Simulation-Driven Product Development

Simulation-Driven Product Development

eCon Engineering Kft is a Hungarian company founded in 2002. Its field of activity is engineering services, consulting, high value-added technical development activities.

Since its founding the company has dealt with the distribution and support of the ANSYS engineering simulation software in Hungary and the Adriatic region. It also deals with finite element calculations, computational fluid dynamics and simulation process development.

Another business unit of the company is the special purpose machine design team. This team consists of design engineers and electrical engineers and has a machine assembly workshop.

eCon Engineering Kit currently employs 80 people, it has the ISO 9001 quality management and ISO/IEC 27001 data security system certificates as well as the TISAX Level 3 automotive supplier certificate.

Simulation of Railway Vehicle Parts

We offer to support the development of different products with simulation. During a motor bogie simulation, the mechanical loads and boundary conditions were based on the railway standard “EN 13749 or EN 12663 – Railway applications, structural requirements of railway vehicle bodies” which describes the relevant load cases that represent the different operating conditions of the structure.

Based on the stress results and defined cycle of numbers for each load case, we performed fatigue evaluation according to different welding standards and guidelines such as FKM, IIW, EuroCode3 or DVS.

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Fatigue analysis of welded steel structures

Depending on our customer’s needs we can perform mechanical tests of relevant welded specimens with the material and technology used by the customer and derive a validated, own fatigue evaluation method.


We perform different composite simulations. In addition to these capabilities we have design capabilities as well. For railway seat simulation, we obtain relevant load cases using the UIC-566 standard.

We can evaluate static failure according to different composite failure criteria and also fatigue with a self-developed tool in ANSYS.

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Example of composite parts in a railway wagon

Material Testing

When simulating composite structures, it is very important to determine the direction-dependent mechanical parameters of the material accurately.

The material testing lab of eCon Engineering has a 50kN tensile testing machine and a 100kN fatigue testing machine with additional equipment such as flexure fixtures, compression platens as well as optical and thermal cameras.

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Mechanical tests of composite and metal material

This enables us to determine stiffness and strength values of composites in different fibre directions as well as in-plane shear stiffness values with high precision by measuring strains with strain gauges or in an optical way.

In case you have any simulation-related issues calling for tailored solutions, do not hesitate to contact us at: [email protected] or visit our website for more information!

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