Applied Mechanics

Ethos offers a group of highly experienced and knowledgeable Professional Engineers to bridge the gap between Mechanics theory and its application to real world problems. Our experts can assist in design of products/systems, failure analysis of mechanical components/assemblies, and the use of Fitness for Service (FFS) rules and technology to confirm that continued service of older equipment is safe. With the latest cutting edge software supported by extensive metallurgical and fracture mechanics expertise, Ethos’ team of Engineers can help analyze complex mechanical phenomena and assess potential damage. 

Fitness-For-Service (FFS)

FFS analyses are, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API), “quantitative engineering evaluations that are performed to demonstrate the structural integrity of an in-service component containing a flaw or damage.”

API RP 579/ASME FFS-1 is the benchmark for FFS. It provides guidelines for assessing damaged or degraded equipment: corrosion, cracks, dents, gouges, and others. Our team of expert engineers have extensive experience across a wide range of applications, disciplines, and industries, including but not limited to; petro-chemical, pipeline, refining, construction, structural, etc. Whether it is a flaw assessment or a change of service, Ethos is the team to support you in FFS and keep your plant or system operating continuously, economically, and most importantly, safely.

Stress Analysis

Ethos uses the latest software from SolidWorks, Excel, and ANSYS to generate 3D models, perform advanced mathematical calculations, and complete complex Finite Element Analyses to determine stress and strain in any load scenario. Ethos’ extensive material expertise ensures the correct material properties are input into the model and that the environmental effects are considered.

Fracture Analysis

Ethos can perform the material testing, finite element analysis, and fracture mechanics calculations to optimize design and material selection on the front end of any project, or determine the critical flaw size to establish inspection requirements and schedules for parts in service currently.