Expert in Radial Tire Design, Radial Tire Mechanics, Tire/Vehicle Matching, Tire Building
Expert ID: 726361 France
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.
|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)|
|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|
|Years: 1969 to 1970||Agency: CEA DAM||Role: Military Trainee||Description: Rheology of explosive components for nuclear bomb|
|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).|
|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.|
|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.|
Fields of Expertise
classical dynamics, vibration, applied mechanics, virtual work, nonlinear mechanics, mechanical system dynamic response simulation, industrial machine design, stress concentration, continuum mechanics, machine design review, assembly machine design, tire dynamics, vehicle dynamics, composite material micromechanics, structural mechanics, kinetics