Dr. Patrick Safarian, P.E.
Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Senior Technical Specialist, Finite Element Methods and Composite Material Professor

PatrickPatrick Safarian is fatigue and damage tolerance technical specialist at FAA. Since 1997 he has been involved in ensuring safety of the existing fleet as well as certification of new products in Seattle Aircraft Certification Office. His expertise has been in various fields of analytical and numerical (static and dynamic) structures analysis in wide range of aircraft related problems. Prior to that he spend eleven years at the Boeing Company. During that time he contributed to development of methods and allowables for fatigue and fracture mechanics standards for stress engineers, performed analytical and numerical stress analyses of highly complex structures, including critical design of new products, failure analysis in support of in-service problems and accident investigations.

Patrick received his BSME from Northrop University in 1983, MSME from California State University, Fullerton, in 1985, and completed his PhD work in Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Davis, in 1987. In June 2004 he completed his Doctorate in Theological study at Bakke Graduate School. Patrick has taught damage tolerance, finite element analysis and advance engineering mathematics courses to engineers while at Boeing for ten years. He has been teaching post-graduate engineering courses in the fields of fatigue, fracture mechanics and finite element analysis in University of Washington and Central Washington University since 1998. Patrick is married to Annette and they have two children Natasha and Christopher.

Patrick teaches this course as a private instructor and not as an FAA employee.

Francesco Deleo, Ph.D Candidate
Computational mechanics and stress analyst engineer, TerraPower – Bellevue, WA

FrancescoFrancesco Deleo is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the University of Washington (UWAA) in Seattle under the supervision of Prof. Holsapple. Since 2012 Francesco has been teaching Aircraft Structures AA332, Finite Element Analysis AA430 and Composites AA432 in the UWAA department. In addition, Francesco is also a full- time Core Design Stress Analysis Engineer at TerraPower (nuclear engineering). The job tasks include the development and application of computer codes and methods (mostly FE based) to analyze the mechanical performance of various reactor core components, reactor structures and nuclear island components. Prior to that, Francesco worked as a lead stress engineer at Greenpoint Technologies from 2012 to 2014. Since January 2009 Francesco has been assisting Dr. Safarian in teaching a metal fatigue and fracture mechanics course, both at University of Washington and privately. From 2007 to 2011, Francesco has served as a teaching assistant for several graduate level courses: Integrity of Metallic Aircraft Structures, Finite Element Analysis and Integrity of Composite Aircraft Structures. He worked at the Automobili Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL) from 2005 to January 2011, and he was the lead analyst of the group. He was responsible for supervising all dynamic simulations, including crash and ballistic analyses. He was also the focal for technical research between the lab at UW and Lamborghini. Francesco has received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Washington. He is co-author of five journal publications and presented at several conferences.