Expert Details

Expert in Mechanical & Structural Engineering

Expert ID: 733083 Texas, USA

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Innovation as engineering value

Innovation is a natural result of the expert who seeks to fully understand the behavior of all physics-based events & phenomena in his field.

Equipment design & manufacturing

Oil drilling rig & related equipment design & manufacturing
Cranes & related equipment design & manufacturing
Hydraulic cylinders design & manufacturing


Analytical & CAE Skills & Tools

Physics-based Event Simulations
Finite element analysis (FEA)
Nonlinear FEA
Failure analysis

Fields of training

Mechanical & Structural Engineering
Welding design
Field

Specialized Services
Expert's 7-Step Engineering Design Verification - A best-practices system for engineering analysis excellence
Evaluation of the engineering FEA process, other analysis methods & related QA systems based on Expert's 7-Step Engineering Design Verification system
FE analyst training & continued support based on the Expert 7-Step Engineering Design Verification - A best-practices system for engineering analysis excellence

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Texas A&M University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to 2016 Employer: Orgeron Engineering, PLLC Title: President Department: All Responsibilities: All business - intellectual property & patent development, filing & licensing for drilling rig pipe handling equipment, consulting engineering design & FEA verification of various Shell offshore drilling rig equipment & systems, composite structure designs, sales, marketing, recruiting, contracting, legal, admin (except bookkeeping)
Years: 2003 to 2013 Employer: T&T Engineering Inc. (now of Schlumberger) Title: V.P. Engineering Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Approval & management of all engineering design & FEA verification of drilling rigs & related structures, machines, systems, components & equipment, intellectual property & patent development, assignments, performance, FEA, field & shipyard support, training & develop staff (15 engineers, 15 drafters), process & procedures recruiting, quotes, some sales & contracting
Years: 1998 to 2003 Employer: Integra Engineering, Inc. (now of T&T) Title: President Department: All Responsibilities: All business - consulting engineering- design & FEA verification of various structures, machines, components & equipment, FEA training, sales, marketing, recruiting, contracting, legal, admin (except bookkeeping)
Years: 1994 to 1998 Employer: Seatrax Cranes, Inc. Title: Senior Project Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Project management and mechanical, hydraulic & structural engineering, design of complete offshore cranes, ABS, DNV certifications, manufacturing & field/offshore support, FEA, quotes, some sales and contracting.
Years: 1991 to 1994 Employer: Dreco inc. (now of NOV) Title: Senior Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Project management and mechanical, hydraulic & structural engineering design of drilling rigs & equipment, FEA, ABS, DNV certifications, manufacturing & field/offshore support, quotes, some sales and contracting.
Years: 1987 to 1994 Employer: Entergy Corporation Title: Senior & Welding Engineer Department: Production Engineering Responsibilities: Installed first ASME Section IX Welding program for repairs, project mechanical, thermodynamic and failure engineering of steam turbines & boilers, FEA, fossil power plant support, vendor management, cost-benefit analysis
Years: 1986 to 1987 Employer: Ingalls Shipyard Title: Senior Engineer Department: Production Engineering Responsibilities: Project planning & instruction of ship-block construction work for all trades, PERT network logic & Gantt charts
Years: 1983 to 1986 Employer: Marathon Letourneau Marine Title: Mechanical Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Product engineering of offshore cranes, hull/leg design, custom rack & pinion elevating systems, FEA, software programming
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: Techmar Industries, LLC Title: V.P. Engineering Department: Engineering Responsibilities: New product vision, strategy & development of drilling rig pipe-handling equipment, heavy equipment design, quoting, sales & contracting, recruiting,

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers, current Member (30 yrs)
NAFEMS - National Association of Finite Element Methods & Standards, former member (7 yrs)
AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction, former member (6 yrs)
AADE - American Association of Drilling Engineers, current Member (2 yrs)
PMI - Project Management Institute, current Member (1 yr)
Licenses / Certifications
P.E. - Professional Engineer, current Registration in Texas, #81118, yrs 1996-2016
Awards / Recognition
 “EAGLE” Award, by MP&L, of Entergy, 1990, for leadership in engineering support services implementing thermal-stress FEA for pressure vessel & piping repairs
 “CHOICES 1,000" Award by MP&L, of Entergy,1991, for presenting program to 1,000 9th graders encouraging them to make the choice to graduate high school
Medical / Professional
N/A
Publications and Patents Summary
36 Patents Issued, 5 other Pending Patents Published

