Gabriel Molina

Gabriel Marchi Molina, P.E.

Amphion Analytical Engineering, P.A.

October 2012-Present

Project Engineer

Gabriel Marchi Molina has been a Professional Engineer with Amphion Analytical Engineering, P.A. for 6 years. He has over 12 years of experience in mechanical integrity, finite element analysis (FEA), and structural engineering.

Gabriel has extensive experience in providing new structural design, structural analysis, finite element analysis (FEA), drafting and modeling, condition assessments, rehabilitation design, construction and environmental management, and building envelope design. He specializes in 3-dimensional modeling and FEA using SolidWorks.

Over the years, Gabriel has completed a wide variety of engineering and technical projects, including mechanical integrity evaluations to determine conditions relating to the fitness of tanks, process vessels, pressure vessels, and piping including corrosion, material defects, and inadequate construction. He is also skilled in various nondestructive testing methods, including ultrasonic thickness testing, liquid penetrant, shear wave, vacuum box, and magnetic particle.

Gabriel is a licensed, professional engineer in North Carolina and Minnesota. He is also is certified as an ASNT Level II Technician in magnetic particle testing (MT), liquid penetrant testing (PT), and ultrasonic testing (UT) methods.

Work Experience

Mold Cooling Rack Thermal Structural and Thermal Analysis

Confidential Client, United States

Time dependent thermal flow analysis of a mold cooling rack for use in a manufacturing facility. Mold cooling rack consisted of a frame of steel tubular members to support a 180,000 pound mold. Client requested results that would provide mold cooling data such as temperature profiles, time to cool the mold to a final temperature, and recommendations for improving cooling efficiency. Utilized SolidWorks 2014 for modeling and SolidWorks Flow Simulation add-on for completion of the analysis. Applied loading, boundary conditions, and appropriate meshing to perform the analysis.

Generator Foundation

UNCC, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States 

2012-2013

The lead structural designer for the design of a cast-in-place concrete mat foundation for a 70,000 lb diesel generator.

Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Structural Analysis

Exxon Mobil, Multiple Locations, United States

Structural analysis of multiple aboveground storage tanks (AST) in multiple client plant locations. Structural analysis was completed in order to verify that new openings in AST for the purpose of demolition would not cause a structural failure during demolition. Finite element analysis (FEA) was completed using RISA 3-D.

Refrigeration/Freezer Storage Building Condition Assessments

Confidential Client, United States

Performed property condition assessments based on ASTM E2018-08 for thirteen individual refrigeration/freezer buildings.

Precipitator Support Replacement

RockTenn, Florence, South Carolina, United States

Designed the support replacement of a 500 ton, 200’ tall multistory equipments structure at a paper mill. The existing support was deteriorated and required replacement. The replacement required an analysis of the existing support and the design of new framing including new concrete pedestals.

Construction Engineering & Inspections (CE&I)

CSX Transportation – South Carolina, United States

2011-2012

Provided construction monitoring (CM) services for projects that impact CSXT operations and/or property. Responsibilities included attending the pre-construction conference between the contractor and their client to represent CSXT and completing regular site visits to projects to ensure CSXT rules are followed and to ensure minimal impact to CSXT property.

Gabriel Marchi Molina

Education

  •  B.S., Civil Engineering with a Concentration in Structural Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006
    • Minor in Mathematics

Years of Experience

  • Total – 12 years

Professional Registrations

  • Registered, Professional Engineer in North Carolina and Minnesota
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Record Certificate

Professional Qualifications

  •  Certified ASNT Level II in MT, PT, and UT

Additional Languages

  • Portuguese