Over 22 years structural engineering & aerospace structures experience including aircraft stress analysis, fatigue and fracture mechanics, finite element modeling, and engineering software development. Experienced with Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, Microsoft COM, p- and h- element finite element analysis methods and software, Microsoft Excel-based engineering analysis, C/C++/FORTRAN, and Unix/Linux scripting. Implemented OEM standards for numerous structural analysis methods. Currently working on the development, implementation, and validation of specialized durability and damage tolerance techniques, focusing on the interacting effects of corrosion and cyclic fatigue.
Present Position & Responsibilities
1998 Analytical Processes / Engineered Solutions (APES), Inc., St. Louis, MO
· Consulting Engineer : Develop, certify, integrate, and implement analytical engineering tools, primarily using MS Visual Basic and Microsoft COM technology. Apply engineering tools to analyze laboratory test and field data, correlating with predicted results and using analyses to disposition aircraft structure. Experienced with static/buckling analysis, corrosion-related structural degradation issues, fatigue spectrum development/processing/analysis, crack nucleation and crack growth analysis, and statistical analysis.
· Reluctant System Administrator: Provide planning, implementation, and support for corporate hardware and software structure, including internet, intranet, and telecom networking/cabling infrastructure; website development/maintenance; computer protection (firewall and virus protection/eradication), and computer repairs/support/upgrades/purchasing.
1995 - 1998 Integrated Analysis Tools: McDonnell Douglas Corp. (Boeing), St. Louis, MO
· Stress/Software Engineer: Developed, demonstrated, installed, and supported DSAS (Detail Strength Analysis System), the primary Boeing-St. Louis collection of software used for stress analysis on aircraft parts. DSAS has been used on all major St. Louis aircraft projects: F-15, F/A-18, AV-8B, and T-45, in addition to many proprietary projects. Analysis modules included Graphical User Interfaces (GUI’s) for section property analysis, laminate analyses, panel stability and deflection, stress concentrations, joint load distribution, and many others. Wrote and implemented algorithms for numerous customer-requested analytical tasks. Responsible for engineering validity of released and prototype software. Experienced in (HP-UNIX) C, C++, Standard Template Library, FORTRAN, X/MOTIF, UNIX scripting, VAX-VMS, Builder Xcessory, Excel, and software licensing. Interfaced daily with software customers, solving both engineering-related and computer-related problems.
· Technical Support: Answered (part-time) the Boeing support hotline for internal and third-party structural analysis software. Provided corporate-wide support for MacNeil-Schwindler (MSC)/PATRAN, MSC/NASTRAN, UNIX, VAX-VMS, Parametric Technology Corp. (PTC)/Mechanica, stress analysis best practices, and internal MDC / Boeing-developed structural analysis tools.
· Technical Writer: Provided detailed documentation of structural analysis codes for software sales to Spain and Switzerland, as a part of maintenance packages provided with F/A-18 C/D aircraft.
· Developed analytical methodology that helped to allow tighter forming radii for numerous heat-treated C-17 parts, resulting in over $1M manufacturing savings over the existing production aircraft order.
· Created static test plan and structural loading scheme for a Boeing-proprietary full-scale hardware project. Used Microsoft Excel Solver capabilities to optimize static test actuator configuration with the goal of matching static test loads to design loads. This resulted in an optimized test plan that balanced a low-cost (minimal number of actuators) static test with a reasonable match between the static test shear/bending moment data and the target design shear/bending moment data.
1992 - 1995 Advanced Materials & Structures: McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis, MO
· Strength analyst on STAFS (Supportable Technology for Affordable Fighter Structures) program, which demonstrated advanced metallic structure technology on a full-scale, advanced fighter aircraft fuselage section. Performed analysis, coordination with designers, blueprint inspections and drawing sign-off for over 200 parts. Developed analysis spreadsheets for common analysis tasks. Correlated finite-element models and static test results for critical components. Coordinated with external vendor for procuring primary wing-carry-through bulkhead, a hot- isostatically- pressed titanium investment casting. Used PTC/Mechanica to optimize the fatigue-critical load path in the wing carry-through bulkhead. Analyzed both metallic and composite parts/joints for static strength, stability, and durability/damage tolerance.
· Supported shop assembly of STAFS center fuselage. Assisted in interpreting blueprint assembly instructions, solving assembly problems, and dispositioning blueprint non-conformances.
1990 - 1992 Purdue University: West Lafayette, IN
· Enhanced and revised a matrix structural analysis FORTRAN program for classroom use. Teaching assistant for Mechanics of Materials and for Advanced Structural Analysis, taught classes frequently in professor’s absence.
1991 (Summer) Chicago Bridge & Iron Company: Oak Brook, IL
· Developed, coordinated, and conducted a parametric finite-element study of column-to-shell junctions in spherical storage vessels, using MSC/PATRAN.
1989 (Summer) National Science Foundation Fellowship: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
· Planned/conducted experiments and reported conclusions on structural yielding of clay-based soils.
Purdue University: West Lafayette, IN
Master of Science in Civil (Structural) Engineering, May 1992
Focused on structural analysis and related computational applications.
Bachelor of Science in Civil (Structural) Engineering (with Honors), May 1990
Major in structural engineering, minor in geotechnical engineering.
1. S. Prost-Domasky, C. L. Brooks, T. B. Mills, and K.T. Honeycutt. “Incorporating Laser Peening Residual Stress into a Holistic Life Assessment Approach”. Presented at the Eleventh International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, Anaheim, California, May, 2011.
2. Scott Prost-Domasky, Thomas Mills, Kyle Honeycutt, and Craig L Brooks. “Incorporating Laser Peening Residual Stress into a Holistic Life Assessment Approach” Presented at the USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference (ASIP 2010), San Antonio, Texas, December, 2010.
