Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the discipline of engineering that involves design, construction and use of machines both from a structural and thermal/fluids (energy) perspective.  We analyze products and equipment using the principles of motion, energy, and force. This includes the design and engineering evaluation of vehicles involved in crashes, off-highway and construction equipment, as well as powered equipment including engines, turbines and compressors.  Our engineering evaluation of these and other equipment can range from connections such as welds and bolted joints to stress analysis and testing of large structural designs.

Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics is the application of Newton’s fundamental laws of motions to the study of how a material and structure reacts to applied loads.  This discipline requires an in-depth understanding of material behavior, machine design and usage, and engineering analysis tools such as finite element analysis and fracture mechanics.  Our engineers analyze the deformation and stress in a material and understand how and why a particular component or system deformed or fractured.  

From large structures to small bolted joints, our engineers are ready and equipped to assist you with your mechanical engineering or engineering mechanics project. 

Representative areas of practice in past projects include but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle crash analysis
  • Off-highway equipment design analysis
  • Analysis of pressure vessel rupture
  • Elevator and escalator structure analysis
  • Bolted joint analysis
  • Fracture mechanics and fatigue analysis
  • Machine design analysis
  • Weld analysis
  • Finite element analysis