ODonnell Consulting

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering
We perform design and analysis of components in elevated temperature  and 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. Our work has included dynamic catapult and landing loads on aircraft carriers, the Space Shuttle main engines and other aerospace hardware. We have also provided expert forensic failure causation testimony.

  • 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