ODonnell Consulting

Engineering Design and Analysis

Engineering Design & Analysis - O'Donnell ConsultingWe perform engineering design and analysis – including stress, thermal, vibration and fatigue analysis to codes including AWS, API and ASME (B&PV, Piping and BTH) – to ensure structural integrity. A few examples include:

  • Design and (thermal, stress, vibration & fatigue) analysis of pressure vessels, heat exchangers and process equipment
  • Thermal transient analysis of equipment
  • Optimal design of components
  • Seismic and structural analysis of skids and related equipment
  • Design and analysis of components to ASME Code – including Section VIII, Div. 1&2 as well as B31.1 & B31.3
  • Design and analysis of components in elevated temperature environments
  • Design and analysis to Code including API, AISC, & AWS

O’Donnell Consulting Engineers performed the design and analysis of elevated temperature / pressure vessels. One particular vessel had to operate under a no-leak condition. The challenge was to attach the hemispherical head to the shell without causing distortions, due to temperature differences. We thus designed a series of clamps to seal the two pieces together. To see more of the projects we have worked on, see Portfolio.   Contact Us for a free quote.

Recent Projects

Our design and analysis capabilities include:

  • Finite Element Analysis (Elastic and Elastic-Plastic)
  • Design & Analysis of ASME Code Section III Class 1, 2 and 3 vessels and components
  • Design & Analysis of ASME Code Section VIII Div. 1, 2 and 3 vessels
  • Design & Analysis to ASME (B31.1 Power & B31.3 Process Piping)
  • Design & Analysis to ASME (Below the Hook) BTH-1 & B30.20
  • Design & Analysis of ANSI, API, ASTM, ASD, ANSI/AISC N690 and other Codes
  • Design & Analysis of Perforated Plates
  • Transient heat transfer and thermal stress analysis
  • Seismic analysis – response spectrum analysis and time history analysis
  • Linear and non-linear large deformation dynamic analysis
  • Limit and collapse load analysis
  • Fracture mechanics analysis in accordance with ASME Code Sections III and XI
  • Fatigue analysis to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code

Our expertise includes equipment operating in vibration and elevated temperature environments.

A few examples include:

  • Pressure Vessels
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Piping
  • Condensors
  • Reactors
  • Petrochemical
  • Mining
  • Materials
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Energy
  • Autoclaves
  • Furnaces
  • Cyclones
  • Presses
  • Conveyors

For a more comprehensive list of components we have worked on, see Industries Served. Resume summaries of our engineers are described in Our Team.

Related Links:
>> Finite Element Analysis
>> Publications
>> History of the ASME Code.
>> Introduction to Fatigue
>> Engineering Resources

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 learning more in Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Construction, as well as Failure Analysis, then this book is a must have!


* Does not include shipping, handling or tax

Handbook of Lessons Learned