Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering experts at Professional Analysis and Consulting evaluate the mechanical engineering aspects for design, manufacturing processes, assembly or installation, and possible human interaction to accurately explain the root cause of an accident or failure.  Our mechanical engineering experts utilize an approach that analyzes engineering, physics, and failure analysis theories as they apply to situations, which may encompass material selection, loading, stresses, vibration, fatigue, corrosion, kinematics and dynamics, thermodynamics, and fluid flow.

Based in the Chicago suburbs, our team of mechanical engineering and vehicle engineering experts have decades of experience with various types of vehicles, transportation systems, manufacturing systems, and consumer products.  This mechanical engineering experience ranges from industrial product design and development to expert witness consulting.  This broad mechanical engineering experience allows for quick and efficient support for our client’s needs.  Our mechanical engineering projects have covered a wide range of issues including product liability, design defects, manufacturing issues, insurance claims, and accident reconstruction.

Other projects our Mechanical Engineering experts have undertaken include:

  • Agricultural
  • Airplane and Aviation systems
  • Accident Reconstruction and Investigation
  • ATVs
  • Automobiles
  • Automated entry doors
  • Bolted connections
  • Buses
  • Fork lifts and Fork trucks
  • Intellectual Property and Patents
  • Lawn Equipment
  • Manufacturing equipment/systems
  • Marine
  • Medical devices and ADA assist equipment (wheelchairs)
  • Mining and construction equipment
  • Motorcycles and bicycles
  • Plumbing issues (including fluid dynamics)
  • Railroad equipment
  • RVs
  • Trailers
  • Trucks and commercial vehicles
  • Vocational trucks
  • Wind energy systems

Whether mechanical engineering expert support is needed for an accident investigation, product failure, or new product development, the mechanical engineering experts at Professional Analysis utilize the scientific method to provide our clients with fact based analyses and investigations.  An in-depth review of data is undertaken involving mechanical engineering expert techniques and services including:

  • On-site scene inspections
  • Inspections in our in-house laboratory near Naperville, IL
  • Evidence collection, preservation and management
  • Aerial (Drone / UAS) inspections and laser scanning for accident scene documentation
  • Accident reconstruction and investigation, including Crash Data Recovery (“black box”)
  • Component failure analysis
  • Testing and simulation: bench and field durability
  • Materials compliance testing and analysis
  • Intellectual Property investigation
  • Design analysis and performance evaluation
  • Manufacturing process evaluation including: welding, forging, stamping, casting, machining, fastener assembly, painting and coating

Contact one of our mechanical engineering experts to learn how the mechanical engineering experts at Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc., can find solutions for your unique situation or needs.


Timothy M. Hicks
Roch J. Shipley