What We Do

Design and thermal, stress, vibration and fatigue analysis, materials/ metallurgical investigations, troubleshooting, and manufacturing consulting.

Investigating materials/ weld, metallurgical and corrosion issues on components.

Expert witness services, litigation support, and forensic engineering investigations to legal, insurance, and industrial firms.

Due Diligence, Hazard, and Safety Analysis to ensure plants and facilities run optimally.

Engineering Solutions

Solving, correcting, and preventing structural problems. From design and thermal, stress, vibration and fatigue analysis to materials/ metallurgical troubleshooting, failure analysis, and repair – using “hands on” engineering, we offer expertise to help you solve your technical challenges.

Mechanical Engineering


We provide engineering services for aerospace firms, performing thermal, stress, fatigue, finite element, and failure analysis. We perform structural optimization, minimizing component weight, resulting in low materials cost and maximum performance.

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Civil/ Structural Analysis

We perform design and analyses of civil and structural components. Our structural evaluation services can help you minimize operating costs and improve safety.

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Power Plant Consulting

We help clients troubleshoot and extend equipment life, prevent failures on existing plant components, and assist with design, analysis and materials selection for new plant construction.

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Failure Analysis

O’Donnell Consulting performs failure analysis by combining materials and metallurgy with state-of-the-art finite element analysis, determining the precise root cause of structural failures - and designing solutions to prevent re-ocurrence. We have assisted clients in numerous industries including manufacturing, chemical, automotive, transportation and consumer equipment.

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Expert Witness / Forensic

We perform forensic engineering services, investigating industrial accidents, fire/explosions, patent litigation, materials/ metallurgical and product liability issues.

Expert Witness

We quantify how materials and products fail, including mechanical integrity of equipment that has deteriorated due to corrosion, fatigue, damage, exposure to fire, abuse, and improper manufacture. We have over 40 years experience in engineering design, analysis, troubleshooting and providing expert witness testimony.

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Fire / Explosion

We investigate chemical fires, electrical fires, structural fires, and explosions, and perform in-depth causation analysis, supporting conclusions with quantified results and illustrations.

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Technical Arbitration

We investigate simple and complex technical issues to assist in the determination of liability in Arbitration.

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Technical Services

We perform technical services to minimize risk and improve your bottom line.

Due Diligence

We perform due diligence services to minimize risk involved in power plants, chemical, and other facilities. 

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Safety Analysis

We provide comprehensive safety reviews of heavy industrial and construction machinery, helping to reduce the risks due to human error associated with electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and control systems.

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Hazard / Operability

We identify processes, perform fault tree analyses, and employ state-of-the-art methodologies to analyze safety and operability issues.

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