Reliability, Maintainability, Failure Analysis Expert Consultant Resume
Resume of EJL, Ph.D., P.E. Consultant

  • Aerospace
  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Electronics
  • HVAC
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications

This expert has a Ph.D. and a M.S. from Purdue University in Engineering Mechanics and Industrial Engineering, respectively.

This expert has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Robert College.

Reliability, Maintainability, Failure Analysis Expert Consultant Resume

This associate is an expert in reliability, maintainability and availability engineering, and operational readiness. Further areas of expertise include system effectiveness, design by reliability, reliability and life testing, and reliability growth. Additional specialties include bayesian and nonparametric testing, burn-in testing, and environmental stress screening.

This associate offers specific expertise relative to fluid weight vibrator, articulated crusher, rotary compressor-motor, and cominution apparatus. Further expertise includes ultrasonic cominution apparatus, plasticity-theory and applications, manufacturing, and planning and estimating. This consultant has specific expertise with probabilistic design for reliability, product assurance films on reliability engineering and management, reliability testing and techniques, and maintainability and quality control.

This consultant has an extensive knowledge regarding reliability and industrial success, maintainability and availability software, reliability engineering, and reliability & life testing. Further expertise includes environmental stress screening, quantification, optimization and management, availability and operational readiness engineering. Additionally, this expert has specific knowledge related to robust engineering design-by-reliability with emphasis on mechanical components and structural reliability and suspended items reliability testing and analysis of field and warranty data.

This associate is highly experienced in areas including preventive maintenance by age replacement, prediction of reliability of mechanical components, mechanical reliability research needs, and sudden-death testing. Further areas of expertise include tests of comparison for weibull distribution, maintainability cost benefits, success-run reliability testing, and confidence level rank reliability testing. Reliability and maintainability engineering programs in developing countries, reliability of aircraft splines with or without a wear induction period, and recommended readings in fields of reliability and maintainability are also areas of expertise for this associate.

Specialization includes reducing cost of equipment while increasing its reliability, accelerated life testing and reliability determination for mechanical and electromechanical components, efficient accelerated reliability and life testing techniques, and reliability education. Further specializations include arrhenius, eyring, inverse power law and combination models in accelerated life testing, and aspects of unreliability and reliability determination by stress/strength interference approach. More specific knowledge includes weibull stress-life, log-log stress-life, overload-stress reliability models in accelerated life testing, and comparative accuracy of evaluating reliability using Simpson's rule.

Additional areas of interest include trapezoidal rule and gauss-legendre method, exact solutions for prediction of reliability of mechanical components and structural members, optimum two-sided confidence interval for location parameter of exponential distribution, and reliability engineering education and training. This expert’s areas of interest include probabilistic approach to designing desired mechanical reliability, data research and education needs, accelerated testing of mechanical equipment, and reliability of load-sharing weibullian units. Further interests include equipment reliability bath-tub curve models, quantified software reliability techniques, optimum sample size for sequential test plan, and reliability of a repairable standby system with imperfect sensing and switching. Additional experience includes error band estimation on monte carlo simulations, graphical representation of two mixed-weibull distributions, maximum likelihood estimates, and spares prediction with growth and warranty. Expert has extensive knowledge regarding modified gompertz reliability growth model, mixed-weibull parameter estimation for burn-in data using bayesian approach, time dynamic programming models for opportunistic replacement policy and application to ball-bearing systems, and system classification and optimum maintenance scheduling. Additional knowledge includes optimum random vibration screening duration, fatigue reliability evaluation and preventive maintenance policy, reliability of maintained equipment using ordinary modified or reconditioned parts, and block replacement policy. Other areas of interest include random cumulative damage rules and fatigue reliability, new quantification of reliability of components and structural members, optimal and multistage preventive maintenance strategies for equipment, and combined-stress fatigue reliability analysis. Further expertise includes parameter estimation for mixed-weibull distribution, a unified approach to random fatigue reliability quantification, and reliability prediction and optimum design of bolts under static and fatigue loads.

This expert has conducted numerous studies in areas including fatigue aging acceleration under random vibration stressing, new approaches to determine endurance strength distribution, new method of obtaining ttt plot for a censored sample, and determination of optimum burn-in time from maximum mrl directly from ttt plot. Further studies include confidence limits on inherent availability of equipment, reliability and random cumulative fatigue damage rule for residual fatigue life, fatigue life prediction under random loading using distributional stress-life relationship, and reliability prediction under sequential loading. Further expertise includes fitting weibull log-linear model to accelerated life-test data, simplified random vibration analysis on portable electronic products, confidence limits on inherent availability of equipment, and best test sample size for constant failure rate case.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing project management, mechanical engineering, reliability and maintainability engineering consulting, failure analysis, forensic engineering, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Consultant, Reliability and Life Testing Consultant, Product Assurance Consultant

Provided reliability engineering, maintainability and test engineering, product assurance, reliability data analysis, reliability in design, burn-in testing, and environmental stress screening lectures, seminars, and short courses worldwide. International consultant to corporations and government organizations including Alcatel Telecommunications, Amway, Analytical Sciences, B.F. Goodrich, Brooktree, Data General, Dell Computers, Digital Equipment, Ford, General Electric, General Instruments, General Motors, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, ITT Power Systems, Jet Propulsion Lab, Motorola, Polaroid, Procter & Gamble, Science Applications, SEMATEK, Sprint, Texas Instruments, Whirlpool, Teltec, Standard Microsystems, Telectronics, Square D, and NASA.

Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Responsibilities included overseeing a graduate level program in Reliability Engineering, Reliability and Quality Analysis, Reliability Testing, Maintainability Engineering.

Director, Gas Register Corporation, Tucson, AZ

Consulted with over 100 companies and organizations.

Director of Corporate Reliability Engineering, Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, WI

Held a variety of engineering positions focused on corporate reliability.

Business Manager and U.S. Representative, Kehris Company, Istanbul, Turkey

Business Manager, Lukec Company, Istanbul, Turkey

This expert holds 5 patents and has written more than 160 papers and articles. Published 8 books and has contributed to 14 books on reliability and maintainability engineering and testing.

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