Midwest Dynamics PLC is a licensed professional mechanical engineering firm with extensive experience in engineering measurements, testing, and fatigue. We are passionate about engineering and dedicated to providing real value to our customers through quality products, effective training, accurate measurements, and professionalism.
Our chief engineer, Michael Messman, P.E., has more than 35 years of engineering experience in testing, teaching, and product development. His experience includes 21 years of major OEM measurement and test engineering divided equally between the General Motors Proving Ground and the John Deere Technical Center. He has an additional 8 years of experience as a Research Engineer at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Iowa. He has also been active in SAE, formerly serving as chairman of an SAE task force on Tire Testing for Tire Model Parameter Identification and chairman of the Fatigue Life Prediction Division of the SAE Fatigue Design and Evaluation Committee. He has also taught in-house corporate continuing education courses in the areas of measurements and fatigue analysis. Mike has spent significant time in the field and on proving grounds, collecting engineering data on vehicles and machinery. While in industry, he developed and implemented several successful wheel force transducer designs for both on-road and off-road vehicles, managed an instrumentation group, and developed tire testing and terrain measurement techniques in support of CAE loads predictions. At Clemson University, he developed and taught a graduate level university course in vehicle testing and assisted with other courses through teaching labs and equipment demonstrations. In 2016, Mike joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Iowa State University as an Associate Teaching Professor. He currently teaches mechanical engineering design at the sophomore and senior (capstone) levels, as well as engineering dynamics.
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