Engineering Simulation & Analysis


Our expertise

The team at DOCAN have a wide range of expertise in engineering analysis and simulation, predominantly gained working within highly regulated industries on safety-critical designs following engineering codes and standards.

We have experience working within the petrochemical, offshore, nuclear and aerospace industries, on applications involving complex phenomena such as creep damage, structural instability, fracture mechanics, dynamic response, multi-phase and multi-species flow, slug flow in pipes, erosion, combustion and chemical reactions.

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Our simulation & analysis software

Our partnerships with software developers give us access to a comprehensive range of products and the ability to simulate a huge variety of real-world structures, flows and processes: from simple pipe stress or static finite element solutions to highly non-linear analyses involving fluid-structure interactions.

Starting from first principles and working up, we use our experience and software to give you quality-assured and cost-effective answers to your engineering problems.  Key areas and applications in which we are involved include:



  • All areas from basic linear to highly non-linear applications.
  • Static & dynamic analyses
  • Implicit & Explicit methods
  • Retro-analysis using existing meshes.
  • Pressure vessel collapse analysis
  • Pipe stress analysis
  • Lifting and mechanical handling equipment analysis.
  • Multibody dynamic analyses
  • Structural design
  • Assessments following codes and standards (BSI, ASME, EN, DNV, LLOYDS, API, ASIC, etc.) 


  • 1D system analysis
  • Full 3D analysis
  • FSI – Fluid Structure Interaction
  • Steady state and transient solutions
  • Multiphase systems including 2 phase flows
  • Multi species systems
  • Acoustic analysis
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Info packs

To learn more about our engineering simulation & analysis services, download our info packs.


What our clients have to say

"We recently trialled and bought some Flownex software through DOCAN. Our experience of working with DOCAN as a distribution partner of Flownex has been excellent. They are extremely approachable and knowledgeable. All our technical questions have been answered quickly and in detail. The level of customer support provided is really impressive and without hesitation we would recommend DOCAN."
James Linfield
Director, Navier Flow Consultants
"We have been working on a very challenging design, involving high speed impact, for a number of years now. I wish we had engaged with DOCAN from the start as it would have saved us time and money. Their engineering knowledge and FEA software has proved to be a huge asset to the project. I can now see that if I had worked with this company in the past I would have released products much faster."
Ian Webster
Chairman, Webster Technologies