Dustin A. Turnquist

Dustin A. Turnquist, M.S., P.E., CFEI

Senior Consultant

Mr. Turnquist is a metallurgist and mechanical engineer for Engineering Systems Inc (ESi). He has over twenty years of technical experience in engineering investigations and failure analysis, and testing, including managing large, complex multi-disciplinary matters.

Mr. Turnquist’s expertise encompasses fatigue and fracture characterization, corrosion analysis and damage assessment of components and systems.  He has been a lead engineer/laboratory manager supervising a team of engineers and technicians.  Mr. Turnquist participated in investigations involving components from the aerospace, automotive, boat/marine, rail, power generation, medical, mining, plumbing, construction, firearms, recreational products and HVAC industries.

In addition to his background in metallurgy and mechanical engineering he is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and has trained in accident reconstruction at Northwestern University. Mr. Turnquist participates in a wide variety of mechanical systems, motor vehicle, fire, and aircraft accident investigation and reconstruction, as well as product liability investigations.

Publications

  • Failure Analysis of a Glass Filled Phenolic Resin Power Steering Pump Pulley, Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, October 2014
  • Understanding How Components Fail, 3rd Edition, ASM International, January 2013
  • Case Study: Corrosion Failure of Yellow Brass Tubing in Radiator Application, Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, June 2012
  • Role of Metallography in Failure Investigations, Proceedings of Microscopy and Microanalysis, Cambridge University Press, January 2011
  • Failure Analysis of a Tree Pruner Saw Blade Anchor Screw, Proceedings of Microscopy and Microanalysis, Cambridge University Press, January 2008
  • Techniques Used in the Failure Analysis of Railcar Bolsters, Proceedings of Microscopy and Microanalysis, Cambridge University Press, January 2006
  • Effects of Testing Temperature of the Fatigue Behavior of Carburized Steel, SAE Transactions – Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, January 2005
  • Unique Cracking Observations in Superheater Tubes, Proceedings of Microscopy and Microanalysis, Cambridge University Press, January 2005
  • Effects of Testing Temperature of the Fatigue Behavior of Carburized Steel, SAE Technical Series, April 2005

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4775 Centennial Boulevard Suite 106 Colorado Springs, CO 80919
  • Phone: (719) 535-0400
  • Fax: (719) 535-0402

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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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