Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of New
Jersey, with 26 years of experience in all areas of structural,
stress, vibration and heat transfer analyses of high-speed rotating
machinery. Extensive experience in Finite Element and mathematical
modeling, high-temperature and stress component design, design code
calculations and computer programming
JHGalatis Design Analysis Services, since June 1999, Founder and
Most recent projects include:
Transient response analysis of AOD steel process vessel support
system (forensic support work)
Failure analysis of fiberglass-reinforced pollution control fan
(forensic support work)
Crusher roll bearing support analysis
Heat transfer and stress analysis of shipboard steam turbine chest
Failure analysis and redesign of high-temperature Gas Turbine
Development of turbomachinery rotor balancing optimization
Failure analysis and redesign of waste heat turbine
Waste heat turbine casing support and piping system analysis
Turboexpander blading Analysis and Design
High temperature casing component Buckling Instability Analysis
Motor and Support Stiffness and Vibration Analyses and Re-Design
Vibration analysis of rolling element bearing cage
Shock Analysis and major re-design of water treatment equipment
for navy vessel
Rotating Machinery Services, Inc., 15 months, as V. P. Engineering
Co-founder and co-owner of Rotating Machinery Services, Inc.
Responsible for the analysis and structural reliability of all new
designs and modifications.
Established accounting, purchasing and computer network systems as
new company grew from four to six individuals.
Among numerous projects, following were the most rewarding:
failure analysis and redesign of high-speed starter turbine bisk
for the F-22 ATF failure analysis and redesign of a power turbine
inlet duct, stress and rotor-dynamic analyses and final design of
desalinization equipment impeller, high-speed impeller analysis
CONMEC, Inc., 9 years, as Supervisor of Stress and Vibration Analysis
Contributed in propelling the company from a one year start-up
with 12 employees and less than one-half million in sales to 150+
employees and more than 32 million in sales.
Main function was to supervise small technical group responsible
for the structural reliability of all new and re-rated rotating
Responsible for developing methods of design and analysis of
turbomachinery and function as technical expert and consultant in
the design and upgrade of machinery and components.
Interface with customers at different phases of ongoing projects
to present technical results.
Develop structural, vibration, stress, heat transfer and
experimental modal analysis capabilities in the analysis and
design of Turbo expanders, Gas and Steam Turbines, Axial and
Centrifugal Compressors and several other structural
Developed methods for applications in Quality Control, design
calculations and standards. Conduct and carry out structural work
required in blade and impeller failure investigations and others.
Work closely with marketing in developing specialized technical
quotations and develop and present short courses, technical papers
and seminars for turbomachinery users, customers, and other
technical and non-technical personnel
Ingersoll-Rand Co., Turbo and Pump Divisions, 10 years, as a Senior
Performed Structural, Vibration and Heat Transfer analyses of
rotating and stationary components of Pumps, Gas Turbines,
Expanders, Centrifugal and Axial Compressors.
Conducted investigations of failures of large cast turbine cases,
weld fatigue, tie-bolt relaxation, thermal distortion, and
blading, blade and gear coupling fatigue.
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, 3 years
Rotor dynamics and stress analysis work of commercial and military
jet engines. Applied statistical "Monte Carlo" analysis and finite
element results for predicting jet engine component reliability.
B.E., Civil Engineering, Magna cum Laude, City College of New York,
Master of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering at Penn State Great
Professional Leadership course, 1994; Strain Gaging course, 1994;
Blade Vibration Seminar, 1992; Failure Analysis course, 1986; Rolling
Element and Hydrodynamic Bearing seminar, 1999. Member of the A. S. M.
E. and lifetime member of Tau Beta Pi, engineering honor society.
Co-authored two technical papers on Steam Turbine mechanical design
and Gas Turbine Rotor Fatigue Life Analysis. Fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese. Good communication skills in French, Greek and Rumanian