David Christopher Brandt
Identified public resources enabling an increase in scope for standard repair manual. Performed validation testing and data reduction.
Determined fatigue test load spectra and wrote corresponding fatigue test plan.
Structurally substantiated flight test instrumentation installations into FAR 23 and CAR 3 experimental aircraft.
Structurally substantiated major MRB repairs to FAR 23 and CAR 3 airplanes. This activity included static and fatigue assessments.
Served as lead for stress group.
Completed MSC Software course PAT301, MSC PATRAN basic course.
Developed standard repair procedures for aircraft interior panel products. Approved use of repair procedures.
Performed design allowable testing, including test plan generation, test witnessing, test report generation, coordination of documents with DER, and data release.
Performed interior monument static testing. Wrote test plans and reports, and coordinated testing activities, including design of test fixtures, adapters, and whiffle trees.
Produced stress reports for Gulfstream G200 (formerly IAI Galaxy) interior installations, served as stress interface for program designers and on-site representatives. Approved all drawings, ADCN's, and variations for structures.
Received FAA "diamond award" under the maintenance technician awards program for training received.
Signed for engineering approval of standard and one-time repair/overhaul procedures for aircraft components. Wrote substantiation reports and prepared 8110-3 forms for company DER to sign.
Completed Boeing course FSL-63, Structural Repair For Engineers Part 1 and FSL-7X7-464, Structural Repair For Engineers Part 2 with a 100% grade.
Received U.S. Patent No. 5,807,087 for a new stator design for progressing cavity (PC) pumps.
Designed all stator cores for the second largest PC pump manufacturer in the United States. Established and maintained a master core database.
Designed advanced geometry PC pump rotors and stators to fit the most popular sizes of pumps already in the marketplace. Advanced geometry components produce 200% to 340% of the flow, and 140% of the pressure of standard geometry components, and are geometrically interchangeable with standard components already in the field. Advanced geometry components give users an alternative to buying a larger pump, and increase pump life in abrasive applications.
Taught PC pump theory, applications, sizing procedures, and maintenance topics at "pump schools". Pump schools are meetings to educate distributors, representatives, and customers in the sizing, use and application of PC pumps.
Designed a new style of progressing cavity pump in minimal time using Pro/Engineer software. This pump assembled perfectly the first time with no prototyping involved.
Rewrote educational text on PC pumps for company catalog/engineering manual.
Designed a test system for PC pumps. This project involved specifying sensors, power supplies, and associated electronics, selecting and programming a data acquisition system, and sourcing a custom drive train, high pressure throttling valve, and pump positioning system. Established written procedures for production testing of equipment, hydrostatic testing, and test documentation.
Accomplished the rework of an aircraft electronics cabinet installation. This project involved redesign and structural analysis of basic cabinet structure, equipment support structure, and adjoining basic aircraft structure. The job had been 40% underbid, yet was completed ahead of schedule and approximately 15% under budget.
Wrote code for the ICAD knowledge-based engineering system to automate design and analysis of common equipment support installations. Learned a new programming language (LISP) and new editing and compilation tools and wrote all code in six weeks.
Wrote a computer program to calculate aerodynamic loads acting on blade antennae. The program has accurately predicted the aerodynamic loads acting on pylons and wings as well as the blade antennae it was originally designed to analyze.
Led six design groups composed of about 20 students from different engineering fields in the conceptual design of an aerospace vehicle. Taught lab sessions, facilitated communication between groups, and gave presentations. The vehicle met or exceeded all specifications.
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