ODonnell Consulting

Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
We perform thermal, stress, vibration and fatigue finite element analysis (FEA) to accurately model products and processes 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.

  • 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, AWS and ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code – including Section VIII, Div. 1 and 2. A few our software tools include Solidworks, PTC Creo, Inventor and AutoCAD and ANSYS.

Adam Statue


  • Compressors
  • Valves
  • Ductwork
  • Assemblies
  • Bellows
  • Decanters
  • Mixers
  • Supports
  • Turbines/ Shafts
  • Skids
  • Reactors
  • Conveyors

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

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.