Expert in Mechanical Engineering, Cavitation Erosion
Expert ID: 108413
HYDRAULICS; OCEAN ENGINEERING; WATER-JET CLEANING. Expert (prefers Dr. Thiru) has extensive experience applying his expertise in hydraulics to ocean engineering and industry. Dr. Thiru is a recognized expert in materials research and has demonstrated a deep understanding of material behavior when subjected to hydrodynamic forces. He has studied materials in the ocean and other extreme environments. He has developed water jetting technology which is used for removing geothermal scales, underwater material cutting, and industrial applications. He has studied steam flow, multiphase flow, liquid flow, and pneumatics.
CAVITATION EROSION; CORROSIVE WEAR; WEAR-RESISTANT COATINGS; WEAR-CONTROL LUBRICATION. Dr. Thiru is responsible for two material erosion parameters, the Intensity of Erosion (Ie) and the Strength of Erosion (Se). He is very knowledgeable about friction and wear, including abrasive wear, corrosive wear, wear-resistant coatings, wear-prevention, and wear-control lubrication. Dr. Thiru has conducted extensive research on cavitation, cavitation erosion, ultrasonic cavitation, corrosion fatigue, stress corrosion, high frequency fatigue, and high cycle fatigue.
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS. Dr. Thiru has a strong background in structural mechanics, including the mechanical properties of solids, failure analysis, deformation analysis, statics, stress analysis, dynamics, and non-destructive testing. He has done extensive research on protective coatings, desalination materials, and cable materials.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Wilmington, Delaware - Vineland, New Jersey - Alexandria, Virginia