Martin van Duyn, P.Eng
Throughout his nearly 50-year career, Martin van Duyn has been at the forefront in developing and applying advanced engineering computer software tools to increase the performance and reliability of rotating machinery. In the mid-1950s, with Canadian General Electric, he performed mechanical design of hydroelectric power generators. In the early 1960s, with Pratt & Whitney Canada, he participated in the design and analysis of the prototype of the highly successful PT6 aircraft engine. Engineer van Duyn developed the computer programs required for stress analysis of shell structures, thermal, manoeuver load, and finite element analysis. In the late ‘60s, with GE Aircraft Engines in Massachusetts, he participated in the design and analysis of the prototype of the highly successful T700 gas turbine, which powers today’s military and commercial helicopters. For his contribution and expertise in Applied Mechanics and Metal Fatigue Analysis, he received a GE Management Award. Beginning in the mid-1970s, as a senior design specialist with GE Industrial Systems, Engineer van Duyn promoted and implemented advanced computer software, creating the TVA program for torsional vibration analysis of complex drive systems. Awarded 10 patents, he is recognized by GE and its customers as an outstanding engineer with expertise across a wide spectrum, whose dedication and persistence in solving complex problems has greatly advanced industry. Since 1996, Martin van Duyn has worked as an independent consultant.