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Expert in FEA - Fitness for Service Analysis

Expert ID: 736180 Florida, USA

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Finite element analysis and structures (static / dynamic). Piping, pressure vessel, and storage tank design to ASME B31.3, ASME VIII, and API 650. This design experience applies particularly to vessels that fail to meet the appropriate design code (i.e. "design by analysis"). Expert is familiar with all relevant inspection codes with considerable QA experience; Fitness for service per API 579 "Level III".

Expert has a Ph.D. in Fracture Mechanics – Highly experienced in stress analysis (Finite element analysis), piping design (ASME B31.3, B31.1), pressure vessel design (ASME Sec. VIII Div. I / II), and fitness for service calculations per API 579. He also has experience in vibration analysis and the use of strain gauge equipment. Expert has extensive background in forensic investigations. He is licensed P.E.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Fl - Orlando,Fl

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1998 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: University of South Florida
Year: Degree: M.S.E. Subject: Engineering Mechanics (Background in finite element analysis and numerical methods) Institution: University of South Florida

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Providing fitness for service analysis of pressure vessels, piping, and storage tanks for clients in the chemical and petroleum industry. Stress analysis of mechanical parts and structures under static and dynamic loads. Forensic analysis.

Responsible for design and conducting fitness for service calculations for pressure vessels and storage tanks per ASME VIII, API 650, API 579. Design of chemical processing piping networks per ASME B31.3 / 31.1. Extensive background in finite element analysis and fracture mechanics (Algor, Nastran, Autopipe, Nasgro). Considerable experience in NDT inspection (MT, VT, RT) and forensic analysis.

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P.E. Florida

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