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Robert D. Blevins, Ph.D.

Consultant, ATA

Robert D. Blevins Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience in flow-induced vibration. He is a member of the ASME Special Working Group on Structural Dynamics and the Pressure Vessel Research Council's Committee on Dynamic Analysis of Pressure Components.  He received a Ph.D. (1974) from the California Institute of Technology and has taught at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University.  Dr. Blevins has consulted for government and industrial clients.  He has directed tests of towed marine systems for the U.S. Navy at David Taylor Model Basin. At General Atomics Company, from 1974 through 1985, he developed analysis and design methods for power plant heat exchangers to prevent destructive vibration.

Dr. Blevins was Chief of Structural Dynamics at United Technologies Aerostructures Industries, a major subcontractor for aircraft structural systems. He has written three books and over thirty papers on fluid flow, structural dynamics, and flow-induced vibration.

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