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     Date Submitted:22-02-2011
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     Current job:Stress Engineer
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     KeywordsSTRESS ENGINEER
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    Structural/Mechanical Design Engineer

    MSCE, Twenty-five Years Experience


     

    CURRENT DOD SECRET CLEARANCE

    Vetted for T.S. Clearance 2010


     


     

    Contract Stress Analysis Engineer for the following positions: 1/2002 Present


     

    Stress Analysis Engineer utilizing MATHCAD for HAND CALCULATIONS; ANSYS, PRO-E, UNIGRAPHICS and CATIA for:


     

    The Boeing Company 5/2010-10/2010 Tucson, Arizona


     

    • Maintenance Engineer, Strong Border Initiative, SBInet, Homeland Security

    • Analysis of structural components for 50-truck surveillance vehicle fleet

    • Initiated engineering change requests for FAA approval, illustrating justification for cost reduction, duty cycle improvement, spare parts advantage and reduction of hours needed to implement modifications


     

    QinetiQ North America 9/2008 -6/2009 Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

    • Certification Engineer for Black Hawk helicopter structural maintenance and repairs, finite element analysis and modeling.

    • Certification and qualification of repair procedures for Army helicopters for airworthiness substantiation.


     

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 8/2007 2/2008 Greenbelt, Maryland

    • Design and stress analysis of test fixtures and assemblies for the purpose of imparting launch loads on NASA satellites during static and dynamic tests


     

    Boeing Integrated Defense Systems 3/2006 - 5/2007 Renton, Washington

    • Analysis of Gust Effects and Flutter on DOD Multi Mission Aircraft Airframe Review of Landing Gear Repairs for AR Certification Signature.


     

    WESTAR Defense & Aerospace 8/2005 12/2005 Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

    • Certification Engineer for Black Hawk helicopter structural maintenance and repairs

    • Finite element analysis and modeling

    • Certification and Qualification of Repair Procedures for Army helicopters for airworthiness substantiation.


     

    Northrop Grumman 6/2004 6/2005 El Segundo, California

    • Stress Analysis Reports for JSF Hydraulic Subsystems using CAEPIPE

    • Design and analysis of Support Brackets for Hydraulic and Electrical systems

    • Wire harness bundle design and support bracket placement within the fuselage.


     

    General Dynamics 3/2003 5/2003 Burlington, Vermont

    • Joint Strike Fighter Gatling Gun System and Small Diameter Bomb Weapons Carriers.


     

    Sargent Controls & Aerospace 10/2002 3/2003 Tucson, Arizona

    • Analysis of Hydraulic Actuators for joint Strike Fighter Control Surfaces.


     


     

    Direct Positions


     

    Raytheon Missile Systems 7/2000 - 1/2002

    Principal Mechanical Engineer Tucson, Arizona


     

    • Modal and stress analysis of wing deployment mechanisms including ceramic mechanical components

    • Transient analysis of artillery projectile internal guidance components

    • ANSYS used to perform modal and stress analysis

    • PRO-E used to create and modify drawings to import into ANSYS


     

    Lockheed Martin 9/1995 - 7/2000

    Senior Structural Analysis and Test Engineer Houston, Texas


     

    • Procedure writing of flight hardware certification and long life dynamic tests for Space Shuttle components and scientific experiments launched in the shuttle cargo bay

    • Conducted Flight Certification Tests for Space Shuttle payloads and cargo bay attachments

    • Responsible for technical audit of NASA subcontractor's engineering calculations, fabrication and installation procedures of Control Moment Gyroscopes for the International Space Station

    • Authored interim and final audit reports for government and private sector clients

    • Performed Analysis of composite cargo container RACKS for Space Shuttle missions and use on the International Space Station

    • Analyzed Astronaut foot platform as installed on Canadian Arm

    • Designed and prepared structural test fixtures

    • Designed, produced PRO-E drawings and supervised fabrication of fixture for testing the internal pressure capacity of modification to the air inlets of NASA Astronauts fleet of T-38 jets

    • Stress Analysis of Composite and Foam Packaging of International Space Station Components for orbit insertion by SOYUZ and PROGRESS launch vehicles

    • Performed finite element and closed form analysis of experiment modules and Shuttle-bay attachments


     


     

    Fermi National Laboratory 7/1994 - 9/1995

    Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier Batavia, Illinois

    Senior Structural Engineer


     

    • Designed tungsten target system for high-energy proton experiment

    • Target system consisted of high density machinable tungsten blocks; ceramic target positioners; copper ingot shielding; continuous closed system cooling; hydraulic index-positioning apparatus, which allowed moving target into and out of proton beam

    • Utilized SDRC-IDEAS to produce fabrication drawings and 3-D FEA Models

    • Design of the following structures in support of long term, high energy physics experiments: Aluminum and cold-formed steel support structures and frames

    • Experiment-maintenance platforms and scaffolds in accordance with OSHA requirements

    • Analysis of existing concrete tunnel utilizing ANSYS to determine capacity of roof for moving heavy equipment over equipment tunnel


     

    Christenson Engineering 7/1990-7/1994

    Anvil Corporation Bellingham, Washington

    Senior Structural Design Engineer


     

    • Design of the following structures for North Slope, Alaska environment:

    • Portable oil production modules: Exterior and interior maintenance work platforms for oil production facilities in accordance with OSHA requirements

    • Tubular steel pile foundations

    • Performed engineering for piled foundations; pipe support structures and modifications of existing steel structures using STRUDL

    • Production of engineering drawings using AutoCAD.

