Bradshaw Engineering and Technical Services

BETS Capabilities



The BETS team possess a unique variety of design and analysis capabilities curated in order to serve the engineering community in an incredible capacity. These capabilities have been developed in support a variety of projects such as multi-mission launcher and include design activities using SolidWorks CAD software, static and dynamic stress analysis using MSC Patran and Nastran, and Multi body dynamic analysis using MSC Adams and Virtual Lab.

The combination of these capabilities allows BETS to take a program from concept development, through component design, and performance assessment in a way which is unique and unparalleled in the engineering community.

Performance assessment is accomplished using a multi-step process to ensure quality assurance from start to finish.. This process begins with the can models exported from the native. These models, with their appropriate mass properties, will then be used to develop the multi-body dynamic analysis using rigid bodies. Joints and motion are then added to the system to predict the performance of the rigid body system. The attention to detail shown by the BETS team helps to elevate every project to its fullest potential.

For increased fidelity, structural components can be represented as flexible bodies. These will add significant improvement to the predictive capabilities of the model.

These types of models can even be used for stochastic analysis as well. The use of stochastic analysis will allow the exploration of the entire design space in the virtual world. BETS uses all of these techniques to accurately predict system performance for a variety of applications.


Structural Analysis

Multi-body Dynamic Analysis using:

LMS Virtual Lab
Flexible Body incorporation
Finite Element Modeling (FEM) and Analysis (FEA) using MSC
Static Analysis
Modal Analysis
Bucking Analysis
Dynamic Analysis
Classical Methods


Hydraulic and Electric Drive Analysis



Aircraft structural analysis
Military and commercial
Rotary and fixed wing
Missile and Rocket structural analysis
Platform integration
Ground based components and systems
Loads generation
Test data correlation
Power requirements
Structural component optimization
Monte Carlo analysis
Response Surface Models analysis
System performance analysis