Expert in Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
Expert ID: 108462 Georgia, USA
TEXTILE MATERIAL. Expert has taught courses at Georgia Tech on fiber science, fiber mechanics, textile testing, and mechanics of yarns and fabrics, among others. He has conducted research on the deterioration of synthetic ropes, structural modeling of yarns and ropes, fracture and tear failure of woven fabrics, and responses of nonwoven geotextiles under confinement pressure. Expert has written extensively on the mechanics of fibers and fibrous structures and is an expert on textile testing, instrument testing, and statistical analysis of test results.
YARN MANUFACTURING; FABRIC MANUFACTURING; TEXTILE ENGINEERING. Expert has taught courses at Georgia Tech on yarn and fabric manufacturing processes. He has conducted research on processing dynamics and automation. He has developed computer-aided analysis models to study the effect of machine design parameters on the system performance. Expert has also conducted extensive research on triaxial braiding for making thermoset and thermoplastic composites. He can answer in-depth questions on cotton, nylon, and rayon yarn manufacturing.
FIBER PROCESSING. Having taught and conducted research in the area of fiber science, Expert is also an expert on fiber processing. His recent research projects include work on the recycling of fibrous solid waste as well as the automation and mechanism design for textile processes.
FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE; TEXTILE COMPOSITE. Expert has conducted several research projects on the fabrication, testing, and analysis of textile composites funded by the industry as well as government agencies. His work focuses mainly on preform fabrics including woven, triaxially braided, 3D woven structures; preform manufacturing; composites consolidation by resin transfer molding (RTM), hand lay-up, vacuum bagging, and press molding; mechanical testing including tensile, compression, flexural, shear, and fracture; failure mechanism analysis; and theoretical prediction of the mechanical properties. Expert has published over 25 technical papers in these areas and has organized several symposiums on textile composites in major international conferences. He has taught the courses on composites materials, processing, and manufacturing at Georgia Tech.
TEXTILE SOLID WASTE RECYCLING. Expert has been actively involved with textile waste recycling since 1989. His main interest has been in converting fibrous textile and carpet waste into useful products for construction applications. He has published over 10 papers in these areas, has given several invited presentations, and has co-organized a conference on textile and carpet waste recycling. Expert's work has shown that recycled waste fibers can be useful and effective for concrete and soil reinforcement, and he has worked and is working on full scale construction projects demonstrating the concept. These approaches have the potential for using billions of pounds of the waste materials per year. His work focuses on fiber processing, testing of concrete and soil reinforced with recycled fibers, optimizing the system, and field installation.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Columbus, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia - Chattanooga, Tennessee
|Year: 1989||Degree: PhD||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology|
|Year: 1985||Degree: MS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology|
|Year: 1982||Degree: BS||Subject: Textile Engineering||Institution: China Textile University|
|Years: 1995 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Associate Professor||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1989 to 1995||Employer: Georgia Institute Of Technology||Title: Assistant Professor||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1984 to 1989||Employer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Title: Research Assistant||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Associations / Societies|
|He is a Fellow of the Textile Institute and a member of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, The Fiber Society, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Expert is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia.|
served on ASTM's C09 Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, the Committee D30 on
High Modulus Fibers and Their Composites, and the Committee D13 on Textiles. Expert is an
Associate Technical Editor of ASME Transactions "Journal of Manufacturing Science &
|Awards / Recognition|
|Expert received the National Textile Center Director's Partnership Award twice.|
Fields of Expertise
carbon-fiber-reinforced cement, cotton yarn manufacturing, fabric manufacturing, fiber processing, fiber-reinforced cement, fiber-reinforced composite, fiber-reinforced concrete, nylon yarn manufacturing, textile, textile composite, textile engineering, textile fiber, textile solid waste recycling, yarn manufacturing, yarn processing, textile material, spun-rayon yarn, polyester fabric, nylon-fiber-reinforced cement, glass-fiber-reinforced cement, spinning, nylon recycling, fiber testing, mechanical spooling, cotton bale breaker, textile standard, rayon yarn manufacturing, polyester yarn manufacturing, woven fabric manufacturing, woven fabric structure-property relationship, yarn structure-property relationship, fiber structure-property relationship, geotextile, fiber drafting, yarn, woven fabric, polypropylene fiber, fiber, fiber spinning, fabric