Mr. Stoops has over 11 years of experience in mechanical engineering design and analysis. He also has over 4 years experience in nuclear Quality Assurance (QA), and currently serves as Quality Assurance Manager for Becht Nuclear Services. In his role as an engineer, his fields of expertise include seismic analysis of vessels, piping, lifting beams, air filter housings, and other structures. Mr. Stoops specializes in advanced finite element
modeling and simulation of complex problemsusing ANSYS finite element analysis (FEA) computer program.
Drawing from his background in engineering and Information Technology (IT), Mr. Stoops uses a multidisciplinary approach to overcome difficult problems, such as:
- Improving performance of computer-based analyses
- “Smart” parametric and logic driven computer models
- Automation through programmed macros
- Streamlining software deployment and Verification & Validation (V&V)
Code experience includes application of ASCE-7, ASD, ASME AG-1, ASME B31.3, ASME BTH-1, ASME NQA-1, ASME Section VIII, and IBC. After graduating from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Stoops worked 11 years for M&D Professional Services, Inc. before joining the Becht team in 2012.