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SwRI’s Mechanical Engineering Division applies a broad range of capabilities in materials, structural and fluid mechanics to solve problems for all major industries worldwide.

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A broad range of capabilities to solve problems for all major industries worldwide is applied by the Mechanical Engineering Division of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in areas such as materials, structural and fluid mechanics.

 

Staff members perform applied research and development and providing engineering problem-solving services and software products. These services and products are described in this document along with appropriate staff contact information. More information on SwRI's broader programs and capabilities (swri.org) and those of the Mechanical Engineering Division (mechmat.swri.org) is available on the referenced Web sites. We welcome your inquiries and the opportunity to be of service to your company.

 

Oil and Gas/Energy Industries

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Compressor/Piping Design: API or Client Specifications, New and Retrofit Designs

Web site: pulsations.swri.org

Contact: Ed Bowles
Phone: (210) 522-2086
E-mail: ebowles@swri.org

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Plant Engineering Services: Rapid Response, Troubleshooting, Operational Improvements

Web site: machineryvibration.swri.org

Contact: Nathan Poerner
Phone: (210) 522-6584
E-mail: npoerner@swri.org

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Gas Flow Measurement: Meter Calibration, Station Design

Web site: mrf.swri.org

Contact: Terry Grimley
Phone: (210) 522-2353
E-mail: tgrimley@swri.org

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Oil and Gas Exploration and Production: Drilling Hydraulics, Downhole Equipment, Flow Assurance

Web site: fluids.swri.org

Contact: Chris Buckingham
Phone: (210) 522-3307
E-mail: cbuckingham@swri.org

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Safety Valve Testing (production, pipeline, and refinery): To API/ISO and Client Specifications

Web site: fluids.swri.org

Contact: Shane P. Siebenaler
Phone: (210) 522-5758
E-mail: ssiebenaler@swri.org

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Subsea Wellhead System Testing: Ocean Pressures & Temperatures, API and Client Specifications

Web site: pressuresimulation.swri.org

Contact: Joe Crouch
Phone: (210) 522-4295
E-mail: jcrouch@swri.org

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Materials Testing: Tubulars, Risers, Materials Property, Fatigue and Corrosion Testing

Web site: mechanicaltesting.swri.org

Contact: Carl Popelar
Phone: (210) 522-4213
E-mail: cpopelar@swri.org

Web site: corrosiontechnology.swri.org

Contact: Elizabeth Trillo, Ph.D.
Phone: (210) 522-4210
E-mail: etrillo@swri.org

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Turbomachinery Design & Testing: Rotordynamics, Performance, Blade Life

Web site: gasturbines.swri.org

Contact: Klaus Brun, Ph.D.
Phone: (210) 522-5449
E-mail: kbrun@swri.org

 

All Industries

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Product Development/Testing: Structural/Fluid Flow Analysis, Mechanical Design, Environmental Testing

Web site: nebs.swri.org
Contact: Jenny Ferren
Phone: (210) 522-2329
E-mail: jferren@swri.org

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Failure Analysis: Root Cause Determination, Rapid Response

Web site: failureprevention.swri.org

Contact: Richard A. Page, Ph.D.
Phone: (210) 522-3252
E-mail: rpage@swri.org

 

Contact: N. Sastry Cheruvu, Ph.D.
Phone: (210) 522-2492
E-mail: scheruvu@swri.org

 

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Ballistic Design and Testing: Blast-Resistant Structures, Vehicle Protective Armorment, Aircraft Bird Strike Testing

Web site: engineeringdynamics.swri.org

Contact: Scott Mullin
Phone: (210) 522-2340
E-mail: smullin@swri.org

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Aircraft Structural Testing: FAA Certification, Life Extension, Fuel Sloshing

Web site: aerospacestructures.swri.org

Contact: Ken Griffin, Ph.D.
Phone: (210) 522-6873
E-mail: kgriffin@swri.org

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Analytical & Materials Characterization Services: Infrared Spectroscopy (TFIR), Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Raman Spectroscopic Analysis

Web site: materialscharacterization.swri.org

Contact: Elizabeth Trillo, Ph.D.
Phone: (210) 522-4210
E-mail: etrillo@swri.org

Web site: engineeringdynamics.swri.org

Contact: Art Nicholls
Phone: (210) 522-5552
E-mail: anicholls@swri.org

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Vacuum Coating Services: Surface Hardness, Friction, Wear, Corrosion and Oxidation Resistance

Web site: surfaceengineering.swri.org

Contact: Kent Coulter, Ph.D.
Phone: (210) 522-3196
E-mail: kcoulter@swri.org

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Modeling and Simulation Services: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Hydrocode Simulation, Hazard and Consequence Assessments

Web site: engineeringdynamics.swri.org

Contact: Christopher Freitas, Ph.D.
Phone: (210) 522-2137
E-mail: cfreitas@swri.org

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Software Products for Structural Integrity/Life Prediction: Probabilistic Analysis, Uncertainty Quantifications, Reliability

Web site: integrityandreliability.swri.org

Contact: Ben Thacker, Ph.D.
Phone: (210) 522-2332
E-mail: bthacker@swri.org

 

For more information about our mechanical engineering services and software capabilities, or how you can contract with SwRI, please contact Danny M. Deffenbaugh at ddeffenbaugh@swri.org or (210) 522-2384.

 

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Contact Information

Danny M Deffenbaugh

Mechanical Engineering Division

(210) 522-2384

ddeffenbaugh@swri.org

mechmatserv.swri.org

Related Terminology

compressor/piping design

plant engineering services

gas flow measurement

oil and gas exploration

safety valve evaluations

subsea wellhead system evaluation

materials evaluations

turbomachinery design

product development

failure analysis

ballistic design

aircraft structural evaluation

analytical and materials characterization

engineering dynamics

coating services

modeling and simulation services

software products

structural integrity

life prediction

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March 3, 2015