Design and Structural Analysis

Structural Analysis - O'Donnell ConsultingWe perform structural analysis – including design and thermal, stress, vibration and fatigue analysis to ensure component integrity.

  • Design of pressure vessels, heat exchangers and process equipment
  • Thermal transient analysis of equipment
  • 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 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, because of 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)
  • Thermal/ Transient Analysis
  • Safety Margin Evaluations
  • Vibration/ Seismic Analysis
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • Fracture Analysis
  • Buckling/ Instability
  • Creep
  • Creep Ratcheting
  • Crack Propagation
  • Corrosion Fatigue
  • Pitting and Wall Thinning
  • Leak Before Break
  • Fatigue of Welded Joints
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Flaw Sensitivity
  • Plastic Collapse
  • Weld Analysis

To see resume summaries of our engineers, see Our Team.

Not only do we design and analyze structures to ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel (B& PV) Code, we also perform investigations to ensure that structures are compliant to AWS, ANSI, API and other engineering codes. For a more 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.

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