Chapter 6

Performance Prediction


This chapter covers the key field of performance prediction: calculating static, dynamic, and thermo-fluid performance for design elements. Starting with simple materials performance, including stress, bending, and fatigue analysis, it continues with FEA, using some real-life examples, and reiterates the need for verification of calculated results to avoid computer-aided failure.


Materials performance

Tensile strength



3D modeling

Computer-aided failure

Triple bottom line

6.1 Why Performance Prediction is Necessary

When a product is designed and built, the designer needs to specify what the product is capable of achieving and how it may perform. Without performance prediction techniques, ...

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