ODonnell Consulting

Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
We perform thermal, stress, vibration and fatigue finite element analysis (FEA) to ensure structural integrity, performance and reliability. The bottom-line benefits to FEA analysis are quantifying design cycles, keeping production costs low through design optimization, and uncovering potential sources of operational/field failures – as well as improving reliability and lowering costs.

A few examples of our work includes:

  • Compressors
  • Valves
  • Ductwork
  • Assemblies
  • Bellows
  • Decanters
  • Mixers
  • Supports
  • Turbines/ Shafts
  • Electrical Components
  • Racks/ Cabinets
  • Hydraulic Presses

To see more of the equipment we have worked on, see Industries Served.

  • Stress Analysis
  • Vibration & Fatigue
  • Component Life Assessment
  • Fracture Analysis
  • Design Optimization
  • Fabrication Process Evaluation
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Cycling
  • Creep Response & Ratcheting
  • Linear/ Nonlinear
  • Thermal Transient
  • Shock, & Impact
  • Flow-Induced Vibrations
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Water Hammer
  • Fluid Flow Analyses
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Crack Propagation
  • Elevated Temperature
  • Structural Integrity


We perform design and analysis to codes including API, AISC, ANSI, AWS and ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.
This includes ASME Codes:

  • B&PV Section III Class 1, 2 and 3 vessels and components
  • B&PV Section VIII Div. 1, 2 and 3 vessels
  • B&PV Sections IX and XI
  • ASME B15, B16
  • ASME B31.1, B31.3, +
  • ASME Below the Hook BTH-1 & B30.20

Read about the History of the ASME Code.
A few our software tools include Solidworks, PTC Creo, Inventor and AutoCAD and ANSYS.

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Finite element analysis requires a working knowledge of stress analysis and materials principles to get the answer right - the first time. Our engineers are multi-disciplined in areas of materials, design, metallurgy and manufacturing - each with more than 25 years of experience. Contact us for an initial free consultation.

See Portfolio to read descriptions of our various projects. For a short listing of books, databases, and other engineering resources, see our Links page.