Since 1963, Expert' work expertise has been concentrated on flow-induced vibration analysis, first in industry, and then in academic research. The special problems he studied were related to the energy-generation industries (including nuclear), heat exchangers, and offshore technology.
Expert studied piping system vibration as part of his PhD research and has since continued to work in this area. He has worked on problems involving stability and vibration of piping systems including random vibration of pipes and shells due to turbulence.
The study of vibration has been the backbone of Expert' training in undergraduate and graduate studies. It is from this general area that he has focused on his specialties of flow-induced and piping system vibration.
Title: Thomas Workman Professor Of Mechanical Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Years: 1963 to 1967
Employer: Atomic Energy of Canada
Title: Research Officer
Associations / Societies
Expert is a Fellow of ASME, CSME, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the U.K., the American Academy of Mechanics, and the Royal Society of Canada. He has more than 200 papers in flow-induced vibrations and instabilities of structures, published in international refereed journals. He also wrote a book on fluid-structure interactions.
Licenses / Certifications
He holds his P.E. license in Quebec and has a C.E. license in the U.K. (C.E. means "Chartered Engineer"; it is equivalent for U.K. of a Professional Engineer status).
He is the Professor Emeritus Editor for the Journal of Fluids and Structures.
Awards / Recognition
He was awarded the CANCAM Prize; the ASME Fluid Engineering Award; Fellow Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has more than 200 papers in flow-induced vibrations and instabilities of structures, published in international refereed journals. He also wrote a book on fluid-structure interactions.