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Expert in Radial Tire Design, Radial Tire Mechanics, Tire/Vehicle Matching, Tire Building

Expert ID: 726361 France

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Expert used to teach classical, structural and vibration mechanics for 2 years in ECN called at that time ENSM.
Teached Continuum mechanics, used it in Research work paticularly in tire mechanics modeling. Had obviously to teach also coordinate set which is required in that all.
He published a DEA report giving a theory for the bending vibration of floating beams & ships.
He developed a structural mechanics modeling of radial tire.
His work included tire dynamics and vehicle dynamics.
His main expertise is with tire mechanics and tire/vehicle matching.

Expert used to teach vibration mechanics of structures for 2 years.
He developed a model for bending vibration of floating beams & ships.

Will be specially helpful for tire manufacturers switching from bias to radial tire technology in development (design, training of designers, testing) and manufacturing as well.Help to vehicle constructors in Tire/Vehicle matching.Training for Manufacturing Staff needing to learn about radial technology.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: Ingénieur + DEA Subject: Mechanical Engineering Aeronautics Institution: Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France)
Year: 1976 Degree: DESS Subject: Business Institution: IAE Clermont-Ferrand (France)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: Michelin Title: Plant Manager Department: Manufacturing Responsibilities: In charge of a factory making daily 80 metric tons of OTR radial tires, over 600 employees.
Years: 1992 to 1994 Employer: Michelin Title: Industrial benchmarking, project valuation Department: Industrial Projects Responsibilities: In charge of industrial benchmarking, strategic plan of Engineering department, valuation of projects.
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: Michelin Title: Manager of Prototype Manufacturing Unit Department: Tire Development Responsibilities: Manager of a plant dedicated to prototypes manufacturing.
Years: 1985 to 1990 Employer: Michelin Title: Passenger Green Tire design Manager Department: Manufacturing Responsibilities: In charge of a departement consisting of over 40 Engineers designing green components, tools, machine settings, green specifications to 30 factories making passenger tires worldwide.
Years: 1982 to 1985 Employer: Michelin Title: Project Manager Department: Passenger tire Development Responsibilities: Design and development of specific tires for particular needs.
Design and development of a new range of tires for a subsidiary company of Michelin.
These developments were driven by using tire mechanis model he previously developed
Years: 1970 to 1982 Employer: Michelin Title: Project Manager Department: R&D Responsibilities: Tire Mechanics modeling. Developed and experimentally verified different models related to in-plane and cross tire mechanics.
Analysed hundreds of tires by using these tools.
Organised use of these tools in tire design.
Years: 1969 to 1970 Employer: Army CEA Dam Title: Trainee (military service) Department: Explosive Materials for nuclear bomb Responsibilities:
Years: 1967 to 1969 Employer: Education Nationale Title: Professor Department: Mechanics Department of ECN Responsibilities: Teaching Mechanics and Vibrations Mechanics

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1969 to 1970 Agency: CEA DAM Role: Military Trainee Description: Rheology of explosive components for nuclear bomb

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1999 to Present Country / Region: India Summary: Current partnership with an Indian Company.
Regularly making 3 to 5 visits (3 or 4 weeks each)to India.
Years: 2005 to Present Country / Region: Israel Summary: One week audit (doubt about the date).

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Currently having partnership with an Indian company to help it to switch from bias to radial in 2 different categories of tires.
Has already developed almost 20 different sizes some of which are in use on different export & domestic market with a good feedback.
Has also on demand evaluated the product development & manufacturing system for some other company.
Training / Seminars
Has delivered many training sessions about radial tire mechanics, tire/vehicle matching, bias/radial comparison in terms of behavior and making.
Marketing Experience
Has got experience in manufacturing of different categories of radial tires.
Was also involved in industrial and technological projects and aware of the main trends in tire manufacturing.
Other Relevant Experience
Development of specific computer applications as tools for design including green tire design.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English

Fields of Expertise

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