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Expert in Structural Analysis and Design, Finite Element Analysis, Failure Analysis

Expert ID: 731065 New York, USA

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Expert has industrial experience in steel and concrete bridge design, aerospace applications, finite element analysis, and medical research. He also has more than 40 years' experience in teaching and research as a professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Syracuse University.

Research sponsored by the National Science Foundation on steel fiber reinforced mortar. An objective of the research is to understand how cracks grow in chopped fiber composite materials and the ultimate strength of these composite materials. materials

Failure Analysis of expansion Joints in a Concrete Parking GarageFailure Analysis of an Oil Change facilityAnalysis of a Crane System in a Concrete Manufacturing FacilityFailure Analysis of Rectangular Concrete Water TanksFailure Analysis of a Slab on Grade Foundation System

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Rochester, New York - Syracuse, New York - Utica, New York

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1956 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Year: 1962 Degree: MS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Year: 1967 Degree: PhD Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Syracuse University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1967 to 2014 Employer: Syracuse University Title: Professor Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching, Advising, and Sponsored Research on Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Castellated Beams, Horizontally Curved Highway Girder Bridges, Shock Wave Transmission, The Effect of Earth and Rock Embedment on the response to Earthquake Loading on Nuclear Reactor Buildings.
Years: 1962 to 1964 Employer: Goodyear Aerospace Corporation Title: Senior Stress Engineer Department: Structural Analysis Department Responsibilities: Designed the Gemini Ballute and other aerospace structures. The Gemini Ballute was on the cover of "Aviation Week" in 1964 and was on the backboard of the Gemini astronauts.
Years: 1956 to 1961 Employer: Richardson, Gordon, and Associates (in Pittsburgh, Pa.) Title: Structural Engineer Department: Design Responsibilities: Designed steel and concrete bridges. Performed studies for new highway segment on the Interstate Highway System
Years: 1957 to 1957 Employer: US Army Title: Private Department: Corp. of Engineers Responsibilities: Served active duty under the Reserve Services Act, Honorably discharged.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has an eponymous award given annually at the College of Engineering graduation at Syracuse University.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has more than 40 publications in peer reviewed journals. This includes a graduate "online" course and E-Book on finite element analysis.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Served as an expert witness on a variety of cases involving structural failures.
Marketing Experience
1. Structural analysis in steel and reinforced concrete
2. Designed Gemini Ballute, used by Gemini astronauts
3. Research in Composite materials, horizontally curved girder bridges, shell structures, earthquake design, castellated beams, finite element modelling, medical research, and other things.
4. Wrote scientific software and a "on-line" course in finite element analysis and applications
5. Able to teach myself new subjects and applying the new knowledge to practical situations.
Other Relevant Experience
Registered Professional Engineer for 54 years

Fields of Expertise

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