Finite Element Analysis Finite Element Analysis, or FEA, is used for calculating stresses, modal characteristics, displacements, heat transfer, frequency response, and more.


PMI has experience with a wide variety of CFD projects, with flows ranging from buoyancy-driven flows to hypersonic aerodynamics. PMI is an industry leader in CFD modeling, having been invited to deliver CFD tutorials at multiple ASME conferences. We routinely


Characterizing the motion or vibration of objects, structures, and systems PMI provides field measurement services to characterize the motion or vibration of objects, structures, and systems. We have the instrumentation and trained staff to assess the dynamics of almost anything,

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2017 ASME CFD Tutorial - Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP)

2017 ASME CFD Tutorial - Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference

On Monday July 17, 2017, Sean McGuffie of Porter McGuffie, Inc. presented the tutorial “The Use of CFD in Design” at the ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Conference in Hawaii.  While this tutorial had the same title as the tutorial presented at the PVP Conference in Toronto in 2012, significant changes were incorporated. These changes included giving the attendees the opportunity to review the 2012 tutorial to better understand the mathematical basis for the Navier-Stokes equations, online and outside of the presentation.  Removing the tedious mathematics from the presentation enabled Mr. McGuffie to include significantly more information on: Turbulence modeling The actual[...]
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[...]