Expert in Failure Analysis of Materials
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. Expert has consulted on test programs for static mechanical properties, fatigue, stress-corrosion, corrosion-fatigue, and fracture mechanics.
EDUCATION; MATERIALS SCIENCE; MECHANICAL FATIGUE. Expert has extensive instruction experience in the mechanics of materials and material science at the undergraduate level, and has taught graduate courses in mechanical metallurgy, fracture mechanics, failure of materials and fatigue in engineering design. He has also instructed in statics, dynamics, mechanical metallurgy, mechanics of materials, and chemistry for review programs for E.I.T. and P.E. examinations.
MATERIALS TESTING. A significant portion of Expert's work has involved testing materials and machine components including metals, plastics, elastomers, and composites. He has conducted monotonic and fatigue; wear and abrasion; and stress corrosion tests.
FORENSIC ENGINEERING; LEGAL TESTIMONY. Expert has prepared evidence reports and given his professional opinion on the failures of femoral stems (artificial hip implants), massie nails (support for femoral ball), truck axles, fifth wheels (semi-tractor or truck), cranes, hand and power tools, improper repairs to electrical generating equipment, aircraft propeller components, electrical switches for home-heating gas furnaces, automobile parts, and accident reconstruction. He has conducted on-site investigation of failures and holds an FAA Certification in Aircraft Accident Investigation.
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; FRACTOGRAPHY; MACHINE COMPONENT FAILURE ANALYSIS; ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANT DEVICE. Expert is well-versed in electron microscopy and fractography, especially as applied to the analysis of failures of machine components, structures, and orthopedic implants. He also has extensive experience in quantitative fractography in using fatigue stratums for measure crack rates and to estimate the applied stress ranges.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Waterbury, Connecticut - Yonkers, New York - Providence, Rhode Island
|Year:||Degree:||Subject: Working on PhD||Institution: University of Connecticut|
|Year: 1987||Degree: MS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Year: 1983||Degree: MS||Subject: Metallurgy||Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Year: 1963||Degree: BS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Western New England College|
|Years: 1988 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Consultant, Failure Analysis & Materials Engineering||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1987 to 1988||Employer: Senior Engineer||Title: Thielsch Engineering Associates||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1963 to 1987||Employer: Hamilton Standard||Title: Senior Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has prepared reports for several cases. These reports range from a synopsis of several experts to position papers based on analysis of evidence by Expert. Additionally, he has be called on to determine the causes of metal failure in a trailer hitch and an airplane propellor.|
| Expert has experience locating vendors of the following products and services elastomer and polymer materials, metals and alloys, material processing, i.e., heat treating, plating, coating, material testing laboratories and specimen manufacturers.
He has access to the following resources: catalogs, personal files, personal contacts, cosmic, flagro, and fracture mechanic software packages (fatigue and fracture mechanics) and dyrobes - dynamics of motor bearing systems.