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applied mechanics engineer

Joseph Edward Backofen,, American applied mechanics engineer. Achievements include patents for Shaped Charge with Explosive Driven Liquid Follow, Portable Pressure Vessel and Closure; discovery of Kernel theory of shaped charge jet formation and armor penetration; design of Brigs computer software for shaped charge warhead and armor design and analysis.

Background

Backofen,, Joseph Edward was born on January 18, 1945 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Joseph E. and Anna G. (Beck) Backofen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1966. Master of Science in Applied Mechanics, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1972. Master of Business Administration in Marketing, Ohio State University, 1979.

Career

Structural designer Grumman Aerospace, Bethpage, New York, 1966-1968, 70-72. Principal research scientist Battelle Columbus (Ohio) Laboratories, 1972-1983. President Brigs Company, Herndon, Virginia, since 1983.

Consultant to the United States Department Defense, various defense-oriented firms, since 1972.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for Shaped Charge with Explosive Driven Liquid Follow, Portable Pressure Vessel and Closure. Discovery of Kernel theory of shaped charge jet formation and armor penetration. Design of Brigs computer software for shaped charge warhead and armor design and analysis.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Proceedings 6th International Symposium on Ballistics, 1981. Contributor articles to Journal Ballistics, Armor Magazine, others. Contributing author books on armor, tanks, anti-armor weapons.

Membership

1st lieutenant United States Army, 1968-1972, Vietnam. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate). Member American Defense Preparedness Association (chairman ballistics division since 1980), New York Academy of Sciences, Hypervelocity Impact Society.

Connections

Married Eileen Paukstis, June 3, 1967. Children: Jeanne, Karen, Robert.

father:
Joseph E. Backofen,

mother:
Anna G. (Beck) Backofen,

spouse:
Eileen Paukstis

child:
Jeanne Backofen,

child:
Karen Backofen,

child:
Robert Backofen,