Heat Exchanger Design and Analysis

Engineering Design & Analysis - O'Donnell Consulting

We perform design and analysis of heat exchangers – (including stress, thermal, vibration and fatigue analysis) to codes including AWS, API and ASME B&PV – to ensure structural integrity.

Examples include:

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Model of Heat Exchanger
FEA - Heat Exchanger Results

We performed failure analysis on a cracked heat exchanger for NASA Glenn Research Center. A number of cracks were found around the bolt holes of the inlet and outlet tubesheets of the heat exchanger. After extensive investigation, we modified the design.

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Examples Include:

  • Petrochemical
  • Mining
  • Materials
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Energy
  • Military

Fatigue analysis of heat exchangers are performed per ASME B&PV Section III Class 1 and Section VIII Division 2. The fatigue design life evaluation procedures in Section III of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code were originally developed in the U.S. Naval Nuclear Program.

Those involved were Bill O’Donnell, (Bernie) Langer, W.E. (Bill) Cooper and James (Jim) Farr – who, in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s developed the initial formulation of this technology in the Tentative Structural Design Basis for Reactor Pressure Vessels and Directly Associated Components, which became known as “SDB-63.”

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Related Links:

>> Finite Element Analysis
>> Elevated Temperature Design & Analysis
>> History of the ASME Code
>> Introduction to Fatigue Analysis
>> History of Fatigue Analysis
>> Publications – Pressure Vessels, Fatigue, Elevated Temperature, Heat Exchangers
>> Links to 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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