design Process Control
  • Multi-discipline Project Management services
  • DFMEA/FMECA Services
  • Design assessments to LOLER and PUWER

Software Tools

The Advanced Engineering Division adopts the latest up to date versions of the software packages listed below. This list is not exhaustive but includes the main software packages currently in use. Additionally, Frewer Engineering’s agile response to customer requirements includes the implementation of specific software packages or versions where required.

Advanced Engineering Nuclear fuel rods
Advanced Engineering Gas turbine engine combustor section

Design (CAD) Software Tools

  • Siemens NX (versions 11 and 12)
  • SolidEdge
  • Catia V5
  • PTC Creo 4.0
  • SolidWorks

Structural Analysis Software Tools

  • FEMAP
  • ANSYS Experienced Users
  • MSC Marc (Magnetic Flux Analysis)
  • NX/MSC Nastran
  • Patran/Nastran
  • LS-Dyna
  • Dytran
  • Abaqus
  • MSC Adams

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis Tools

  • SC Flow
  • SC Tetra
  • Star CCM
  • Fluent
  • OpenFoam