Materials Selection, Failure, Fatigue, Fracture Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Automotive
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Packaging
  • Transportation

This expert has an M.S. in Corrosion Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

This expert has a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan State University.

Materials Selection, Failure, Fatigue, Fracture Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert specializes in investigations of structural materials and relationships to design construction and failure, properties and fabrication of materials used in transportation structures and bridges, and research projects concerning use of metals and alloys. Further expertise includes concrete and plastic composites, fatigue, welding, and materials testing.

This associate also specializes in materials engineering of mechanical presses, materials selection, heat treatment, weldability, fatigue studies and failure analysis, and approval of all design drawings involving materials. This expert has also conducted special R&D projects related to die sets and stamping presses. Other areas of emphasis include corrosion, metallurgical and welding problems related to paperboard and packaging, weld cracking in digesters, fatigue studies of rotating plant machinery, fracture of dryer rolls, and paperboard-metallic foil composites.

This associate is an expert on technical matters pertinent to metallurgy, fracture and forensics, welding and corrosion on domestic and international purchases of machinery, insurance, and litigation and technical services. This expert has performed consulting and failure analyses for Army installations and various federal agencies, and has been involved with the maintenance, repair and construction of defense facilities.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in corrosion engineering, metallurgical engineering, materials selection, heat treatment, weldability, fatigue and fracture analysis expert, research and development, failure analysis, forensic investigation and analysis, expert witness testimony, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Engineer of Structural Materials and Bridge Investigations, transportation agency

Responsible for investigations of structural materials and their relationship to design construction, and failure for the Bureau of Materials & Physical Research. Provide guidance on the properties and fabrication of materials used in transportation structures and bridges. Plan and supervise engineers and technicians on research projects concerning use of metals & alloys, concrete and plastic composites, fatigue, welding, and materials testing. Investigates and determines the cause of failure of metallic and non-metallic materials used in transportation structures and vehicles. Represent company on structural alloys and movable bridges to DOTs, federal & city government, universities, and industry.

 

Chief Metallurgist, Danly Machine Div, Avondale Industries

Was responsible for materials engineering for a large manufacturer of mechanical presses up to 4000 tons capacity for the worldwide automotive industry, including Ford, GM, Chrysler, Hyundai and Honda. Activities included materials selection, heat treatment, weldability, fatigue studies and failure analysis, and approval of all design drawings involving materials. Performed special RandD projects related to die sets and stamping presses, saved $1,500,000/yr in die set production costs by introducing AISI 12L14. Was representative on productivity, safety and environmental issues.

 

Principal Engineer, Container Corp of America (former subsidiary of Mobil Corp)

Was responsible for the corrosion, metallurgical and welding problems of a large paperboard and packaging subsidiary of Mobil ($2 billion sales; plants in 26 states), including RandD planning and execution of projects and materials engineering consulting. Typical project areas included weld cracking in digesters, fatigue studies of rotating plant machinery, fracture of dryer rolls, and paperboard-metallic foil composites. Represented the corporation on technical matters pertinent to metallurgy, fracture and forensics, welding and corrosion on domestic and international purchases of machinery, insurance, litigation and technical services.

 

Principal Investigator, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, US Army Corps of Engineers

Engaged in research and development of methods and materials to resist degradation of Army and Air Force military and civil works construction. Performed consulting and failure analyses for Army installations and various Federal agencies. Investigated means of increasing the life of facility systems through improved designs, materials, specifications, operating procedures, cost analysis and computer models. Supervised engineers and technicians on technical and project basis. Wrote many Army manuals, regulations, specifications, NTIS and internal reports, and theoretical journal articles.

 

Civil Engineering Officer, Strategic Air Command, US Air Force

Held several positions involved with the maintenance, repair and construction of defense facilities for Minuteman ICBMs, B-52 bombers, KC-135 tankers and F-106 fighter-interceptors. Defense facilities included general purpose base buildings and special structures such as aircraft hangers and missile launchers, and supporting utilities (heating and electrical distribution, refrigeration, emergency power and fuel storage). Involved in construction inspection and design planning of AF facilities. Responsible for 450 military and civilian personnel; final rank of Captain occupying the slot of a Lt. Colonel.

Cracking Stainless Steel Bolts for Bridge Joints
Specifications For Cutting Edges For Snowplows
Cracking of Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs in Snow Plow Dump Trucks
Cracking in Stud-Welded Stainless Steel Bolts for Bridge Expansion Joints

This expert is the author of more than 140 journal, corporate, government, and military technical reports on materials, material deterioration, corrosion, impact toughness, fatigue and fracture, and materials use in machine design, structures and pr

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