Scott Anderson, B.S.M.E.Email
Mr. Anderson specializes in stress analysis where the conditions necessary to cause a part to fail can be simulated. A computer model of a failed part or assembly is created from measurements, photographs, Faro arm digitization, or laser scanning. The properties of the materials that the part or assembly is made of are determined by testing or obtained through research or the discovery process. Through computer finite element modeling the part is subjected to a static or dynamic load, an impact, heat, or vibration. Questions can be answered such as: What is the load that would cause failure? How degraded would the material properties have to be for a known load to cause failure? Was the loading placed on the part to high? Was the material strength too low? The probability of different failure scenarios can be investigated and design modifications which would have prevented the failure can be determined.
Mr. Anderson's simulations, technical animations and graphics have assisted in winning and favorably settling many cases. He has written dozens of reports and provided peer review of many others. He has also created structural and other technical drawings which have been used in job proposals, manufacturing, and fulfilling government project requirements. Mr. Anderson has completed all courses necessary to obtain a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently writing a Master's thesis on the mechanics of fatigue crack growth in ductile alloys.
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