Daniel J. Turner

Daniel J. Turner, P.E.

Senior Consultant

Mr. Daniel Turner specializes in energy, shipbuilding, and structural analysis using advanced analytical methods. As a leader and project manager, he has worked with clients and team members to produce excellent engineering products and present those results on behalf of his clients in dispute resolution settings.

Mr. Turner has received a Master of Civil Engineering degree and is licensed in the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering). During his work history, he has analyzed a variety of materials and structures using techniques that include linear and nonlinear finite element analysis and code based analyses; e.g. ACI, ABS, AISC, and the API. The legal and regulatory environments of these work scopes have included contracts based on the aforementioned codes, as well as WELCAR insurance policies, US Navy and US Coast Guard regulations, and foreign flag state requirements.

His design and analysis work has included ultimate strength assessments of ship and offshore structures under extreme loading (static and variable), fatigue reporting on armored umbilicals, mooring analyses and risk assessments, structural assessments of composite and high-strength ship structures, and weld design.

In disputes and failure analysis cases, Mr. Turner has worked every angle from executing the engineering scope of the project and analyzing pertinent project information to handling key evidence and finally drafting the root-cause analysis reports.


  • Emergency Structural Engineering Support of a Fire Origin and Cause Analysis, Published in the proceedings of the ASCE Forensic Engineering 8th Congress, December 2018
  • Optimization of Naval Structures Using Lightweight Materials, 18th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, January 2012

Project Experience

ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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