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Handbook of Lessons Lessons Learned In Engineering, Design, Manufacturing and Construction

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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 in the fields of Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Construction, as well as Failure Analysis, then this book is a must have!

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Here is an overview of this book:

This Handbook is written for mechanical designers, engineers, manufacturers, and constructors who wish to take advantage of all that has been learned by mechanical and structural failures over the past 50 years in order to avoid similar failures in the future and to evaluate Fitness for Service.

Part 1 Summarizes the lessons learned in engineering design, fabrication and construction

Part 2 Describes the major advantages of finite element analysis in performing failure analysis of components

Part 3 Describes how mathematical simulations and materials science are effective tools to accurately quantify the relative degrees of liability between the defendants - which is useful in litigation and arbitration.

About the Author
Dr. William O’Donnell, PhD, PE : founder and President of O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Dr. William O’Donnell, PhD, PE has extensive professional experience in the analysis of components including fatigue and fracture safety evaluations and failure analyses. He has developed methods for evaluating fatigue, stress corrosion cracking and safety margins of components and components. He has served as the Chairman of the Subgroup of Fatigue Strength of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, as well as Chairman of the Subgroup on Design. The Pittsburgh Section of the ASME named him “Engineer of the Year” in 1988, and he is listed in the Engineers Joint Council “Engineers of Distinction” and Marquis “Who’s Who in the World”.   View Bill ODonnell's profile on LinkedIn