    • Coordinated refineries' operation needs with engineering and design during implementation of pressure relief valve replacement program

    • Initiated, developed and presented to senior management a program designed to share production and design information between departments using networked PC's.

    • Designed concrete cover for benzene fume recovery over refinery waste water treatment facility.


     

    Lehigh University, 8/1986 - 7/1990

    Research Assistant funded by Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    National Science Foundation


     

    • Thesis Project: Monitoring post-tensioning stresses and analysis of world's largest three-dimensional testing facility

    • Supervised five-man team of technicians while installing 200 strain-monitoring devices

    • Project responsibilities included locating strain gauges within the concrete structure that measure existing post-tension strains and behavior of three-dimensional structure under future loading conditions

    • Strain data acquired with Measurement Group's System 4000

    • Fatigue Testing and Modal Analysis of full-scale structures Performed finite element analysis using ANSYS on steel and composite structures

    • Advanced course work included:

    • Plate and shell analysis and design, elastic and inelastic stability steel design.

    McDermott International 6/1981 - 8/1986

    Senior Production Engineer United Arab Emirates


     

    • Managed 135 employees at ASME certified Division 1 & 2 pressure vessel shop and API certified structural pipe rolling mill in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

    • Responsible for operating budget of $2M

    • Initiated reorganization of wage structure to include skill level incentive and training program

    • Supervised fabrication superintendents in construction of offshore structures

    • Coordinated with clients to resolve construction problems during bidding and construction

    • Estimated bid packages for pressure vessels, rolling structural pipe and fabrication of offshore production jackets

    • Designed and supervised construction of capital improvements:

    • Steel plate radiation protection bays

    • Skid foundation and steel superstructure for mobile two-story office building

    • Shallow spread footings for extension of vessel shop

    • Overhead crane rail system

    • Steel framed rolling cover to protect vessel heat-treating facility

    • Modification of heat treating furnace

    • Modification of existing pipe mill crane rail supports

    • Modifications to work-over rigs and decks

    • Superstructures for hook-up and pipe laying barges

    • Implemented the following capital equipment improvements resulting in Increasing productivity

    • PC-based spare parts inventory and preventive maintenance program

    • PC-based planning and scheduling of rolling mill/vessel shop production

    • McDermott's construction productivity data base

    • Hydraulically cooled high duty cycle panoramic X-ray tubes

    • Pneumatically actuated high-speed belt grinders.


     

    Consumers Power Nuclear Plant 6/1977 - 6/1981
    Project Engineer Charlevoix, Michigan

    • Responsible for initiation, design and installation of repair and NRC-mandated modifications.

    • Developed installation procedures.

    • Developed design and acceptance criteria for purchase documents

    • Responsible for verification and documentation of vendor? compliance to purchase orders


     


     

    Education


     

    Completed ANSYS WORKBENCH training presented by PADT ( Phoenix Analysis & Design & Technologies ) February 2010.


     

    Completed ANSYS APDL training presented by PADT ( Phoenix Analysis & Design & Technologies ) April 2010.


     

    Lehigh University, 6/1990

    Bethlehem Pennsylvania

    MSCE Structures

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT for National Science Foundation funded, Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS).


     


     

    Michigan Technological University, 6/1977

    Houghton Michigan

    BSCE Structures


     


     

    Technical Publications


     

    ASBESTOS REPLACEMENT IN ROOFING AND SIDING SHINGLE MATERIALS, G.A. Miller and P. DeVere, Materials Research Center, Lehigh University, Ben Franklin Project #75,1988.


     

    MONITORING POST-TENSION STRESSES AND ANALYSIS OF ATLSS

    MULTI-DIRECTIONAL FACILITY, Peter DeVere and Ti Huang, Lehigh University, Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems, 1992.


     

    INVESTIGATION OF FLOOR ANCHOR PLATE WELDS TO DETERMINE SHEAR

    CAPACITY, Peter DeVere, Lehigh University, Engineering Research, Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems, 1995.


     

    Presentation


     

    Society for Experimental Mechanics Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 10, 1991. MONITORING STRAINS DURING POST-TENSIONING OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION'S MULTIDIRECTIONAL EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY, Peter De Vere, Lehigh University, Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems.


     


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