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James Doane, P.E. PhD

James Doane, P.E. PhD

James Doane, P.E. PhD

Presents a SunCam continuing education series on the topic of:

Materials Engineering

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Machine Analysis with computers for Mechanical Engineers

Dr. Doane earned his PhD from the University of Louisville in Mechanical Engineering, and he is a licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana.  Dr. Doane has 20 years of experience; his experience includes 10 years in industry and 10 years in academics.  He is currently associate professor and chair of the engineering department at the University of Jamestown.  In addition to mechanical engineering coursework, his undergraduate and graduate courses covered structural design and structural dynamics.  Graduate research work focused on areas of wave propagation in elastic solids and engineering biomechanics.

His industry background focuses on areas of material handling and mining.  He has worked as a design engineer for conveyor companies as well as engineering design firms.  Dr. Doane worked for Frontier Kemper as the Mechanical Engineering Manager working in areas of underground construction and mining equipment.  His work involved all areas of design from power transmission to structural support towers. 

During his career Dr. Doane has authored numerous research papers on topics including structural health monitoring, biomechanics, and engineering education.  He is the author of the textbook Machine Analysis with Computer Applications for Mechanical Engineers (ISBN: 978-1118541340).  He is currently coauthoring a second textbook with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. which will focus on structural analysis and design.  Dr. Doane is also the founder of Mechanical PE Academy (, a site that provides tips and study information to help people prepare for the PE exam.

Future Courses by James Doane, P.E. PhD

  • An Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Finite Element Analysis
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Methods for Metals
  • Conveyors for Bulk Material Handling
  • Conveyor Basics
  • Design of Bins and Hoppers
  • Human Factors Engineering and Biomechanics
  • Wire Rope and Rigging
  • Introduction to Structural Health Monitoring (Smart Structures)
  • Structural Dynamics and Vibration

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