FEA of Camera Housing for field hazard analysis.
Will this enclosure protect a movie camera from damage if run over by a truck during filming?
A selection of case scenarios are analyzed using finite element analysis (FEA).
The maximum hoop stress for the cylindrical camera housing is hand calculated and benchmarked against the computed FEA results.
This unique application simulated an anchored camera housing with external radial forces applied to observe the impact to the limiting material hoop stresses.
The related stresses were compared to postulated impact scenarios to establish a plausible outcome.