Mr. McDonough is a mechanical expert and accident reconstructionist specializing in the safety of mechanical systems and devices, including automotive, marine, aviation, recreational, commercial and industrial equipment and systems. He consults in the design, test, evaluation and investigation of such systems. He has experience in designing, analyzing and fabricating mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, and provides expert consulting services in evaluating the safety and design of products and machinery. He has the experience and expertise to analyze a wide range of consumer products, construction equipment, industrial machinery and vehicles.
Areas of Expertise
- Accident Reconstruction
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Automotive Engineering
- Black Box/Data Recorder
- Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
- Consumer Products
- Equipment & Machinery
- Mechanical Engineering
- Personal Injury
- Plumbing & HVAC
- Seat Belts & Air Bags
- Sports & Recreation
- Transportation Safety
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: EDUCATION
* Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University
* Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
* Member, Society of Automotive Engineers
* Member, American Motorcycle Association
* Member, American Society of Safety Engineers
* Co-inventor of Dual Stage Variable Load Energy Absorber for Vehicle Seating, U.S. Patent No. 8,162,374B2, April 24, 2012.
* Co-inventor of Dual Stage Variable Load Energy Absorber for Vehicle Seating, U.S. Patent No.8,439,420B2, May 14, 2013.
*Lynch, R.T., McDonough, D.M., and Keon, T. (2012) An Update to the Dynamic Response Index (DRI)model for use in assessing seat performance in military ground vehicles. SAFE Symposium, 2012
* Benda, B., Gushue, D., Joganich, T., Markushewski, M., McDonough, D., Probst, B., (2006) Effects of Velocity and Occupant Sitting Position on the Kinematics and Kinetics of the Lumbar Spine during Simulated Low-Speed Rear Impacts. Safety, 2006, Seattle, WA, ASSE.
References upon request.