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Chris Brand is an accomplished Mechanical Engineer with 17 years combined experience in research and development engineering. He holds a BSE and MSME in mechanical engineering. His extensive experience with finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics, along with his understanding of mechanical and materials issues on the component level (including fasteners, bearings, gears, etc.) provides him with a strong base for failure investigations.
Chris assists clients in understanding mechanical and materials issues on the component level, particularly with pressure bearing components, fasteners and welded joints. He utilizes extensive experience and education in analyzing complex mechanical systems and their interactions from a strength of materials, analytical and numerical (i.e., Finite Element Analysis) perspective. He routinely investigates accidents involving recreational equipment (e.g., zip lines). He helps clients apply and interpret ASME and other mechanical codes and standards. Chris applies experience to clients’ manufacturing process selection, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) issues and material selection.
He also specializes in analysis and modeling of fuel gas (e.g., natural gas and propane) leaks. He investigates accidents involving large machinery such as cranes, agriculture equipment, and wind turbines. Chris provides consulting on industrial and commercial safety (e.g., machine guarding and walkway safety).
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