Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) – design and (thermal/transient, stress, vibration & fatigue) analysis to API, AWS, ASME and other Codes, ensuring structural integrity, performance and reliability.

ASME Section VIII (FEA) Design & Analysis – Vessels Processing Nuclear Waste

  Thermal, fatigue, and creep Analysis using ASME Code We performed ASME Section VIII design & analysis – (using thermal, stress and fatigue) finite element analysis of elevated temperature/pressure vessels processing nuclear waste. The vessels were designed to treat radioactive waste to produce a stable, immobilized solid product waste as part of the Idaho Cleanup …

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Feedwater Heater – ASME Section VIII Division 1 (FEA) Analysis

FEA of Feedwater Heater

(ANSYS) Finite Element Model of Feedwater Heater FEA of Low Pressure Feedwater Heater to ASME Section VIII Code We performed ASME Section VIII Division 1 analysis on a Low Pressure Feedwater Heater using ANSYS finite element analysis (FEA) software. The vessel is essentially symmetric about the vertical centerline plane; therefore, only one half of the …

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Engineering (FEA) Analysis & Design Optimization of Formula One Brake Rotors

(FEA) Design Optimization of Rotor

FEA Model of Brake Rotor We performed engineering and FEA analysis & design optimization on new brake rotor designs for a client that manufactures components for Formula One Race cars, . A few of the assumptions included: (1) Rotors and their associated components CAD models were imported from their native software (ProEngineer or Catia) into …

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ASME (FEA) Design and Analysis – Pressure Vessel Components for Radioactive Waste Cleanup

  Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics on Vessels & Components ASME design and (thermal, stress, vibration and fatigue) finite element analysis was performed on pressure vessels and components – as part of the Department of Energy’s radioactive waste cleanup effort. These vessels were subjected to elevated temperatures (>1400 F), seismic loads and deflagration …

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Static & Dynamic Finite Element Analysis – Skate Ramp Modifications

We performed static and dynamic (finite element analysis) on various design modifications of skateboard ramps after a client/ manufacturer found permanent deformations on one of its ramps.   We perform dynamic and fatigue analysis on various types of structures. To learn more, see Finite Element Analysis. Give us a call to talk about your engineering …

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Failure Investigation and Design Modifications of Wellhead Threaded Closure

O’Donnell Consulting Engineers investigated the cause of an accident due to a failed threaded closure on a wellhead. Through metallurgical evaluations, material testing, and engineering analysis, it was determined that the cast iron nut had failed due to fatigue. Design modifications were then recommended.   We perform Failure Analysis Services for clients in industries including …

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FEA and Structural Assessment of Mining Bulkhead Door

FEA Structural Analysis Of Mining Bulkhead Doors O’Donnell Consulting Engineers performed an independent FEA structural assessment of water tight mining bulkhead doors. The assessment included the bulkhead doors themselves, the stress transfer cylinder (STC) embedded in a thick walled concrete cylinder, and the concrete cast into the rock excavation. The structural integrity of bulkheads is …

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Thermal FEA Analysis of 400 Ampere Busway System

Thermal Analysis of Busway

Thermal Analysis of Busway Thermal FEA analysis was performed on a 400 ampere busway for a client that designs and fabricates a variety of electrical power distribution systems. We constructed a three-dimensional finite element model of the 400-Amp Track Busway system, consisting of about 300,000 three-dimensional solid electrical and thermal elements. Electrical and thermal contact elements …

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Engineering Analysis of Replacement Reactor Coolant Pump Seals

O’Donnell Consulting provided engineering analysis of replacement reactor coolant pump seals for a major utility. In addition, a thermal hydraulic analysis was performed, providing thermal history curve for each seal, including a detailed analysis of thermal changes in the seals during a loss of cooling water incident.   We perform design, analysis and engineering troubleshooting …

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FEA Analysis on Submarine Components

We performed engineering analysis of nuclear propulsion plant components for US Navy Virginia Class nuclear submarines. This work included structural, thermal, fatigue, shock and vibration finite element analysis on components including condensors and heat exchangers. O’Donnell Consulting Engineers performs structural and safety analysis for clients in numerous industries. Call to discuss your engineering challenges. Related …

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