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Expert in Metallurgical Engineering

Expert ID: 713533 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has expertise in the selection and application of materials, including metals and ceramics. He has been responsible for material selections for aircraft jet engines, industrial gas turbines, steam turbines, and generator components for 35 years. This includes the statistical analyses of material properties to create design properties. He is also experienced in developing and evaluating the repair of turbine components.

Expert is extremely knowledgeable of material standards and codes such as ASTM, ANSI, DOD, and international standards. He has been responsible for the conversion of international standards, such as DIN to U.S. substitutes. He is also very experienced in the preparation and interpretation of material, processes, and product specifications.

Expert has extensive experience in the failure analysis of a wide variety of components, particularly high-temperature components such as gas turbine, steam turbine, and other power plant components. In addition to determining failure modes and root causes for failures, he is experienced in corrective actions to prevent failures. He also provides expert witness services in the area of failure analysis, and determining failure modes and root causes.

He evaluated refurbishment for a gas turbine component.He was involved in the evaluation of processing problems with an implanted medical device component.He was involved in material selection, brazing process development and heat treating process development for an industrial tool.He conducted failure analysis of an aluminum extension ladder.He was involved in U.S. specification equivalents of specifications from other countries.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1969 Degree: MS Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: University of Cincinnati
Year: 1963 Degree: BS Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: University of Cincinnati

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1983 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Metallurgical Engineer and Owner Department: Responsibilities: He provides consulting and expert witness services to manufacturing, insurance, and legal clients. He is responsible for complete materials consulting services, testing services, and failure analysis. He is also responsible for the operation of a materials laboratory.
Years: 1974 to 1983 Employer: Brown Boveri Turbomachinery (Turbodyne Corp. ) Title: Chief Metallurgist/Manager, Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for all materials and processing issues for land based gas turbines, steam turbines, and generators. He was responsible for the conversion of German drawings and specifications to American equivalents. He was also responsible for the operation of a materials testing laboratory.
Years: 1963 to 1974 Employer: General Electric Co. Title: Metallurgical Engineer, Nuclear Systems Programs and Aircraft Engine Group Department: Aircraft Engine Group, and Space Power and Propulsion Div. Responsibilities: He was responsible for materials support and failure analysis of assigned jet engine components. He was also involved with specification preparation and material properties design data analysis. He also conducted NASA R&D on refractory metals, and liquid metal corrosion.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of ASM International, the Metallurgical Society of AIME, the American Welding Society (AWS), the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, the American Society for Quality Control, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, ASTM, and SAE.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a P.E. in Minnesota and Ohio.
Professional Appointments
He was the Chairman of the Minnesota Chapter of ASM International, and was the Chairman of the Northwest section of AWS.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has provided regular support as an expert witness on numerous occasions. This includes depositions and court appearances.
Training / Seminars
Expert provides seminars on failure analysis, materials evaluation, and material specifications.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of
high-temperature metallic materials and
European material vendors.

He has access to printed material and
personal contacts to aid in vendor location.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has extensive experience with gas turbines, steam turbines, and generators.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English

Fields of Expertise

ceramic material selection, materials selection, metal material selection, generator, metallurgical engineering, metallurgy, steam turbine, turbine, turbine generator, turbine repair, turbomachinery, international standard, materials standard, failure analysis, forensic materials failure analysis, in-service materials failure analysis, materials failure analysis, metal failure, metal failure analysis, steel failure, steel failure analysis, welding, plastic failure analysis, NACE International, remanufacturing, welding engineering, anti-corrosive coating material, solder selection, stainless steel 304, shear pin, spark testing, failure distribution, metal testing, coating selection, elgiloy, gun drilling, specific material property, repair welding procedure, coating material failure analysis, filler alloy selection, electronic equipment failure analysis, nonferrous metal failure analysis, European standard, ceramic material, international code, German Institute for Normalization specification, German Institute for Normalization standard, materials selection for chemical compatibility, wear prevention, power generating system corrosion, low-alloy steel, high-temperature corrosion, iron-alloy property, wear-resistant coating material, selection, corrosion, American Society for Testing and Materials material code, American National Standards Institute material standard, impact energy, impact resistance, cobalt alloy, military specification, corrosion control, microscopy, standard, repairing, weld, tensile strength, superalloy, superalloy corrosion, steel, statistical data analysis, stainless steel, nondestructive testing, nickel alloy, metallography, solid mechanical property, mechanical fatigue, iron alloy, heat-resistant alloy, hardness, fractography, electric generator, curve fitting, creep, corrosive wear, corrosion prevention, copper alloy, ceramic failure analysis, carbon steel, brazing

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