ESi’s design analysis experts support the product development efforts of our clients through testing products currently in development and analyzing failures in their products, to help them improve the structures, mechanical systems, and components that make them up.
Our team has been involved in cases involving construction equipment, diesel and gasoline piston engine components, steam and gas turbine components, rail cars, pipelines, process piping, pressure vessels, airplane and helicopter structures and components, automotive components, ladders, aerial ladders, cranes, and building structures.
ESi’s in-house analysis capabilities include solid modeling, stress analysis, finite element analysis (solid mechanics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics), fatigue analysis, and fracture mechanics.
Metal fragments were found in the milled bone used for spinal fusion surgeries. ESi’s in-depth metallurgical and design analysis cleared the OEM of breach of contract and anti-competitive practice lawsuits.
A liquid nitrogen cryogenic freezer failed due to a defect in the electronics and specimens were lost due to operator error and a failure to properly follow procedures.
A replacement wheel bearing with signiﬁcant design diﬀerences from the original equipment manufacturer fails and causes permanent injury.
ESi has been performing field and physical testing of composite railroad ties to refine industry specifications on mechanical and thermal performance.
An ESi investigation proving manufacturer defect prior to transport damage results in a reduced claim settlement for the client.
We're pleased to announce the launch of ASM Handbook, Volume 11: Failure Analysis and Prevention, co-edited by Ronald J. Parrington, P.E., FASM, Sr. Managing Consultant and Director of Industrial Services at ESi.
ESi welcomes William Broz, P.E., MBA, LEED AP® as a Senior Managing Consultant in our Mechanics practice. Mr. Broz is based in ESi's Southern California office.
Modern machines are often data-driven, recording and using vast amounts of data. Attendees will learn methods for testing and validating this data in the context of a failure investigation, using sound scientific methods and principles.
ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.Find an Expert Contact Us