Ken Tandy MSME, PE, FAACDP

Director, Reconstruction Services

Contact Info

Department

Engineering

Phone

(346) 831-5075

Email

ken.tandy@yaeservices.com

Locations

Dallas, TX

Biography

Ken began working in the automotive industry in 1992 and has had positions ranging from Vehicle Dynamics Analyst, Vehicle and Tire Development Engineer to Vehicle Dynamics Development Manager of Advanced Vehicle Technology Systems. Prior to joining YAES, Ken has consulted on vehicle accident reconstruction involving automobiles, light trucks, and commercial trucks and matters involving vehicle dynamics testing, simulation and modeling, advanced vehicle technologies, and failure analysis of various equipment and systems since 2003. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states and has presented his professional findings in courts of law. Additionally, he has owned his own company providing technical consulting in the area of vehicle accident reconstruction involving automobiles and commercial trucks. Ken earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, with his graduate research focused on vehicle dynamics and was primarily conducted on-site at the Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC) of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). He has written numerous peer-reviewed publications and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Ken was the recipient of the “Engineer of the Future in Automotive Research,” presented by the FISITA Automotive Society in 1992. He represented North America as one of eight engineers from around the world in the automotive industry.

Publications

  • Tandy, D.F., Granat, K.J., Durisek, N.J., Tandy, K.T, Pascarella, R.J., Baldwin, J., 2007, Vehicle Response Comparison to Tire Tread Separations Induced by Circumferentially Cut Tires and Distressed Tires, SAE Paper No. 2007-01-0733
  • Tandy, K.T., Heydinger, G.J., Chrstos, J.P., Guenther, D.A., 1992, Improving Vehicle Handling Simulation via Sensitivity Analysis, ISITA 925042, FISITA92, 1992, presented at the 1992 FISITA Congress, London, England, June 1992, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Paper C389/396
  • Tandy, D.F., Tandy, K.T., Ault, B.N., Coleman, C., Pascarella, R.J., 2011, Steering and Handling Performance During a Full Tire Tread Belt Separation, Mech. Syst. 4(1): 791-806, SAE Int. J. Passenger Cars – Mech
  • Tandy, D.F., Tandy, K.T., Colborn, J., Pascarella, R.J., 2010, The Effect of Electronic Stability Control Following a Rear Tread Belt Separation, SAE Paper No. 2010-01-0113
  • Tandy, K.T., June, 1992, Improving Vehicle Handling Simulation via Sensitivity Analysis, The Ohio State University
  • Tandy, D.F., Tandy, K.T., Colborn, J., Pascarella, R.J., 2010, The Effect of Electronic Stability Control Following a Rear Tread Belt Separation, Syst. 3(1): 226-256, SAE Int. J. Passenger Cars – Mech
  • Tandy, D.F., Tandy, K.T., Ault, B.N., Coleman, C., Pascarella, R.J., 2011, Steering and Handling Performance During a Full Tire Tread Belt Separation, SAE Paper No. 2011-01-0973
  • Baldwin, J., Pascarella, R.J., Tandy, D.F., Tandy, K.T., Granat, K.J., Durisek, N.J., September, 2007, The Chemistry and Physics of a Natural Tread Separation, Tire Society Presentation
  • Tandy, D.F., Tandy, K.T, Durisek, N.J., Granat, K.J., Pascarella, R.J., Carr, L., Liebbe, R., 2007, An Analysis of Yaw Inducing Drag Forces Imparted During Tire Tread Belt Detachments, SAE Paper No. 2007-01-0836
  • Durisek, N.J., Tandy, K.T., Claussen, J.S., Tanner, C.B., Brantman, R., Guenther, D.A., 2005, Vehicle Characterization Through Pole Impact Testing, Part II: Analysis of Center and Offset Center Impacts, SAE Paper No. 2005-01-1186 *Selected for SAE 2005 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems
  • Tandy, K.T., 1992, Presented at the 1992 FISITA Congress, London, England, London, England, Survey of Chassis Measurement Methods, Young Automotive Engineers of the Future Special Session, FISITA92 Congress
  • Tandy, D.F., Neal J. W., Pascarella, R.J., Tandy, K.T, Bae, J.C., 2010, Effect of Aging on Tire Force and Moment Characteristics, SAE Paper No. 2010-01-0772
  • Durisek, N.J., Tandy, D.F., Granat, K.J., Tandy, K.T, Pascarella, R.J., Carr, L., 2007, Comparative Dynamic Analysis of Tire Tread Belt Detachments and Stepped Diameter ("Lumpy") Tires, SAE Paper No. 2007-01-0846 *Selected for SAE 2007 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems
  • Tandy, D.F., Tandy, K.T, Ault, B. Nicholas, Pascarella, R.J., 2010, Response Characteristics of Several Vehicles Equipped with Electronic Stability Control to Violent Steering Demands on Different Surfaces, SAE Paper No. 2010-01-0095

Education

  • The Ohio State University  |  Columbus, OH
    Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering/Vehicle Dynamics
  • The Ohio State University  |  Columbus, OH
    Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Professional Experience

  • 2022 - Current  |  Director, Reconstruction Services  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2018 - 2022  |  Technical Consulting Project Engineer  |  S-E-A Ltd.
  • 2010 - 2010  |  Owner/President/Technical Consultant  |  VehDyn, LLC.
  • 2003 - 2010  |  Technical Consulting Project Engineer  |  Tandy Engineering & Associates
  • 1999 - 2003  |  Advanced Technology Vehicle Dynamics Development Manager  |  Visteon Corporation
  • 1992 - 1999  |  Vehicle Dynamics/Product Engineer  |  Ford Motor Company

Areas of Practice

  • Accident Reconstruction and Collision Analysis
  • Chassis Design Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Heavy Truck Analysis
  • Litigation Support
  • Tire Failure Analysis
  • Vehicle Electronic Data Download
  • Vehicle Rollover Analysis

Representative Consulting Assignments

  • Vehicle Electronic Data Download
    Multiple Locations  |  Download vehicle input and response data for analysis of crash sequences. Vehicle Rollover Analysis
  • Tire Failure Analysis
    Multiple Locations  |  Investigation, analysis, and reconstruction vehicle response due to tire failures
  • Chassis Design Analysis
    Multiple Locations  |  Investigation and analysis of chassis system designs including suspension and stability control systems
  • Collision Analysis
    Multiple Locations  |  Investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of single and multiple vehicle collisions
  • Trucking Analysis
    Multiple Locations  |  Investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of single and multiple heavy vehicle collisions
  • Vehicle Rollover Analysis
    Multiple Locations  |  Investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of passenger and heavy vehicle rollover crash sequences

Affiliations

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Licenses

  • Arizona  |  69772  |  Professional Engineer
  • Arkansas  |  19057  |  Professional Engineer
  • Colorado  |  56252  |  Professional Engineer
  • Louisiana  |  43698  |  Professional Engineer
  • Mississippi  |  31386  |  Professional Engineer
  • Nevada  |  26920  |  Professional Engineer
  • New Mexico  |  25889  |  Professional Engineer
  • Oklahoma  |  31375  |  Professional Engineer
  • Texas  |  135006  |  Professional Engineer