Mr. Justin Harrison

Structures Lead Torch Contract Lead Principal Research Engineer VI


301 Sparkman Drive
Von Braun Research Hall
Room M62D
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Mr. Harrison primarily performs Finite Element Modeling (FEM) and Analysis (FEA) of complex structures. He has over a decade of engineering experience in many different fields such as EO/IR signatures, Mechanical Design, Random Vibration Analysis, Vibroacoustic Analysis, Noise Reduction Analysis, Experimental Modal Analysis, and Stress Analysis. He has supported AMRDEC’s Weapons Development and Integration (WDI) with analytical and experimental structural dynamic analyses such as FE modeling, experimental modal analysis, and shaker table testing. He has also supported the NASA Space Launch System (SLS) program as a vibroacoustic and acoustic engineer for the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) and the Payload Attach Fitting (PAF) for the Block 1 and Block 1B vehicles.

Mr. Harrison is very familiar with the UH-60 Blackhawk platform and currently supports Army programs through structural stress analysis of UH-60 MEDEVAC flight hardware for Airworthiness Qualification. He also supports NASA-funded launch vehicle programs with random vibration analysis and qualification.


  • M.M.E, Masters of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 2014
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University 2007


  • US Patent 8,887,613 -- Pin retainer on a missile launch rail

Recent Publications

  • Validation of the VA-One Periodic Subsystem Module with the Goal to Increase Accuracy of SEA Subsystems in the High Frequency Regime