Director, Structural & Dynamic Analysis, Cummins
With more than 25 years’ experience in the design and development of IC engines and 15 years’ in analysis-led design tools and methods, Bob Tickel has been at Cummins since 1988. He received his Master’s degree in Engineering at Purdue University in 1994. Currently Director of Structural & Dynamic Analysis, he provides computational analyses for stress, fatigue, thermal, vibration, noise, etc. for various engine product development groups. He also leads cross functional initiatives to develop uncertainty analyses for computational analyses, continual benchmarking projects with other engine manufacturers and industries as well as worldwide applied mechanics functional excellence activities.
Cummins has been in a transition from a test-centric culture to an analysis-centric culture over the last 15 years. During that time there have been many successes in the transition but there have also been issues uncovered.
Through the successes and issues best practices have been developed to increase and improve analysis led design across the various business units within Cummins. This presentation will highlight the history of the analysis led design initiative at Cummins along with key findings. In addition, a look to the future will also be shared as Cummins moves into a new phase or phases of analysis led design.