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Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering
We perform elevated temperature design and analysis as well as engineering in cryogenic conditions to determine structural integrity of aerospace components. We also perform structural dynamic analyses to predict loads and responses to environments including transient, random, and acoustic excitation. 

Our 45+ years of experience has included the safety evaluation of complex hardware under repeated dynamic loads, including cracking during aircraft hard landings and qualification testing conditions. We have the design hardware for dynamic catapult and landing loads on aircraft carriers and have performed work for NASA on the Space Shuttle main engines, space telescopes and other aerospace hardware. We have also provided expert forensic failure causation testimony in litigation involving multiple injuries and fatalities.

  • Vibration analysis of the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Structural life prediction of rocket thrust chambers
  • Creep tensile instability analyses
  • Design and analysis of cryogenic piping and engines for NASA
  • Design and analysis of LOX, LIN and LAR systems
  • Failure analysis of a Boeing 737 flight control system
  • Failure analysis of aircraft components
  • Structural analyses of framework subjected to missile loads
  • Plastic and creep ratcheting analyses

We perform structural optimization, minimizing component weight, resulting in low materials cost and maximum performance.

O’Donnell Consulting Engineers offers a range of engineering expertise. To read more about our services, see What We Do.

We were asked to perform a dynamic analysis of the Hubble Space Telescope. We determined that vibrations were induced due to a fourth order function of the transverse ligaments in the base structure.

To see more of the projects we have worked on, see Portfolio.
Vibration Analysis Hubble Space Telescope