Finite Element Analysis

O'Donnell Consulting - Finite element analysis
We perform finite element analysis (FEA) to accurately model products and processes to determine structural integrity, performance and reliability, as well as predict structural failures. The bottom-line benefits to FEA analysis are: decreasing design cycles, keeping production costs low through design optimization, and uncovering potential sources of field failures.

Industrial Impeller 3D Model

OCE created a 3-D finite element model of an industrial impeller to determine its natural frequencies.

  • Structural Integrity
  • Component Life Prediction
  • Fatigue & Fracture
  • Design Optimization
  • Fabrication Process Evaluation
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Cycling
  • Creep Response & Ratcheting
  • Shock, Vibration & Impact
  • Flow-Induced Vibrations
  • Water Hammer
  • Fluid Flow Analyses
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics


We are quite familiar with ANSYS,  Solidworks, PTC Creo, Inventor and AutoCAD. To read about our past projects, see Portfolio.

Our expertise includes:

  • 2D & 3D Finite Element Analysis
  • Linear & Nonlinear
  • Seismic & Vibration
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Elevated Temperature Applications
Chemical Reactor Aanalysis
Electric Cable Analysis
Conveyor Analysis
Lift Hook Analysis
Spring Analysis
Brake Rotor Analysis
  • Power
  • Nuclear
  • Petrochemical
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil/ Gas
  • Materials
  • Petrochemical
  • Marine
  • Industrial

Although FEA software has become more user friendly, it requires a working knowledge of stress analysis and materials/ metallurgical principles to get the answer right - the first time. We have over 30 years experience in finite element analysis, materials/ weld/ metallurgical technology, and relevant design codes.

We perform design and analysis to ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel (B&PV - including Section VIII Div. 1 and 2), AWS, AISC, API, and other engineering codes.

For a more comprehensive list of structures that we have analyzed, see Components.

O'Donnell Consulting Engineers performs structural design and analysis for the manufacturing, aerospace, marine, sporting goods, industrial, and petrochemical industries.

See Portfolio to see the projects we have worked on.
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