Natural catastrophes, particularly earthquakes, have been one of Principia’s key areas of activity. Over the last 40 years we have worked on a couple of hundred projects dealing with seismology and/or earthquake engineering.
An interminable list of technical fields have benefitted from the sheer size of the efforts and investment contributed by the nuclear sector over the years. Numerical simulation is not an exception.
With adequate software one can design a virtual container and carry out virtual tests for approval purposes in a couple of hours, sometimes in minutes, with the added advantage that shapes and materials can be easily modified.
Principia has worked in over 70 projects involving wind turbines. Of those, roughly 75% concerned new designs for towers or foundations, various ground conditions, etc. But the other 25% dealt with problems experienced at existing installations.
Nowadays most industrial processes are amenable to simulation, which can be used to conceive, design, test, optimise, and verify the process and its possible modifications. Solar energy plants are not an exception.
Digital twins allow adopting data-based decisions, automating business processes, enhancing interdepartmental collaboration, even developing new business models, while responding to growing customer demands in the most efficient manner.
Integral bridge design offers the advantages of structural monolithism because of the absence of joints and bearings makes construction easier and faster, and also results in maintenance savings.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows companies like ExxonMobil to create a work environment for the future—where all components and software are digitally integrated, and employees can constantly collaborate with one another.
Forensic engineering covers the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail or do not operate as intended, causing personal injury, damage to property or economic loss. Principia has worked along those lines in a large variety of incidents.