3. T. Mills, S. Prost-Domasky, K. Honeycutt, and C. Brooks. “Corrosion and the threat to aircraft structural integrity”. In Corrosion Control in the Aerospace Industry, Woodhead Publishing, 2009.
4. Thomas B. Mills, Kyle T. Honeycutt, Scott A. Prost-Domasky, and Craig L. Brooks. “Corrosion modeling and life prediction supporting structural prognostic health management”. Presented at 2007 International Committee of Aeronautical Fatigue (ICAF 2007) Symposium, Naples, Italy, May 2007.
5. C.L. Brooks, S.A. Prost-Domasky, K.T. Honeycutt, T.B. Mills, and N. Young. “Fretting fatigue model”. AFRL-VA-WP-TR-2006-3080, Final Report for 01 May 2003 – 30 April 2006, SBIR Phase II Report, May 2006.
6. Craig Brooks, Kyle Honeycutt, and Scott Prost-Domasky. “Crack growth and stress intensity prediction techniques”. AFRL-VA-WP-TR-2006-3043, Final Report for 22 April 2002 – 20 March 2006, March 2006.
7. Thomas B. Mills, Kyle T. Honeycutt, Craig L. Brooks, P. Khan Sharp, Chris Loader, and Bruce Crawford. “Development and Demonstration of an Holistic Structural Integrity Process using the Initial Discontinuity State Concept for 7050-T7451 Aluminum”. Presented at the 2004 USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference (ASIP 2004), Memphis, TN December 2004.
8. Craig L. Brooks, Scott A. Prost-Domasky, Kyle T. Honeycutt, and Thomas B. Mills. “Predictive modeling of structure service life”. In ASM Handbook Volume 13A, Corrosion: Fundamental, Testing and Protection, October 2003, pp. 946-958.
9. Scott A. Prost-Domasky, Craig L. Brooks, and Kyle T. Honeycutt. “The application of p-version finite element methods to fracture-dominated problems encountered in engineering practice”. Computer & Mathematics with Applications (refereed), Vol. 46, No. 1, June 2003, PP. 125-139.
10. Kyle T. Honeycutt, Craig L. Brooks, Scott A. Prost-Domasky, and Thomas B. Mills. “Holistic life assessment methods”. Presented at the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute 50th AGM and Conference, 16th Aerospace Structures and Materials Symposium, Montreal, Canada, April 2003.
11. C.L. Brooks, S.A. Prost-Domasky, K.T. Honeycutt, T.B. Mills, and N. Young. “Fretting fatigue model”. AFRL-VA-WP-TR-2003-3012, Final Report for 01 February 2002 – 30 November 2002, SBIR Phase I Report, February 2003. 55 pages.
12. Graeme F. Eastaugh, Ali A. Merati, Thomas J. Benak, Alex Kourline, Brian Lepine, Paul V. Straznicky, Thomas B. Mills, Kyle T. Honeycutt, and Sylvain Giguère. “Corrosion fatigue durability assessment of fuselage splices”. Presented at the 2002 USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference (ASIP 2002), Savannah, Georgia, December 2002.
13. T. Mills, K. Honeycutt, C. Brooks, I. Hammad, and D. Peeler. “Managing damage in the wing: modeling the interaction of exfoliation with static and fatigue loads”. Presented at the Sixth Joint FAA/DoD/NASA Conference on Aging Aircraft, San Francisco, California, September 2002.
14. C. Brooks, K. Honeycutt, and S. Prost-Domasky, and N. Young. “Monitoring the robustness of corrosion & fatigue prediction models”. Presented at the 2001 USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, December 2001.
15. C. Brooks, K. Honeycutt, S. Prost-Domasky, and N. Young. “Using holistic life predictions to focus NDI requirements”. Presented at the 2000 USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference, San Antonio, Texas, December 2000.
16. Scott A. Prost-Domasky, Craig L. Brooks, and Kyle T. Honeycutt. “The application of p-version finite element methods to fracture-dominated problems encountered in engineering practice”. Presented at the p and hp Finite Element Methods: Mathematics and Engineering Practice Conference (p-FEM2000), St. Louis, Missouri, May 2000.
17. C. Brooks, K. Honeycutt, and S. Prost-Domasky. “Case studies for corrosion/fatigue life assessments”. Presented at the Fourth Joint NASA/FAA/DoD Conference on Aging Aircraft, St. Louis, Missouri, May 2000.
18. C. Brooks, K. Honeycutt, and S. Prost-Domasky. “Correlation of life prediction methods with corrosion-related tests”. Presented at the 1999 USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 1999.
19. C.L. Brooks, S. Prost-Domasky, and K. Honeycutt. “Corrosion is a structural and economic problem: transforming metrics to a life prediction method”. Presented at the NATO RTO’s Workshop 2 on Fatigue in the Presence of Corrosion, Corfu, Greece, October, 1998.
20. C.L. Brooks, S. Prost-Domasky, and K. Honeycutt. “Determining the initial quality state for materials”. Presented at the 1998 USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference, San Antonio, Texas, December 1998.
21. K. Honeycutt, C.L. Brooks, and S. Prost-Domasky. “ECLIPSE-Environmental and Cyclic Life Interaction Prediction Software”. Presented at the ASM AEROMAT, Dayton, Ohio, June 1999.
22. Craig Brooks, Deb Peeler, Kyle T. Honeycutt, and Scott Prost-Domasky. “Predictive modeling for corrosion management: modeling fundamentals”. Presented at the Third Joint NASA/FAA/DoD Conference on Aging Aircraft, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 1999.