Performing finite element analysis (stress, thermal, vibration & fatigue) of equipment, ensuring structural integrity, performance and reliability. This includes both the design of new equipment and the analysis of operating equipment – to Engineering Codes including AWS, API and ASME.
The benefits of finite element analysis (FEA) include:
>>> Determining a structure’s response to mechanical, vibratory and other loads, thus solving design challenges without arduous manual iterations or prototyping
>>> Optimizing designs for weight and fabrication/ cost savings
We have performed FEA on numerous components (some operating in extreme environments) including pressure vessels, bellows, heat exchangers, decanters and welded/ nonwelded assemblies to ensure they operate over the intended design life.
If such equipment is found to have limited life, we develop improved designs and/or repair procedures. We have assisted clients in industries including energy, mining and petrochemical.
Our work includes:
- Stress Analysis – Stress, Strain, Fatigue, Failure, Creep
- Thermal Analysis – Conduction, Convection, Radiation
- Vibration Analysis – Modal, Harmonic, Random, Transient Dynamic
- Seismic Analysis – Response Spectrum, Transient Dynamics
- Elevated Temperature Analysis – Creep, Creep Rupture & Elastic/Plastic
- Lifting Devices
Partial List of ASME Codes We Perform
B&PV Section III Class 1, 2 and 3 (Nuclear Power Plant Components)
B&PV Section VIII Div. 1 (Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels)
B&PV Section VIII Div. 2, Part 5 (Design by Analysis)
B&PV Section VIII Div. 3 (Alternative Rules for Construction of High-Pressure Vessels)
B&PV Section IX (Welding and Brazing Qualifications)
B&PV Section XI (Rules for Inspection of Nuclear Power Plants)
B31.1 (Engineering & Operation of Power Piping)
B31.3 (Process Piping)
B31.4 (Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids & Slurries)
BTH-1 & B30.20 (Below the Hook Lifting Devices)
See a comprehensive list of available Engineering Codes & Standards. A few our software tools include Solidworks, Inventor and AutoCAD and ANSYS. Finite element analysis requires a working knowledge of stress analysis and materials principles to get the answer right – the first time.
Our team of engineers have PEs in numerous States, and are multi-disciplined in areas of materials, design, metallurgy & manufacturing – each with more than 30 years of experience.
Give us a call to talk about your engineering challenges.
Finite Element Analysis Related Links
>> Tom O’Donnell, PE
>> Description of Finite Element Analysis Method
>> History of Finite Element Analysis
>> Vibration Analysis
>> Our Engineering Team
>> Portfolio of Engineering & FEA Projects
>> Links to Engineering Resources