Finite Element Analyst, Structural Systems
I’m a structural engineer specialising in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using general purpose Abaqus software for realistic simulations.
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, I’ve worked in project management, education and vibration analysis roles in Europe and now in New Zealand – and have had the opportunity to present this expertise both locally and abroad.
I’ve worked on many challenging structural and mechanical engineering simulations, and generally deal with steel-concrete-foam composite structures analysed under a variety of loading conditions using implicit and explicit codes.
Solving static, quasi-static and dynamic engineering problems in the design development and experimental testing leads to delivering smarter solutions.
Since joining HERA I’ve worked on various research studies and consultancy projects for our members and clients – more recently delivering sequentially coupled thermal-stress analyses to investigate the fire behaviour of composite slabs and columns.
I’m proud to work at HERA where my technical knowledge in realistic simulations supports applied research and consulting work that make a real difference to project outcomes.