Metallurgist, Materials, Fatigue Failure Analysis Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Manufacturing
  • Metallurgy

This expert holds an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

This expert holds a B.E.S. in Mechanics from The Johns Hopkins University.

Metallurgist, Materials, Fatigue Failure Analysis Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert has experience in failure analysis, metallurgical and mechanical engineering. This consultant's expertise includes metal and part manufacturing, service condition effects, limited information interpretation, and results presentation to non-metallurgists.

Specialization of this expert includes team assembly to define and solve problems, forensic analysis of ferrite material failures, TIG and high frequency tube welding problems. Interactions between material and fabrication conditions, solutions to repetitive forming and welding problems on high volume parts are other areas of specialty for this consultant.

This expert is highly experienced in areas including corrosion / oxidation interactions, contamination issues, and fatigue and brittle fracture identification. Other areas of experience for this expert are cost estimates, carbon steel heat exchanger failure analysis, nuclear fuel storage failure analysis, and root cause corrosion analysis. Welding in high strength steel, iron contamination, sporadic bonding failures, and non-destructive examination are also areas of expertise for this consultant.

This associate is an expert in areas including weld fabrication design, welding technique analysis, and welding in stainless steel. Other areas of specialization related to this expert are technology transfer, stainless steel production techniques, TIG or resistance process welding issues, and rolling and annealing operations. This expert has experience in finishing stainless and electrical steels, rolled, annealed, and acid pickled stainless steels. New alloys and metallurgy research are other areas of this consultant's expertise.

This expert has conducted numerous studies in areas including design for stainless steel, stainless steels, and corrosion testing of welds in austenitic stainless steel tubing. Other areas of study this consultant have been involved in are structure and constitution of wrought martensitic stainless steels, and precipitation hardened stainless steels.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing project management, mechanical and metallurgical engineering, failure analysis in metal and part manufacturing, forensic engineering, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Senior Materials Engineer, Matco Associates

Diagnosed, planned, developed cost estimates, and executed technical programs for diverse clients to diagnose and solve failure problems from limited information. Located leaks in a carbon steel heat exchanger and determined to be fatigue cracks after careful dissection of parts. Developed test to measure the hydrogen gas evolved during short time exposure of removing stored spent fuel from storage pool. Site visit and laboratory study discovered root cause of corrosion problem at stainless welds to be conventional iron contamination in an unusual form. Brittle cracking at a weld was found related to high strength steel in the as-welded condition. Damaged metal was examined to estimate when damage occurred for insurance purposes. Estimated time of manufacture for aged fencing materials in disputed boundaries cases. Studied reasons for sporadic bonding failures at a galvanizing line. Determined cleaning issues to be at fault. Developed a team approach to non-destructively examine a large tower, possibly damaged during shipment, well after its erection. Several technical parties were involved. Examination of a large heat exchanger uncovered underlying interactions between weld fabrication, design, and a carbon-containing atmosphere, along with service conditions. Examination of large welded stainless steel assembly found that welding techniques, adequate for room temperature use, were inadequate for cyclic temperature exposures. Experience was able to suggest solutions for the client.

 

Allegheny Ludlum Metallurgist, Shanghai Stal Precision Stainless Steel, Shanghai, China

Provided in plant technology transfer assistance to AL joint venture partner. Transferred stainless steel production techniques through the social and technical paths found in China. Visited Chinese customers for stainless steel. The spectrum included both modern appliance plants and more traditional operations.

 

Research Associate, Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation

Extensive work with tubing customers using TIG and high frequency welding to resolve non-obvious complaint problems. Solutions were found in both the steel plant and in the customer’s plant. These solutions were presented/sold to management of internal and external organizations. Addressed fabrication issues involved in making steel parts, considering internal issues to the steel and its manufacture and external issues related to the customer's manufacturing processes. Dealt with welding issues, TIG or resistance processes, joining of coils through rolling and annealing operations.

 

Coordinator “Manufacturing Excellence Program”, Allegheny Ludlum Leechburg finishing plant

Managed an employee based quality program involving over 100 salary and hourly personnel organized into teams. Developed new solutions to quality problems by combining information from plant people and internal financial reports in action plans. Presented results and coached team members to present these results to executives.

 

Supervisor Materials Processing, Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation

Led group of 9 engineers and technicians improving aspects of finishing stainless and electrical steels. This involved programs that rolled, annealed, and acid pickled stainless steels.

 

Research Metallurgist, Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation

Used metallurgy and mechanical engineering skills to help plants produce stainless steels and to help customers to use this steel. Welding and forming were interests. Worked with customers finding uses for new alloys.

 

General Electric

Engineering training program participant at Knolls Atomic Power Lab working on irradiated metal. Service at Steam Turbine in Schenectady.

Welding In Producing Mill Environments
Conventional Tube Welding
Metal Fatigue
Liquid Metal Cracking Fracture Analysis
Stress Corrosion Cracking
 

This expert has numerous publications related to design for stainless steel, stainless steels, corrosion testing of welds in austenitic stainless steel tubing, structure and constitution of wrought martensitic stainless steels, and precipitation har

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