Reciprocating Machinery Dynamics Short Course Instructors
Troy D. Feese
Feese is a Senior Engineer at Engineering Dynamics Incorporated (EDI) in San Antonio, Texas. He has 29 years of experience performing torsional vibration, lateral critical speed, and rotordynamic stability analyses as well as evaluating structures using finite element methods. He conducts field studies of rotating machinery, reciprocating equipment, piping, structures, and foundations around the world.
Mr. Feese received a BSME from The University of Texas at Austin, has a MSME from UTSA, is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, and is an ASME Fellow. He has contributed to the Vibration Institute, the GMRC torsional sub-committee and previous version of API 684. He is a lecturer at the EDI seminar, has made presentations at the Turbomachinery Symposia, Gas Machinery Conferences and PCIC, and written papers on torsional vibration, lateral critical speeds, and field balancing.
Kenneth E. Atkins
Atkins is a Senior Staff Engineer with Engineering Dynamics Incorporated in San Antonio, Texas. He has extensive experience in the design and troubleshooting of a variety of mechanical systems involving reciprocating machinery, structural, and piping vibration problems. Mr. Atkins was a Research Engineer with Southwest Research Institute (1978 to 1981) and a Machinery Engineer with Exxon Chemical Americas (1981 to 1982). In 1982, he co-founded Engineering Dynamics Incorporated. He has authored several technical papers in the areas of reciprocating machinery, piping, and structural dynamics. He has lectured frequently at the Texas A&M Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia with both tutorials and short courses. Mr. Atkins received a B.S. degree (Engineering Science, 1978) from Trinity University. He is a member of ASME and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He is also a sub-task force member for pulsation and vibration control for API Standards 618 and 674.
Stephen M. Price
Price is a Senior Staff Engineer with Engineering Dynamics Inc. in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Price is responsible for performing analytical and field services in the areas of vibration, pulsations, stress analysis, fluid flow and acoustics. Mr. Price earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University in 1983, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in 1985, he is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Mr. Price has authored several technical papers in the areas of reciprocating and rotating machinery and measurement techniques. He has also been the major contributor in the design and development of complex data acquisition and long-term monitoring systems.
Hill is a Senior Staff Engineer for Engineering Dynamics Incorporated. He has over 25 years of experience performing analytical and field diagnostic investigations on a wide range of rotating and reciprocating machinery, piping, and structures.