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Expert in Noise Vibration Acoustics, Sound Quality & Pass-By Noise, Engine Design, Wind Tunnel Qualifications

Expert ID: 724647 Illinois, USA

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Expert in research laboratory test-facilities to conduct MIL-SPEC testing, validate analytical modes, perform correlation and launch acoustic and vibration environment simulation. Data acquisition expertise along with flight test hardware design for prototype testing from wind tunnel models to full production aircraft and flight vehicles. Environmental testing including shake and bake, thermal, vibration, salt-fog, explosive atmosphere and modal testing including operating modal.

Direct design experience with GE Aircraft Engines performing rotor dynamics and blade out analysis to optimize aircraft engine design. Advanced materials and methods include Patran technical manager - developing automated routines to mesh components to allow accurate modeling, 2d and 3d rotor dynamics analysis to determine shaft critical frequencies, master’s degree thesis on squeeze film damper rotor rig at the University of Cincinnati, Ground Vibration testing of entire aircraft including aircraft engine simulation.

Closed loop acoustic control for spacecraft testing to survive space shuttle launch environment - 160 db 1/3 octave control. Also vibration testing including closed loop control of sine, random, classical shock, external pulse, sine dwell, notching of sine or random, srs shock response, gun fire, sine on random on random, roadlad.
Satellite testing for qualification and development.

He provided a complete turn key Pass By Noise solution for Cooper Tire.He provided a wireless Vehicle sound quality measurement system for wind tunnel testing. He performed on-site testing to compare results with existing wired B&K system.He provided an automated brake noise analysis and configuration system to provide 24/7 brake landing vibration quality control.He developed analytical models to optimize test fixtures prior to manufacturing, developed quality measurements to audit existing testing and avoid over-testing parts.He solved internal noise and vibration problems by testing and understanding product performance factors. Provide validation of analytical models with experimental data - including aircraft, vehicle and white products.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri - Saint Charles, Missouri - Saint Peters, Missouri - Florissant, Missouri - Peoria, Illinois - Springfield, Illinois - Decatur, Illinois - Champaign, Illinois - Bloomington, Illinois

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Cincinnati
Year: 1983 Degree: BS Subject: Engineering Mechanics Institution: University of Illinois

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Noise and Vibration Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He performs noise and vibration analysis, modeling and measurements to support project planning and site development. Skills in Traffic Noise Model TNM 2.5, Wind Turbine modeling, noise and vibration measurements and site assesements.
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Manager Technical Sales and Support Department: Responsibilities: He provides technical sales and consulting services to automotive, aerospace and off road customers in the Midwest region. His focus is on aerospace acoustic and vibration control, automotive pass-by noise, large channel acquisition systems and modal analysis.
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: HEAD acoustics Title: Central Region Technical Sales Mgr Department: Responsibilities: He was Sound Quality technical sales manager in the Central Region. He supported Honda Human Factors wind tunnel qualification testing comparing head acoustics wireless solution vs existing b&k system.
Years: 1999 to 2003 Employer: MTS Noise and Vibration Division Title: Product Manager Data Acquisition Department: Responsibilities: In his role as Worldwide Product Manager, Expert developed marketing and product plans for diverse noise and vibration product - he trained world wide sales force with seminars in UK, France, South America as well as North America. He led sales force and provided direct technical sales support along with revenue estimating and product management planning.
Years: 1996 to 1999 Employer: Structural Dynamics Research Corp Title: Senior Software Development Engineer Department: Responsibilities: His development work focused on connecting Hewlett-Packard dynamic data acquisition hardware - E1432, E1433, E1434 to I-DEAS Test for ground vibration, aerospace modal, acquisition, rotating machinery, acoustics, shock and vibration testing. His efforts culminated in a 1024 channel system sell to French Onera (like our NASA) to test the A380 aircraft. This was and still is the largest commercial modal test system available.
Years: 1987 to 1996 Employer: GE Aircraft Engines Title: Senior Dynamics Engineer Department: Advanced Structures and Engine Dynamics Responsibilities: He performed engine rotordynamics analysis including non-linear bladeout. He served as Patran technical manager for over 200 users - he provided custom user programming to optimize and automate blade meshing and pre and post processing of analytical models. He served as product manager and primary developer of internal development of 2D and 3D rotordynamics program. He installed and maintained client server installation of Patran and SDRC for over 200 users including giving monthly technical reports.
Years: 1984 to 1987 Employer: Boeing Co. Title: Design Engineer - Modal Test and Acquisition Department: Boeing Airplane Co Responsibilities: He performed structural and environmental testing on offensive avionics components for B-1B program. Designed flight test hardware for 3 aircraft in B-1B configuration. Attended first flight of B-1 in B-1B configuration at Edwards AFB. Analytical modeling of vibration/thermal fixtures resulted in cost savings award.
Years: 1981 to 1983 Employer: University of Illinois Title: Research Assistant - Noise Vibration Lab Department: Dept of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Responsibilities: He worked with Asst. Prof Weaver on National Science Grants to perform acoustic and vibration tests to support research. He built a vibration acoustics lab around the 2 channel analyzer Nicolet 660a.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Visited Japan and demonstrated Smart Analyzer
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: Brazil Summary: Customer training for GM and trade shows, customer visits and demos.
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: France Summary: He provided technical training for data acquisition products and training on solutions for world wide sales force.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: He delivered keynote address to customers on coming features and existing capabilities. He delivered powerpoint presentations demonstrating product future development.
Years: 2001 to 2001 Country / Region: Belgium Summary: He directed development team in Leuven, Belgium for noise and vibration analyzer

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institute of Noise Control Engineering, INCE Member
Audio Engineering Society, Member
Sigma Phi Delta Engineering Fraternity, Alumni
Licenses / Certifications
MCP, Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Spinning Instructor, Certified Bow Hunting Instructor
Publications and Patents Summary
He has several publications and recent presentations at the International Modal Analysis Conference Feb 2009 and the Aerospace Testing Seminar in Oct 2008.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
I-DEAS Test training course Dec 1999
head acoustics visual basic programming interface for acquisition 2003
LRS output management training manual
LRS windows based visual basic interface users guide
Pass By Noise installation and training guide
Marketing Experience
He has strong skills in noise and acoustics measurements.
Other Relevant Experience
He began by building aircraft at Boeing Co., then to GE Aircraft engines where he built jet engines, then BF Goodrich Aircraft Wheels and Brakes - where he built jet brake systems.
Also strong technical background coupled with current and historical ties with customer base yields an expert who can determine the correct measurement or analysis to prove a point.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German He is able to converse in German
Japanese He has a basic understanding of greetings and common use of verbal

Fields of Expertise

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