Dr. Edward O’Hare joined Protection Engineering Consultants as a Sr. Associate Engineer in July of 2015. Dr. O’Hare received his undergraduate, MS and Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University with a dissertation titled “Behavior of Concrete-Filled Tube (CFT) Through-Beam Connections Subjected to Varying Load Rates”. That research focused on the development of behavioral models and design guidance for CFT-to-CFT energy absorbing through-connections for rigid building frames subjected to varying load rates. Validated computational models, created in LS-DYNA, were used in a Response Surface Methodology approach to determine appropriate evaluation parameters and to develop design equations.
Eddie spent much of his time at Penn State working in the area of anti-terrorism through his work on Streetscape Vehicular Anti-Ram (SVAR) barrier systems to enhance security interests of the US Department of State world-wide. This research was supported by full-scale testing and LS-DYNA modeling at Penn State.
Eddie is a US Navy veteran, having served as a Special Security Officer Assistant in the Intelligence Department of the office of the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Yokosuka, Japan. He is experienced with LS-DYNA, MatLab, and SAP2000 numerical analysis tools and will be supporting PEC and our clients on both research and design efforts. Contact Eddie at 512-380-1988 x313 or firstname.lastname@example.org