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FEA Buckling Analysis on an Elevated Temperature Vessel under a Vacuum

Both instantaneous (linear and nonlinear) buckling and creep buckling were investigated

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FEA Structural Analysis of Waterbox Upgrades

FEA Model of Waterbox Deformation when Subjected to 80 Psi O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc. was requested to perform structural analysis of upgrades on waterboxes that …

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Failure Analysis of Studs on an Electric Turbine Outer Head Cover

Studs connecting the outer head cover to the stay ring of an electric-generating turbine had failed

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Fatigue Analysis on Threads of Base-Ported Pressure Filter

A client had determined that in very dusty environments where their base-ported pressure filter was used, particles can get in between the threads of the tube and cap.

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Failure Analysis of Rotary Cement Kiln

Rotary kilns run 24/7 and are stopped only for a few days for essential maintenance. This is important because of heatup and cool down thermal transients.

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Truck 5th Wheel Evaluation and Accident Causation Analysis

O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc. was retained to investigate and determine the cause of the separation of a trailer from its tractor. In January of 2014 …

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Failure Analysis of Corroded Irrigation Piping

Evaluation of corrosion on irrigation piping, possibly related to issues with non-conformance to specification

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Fatigue of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Vessels

Fatigue and Fitness for Service evaluations were performed on pressure swing adsorption (PSA) vessels that were in service at a waste facility – but had …

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API 579 / ASME FFS-1 Fitness For Service on Steel Brewery Tanks

A vertical tank at a brewery had failed. Because of the age of this and other tanks, they were concerned about their structural integrity – and had us perform an API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 analysis

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API 579/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service Evaluation on a UREA Reactor

Fitness For Service evaluation on a multi-wall UREA reactor to API 579/ASME-FFS-1

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Closeup of Failed Wire Rope showing surface deformation

Failure Investigation – Wire Rope

Surface Deformation and Fractures Low Magnification SEM Image of Fractures Higher SEM Magnifcation of Fracture We performed a failure investigation on a 6x36G IWRC Grade, …

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Cracked NASA Heat Exchanger – Analysis & Redesign

Thermal, Structural and Fatigue Analysis – and Subsequent Redesign of Heat Exchanger   A number of cracks were found around the bolt holes of the …

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