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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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316L SS Rotary Valve Impellers – Corrosion / Metallurgical Evaluation

We performed corrosion and metallurgical analysis on two Type 316L SS rotary valve impellers exhibiting pitting. The impellers are used in cheese curd production. The pitting was localized, biased towards the keyed drive end of the rotors, reportedly the same location where convey air is introduced into the valve. The convey air was reported to be …

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Failure Analysis – Cracked Pressure Swing Absorber (PSA) Vessels

Extensive investigation of the cracking was conducted, including UT, RT, and Magnetic Particle (MP) examinations; a joint test protocol for destructive testing on boat samples; chemical composition analyses, metallographic evaluations, and fractographic analyses.

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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Failure Analysis – Quartz Tubes in Water Purification System

We performed failure analysis on quartz tubes used in a water purification system. The flow conditions around the quartz tubes were evaluated using ANSYS Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software. Natural vibration frequencies of the quartz tube and stresses for various loading conditions, such as shell distortion and impact damage, were evaluated using the ANSYS Structural …

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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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Recertification of Aging Pressure Vessels/ Systems at NASA Facility

We developed a seven-year program for the recertification of aging pressure vessels and pressure systems for the NASA-Glenn Research Center. Some of the vessels and systems were over forty years old, and were part of the original NACA installation. Some were layered vessels for 3-6000 psi service, some were monobloc high pressure vessels, and others …

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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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