ODonnell Consulting

Finite Element Analysis

Brewery Tank
Feedwater Heater
Adam Statue

Recent Projects

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

A few examples include:

  • Autoclaves
  • Bellows
  • Skids
  • Supports
  • Lifting Devices
  • Petrochemical
  • Mining
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Energy

For a more comprehensive list of components we have worked on, see Industries Served. 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

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:
>> Vessels For Elevated Temperature Service
>> Introduction to Fatigue
>> History of the ASME Code
>> Description of Finite Element Analysis Method
>> Publications
>> Engineering Resources

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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