The stress analysis and detailed engineering has always allowed CMA to give an added value to its offering.


The elements which are mainly requested by customers are:

Functionality – Resistance – Safety– Respect for the environment


How to combine these four
elements effectively?


The answer is simple, thanks to a turnkey product. This means starting the process with design, moving forward with production, and then implementing it definitively through the supply, assembly and on-site testing. Being able to manage these three steps makes it possible for CMA to have an overall picture, grasping all problems and critical elements of each step, being able to find the necessary solutions through an overall analysis.


The design phase represents a fundamental moment towards the success of a production process. The use of the latest generation software makes it possible to supply complex design solutions. For this reason, the representation of structures, equipment, and plants in digital format has become ever more popular for a detailed description and three-dimensional display of components.

CMA within the industrial sector pursues a specific objective, carrying out an “intelligent” integration. The purpose is to create a global functional system through the use of inputs and exports between the various CAD modules and the structural analysis programs. This highly “engineered” approach makes it possible to significantly reduce design study hours as well as any errors which at times can be introduced during the model calculation phases.

The results obtained are the following:

  • Quick displaying of the design analysis completed;
  • Through a colour code, highlighting the forces and movements of each point of the plant circuits in order to optimise the pathways (piping);
  • Structural verification through an analysis of finished elements (equipment, structures, etc…);
  • Activation of interfaces used to quickly enter any type of force, both in static and dynamic mode, making it possible to manage static and/or dynamic loads.


Innovative analysis are developed based on the requirements of reference innovative industries. The computation variables that CMA engineers are able to process, through computer tools, are multiple and the most common are:


  • Static pressures;
  • Speed;
  • Temperatures;
  • Property of fluids;
  • Tensions;

Operating in the composites sector for many decades, VED and the CMA division have always given very much importance to the use of specialist Software in line with the highest level of international standards in terms of archives and databases, one needs to only think about the vast registry of materials in their possession that for many years has made it possible to carry out evaluations in line with different international codes (B.S., DIN, ASME Sect. I-III-VIII).

Post processing in piping

Downstream from the simulation, CMA designers are able to modify the developed three-dimensional models:

  • Piping calculation parameterization;
  • Flow balancing;
  • Repositioning equipment and related supports;
  • Line pathway modifications.

This makes it possible to have a continuous dialectic relationship with customers, proposing the best constructive solutions and therefore completing integrated designs.

CMA – Detailed engineering in summary:

  • Stress Analysis on different materials such as GRP, GRE, PE, HDPE, PP, etc…;
  • Three dimensional chromatic analysis of piping systems;
  • Isometric calculations with placements and different types of supports necessary to ensure support for the project lines;
  • Study on maximum forces operating on the individual supports;
  • Positioning and sizing the fixed fibreglass point to be made, if necessary;
  • Design, sizing and verification of composite material structures;
  • Numerical analysis of the composite structures;
  • Simulation in order to predict the physical behaviour of a manufactured model under actual conditions, by testing the CAD models in virtual environments.