Construction Equipment Mechanical Design Services



General Engineering


Mechanical Design, FEA, CAD




The challenge

DOCAN have been supporting Webster Technologies in the design and development of their ROCKHIT and ROCKWHEEL equipment.


The DOCAN solution

We have employed a range of different services to support various aspects of this project, which have included:

  • Optioneering of design concepts
  • Hand calculation for sizing of components, stress calculation, hertzian stress calcs., bearing selection, etc.
  • Conducting FEA using the ABAQUS/CAE FEA package, including implicit and explicit methods with linear elastic and hyper-elastic materials, to model the equipment during use and identify load cases to be used as a basis for design.

The outcome

"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

Project summary

TaskApplicationDOCAN ExpertiseHand calculationsABAQUS implicit/explicit3D modelling
Mechanical systems designFabricated structures
Bolted connections

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