Roensch & Associates provides expert witness and engineering consulting services,
focusing primarily on stress analysis using finite element analysis.
Roensch & Associates is proud to provide services that are
By determining the stresses and displacements in a failed part and comparing
them to industry standards, earlier designs and competitive designs, as an
expert witness Steve Roensch can often identify the cause of failure, and
hence the responsible party.
If a loss, injury or death is due to something bending or breaking,
Roensch & Associates can help explain the failure.
- professional, and
- reasonably priced.
Roensch & Associates' engineering consulting services can greatly enhance the
overall product quality by checking a design against deformation, stress,
vibration or temperature specifications. Product cost may be able
to be reduced significantly, especially if services are retained
early in the design cycle, before tooling dollars have been committed.
Material savings are often possible, and fewer testing prototypes
are usually needed.
Steve Roensch performs the finite element analysis for consulting
and litigation projects. Several associates provide skills in
solid modeling and drafting. Roensch & Associates has developed
a large and powerful network of experienced engineering professionals,
from metallurgists to manufacturing engineers, that can be brought to
bear on litigation and analysis projects as needed.
Roensch & Associates is located near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Expert witness and engineering consulting services are available
After completing his Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics in 1982,
specializing in elasticity and stress analysis, Steve Roensch went to
IBM Research & Development. There he applied the finite element method
to the design of disk drives and worked on nonlinear queuing theory.
He eventually moved to IBM Marketing to support finite element analysis
customers in the Midwest. In 1988, he formed Roensch & Associates to
provide engineering consulting services utilizing the power of the
finite element method. In 1995, he performed analysis and testified
in a case involving a boom failure, and since then has continued to work
as an expert witness. Over the last decade, expert witness services have
accounted for less than half of Roensch & Associates' revenues.
In addition to providing stress analysis consulting services, Mr. Roensch has
taught finite element theory and practice to many customers, and has supported
many customer software installations. Because the finite element method is
so widely applicable, Mr. Roensch has analyzed literally hundreds of product
designs across a wide array of industries. He has served as an expert witness
on products from many industries, the common thread being the ability to
analyze a product's behavior when subjected to real life conditions.
The material does not know what part it is in; the laws of physics apply,
and the methodologies used to analyze part of a space station apply equally
to well piping or an aircraft engine.