Failure analysis is a critical aspect of product development and component/system improvement. O’Donnell Consulting performs failure analysis by combining materials and metallurgy with finite element analysis, to determine the precise root cause and developing solutions to ensure structural integrity.
Production line or other heavy machinery failures can be very costly or even catastrophic for a business – we save you time and money by resolving corrosion, vibration, fatigue, or other structural issues.
We have provided solutions on equipment in numerous applications including energy, oil/gas, mining, transportation, aerospace and manufacturing.
Root Cause Failure Analysis
Components not meeting their intended design life, or accidents and failures often result from factors including:
Metallurgy/ TestingWe offer a full spectrum of metallurgical testing in conjunction with our engineering analysis tools to evaluate the root cause of component failure. We perform corrosion investigations, surface condition studies, mechanical and fracture mechanics testing, and evaluations of weldments. Our testing includes:
We also provide Fire/ Explosion Investigations. Click here to see resume summaries of our senior engineers.
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While a tractor was being used to cut grass along an interstate, its left rear axle fractured, causing the left rear wheel to totally separate from the tractor. We were asked to investigate the cause of the failure.
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by Dr. William O’Donnell, PhD, PE : Founder and President of O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc.
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!