Advanced Durability Assessment & Consulting Services, Inc. is an engineering consulting analysis corporation based in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, USA.
The main focus of ADACS is to develop state-of-the-art CAE analysis procedures, methodologies, and software tools for the durability and endurance assessment of engineering components, systems, and structures. An emphasis is placed on research and development in the area of Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue (TMF). In addition, the company provides on-site and off-site consulting and analysis services to design and manufacturing customers.
· material testing and characterization · use of existing constitutive models and further development for special material behaviors, model validation, and implementation into commercial FEA codes · implementation and further development of existing TMF damage models · material parameter determination for both constitutive and damage models · creation of a step-by-step CAE analysis procedure including pre-processing, model setup, post-processing, and reporting of results · numerical tools to perform TMF design assessment
Other potential areas of interest include TMF of welded joints, and the fatigue of plastics and polymers.
The strategic vision of ADACS is to provide the most advanced and comprehensive TMF solutions and to become the preferred solution provider in this area through alliance partnerships with leading FEA commercial software and fatigue companies.