IDC specializes in dynamic simulation and analysis. The specific services described on this page are the most common solutions we provide. If you have a need that is not addressed on this page, feel free to contact us.
Torsional vibration is a phenomenon that occurs in rotating components. Torsional vibrations can cause equipment downtime due to failed couplings, failed dampers, broken shafts, broken gear teeth, worn splines, and shrink-fit slippage. A torsional vibration problem may be indicated by gear noise or coupling wear. However, these are not the only indications there is a problem. IDC Technical Services can provide both theoretical analyses and on-site tests to address your needs. IDC performs these tests utilizing state of the art equipment and predictive software. IDC will analyze your system to determine the source of your vibration and will recommend innovative solutions to remedy your torsional vibration problems. Our standard turn around time for analysis work is 10 days from receipt of all information. IDC will assist in correcting any torsional issues predicted.
Through experience accumulated over years of industry service, IDC has developed procedures and processes for handling multiple types of analyses that improve the quality of a machine structure or its members. Using state of the art FEM-based software packages, IDC undertakes projects from clients all over the world.
Static & Dynamic Analysis
It is important to consider gas pulsation in reciprocating compressor manifolds and piping systems. When gas excitations coincide with acoustical and mechanical frequencies of the piping, large vibrations, noise, and failure of piping systems are possible. Compressor performance can also be greatly affected by pulsation problems. API 618 specifications are the most accepted standards in the industry in dealing with pulsations produced by reciprocating compressors. IDC’s acoustic and pulsation analyses meet API 618’s standards. IDC’s rich knowledge in finite element analysis enables us to perform the analyses per API guidelines, providing the most appropriate solutions for minimizing vibration levels.
Lateral or Axial Analysis is a type of finite element analysis for rotating drivelines. This analysis is used to predict possible problems such as shaft whirling. A simple analysis is used to determine shaft critical speeds. More detailed analyses can predict details such as shaft deflections and bearing loads.
IDC offers custom drawing support with an emphasis on accuracy and reduced file sizes. The model shown at left is a Pro/E format model with a file size of 49MB. The programs we work in are Creo Parametric (Pro/E), Creo Elements, and AutoCAD.
IDC specializes in measuring rotating equipment phenomena. Testing can assist in determining the root cause of a failure, or determine if the system is operating within the design specifications.
IDC can assist with manufacturing engineering needs. Our capabilities include: Design, Simulation, Manufacturing Automation and Integration, Prototype Building & Testing, Machine Health Monitoring, and PLC Programming.