ODonnell Consulting

Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis - O'Donnell Consulting

We perform finite element analysis (FEA) for design & (thermal/transient, stress, vibration & fatigue) analysis to API, AWS, ASME and other Codes – to ensure structural integrity, performance and reliability. Using ANSYS and other simulation software, we provide CFD and structural/ stress analysis on pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping and other process equipment in numerous applications.

See Portfolio to read more about our engineering projects including the Energy, Mining, Marine and Petrochemical industries.

Analysis of Bellows
Brewery Tank
Feedwater Heater
Adam Statue

Recent Projects

  • Stress Analysis
  • Vibration & Fatigue
  • Component Life Assessment
  • Linear/ Nonlinear Analysis
  • Fracture Analysis
  • Design Optimization
  • Fabrication Process Evaluation
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Cycling
  • Creep Response & Ratcheting
  • Wind/ Seismic/ Other Loads

A few examples include:

  • Autoclaves
  • Bellows
  • Skids
  • Supports
  • Lifting Devices
  • Fasteners
  • Petrochemical
  • Mining
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Energy
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Piping
  • Condensors
  • Reactors
  • Turbines

We perform finite element analysis to relevant Codes including API, AISC, ANSI, AWS and ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel. This includes:

ASME B&PV Section III Class 1, 2 and 3 (Nuclear Power Plant Components)
ASME B&PV Section VIII Div. 1
ASME B&PV Section VIII Div. 2, Part 5
ASME B&PV Section VIII Div. 3
ASME B&PV Section IX (Welding and Brazing Qualifications)
ASME B&PV Section XI (Rules for Inspection of Nuclear Power Plants)
ASME B31.1 (Power Piping)
ASME B31.3 (Process Piping)
ASME BTH-1 & B30.20 (Below the Hook)

A few our software tools include Solidworks, PTC Creo, 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 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.

Related Links:
>> Description of Finite Element Analysis Method
>> History of Finite Element Analysis
>> Vessels For Elevated Temperature Service
>> Introduction to Fatigue
>> History of the ASME Code
>> Background on the ASME Code

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!


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Handbook of Lessons Learned