Design, Audit, Upgrade & Specifications

Ascribe Engineering has extensive expertise in mechanical design, design assessment of new and upgraded designs, design audit of plant, equipment and structures and preparation of technical work scopes and specifications.

Design, Audit, Upgrade & Specifications

Depending on project needs, Ascribe Engineering would utilise Australian and International codes and guidelines and a range of tools including:

  • First principle design assessment (hand calculations)
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Visit our projects area to see examples of how we utilise our design skills.


Engineering Analysis

Ascribe Engineering has extensive experience in machine and structural design, design modifications and machine upgrades including:

  • Design improvements to eliminate fatigue related issues
  • Throughput upgrades in throughput

Ascribe Engineering uses 2D and 3D CAD, coupled with advanced analysis tools such as Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics to deliver value added engineering outcomes.


Our services include:

  • Engineering assistance during shutdowns
  • Engineering for support stands or jacking stands
  • Modifications to existing plant to eliminate fatigue related issues
  • Bespoke machine design

Read through some of the engineering tools we use below to achieve value for our customers.


Ascribe Engineering utilises the latest in Finite Element Analysis software and analysis techniques.

Our analysis capabilities

  • Linear and non-linear, static & dynamic
  • Contact analysis, including bolt pretension
  • Heat transfer
  • Buckling
  • Modal analysis and forced response
  • Fatigue and damage index

Inclusive of these capabilities is the cross-development of loads and load cases. At Ascribe Engineering, we recommend the verification of loads and analyses via field tests and measurements wherever necessary.

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A Standard Approach

Ascribe Engineering utilises Australian and International standards for design related projects:


  • AS3990 – Mechanical equipment—Steelwork
  • AS4100 – Steel structures
  • AS1170 – Structural design actions
  • AS4324 – Mobile equipment for continuous handling of bulk materials
  • ISO5049 – Mobile equipment for continuous handling of bulk materials
  •  FEM Rules
  • AS1657 – Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation
  • AS4024 – Safety of machinery
  • BS7608 – Guide to fatigue design and assessment of steel products

Ascribe Engineering staff are all RPEQ qualified, each with many years of experience.

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CFD is the computation of fluid flows via the solution of the Navier Stokes Equations. Our CFD capabilities cover:

Steady state and transient flows

  • Forced and natural convection
  • Coupled structural and fluid simulation
  • Mixed flows

CFD is used to model fluid flow including for instance:

  • Flows through pipe networks to determine pressure losses, changes in concentration and particle size.
  • Flows through machine ventilation systems to simulate areas of fresh air delivery and effective cooling
  • Thermal and acoustic implications.

Related Services

Expert Advice and Investigations

Root cause analysis, insurance loss adjustment and expert witness.

Due Diligence and Integrity Assessment

Structural integrity, structural condition, access/guarding audits.

Assessment by Field Measurements

Strain gauging, vibration, machine signals, thermal, displacement

Contact Us

8/83 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill, QLD, 4000