Project: Cooler Life Estimation
Location: Kwinana, Western Australia
Timeframe: July 2016
Challenge: The cooler has experienced extensive cracking in the shell in the region of the tyre and the Client was faced with having to replace a portion of the shell. The analysis determined the timeframe available in which the repairs could be planned
Services: FEA and Fracture Analysis
Solution: The cooler was modelled with FEA and sub models created for different crack types to determine the stress intensity factors. The remaining life before a through crack would develop was then determined.