Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)

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The SOTO Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) team provides advanced engineering analysis capabilities as a direct service to you and also as internal support of other engineering projects within SOTO. Our engineers are highly skilled and experienced in the use of simulation software to help you solve real-world engineering problems and optimise your engineering project.

How We Can Help

Combined with our multi-disciplinary engineering and simulation capabilities, we can provide you with an optimised, timely and cost effective engineering solution tailored to meet your specific requirements/specifications and relevant engineering standards.

Our Capability

We have extensive experience in the application advanced computational analysis and numerical simulation including:

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Discrete Element Modeling (DEM)
  • Discrete Event Simulation (DES)

SERVICES

Our computational analysis services include:

Areas of Practice

We have extensive experience in the application of advanced computational analysis techniques of:

  • Mining/mining services (including surface/underground mining equipment/component assessment & mine shaft ventilation studies)
  • Heavy industry & steelmaking (including structural & plant equipment/component assessment)
  • Alumina & cement calciners (thermal/structural assessment)
  • Oil & gas technologies (including process vessel/equipment design, material flow analysis & gas-solids flow/heat transfer assessment)
  • Refractory (brick/monolithic refractory & anchor system assessment)
  • Materials handling (structural/material flow assessment of conveyors, transfer chutes & bins/hoppers)
  • Civil/geotechnical (soil-structure interaction)
  • Process modeling/simulation
  • Offshore/marine structures
  • Biomedical implants/biological structures
  • Fibre Reinforced Plastics (FRP) composite structures.

SOTO has dedicated High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities for numerical simulation which can significantly reduce the solution time of complex simulation models and allow the delivery of engineering solutions to you in a timely manner.