Maximillian Ovett
Maximillian Ovett
Associate
Vehicle Engineering
Atlanta

Mr. Ovett provides services in the areas of accident investigation and reconstruction and analysis of engineering structures. He has completed training in traffic accident reconstruction and in the retrieval and interpretation of heavy vehicle event data recorders. Mr. Ovett is proficient at the three-dimensional scanning of incident scenes, motor vehicles, and mechanical equipment and in the development of computer models from these scans. Mr. Ovett is also an FAA-licensed remote pilot (drone operator).

Mr. Ovett received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering (with emphasis in structural engineering) from the University of Georgia (UGA). Coursework completed includes structural dynamics, pre- and post-tensioned reinforced concrete analysis, analysis of steel structures, finite element modeling of complex structures.

His thesis research involved the evaluation of cable-stayed bridges under extreme aerodynamic loading, with emphasis on identifying critical wind-speeds that have the propensity to cause non-catastrophic failure. He created vulnerability indexes for the Sidney Lanier and Eugene Talmadge Memorial Cable-Stayed Bridges for beyond-design wind forces. The analysis included dynamic effects such as turbulence due to wind, and the determination of the intertial response of the bridges to the beyond-design loading. The yield strength of the reinforcing steel within the concrete section was used as a criteria to evaluate the propensity for significant damage and/or failure of the overall bridge.

Mr. Ovett has further leveraged his engineering knowledge to provide support in the development of products for the outdoor industry, by providing expected-use testing of prototypes and development of refinements of products before release to the marketplace.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Engineering, University of Georgia, 2017
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Georgia, 2016

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

FAA Part 107 – Certified Remote Pilot | License Number: 4153163

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Traffic Crash Reconstruction 1

Society for Automotive Engineers Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (C1022)

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade 1

Publications

Ovett, M.; Chorzepa, M.; Durham, S.; Christian.; Davis, B. Vulnerability to Failure of Cable-Stayed Bridges for Beyond-Design Basis Wind Events. Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol 91 (2018), 182-200.

Chorzepa, M.G.; Ovett, M.; Harmon, T.; Durham, S. Analysis of cable-stayed bridges subjected to severe wind loading. Istanbul Bridge (iBridge) Conference 2016.

Prior Experience

Engineering Intern, Patterson & Dewar Engineers, Summer 2015

Team Wave Sport & AT Paddles Representative, Confluence Watersports, 2013 – 2016

Kayak Instructor & Raft Guide, Endless River Adventures, 2010 – 2013

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Engineers (ASCE)

Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Engineering, University of Georgia, 2017
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Georgia, 2016

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

FAA Part 107 – Certified Remote Pilot | License Number: 4153163

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Traffic Crash Reconstruction 1

Society for Automotive Engineers Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (C1022)

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade 1