Stress analysis is the engineering discipline that determines the stress and strain in materials and structures that are subjected to static or dynamic forces. The goal of stress analysis is usually to determine whether the component or structure can safely withstand the specified forces. Tests and analyses performed within this type of study may be aimed at a determination of the tensile strength, compressive strength, shear strength, or fatigue strength of a system component.
A factor of safety is a general design requirement for the component or structure based upon the various loads or forces to be applied to the system. WHA has performed forensic engineering stress analysis on structures, pressurized devices, automotive applications, and many other related systems. WHA has the experience, analytical expertise and test capabilities necessary to perform many types of stress analysis on a wide variety of engineering systems. WHA is ready to assist you in support of your stress analysis or testing needs.