ODonnell Consulting

Materials & Metallurgical Consulting

Materials/ Weld/ Metallurgical Consulting

We perform materials and metallurgical testing, including Nondestructive Testing (NDT) – designing solutions to ensure structural integrity of equipment. We have assisted clients for over 40 years, resolving materials issues, improving component performance, and minimizing total cost of ownership.

  • (Mechanical/ Corrosion/ +) Testing
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Coatings Analysis
  • Corrosion Analysis
  • X-Ray Spectroscopy
  • Electron Spectroscopy
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Fracture Analysis
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)
Metallurgical Analysis
Read An Introduction to Metallurgy. Manufacturing processes, design configuration, corrosion, vibration, thermal fatigue, thermal ratcheting, creep, fatigue, and fracture all play a part in structural integrity. We have the experience in design, stress analysis, and materials science to determine modes of failure, crack initiation sites, probable rates of propagation, and remaining fatigue lives due to complex sources of dynamic loading. Often, design life is often compromised through inadequate manufacturing processes such as welding, thermal/ transient conditions, and high temperature conditions. At elevated temperatures, creep, and component strains occur, especially in welded and bolted joint connections. Defects often occur in welded, cast and forged parts. Parts with complex geometries often include crack starters such as metallurgical notch effects. We provide Certified Weld Inspections (CWI) and Nondestructive Testing (NDT) to determine quality and serviceability. Read about the various types of NDT.

Our experience includes:
Stainless SteelsCarbon SteelsAlloy Steels
Nickel Alloy SteelsHigh Temperature SteelsTool Steels
TitaniumAluminum AlloysCopper Alloys

We are a team of experienced, multi-disciplined engineers, with expertise in finite element analysis, materials and fabrication. Our licensed Professional Engineers and certified welding inspectors provide clients with support across the spectrum of welding and joining challenges - including code compliance, weld and joint inspection, and mechanical testing. We have been providing solutions for over 40 years to the aerospace, power generation, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, materials handling, and construction industries. To see a comprehensive list of equipment we have worked on see Industries Served.
OCE - Handbook of Lessons Learned

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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