Optimizing Equipment Reliability with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Performing (stress, thermal, vibration & fatigue) finite element analysis of equipment, to ensure equipment structural integrity – maximizing performance and reliability. We offer both new equipment design/analysis and analysis of operating equipment to engineering codes including AWS, API, and ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel (B&PV).
The benefits of finite element analysis (FEA) include:
- Determining a structure’s response to mechanical, vibratory and other loads, thus resolving issues without arduous manual iterations or prototyping
- Resolving design challenges and optimizing designs for weight and fabrication/ cost savings
We have extensive experience in performing FEA on a wide range of components, including pressure vessels, bellows, heat exchangers, and welded/non-welded assemblies operating in extreme environments. If we find that equipment has a limited life, we develop improved designs and/or repair procedures to ensure longevity.
Clients have included those in the energy, manufacturing and petrochemical industries.
Types of FEA Analysis
- Seismic, Vibration & Fatigue
- Heat Transfer
- Linear/ Nonlinear FEA Analysis
- Fracture Analysis
- Component Life Assessment
- Thermal Cycling & Fatigue
- Thermal / Transient
- Buckling Analysis
- Creep & Creep Fatigue
- Design Optimization
- Fabrication Process Evaluation
- Vibration, Shock & Impact
- Crack Propagation
- Elevated Temperature
- Water Hammer
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Fluid Flow Analyses
- Flow-Induced Vibrations
- Storage Racks
- 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)
API 579 / ASME 579-1 Fitness For Service
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 discuss 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
>> Portfolio of Engineering & FEA Projects
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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