Derrick Watkins

PhD, SE

Senior Associate

Advanced Engineering Analysis

Equipment Seismic Certification

Structural Engineering

Vibration Testing

Dr. Watkins is an innovative engineer and leader with extensive experience solving complex multi-disciplinary problems from the technical, practical and political aspects. Derrick is seismic, dynamics and vibrations consultant with significant experience in vibration testing, analysis, signal processing, and equipment dynamics.  His skills include complex finite element analysis, seismic design for extreme earthquake events, design of rotating and vibrating equipment supports and foundations, anchorage to concrete, and equipment seismic qualification.  Dr. Watkins has given numerous technical presentations to third party review panels and has successfully defended a variety of projects in front of the Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board (DNFSB), Army Corps of Engineers, Nuclear Regulatory Committee (NRC) and DOE peer review teams. He has experience with analysis of ASME BPVC Section VIII pressure vessels and is active of various code committees.

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