Mechanical Systems

Design Analysis

ESi’s design analysis experts support the product development efforts of our clients through testing products currently in development and analyzing failures in their products, to help them improve the structures, mechanical systems, and components that make them up.

Our team has been involved in cases involving  construction equipment, diesel and gasoline piston engine components, steam and gas turbine  components, rail cars, pipelines, process piping, pressure vessels, airplane and helicopter structures and components, automotive components, ladders, aerial ladders, cranes, and building structures.

ESi’s in-house analysis capabilities include solid modeling, stress analysis, finite element analysis (solid mechanics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics), fatigue analysis, and fracture mechanics.

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Matthew T. Kenner, P.E.

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Senior Director

Mechanics

Gary R. Rogers, M.S.M.E., P.E.

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Commercial Vehicles

Kevin C. Breen, P.E.

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Practice Group Director

Automotive & Marine Research Practice Group

Hans C. Iwand, P.E.

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Kimberly K. Cameron, Ph.D., P.E.

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Alfred M. Pettinger, Ph.D., P.E.

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Vice President

Christopher J. Brand, P.E.

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Manager of Minnesota Operations

Andrew J. Thielen, P.E.

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William R. Broz, P.E., MBA, LEED AP

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Pierce D. Umberger, Ph.D., P.E.

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Applied Mechanics

R. Matthew Brach, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Managing Consultant

Manager of Illinois Operations

Kevin K. Mesyef, P.E., S.E., C.W.I.

Senior Managing Consultant

Douglas M. Locker, P.E., CFEI, CVFI

Senior Managing Consultant

Eric R. Weishaupt, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Managing Consultant

Vice President

Jacob A. Wagner, P.E.

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Michael M. Fitz, P.E., CFEI

Senior Managing Consultant

Tim R. Johnson, P.E., CFEI

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James G. Marciniak, P.E., CFEI, LEED Green Associate

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Gary J. Novak, Ph.D., P.E.

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Sangjoon "Jay" Sohn, Ph.D., P.E.

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John A. Wilkinson, P.E.

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Casey D. Breen

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Manager of Fort Myers Operations

Suzanne F. Uchneat, P.E.

Senior Consultant

Timothy W. Athan, Ph.D., P.E.

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Clifford C. Bigelow, P.E., CFEI

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Manager of Missouri Operations

Steven A. Sanders, M.S., P.E.

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Joshua C. Rogers, P.E.

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Manager of North Carolina Operations

Jason D. Stigge, P.E.

Senior Consultant

Jon van Poppel, M.Sc., P.E.

Senior Consultant

Duane L. Cochran, P.E.

Senior Consultant

Matthew W. Wilber, CGE, CFEI

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Daniel B. Honeycutt, M.S.M.E., P.E.

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Diana Estrada, P.E.

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Kevin P. Departhy, P.E.

Senior Consultant

Brad A. Lauritsen, P.E.

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Sebastian Chialvo, Ph.D.

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Kyle R. Faircloth, P.E.

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Christoper J. Porto, P.E., C.F.E.I.

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Alexander E. McCulla

Senior Staff Consultant

Manager of Miami Operations

David Buzdygon, E.I.

Senior Staff Consultant

Nicolaus S. Faino, P.E., MS, CFEI

Senior Staff Consultant

Noel R. Flores, Ph.D., P.E.

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Leah M. Ginsberg, Ph.D.

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