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Pressure Vessels and Framed Structures Finite Element Analysis Expert

Technical Consultant #2149


  • Design and fabrication of reactor vessels, steam generators and pressurizers.
  • Piping for commercial and non-commercial nuclear systems, as well as, non-nuclear vessel design, fabrication and certification.
  • Stress classification, fatigue and elevated temperature design for pressure vessel components.
  • Pressure vessel design and analysis.
  • Linear and non-linear finite element analysis for mechanical and thermal analysis of pressure vessels and framed structures.
  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of non-linear computerized methods for electric power transmission structures.


Undisclosed Company, Senior Engineering Advisor, Present

Independent Consultant, Present

Principal Engineer II

  • Naval nuclear steam generator component mechanical design, shipping rig design and construction.
  • Technical Support Team Chairman, technical papers, ASME nuclear and non-nuclear code certification, and registered professional engineers qualification maintenance.

Senior Principal Engineer

  • Completed structural evaluation of solid oxide fuel cell components including finite element analysis using ABAQUS FEA software for linear and non-linear contact capabilities.
  • Completed probability of failure analysis based on Weibull Modulus material testing.
  • Evaluated operational thermal and mechanical loading and manufacturing processes of "green" ceramic tape material, lamination pressures and temperatures, and deformation.

Code Specialist and Senior Principal Engineer

  • Completed local post-weld-heat treating evaluation analysis using ANSYS finite element code, ASME Code Certification, Registration and Accreditation for manufacturing sites.
  • Acted as a Lead Nuclear Auditor and Lead Nuclear Auditor ISO-9000 certification and standard practice system maintenance.

Senior Stress Engineer

  • Developed and implemented user post-processing computer programs for design compliance.
  • Developed specification and testing of an automated finite element stress analysis system and computer-based tools for stress classification for three-dimensional finite element analysis.
  • Developed and trained new engineers.
  • Naval nuclear reactors and reactor components design and analysis, stress classification, fatigue and fracture.


  • Staff operations of PVRC, Volunteer Committees, Project Execution, Finances, Fund Raising, Technical Oversight of Design, Materials and Fabrication, and Continued Operation of Equipment Projects.


  • Design of Section III Division 1 components for ASME Professional Development.

Honors & Publications


  • Professional Engineer
  • ASME Code certification for construction of Section VIII Div. 1, Div. 2 and Div. 3 vessels and Section III, Division 1 Class 1, 2 and 3 vessels.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Distinguished member of 12 Engineering, Design, and Nuclear Power Associations.
  • Other memberships; BV-VIII and Subgroup Design VIII; Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards; Board on Metrication and Board on International Standards.

ASME Activities

  • ASME Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards
  • ASME Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards
  • Subcommittee on Design of BPV III Member and Secretary
  • Subgroup on General Requirements (BPV III) Member
  • ASME B&PV Code Subcommittee VIII
  • ASME B&PV Code Subcommittee VIII Subgroup on Design
  • Task Group Duties and Responsibilities (SGGR, BPV III) Member
  • Subcommittee on Accreditation (QAI) Alternate
  • Committee on Boiler & Pressure Vessel Conformity Assessment (CBPVCA)
  • Associate Editor for The ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology
  • Member, International Council on Pressure Vessel Technology, Secretary of The Americas Regional Committee
  • The ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • Chair ASME QAI-1 Standards Committee


  • Awarded 10 awards from ASME, PVRC and WRC


  • Authored 21 published papers.


  • M.S. Structural Design, Mechanics, Vibration, and Mathematic, University of Akron, OH
  • B.S. Engineering, University of Akron, OH
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