Overview of Structure and Fluid Analysis, Modeling, and Civil Engineering

Writing standards and providing clients excellence in structural mechanics. Writing standards and providing clients excellence in structural mechanics.

Geosyntec provides specialized engineering and design services to clients worldwide. Much of the firm's design expertise focuses on structural systems exposed to high demand loading conditions, such as earthquakes, extreme winds, hurricanes, fire, and blast.

We specialize in the design of strengthening schemes and retrofits for industrial facilities, buildings, refinery structures, offshore platforms, and water and petrochemical storage tanks.

We apply advanced analytical methods, combined with practical design experience, to create efficient structural solutions for a wide range of industries:

  • Upstream Oil and Gas
  • Downstream Oil and Gas
  • Public water and Power Utilities
  • Renewable and Clean Energy
  • Military
  • Aerospace

Geosyntec's licensed or chartered engineers routinely contribute to the development of code and criteria documents, and serve on various code-forming committees, such as the International Standards Organization, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, American Concrete Institute, and the British Standards Institute.

Fluid Mechanics

Geosyntec has extensive knowledge of fluid mechanics and heat transfer processes, which we regularly apply to engineering problems across different industry sectors.

Many engineers within Geosyntec have studied detailed aspects of fluid flow and heat transfer phenomenon to Ph.D. level, and have published in journals and conferences worldwide. This fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics, hydraulics and reacting flows is supplemented by the use of modern analysis tools, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA) and Fluid Network Modelling, using a range of commercial and internally developed tools.

We have expertise with ANSYS-CFX, ANSYS-Fluent, Flowmaster, Open-FOAM, Code-Saturne, FLACS, KFX, and many other fluid modelling tools. We have expertise in certain specialist areas, which have resulted in the development of new techniques, bespoke software tools and modifications to commercial software to address complex coupled systems. These specialist areas include conjugate heat transfer (combined conduction and convection) for systems such as nuclear transport flasks, aircraft wing anti-icing, and boiler heat exchangers, where these systems can also include boiling and condensing phase change heat and mass transfer.

Our Consultants

  • Alex Bond, FIMechE, CEng, FS Eng

    Alex Bond is a Principal Engineer based in England with more than 28 years of experience delivering technical and management consultancy projects for clients worldwide. His experience coverers a wide range of technical subjects and industry sectors, allowing him to bring cross-sector expertise to projects. His main experience is associated with high-risk industries, including the oil, gas, and nuclear and fossil power generation sectors. Alex's impact assessment studies and da ...
  • John Evans, Ph.D., CPhys, CEng

    John Evans is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Scotland with more than 25 years of experience focused primarily in the area of technical safety. John is Managing Director of MMI Engineering, a division of Geosyntec. Using a variety of safety and risk engineering techniques, John has been involved in safety assessments at all stages of a project, including feasibility studies, concept selection, design stages, and safety support for ongoing operations. His client service has inclu ...
  • David Sanderson, CEng

    David Sanderson is a Senior Principal Engineer based in England with more than 20 years of experience focused on process safety, structural integrity and reliability, complex finite element analysis, structural mechanics (dynamics and non-linear), and multimedia communication of complex technical issues. Key projects and client services undertaken by David include: development of integrity assurance schemes for two BP North Sea platforms; development of monitoring schemes for offshor ...
  • Andrew Morrison, CEng.

    Andrew Morrison is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in England with more than 28 years of experience in civil and structural engineering, structural dynamics, risk assessment, and engineering to withstand extreme loads. Andrew's practice experience includes seismic qualification of plant at nuclear facilities, including emergency hold-down systems at two EDF facilities in the United Kingdom; bomb-blast resistant design for United Kingdom critical national infrastructure hubs an ...
  • Andrew Nelson, CEng

    Andrew Nelson is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Australia with more than 20 years of experience in technical safety engineering and risk management. His practice is focused on hazardous industries including upstream and downstream oil and gas. He co-developed Geosyntec's major hazards assessment capability and supported the development of Geosyntec's major hazards engineering team. Andy's primary areas of interest are quantifying the effects of fires and explosions and developin ...
  • Juan Pestana, Sc.D., P.E.

    Juan Pestana is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Massachusetts with over 30 years of experience focused on computational geomechanics, geotechnical engineering, and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Prior to joining Geosyntec, Juan spent 22 years as a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley. He performed research in geomechanics with application to computational geomechanics, geotechnical, earthquak ...
  • Caroline Field, C.Eng., P.E.

    Caroline Field is a Principal Civil Engineer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the de­sign and analysis of a wide range of structures for the built environment. She specializes in the field of structural resilience to extreme events, specifically earthquakes, explosions and progressive collapses. Caroline has pioneered the development of resilience consulting, helping clients develop risk-based, comprehensive approaches to resilience. Her approaches balance phy ...
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Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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