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Recommendation from Novacomp Engineering

Posted by admin on May 25, 2016

Since 1994, NovaComp Engineering, Inc. (NCE) has been collaborating with Herb Roeser and his staff at Transmarine Propulsion Systems (TMPS) in finding solutions to complex engineering problems related to diesel engines. NCE’s contribution is the application of sophisticated finite element analysis techniques when simpler solutions are not available. As I am not a diesel engine expert, I rely on the knowledge and experience of Mr. Roeser for input to my analyses. His thorough understanding and calculations of diesel engine performance and dynamics allows him to provide accurate engine component dimensions and loading conditions required for the appropriate thermal and dynamic stress simulations. During our combined efforts over the years, I have witnessed Mr. Roeser’s interaction with leaders in the diesel engine industry and learned and admired how knowledgeable and experienced Mr. Roeser is in his field. This includes a presentation of a paper, I coauthored with him, at a marine diesel engine conference in Salzburg, Austria in 2015, where we report the root cause of connecting rod failures aboard a cruise ship.

I have the utmost respect for Mr. Roeser and his staff at TMPS. In my opinion, there is no higher education or test that can replace or duplicate what TMPS has to offer the engineering discipline in the diesel engine industry. If there were honorary doctoral degrees or licenses, Mr. Roeser is particularly deserving of one.


Nils Juhlin, Ph. D., P.E.
President, NovaComp Engineering, Inc.