Consulting engineer in mechanical design analysis, structural design, structural dynamics, stress analysis including finite element methods, heat transfer, mechanical testing, materials engineering.
Forensic practice in mechanical design engineering and analysis, mechanical and material failure analysis, machine design and testing, structural design stress and load analysis, heat transfer and power transmission equipment. Experience includes expert testimony relating to mechanical performance and function of a wide range of industrial, agricultural and consumer equipment.
Bachelor of Science Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Graduate study, seminars and short courses in fluid flow, heat transfer, structural engineering and materials science, pressure vessel engineering and computer techniques.
CONSULTING AND CONTRACT ENGINEERING
PaR SYSTEMS INC - Dynamic analysis of nuclear and robotic equipment
REMMELE ENGINEERING INC - Deformation analysis of aircraft tooling
XERKON INC - Composite mold thermal analysis; pressure vessel design
DELTAK INC -Piping component analysis
GRACO -Mechanical stress and impact assessment
COLORSPAN INC -Printer component mechanical and dynamic analysis
VADEKO INTERNATIONAL - Static and dynamic design analysis of robotic
CROWN IRON WORKS CO - Structural analysis of commodity processing equipment
DONALDSON CORPORATION - Structural design of dust collection equipment
FMC - Shock analysis of naval ordnance components
PROFORM INC - Design and stress analysis of FRP panel structures and tanks
CRANE ENGINEERING & FORENSIC SERVICES - Expert testimony and mechanical failure analysis
HONEYWELL - Dynamic analysis of avionics equipment
CONTHERM INCORPORATED - ASME Code design of scraped surface heat exchangers
AMI INDUSTRIES - Crash load analysis of Space Shuttle crew seating
ZERO-MAX DIVISION (Barry-Wright)- Design analysis of power transmission
CONAGRA - piping system piping analysis
LEWIS ELECTRONICS DIV - Dynamic analysis of avionic instrumentation
BFG/ROSEMOUNT INC - Dynamic and thermal analysis of electronic instrumentation
Structural dynamics; design analysis and project engineering for nuclear fuel
handling equipment, storage racks and lifting devices; design analysis of industrial and military robotic equipment
UNITED COMPUTING SYSTEMS
Support of UCS engineering client firms in computer system and software
application; sales support and customer presentations, and preparation of
seminars and instructional materials. This position required technical breadth,
good communications skills and knowledge of marketing.
Structural design, stress analysis and materials engineering for aerodynamic
test equipment, including a wind tunnels for the Republic of Korea, the NASA
National Transonic Facility and others; structural design of high pressure high
temperature heaters; safety evaluation of pressure systems.
Structural design, analysis and testing; materials engineering; process and
test specification preparation; ASME Code design; design analysis and test of
PC-3A2, PLC-4, PLC-4B, PC-5, PC-8, PC-9 and PC-16 submarines, tethered diving
chambers; Hydro-Lab and Tektite habitats; Coast Guard funded research into
pressure testing methodology; structural design of large acrylic viewports;
development of testing techniques for assessing structural safety.
PRATT & WHITNEY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
Experimental and theoretical fluid flow studies relating to rocket engine
performance; model studies of a fluidic thrust vector control valve.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES
Experimental studies supporting design of fluidic digital circuitry and
components; component performance and characterization.
Director--Macintosh Scientific and Technical Users Association
Contributing editor--Science and Engineering Network News
Registered engineer in Florida (retired) and Minnesota
Guest lecturer (fracture mechanics), University of St Thomas Department of Manufacturing Systems
PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS
'Some Design Techniques for Fluid Jet Amplifiers,' 1964 Joint Automatic
'A New Approach to Submarine Hull Testing,' Fifth Annual Conference of the
Marine Technology Society.
'Capsulating Energy Systems for Small Submersibles,' (with A.G. Anderson and
Jon P. Newman), Second Offshore Technology Conference.
'Development of a Large Spherical Viewport for the PC-8B Submarine,' 1971 ASME
Winter Annual Meeting.
'Volumetric Strain Measurements in Pressure Vessel Testing,' 1972 ASME Winter
'Design and Analysis of Dished Covers Under External Pressure,' 1973 ASME
Winter Annual Meeting.
'Computers and Engineering Productivity,' Design News Magazine, Vol 37
No 21, November 2, 1981.
'Design of Spent Fuel Storage Racks - An ANSYS Application Case Study,' 1985
ANSYS User's Conference.
'Finite Element Analysis and the Mac: Beyond Number Crunching, ' Macintosh Scientific and Technical Users Association, SEAM95.
'So you're going to buy finite element software,' Pro E The Magazine, September/October 1997.
Patent 3283767, 'Jet Fluid Amplifier' assigned to the IBM Corporation
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