Typical applications for FEA include Linear Elastic Analysis Non-Linear Non-Linear Material Models Non-Linear Large Displacement Non-Linear Multi-Body Contact Dynamics Fluid-Structural Interaction (FSI) Impact Fatigue



PMI has experience on a wide variety of CFD projects with flows ranging from quiescent, buoyancy-driven flows to hypersonic aerodynamics. We routinely use advanced modeling techniques including deforming meshes, multiple species and User Defined Functions (UDFs) to provide optimal solutions

vibration image


PMI provides field measurement services to define the motion of objects or systems. We have the instrumentation and trained staff to assess the motion of almost anything, from a single small object to complete building/soil systems. Closely linked to these

Recent News

Energy & Process CFD Symposium 2017

Energy & Process CFD Symposium 2017

PMI presented at the Energy & Process CFD Symposium in Houston on May 18, 2017. The meeting featured presentations from industry experts discussing the use of simulation for process engineering, energy, and oil and gas applications. At the symposium, Anthony DeFilippo delivered a presentation, “The Use of Complex Physics Models within the Refining Industry.” Three case studies were presented, highlighting ways that Porter McGuffie combines complex physics models when solving problems. Specifically, the cases look at multi-phase interactions modeled using Eulerian Two-Phase (E2P), thermo-acoustics modeled with Detached Eddy Simulation (DES), and structural response modeled with finite element analysis (FEA.) The focus[...]
Sour Oil & Gas Advanced Technology (SOGAT) 2016

Sour Oil & Gas Advanced Technology (SOGAT) 2016

The Sour Oil & Gas Advanced Technology (SOGAT) conference was held in Abu Dhabi on March 20-24, 2016.  This gathering, which is focused on the gas conditioning issues that must be addressed to deliver sweetened gas for industrial development and infrastructure needs, has become the most prestigious meeting on this topic in the Middle East. This conference can be considered the counterpart to the Laurence Reid Gas Conditioning (LRGC) conference held each year at the University of Oklahoma in the United States. At SOGAT, Michael Porter, P.E. delivered a paper introducing a new analysis framework developed by PMI for the analysis and[...]
2016 Laurance Reid Thermal Reactor Analysis

2016 Laurance Reid Thermal Reactor Analysis

On February 23, 2016, at the prestigious Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, PMI provided a “sneak peek” at the new framework that they have developed for the analysis of Sulfur Recovery Unit Thermal Reactors (TRs).  Although the framework has been developed specifically for TRs, it is actually applicable for any combustion-fired unit.  For the first time, the use of CFD is now available to model flow, combustion and acoustics on an industrial scale.   PMI has uploaded two videos to our YouTube channel (channel link) showing the flame shapes for a condition that caused problematic vibrations in the field.  The high[...]
Menu Title