Materials/ Weld/ Metallurgical Consulting

Materials/ Weld/ Metallurgical Consulting

We perform materials, weld and metallurgical inspections, as well as mechanical testing, troubleshooting, and repair – assisting clients for over 40 years, resolving structural integrity issues, extending fatigue life, and improving component performance. Our work has included:

  • CWI - Certified Weld Inspections
  • (Mechanical/ Corrosion/ +) Testing
  • Weld Process Development
  • Weld Analysis and Repair
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Coatings Analysis
  • X-Ray Spectroscopy
  • Electron Spectroscopy
  • Image Analysis
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Fracture Analysis
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • Fatigue of Welded Joints
  • Creep Rupture Analysis
  • Crack Growth Rate Analysis
Metallurgical Analysis
Read An Introduction to Metallurgy. Manufacturing processes, design configuration, corrosion, vibration, thermal fatigue, thermal ratcheting, creep, fatigue, and fracture all play a part in structural integrity. We have the experience in design, stress analysis, and materials science to determine modes of failure, crack initiation sites, probable rates of propagation, and remaining fatigue lives due to complex sources of dynamic loading.

Often, design life is often compromised through inadequate manufacturing processes such as welding, thermal/ transient conditions, and high temperature conditions. At elevated temperatures, creep, and component strains occur, especially in welded and bolted joint connections.

Defects often occur in welded, cast and forged parts. Parts with complex geometries often include crack starters such as metallurgical notch effects. We provide Certified Weld Inspections (CWI) and Nondestructive Testing (NDT) to determine quality and serviceability. Read about the various types of NDT.

We are a team of experienced, multi-disciplined engineers, with expertise in finite element analysis, materials and fabrication. Our licensed Professional Engineers and certified welding inspectors provide clients with support across the spectrum of welding and joining challenges - including code compliance, weld and joint inspection, mechanical testing, and evaluation of welding procedure specifications (WPS), procedure qualification records (PQR), and welder performance qualifications (WPQ). They have also published technical reports, developed patents, and have been active in Codes and Standards Committees including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Association for Corrosion Engineers (NACE), the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the American Welding Society (AWS).

We have been providing solutions for over 40 years to the aerospace, power generation, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, materials handling, and construction industries.

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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