 Expert, K J, “BOLTED OR WELDED ASSEMBLY SIMULATIONS
............................ Overcoming Serious Obstacles to Advanced FEA Value”, presented at NAFEMS World Congress, 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA
 V. Petr, G.W. Mustoe, K.J. Expert, T.G. Rozgonyi, 2002, “Experimental and NUMERICAL STUDIES OF TRANSIENT SHOCK WAVE PROPAGATION in a Geomedium”
............................ Annual Conference on Explosive and Blasting Technique, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
 Expert, K J, “VALIDATION OF FEA OPTIMIZATION PROJECTS: Cost Effective Procedures”
............................ Presented at NAFEMS Seminar: Advances in Optimization Technologies for Product Design, October, 2001, Chicago, Illinois, USA
 Expert, K J, “HYDROGEN-INDUCED CRACKING in Cr-Mo Super-heater Header Tube-stub-to-Header Welds: A Case Study using Thermal Stress FEA”,
............................ ASME 1991 Pressure Vessel & Piping Conference, San Diego, California, USA

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert Witness case (2002) - Fishing boat accident root cause - Investigated, studied & reported to attorney for the injured
Expert Witness case (2003) - Dredging barge accident root cause - Investigated, studied & reported to attorney for the injured
Expert Witness project (2008) - Drilling mast raising failure (dropped mast) root cause - Investigated, studied & reported to owner
Expert Witness project (2009) - Drilling mast raising failure (wire rope) root cause - Investigated, studied & reported to owner
Expert Witness project (2010) - Drilling mast raising failure (hydraulic cylinder & system) root cause - Investigated, studied & reported to attorney for owner
Expert Witness case (2016) - Drilling rig walking system - Investigated, studied & reported - Patent infringement evaluation
Training / Seminars
ASME - Turbine & boiler repair to Section IX Boiler & Pressure Vessel code, yrs 1987-1991
AWS - Various power plant-based welding training sessions & seminars
Algor (now AutoDesk Simulation Mechanical) - Advanced FEA courses in nonlinear, dynamic, transient & multi-physics (Event Simulation), yrs 1988-2002
Solid Edge 3D modeling software (1 week) - Houston, TX, yr 1999
Self-study - AutoDesk Simulation Mechanical, SolidWorks Pro, AutoCAD, FORTRAN, gear design, MS Project, MS Office, yrs 1987-2016
Vendor Selection
Vendor selection & specifications
Jackup rig ($300,000) - new elevating gear unit - Full scale load test - strain gaging, load cells & monitoring, premature failure - root cause study consulting
Super-critical turbine section ($2,000,000) - repairs to 1st stage assembly replacement - RFQ, proposal & quotation evaluations, recommendations
Super-critical steam boiler Weld repairs & heat treatment ($1,000,000 total) - RFQ, proposal & quotation evaluations, direct supervision & approval
Offshore cranes - Specifications for hydraulic raising cylinders, winch brakes, steel plate & beams
Lift-boat ($1,000,000) - Vendor selection & specifications for jacking/climbing pinion set steel casting & machining
Drilling rig structures ($40,000,000 total 3yrs) - Specifications for steel, heavy machined & welded fabrication of to AISC, AWS API Specifications 4F, 8C, 7K
Drilling rigs ($2,000,000) - Vendor selection & specifications for Hydraulic cylinders & control valves - Telescopic & other, 3,000 psi
Offshore TLP drilling rig - Vendor Selection & specifications for BOP handling design, fabrication, rigging, assembly, test

Marketing Experience
Sales & marketing experience
As Owner & Patent Licensor - Expert Engineering, Inc. - Patent licensing & sale of consulting engineering
As Shareholder - T&T Engineering, Inc. - Patent licensing & sale of proprietary drilling rig equipment designs, sale of consulting engineering
As Owner - Integra Engineering, Inc.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fully proficiency
French Low proficiency

Fields of Expertise

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