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Welcome Josh Hodges

We would like to welcome Josh Hodges to Hill Engineering. Josh has worked in the United States Air Force T-38 ASIP office (Hill Air Force Base) for the past 8+ years as a Structural Integrity Analyst. During his time in the T-38 ASIP office, Josh filled many roles including: developer of the Broad Application for Modeling Failure software and manager of the T-38 Damage Database, while also serving as a subject matter expert on the effects of residual stress on fracture and fatigue.

Josh will bring significant experience to Hill Engineering, applying his skills to support ongoing engineering programs related to fatigue analysis and structural integrity. Josh’s development of the Broad Application for Modeling Failure software represents a noteworthy advancement in the fatigue analysis of complex structural integrity problems. Josh’s detailed understanding of the USAF ASIP process will help integrate Hill Engineering’s capabilities in residual stress, fatigue testing, and fracture and fatigue, within the USAF MIL-STD-1530D damage tolerance framework.

Josh has also been involved in analysis of pipelines according to API 579. As part of this work Josh developed analysis tools to generate Failure Assessment Diagrams (FAD) to determine rupture pressures of both through thickness and non-through thickness flaws. Please contact us today to find out how we can help support you.