Gold Coast
Queensland

Composite Structures Australia - Trailer Engineering

Composite Structures Australia provides our clients (asset owners, operators, maintainers, manufacturers, equipment suppliers and other key organisations) with value for money specialist engineering consulting services for design and certification in fields of safety, strength, performance, longevity and reliability of mechanical and structural equipment.

As industry professionals and registered professional engineers of Queensland (RPEQ) we use proven methods, reliable processes and leading edge technologies to provide our clients with first-class services in:

Design development to manufacturing management

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Structural engineering certification and compliance

Design modification and compliance management

Structural integrity, durability and “life extension”

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Forensic review “what went wrong” & development of mitigation

Noise and vibration assessments

Expert witness and accident investigations

Design development to manufacturing management

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Structural engineering certification and compliance

Design modification and compliance management

Structural integrity, durability and “life extension”

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Forensic review “what went wrong” & development of mitigation

Noise and vibration assessments

Expert witness and accident investigations

Transport Engineering 

We specialise in providing cost effective engineering and design services in aerospace, rail, automotive and industrial design industries. We are involved with providing  numerous caravan and trailer manufacturers with development support of their products for manufacture both locally and abroad.

Our background is in composite material technology and development of lightweight structures for the future. As experts in vehicle weight reduction and design using advanced materials we can cost effectively help you with your development Project. 

We provide a high value engineering service to help you grow your business.

Trailer Engineering

Our Type Approval system is specifically designed to help small to medium size trailer manufacturers and importers demonstrate compliance with applicable ADRs. The Trailer Type Approval system will help you to identify ADRs relevant to your specific trailers and provide a system to gather and store your evidence of compliance.

  • Engineering support for manufacturers/importers of light trailers,
  • CSA Engineering provides a full Finite Element Strength and Fatigue life evaluation for road safety.
  • Documents your compliance to ADRs and stores evidence of compliance,
  • Provides a summary of the Type Approval for each of your trailer categories and models,
  • No cost on site walk through and assessment of your trailer. 

Caravans and Light Trailers Under 4.5T

  • Engineering compliance certification
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Detail stress evaluation of each bolted and welded joint
  • Trailer performance and handling issues
  • Brake efficiency certification
  • Forensic Failure & incident technical reporting
  • ADR compliant chassis design
  • Drawing & fabrication packages
  • Drawbar and Attachment certification to ADR 62
  • ATM Upgrade

Trailer Type Approval and Certification Rover

The Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) will commence on 1 July 2021. Manufacturers and importers of more than 4 light trailers per year will have a 12-month transitional period to become fully operational under the RVSA by 30 June 2022 at the latest.

Truck Engineering

Truck Engineering Design, Development, Testing, Compliance and offer OF Engineering Assistance in;

  • Design of light weight class
  • Load and Durability Analysis
  • Performance Based Standards (PBS)
  • Heavy Vehicle Import, Compliance & Certification
  • Safety Analysis
  • Configurations Management of Types of Modifications
  • Access, Regulations & Policy
  • Authorised Persons Scheme – VSB 6

Rolling Stock Engineering

  • No Cost onsite assessment.
  • Analysis to AAR standards.
  • Forensic investigation of failures.
  • Structural modifications.
  • Fatigue life prediction based on S-N curves.
  • Revised load rating for damaged wagons.
  • Structural Life Improvement analysis.
  • Corrosion assessment.
  • Failure analysis.
  • Inspection programme development and assessment.
  • Life extension programmes.

Pressure Vessel Engineering

At CSA Engineering, we offer pressure vessel design services together with 3D modelling, design and drafting capabilities. we can produce detailed pressure vessel drawings, ready for manufacture. We also provide full compliance analysis documentation  for registration with the relevant authority. 

  • Conceptual Layout Support
  • Designed to AS1210
  • Fea Analysis
  • Analysis of non-traditional materials including composites
  • Full compliance certification to any desired standards.
  • Project management of construction
  • Independent verification of designs
  • Fully qualified RPEQ Engineers
  • Final Sign Off
  • Safety Evalustion to AS4343

Tiny House Engineering

At CSA Engineering,  our structural engineers, and experts work with you throughout the entire process of designing and building your tiny home, so nothing is overlooked. From the initial planning stages to a neat package of custom-designed pieces, we can help you build your tiny home.

  • Detailed construction plans provided
  • Designed to AS 1170
  • Support from concept to details
  • Project management of supply chain
  • Cost Management
  • Structural Certification to desired applicable building codes
  • Non-traditional eps panel design capability
  • Issue of Engineering form 15

DESIGN

Our Capability

  • Concept and detail design
  • Design substantiation.
  • Structural layouts.
  • 3D modelling.
  • 2D drawing development.
  • Manufacturing supports.
  • Cost analysis.

FINITE ELEMENT MODELLING

Our Capability

  • Load path determination in structural assemblies.
  • Calculation of Buckling modes through eigenvalue analysis.
  • Thermal environment analysis.
  • Structural weight reduction.
  • Detail analysis around structural features.
  • Linear and Non-Linear analysis
  • Joint analysis.

FATIGUE AND DAMAGE TOLERANCE

Our Capability

  • Fatigue life prediction based on S-N curves.
  • Stress Intensity factor calculations.
  • Structural Life Improvement analysis.
  • Corrosion assessment.
  • Failure analysis.
  • Inspection programme development and assessment.
  • Life extension programmes.

WHERE WE CAN HELP

We provide assurance for structural performance and safety in accordance with compliance standards.
There are many aspects of structural and mechanical behaviour to consider during design and operation:

  • Performance under extreme operational conditions (proof and dynamic loads);
  • Durability under repetitive operating load conditions (fatigue);

To understand these behaviours with a high level of confidence, a structured programme of physical inspections, engineering simulations and calculations are necessary. The outcomes are then used to advise clients on compliance with acceptance criteria or to formulate cost effective strategies for improvement, mitigation or rectification.

APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY

A flexible and pragmatic approach, coupled with technical excellence and expert knowledge, ensures our clients are provided with the highest quality of service in the disciplines of:

  • Computer Aided Engineering

  • Design and performance standards

  • Finite element analysis, computer aided design and dynamics simulation

  • Risk based safety-case and asset management approaches.

CONTACT US

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Office Location: Pimpama, Gold Coast

Offering Onsite Assessments from Brisbane to Tweed Heads