Component Design and Analysis



Stress Engineering Services has performed design and analysis work on almost every type of component that makes up today’s deepwater production and drilling systems, including several down-hole components.

The nature of our component design and analysis work is very project-specific, but the one key attribute common to all of these projects is our client-focused approach.  Whether performing detailed finite element analysis (FEA) to determine suitability of a certain design geometry, or sitting with the client to discuss conceptually their particular needs for a new component, our commitment to getting you what you need is paramount.

The close relationship between our analytical staff and our test labs is the key to our component engineering success. Our component design and analysis specialists in spend a significant of time in the test labs and understand what works in the real world.  They have testing and analytical experience reaching back forty years, and real first-hand knowledge of what has and has not worked in the past.  This level of information is not learned in a classroom, nor can it be quickly obtained.  There is no substitute for experience.

We have extensive experience in the design and analysis of the following components:

  • Threaded and Coupled (T&C) Connections
  • Weld-on Riser Connectors
  • Flange Connections
  • Dog-type Connections
  • Wellheads
  • Steel and Titanium Stress Joints for Risers
  • Tensioner Joints and Load Rings for Top-tensioned Risers
  • Steel Catenary Riser Baskets and Porch Structures
  • Riser Tensioner Systems
  • Mooring Components
  • Drilling Derricks/Masts