Engineering Design and Analysis

Structural Analysis - O'Donnell ConsultingWe perform engineering design and analysis – including thermal, stress, vibration and fatigue analysis to design codes including AWS, API and ASME Code – to ensure structural integrity. Our work has included:

  • Design of pressure vessels, heat exchangers and process equipment
  • Thermal transient analysis of equipment
  • Optimal design of components
  • Seismic and structural analysis of skids and related equipment
  • Vibration analysis of piping, steam generators, control valves, and other process equipment
  • Design and analysis of components to ASME B&PV Code – including Section VIII, Div. 1&2 as well as B16 and B31
Design/Analysis - High Temperature Vessel
Design/ Analysis of Elevated Temperature Vessel
Design of Clamp on Pressure Vessel
O’Donnell Consulting Engineers performed the design and analysis of elevated temperature / pressure vessels. One particular vessel had to operate under a no-leak condition. The challenge was to attach the hemispherical head to the shell without causing distortions, due to temperature differences. We thus designed a series of clamps to seal the two pieces together.  
To see more of the projects we have worked on, see Portfolio.  
Our expertise includes equipment operating in vibration and elevated temperature environments. We have taken on challenges in a spectrum of industries including energy, aerospace, mining, transportation, materials handling, and manufacturing.
  • Stress Analysis (2D, 3D, Elastic and Elastic-Plastic)
  • Design & Analysis of ASME Code Section III Class 1, 2 and 3 vessels and components
  • Design & Analysis of ASME Code Section VIII Div. 1, 2 and 3 vessels
  • Design & Analysis of ANSI, API, ASTM, ASD, ANSI/AISC N690 and other Codes
  • Transient heat transfer and thermal stress analysis
  • Seismic analysis – response spectrum analysis and time history analysis
  • Linear and non-linear large deformation dynamic analysis
  • Limit and collapse load analysis
  • Pressure vessel bolted closure design, redesign and assessment of existing designs
  • Fracture mechanics analysis in accordance with ASME Code Sections III and XI
  • Fatigue analysis to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Sections III and VIII
To see resume summaries of our engineers, see Our Team. For a comprehensive list of structures that we have analyzed, see Components. For a short listing of books, databases, and other engineering resources, see our Links page.
Handbook of Engineering Lessons Learned

Learn from the experience of others. Especially when one such “other” is Dr. William O’Donnell, PhD, PE, Founder and President of O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc., and ASME “Engineer of the Year” - his 50 years of experience in analysis of components including fatigue and fracture safety evaluations and failure analyses are now comprised in this volume.

If you are interested learning more in Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Construction, as well as Failure Analysis, then this book is a must have!


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