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Expert in Forensic Engineering

Expert ID: 734686 Arizona, USA

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Expert has worked as an Forensic Engineer for the past 6 years. Areas of engineering expertise include: water systems such as washing machines, home and business plumbing fixtures, reverse osmosis systems, water heaters, refrigeration appliances, flood damage assessments of homes and businesses, structural integrity of private residences and businesses, load bearing capability of drainage culverts.

Expert has performed structural analysis of multiple structures using both hand and Finite Element analysis. Analyses have encompassed materials such ferrous and non-ferrous materials, plastic filament structures using glass, Kevlar and carbon/carbon.

Expert has performed analyses of solid propellant rocket motors and gas generators using both hand calculations and Computational Fluid Dynamics FEA.

Extensive back ground in the major analytical fields such as Stress Analysis, Thermal Analysis and Computation Fluid Dynamics. While in High School and college worked in the construction field to earn money during High School and money to pay my way through college.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: BSME Subject: Mechanical Institution: Arizona State University ASU
Year: 1974 Degree: Aeronautical Technology Subject: Aircraft design and maintance Institution: Arizona State University ASU

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to 2018 Employer: EFX Title: Forensic Analysis Department: Forensic Responsibilities: Performed Forensic Analyses of large number of projects which included water loss, pressure switches, structural integrity of business and residential structures and load carrying capability of corrugated drainage pipes.
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: Getty Engineering Title: Forensic Analysis Department: Forensic Responsibilities: Performed Forensic Analyses of large number of projects ranging from toilet water lines to water heaters and structural damage to water intrusion.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Orbital Title: Senior Stress Analyst Department: Stress Analysis Group Responsibilities: Conducted Stress Analyses using Finite Element Structural Analysis software (NASTRAN) and hand calculations using MathCAD and proprietary software to assure structural integrity of liquid rocket motor hardware.
Years: 1995 to 2007 Employer: TRW Automotive Title: Supervisor of Analysis Group Department: Analytical Group Responsibilities: Working Manager who performed Computational Fluid Dynamics FEA, Ballistic Analysis 1D and Structural Analysis FEA while managing Analysis Group.
Years: 1982 to 1995 Employer: Talley Industries Title: Ballistic Analyst and Manager of Analysis Group Department: Analytical Group Responsibilities: Performed ballistic analyses, Working Manager who Managed up to 12 Engineers performing Ballistic Analysis, Thermal Analysis, Stress Analysis, Gas Dynamics and Military specifications and standards for Talley products.
Years: 1979 to 1982 Employer: ARC Title: Ballistic Engineer Department: Contract Engineer Responsibilities: Stationed at Thiokol Utah conducting thermal insulation lay up design for interior of rocket motors and gas generators. Conducted Ballistic Analysis of rocket motors and gas generators to design propellant grain configurations to obtain the desired performance to meet design parameters.
Years: 1977 to 1979 Employer: Motorola GED Title: Project Engineer Department: Fuse Department Responsibilities: Worked on the design, analysis and testing of Safe and Arm devices used in projectiles for 5 inch Navy and other smaller proximity rounds. Worked on proximity section of Phoenix missile.
Years: 1974 to 1977 Employer: Thiokol Utah Title: Analytical Engineer Department: Nozzle Analysis Responsibilities: Conducted Finite Element Analysis of second and third state C4 submarine launched missiles plus general stress analysis. Conducted thermal analysis of Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Nozzle to determine thickness of carbon/carbon nozzle liner.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Life time member of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) from 1970 to present. Was also a member of AIAA while in college and a SAE member from 1995 to 2007.
Licenses / Certifications
Obtained Mechanical Engineering Professional Licence in 1981. Certificate/Registration

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Was deposed as an expert witness concerning corrosion failure of water heater.
Vendor Selection
Was involved as Manager of the Analytical groups under me, in the selection of analytical tools such as computers, analytical tools such as software to conduct analyses and selection of vendors supplying products for use in construction of companies product lines.
Marketing Experience
Was involved as Manager of the Analytical groups under me in interfacing with potential customers to help promote our companies products.
Other Relevant Experience
Entire career has involved the documentation of the work I have conducted in the form of memo, emails, reports and proposals. Have extensive back ground in documenting my work and reviewing the document of those working for me.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Primary Language

Fields of Expertise

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