Engineering Expert Witness

Expert witness services, litigation support, and forensic engineering – investigating product liability, structural failures, construction issues, fire/explosions, industrial and other accidents.

Forensic Investigation of a Failed Steel Tube Chair

OCE performed a forensic investigation on a steel tube chair that had failed when a 180 pound individual sat down. The evaluation was accomplished using generally accepted engineering design calculations and modern finite-element elastic-plastic large-deflection three-dimensional computer analyses. We determined that the failure was due to gross plastic deformation of the material in the bend, …

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Forensic Fire Investigation of Shipboard Compressor

O’Donnell Consulting performed a fire investigation of a Shipboard Compressor System that occurred on the USS Eisenhower.   We perform engineering design and analysis – as well as Forensic Engineering Services. Give us a call to discuss your engineering challenges. Related Projects – Fire/Explosion Investigation of LPG Dehydration System– Engineering Analysis on Components in U.S. …

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Forensic Fire Investigation on a Commercial Building

Remains of Building Fire O’Donnell Consulting was retained by an attorney to provide forensic engineering services (fire cause and origin analysis) in regard to a commercial building fire. We have performed numerous fire/explosion investigations in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Our services include Engineering Design & Analysis Services as well as Forensic Engineering Expert Witness …

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Explosion of a Pressure Vessel used in the Manufacturing of Cell Phones

A pressure vessel used to manufacture crystals for use in devices including cell phones, had exploded, causing serious damage to the plant. O’Donnell Consulting performed a forensic investigation on the explosion – performing metallurgical testing and evaluations, as well as extensive finite element analysis. The same finite element model built for thermal analyses was also …

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