Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Office:
Higgins Laboratories, 204
Phone: +1-508-831-5534
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
planchard@wpi.edu

David Clifton Planchard

Professor David Planchard is the founder of D&M Education LLC. Before starting D&M Education, he spent over 27 years in industry and academia, holding various engineering, marketing, and teaching positions and degrees. He holds five US patents and one international patent. He has published and authored numerous papers on machine design, product design, mechanics of materials, and solid modeling.

Professor Planchard is an active member of the SolidWorks Users Group and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He holds a BSME, MSM with the following professional certifications: CCAI, CCNA, CCNP, CSWA, and CSWP. He is also a SolidWorks Solution Partner, an adjunct faculty member and the SAE advisor at WPI in the Mechanical Engineering department.

Research Interests

  • Cryogenics
  • Alternative Energy applications
  • Fluidized beds and coal gasification design

Education

  • BSME, Northeastern University, 1980
  • MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1987
  • CCNA, CCAI, CSWA,and CCNP Professional Certifications
  • Senior curriculum advisor for the STEM 101 National program

Featured Publications

  • Engineering Design with SolidWorks® and Video Instruction 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001Plus, 2001 and 1999
  • SolidWorks® Tutorial with Video Instruction 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2001/2001Plus
  • Official Certified SolidWorks® Associate Examination Guide, Version 3; 2011, 2010, 2009, Version 2; 2010, 2009, 2008, Version 1; 2007
  • Official Certified SolidWorks® Professional (CSWP) Certification Guide with Multimedia DVD, 2011, 2010
  • Engineering Graphics with SolidWorks and Video Instruction 2012, 2011, 2010

Professional Highlights

  • United States Patent: Replacement Method and Apparatus for Cryogenic Refrigeration Unit Pat # 4,906,266
  • United States Patent: Bypass Relief Poppet Valve, Pat # 4,932,428
  • United States Patent: MRI Cryogenics Refrigeration Cooler, Pat # 4,956,974
  • United Stated Patent: Advance Pressure MFC Liquid and Solid Delivery System, Pat # 5,455,056
  • United States Patent: Cryopump with Exhaust Filter, Pat # 4,655,046
 
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