Expert in Structural Engineering
Expert ID: 108435 Nebraska, USA
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS; DEFORMATION ANALYSIS; ANSYS SOFTWARE. A major portion of Expert's career has involved applying finite element techniques to engineering systems analysis and design. He developed a finite element model using ANSYS to study the inelastic deformation process of a solar dish collector surface under fluid pressure. He evaluated the crash-worthiness of several Kansas DOT roadside barrier designs under vehicle impact using computer simulation. He also identified the path of the progressive failure of a surge tank using finite element modeling for a paper-making factory.
STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS; VIBRATION TESTING, MECHANICAL VIBRATION; ANALYSIS & MODELING. Expert is an expert in structural dynamics and mechanical vibration. He has extensive experience in automated data acquisition systems using microprocessor-based data loggers. His doctoral research quantified the dynamic loading on stadium structures due to spectator movements. The results are still widely used by stadium designers. He monitored the wind-induced forces on a transmission line for the Omaha Public Power District. He also conducted vibration tests to determine the natural frequencies, mode shapes and damping ratios of stretched membrane heliostats for the Solar Energy Research Institute.
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS; STATICS. Expert has expertise in the fields of static and dynamic structural analysis. He has extensive experience in the areas of structural design, utilizing materials such as steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, and timber. In the field of dynamic analysis, he has worked with earthquake, wind, and other mechanical vibration problems.
MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR MODELING. Expert has extensive experience in applying ADINA, SAP90, DYNA/NIKE, and ANSYS in engineering modeling and problem-solving.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Omaha, Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska - Sioux City, Iowa - Council Bluffs, Iowa
|Year: 1983||Degree: PhD||Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering||Institution: University of Wisconsin|
|Year: 1980||Degree: MS||Subject: Engineering Mechanics||Institution: University of Wisconsin|
|Year: 1979||Degree: MS||Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering||Institution: University of Wisconsin|
|Year: 1977||Degree: BS||Subject: Civil Engineering||Institution: National Taiwan University|
|Years: 1996 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor, Civil Engineering||Department:||Responsibilities: He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses; secures funded research and supervise research assistants; and serves on university and professional committees.|
|Years: 1991 to 1996||Employer: Applied Research Associates (ARA)||Title: Senior Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was in charge of seven multidisciplinary research projects for the US Air Force Research Lab's Airbase Systems Branch.|
|Years: 1989 to 1991||Employer: Wilfred Baker Engineering||Title: Senior Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: He was involved in many blast-resistant structural designs. Notably he was selected for the US Marine Corps' shallow water mine-countermeasure project.|
|Years: 1983 to 1989||Employer: University of Nebraska||Title: Associate Professor, Civil Engineering||Department:||Responsibilities: He taught undergraduate and graduate courses; secured funded research and supervise research assistants; and served on university and professional committees.|
|Years: 1991 to 1996||Agency: Air Force Research Lab||Role: Research Engineer||Description:|
|Years: 1983 to 1986||Agency: NREL||Role: Summer Faculty Researcher||Description:|
|Associations / Societies|
|He has memberships in American Society of Civil Engineers, Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the Society of American Military Engineers.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Expert is a registered Professional Engineer in Nebraska.|
|He is involved with the Structures Research Lab in Omaha, Nebraska.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|He is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 16 publications, 1 patent and 1 patent pending.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert delivered a training course on element analysis, Omaha, NE.|
|Expert has experience locating vendors of sensors and transducers for field instrumentation and data acquisition, stain gages, load cells and accelerometers.
He has access to the following resources: brochures and personal contacts.
Fields of Expertise
ANSYS software, deformation analysis, deformation modeling, dynamics, finite element analysis, mechanical behavior modeling, mechanical system vibration, statics, structural analysis, structural dynamics, structural mechanics, structural vibration, vibration, vibration modeling, vibration testing, random vibration, pressure transducer, pressure measurement, plasticity, piezoelectric transducer, motion measurement, solid mechanical property, mechanical fatigue, kinetics, kinematics, impact load modeling, harmonic motion, frangible, forced oscillation, extensometer, elastic wave, elastic vibration, earthquake, ductility, damping capacity, concrete structure, angular momentum, accelerometer, structural product, earthquake insurance, wind engineering, force monitoring, material damping property, automated data collection, structural design, floor vibration, Prestressed Concrete Institute, coefficient of strain, coefficient of cubical expansion, coefficient of compressibility, elastic modulus, finite element method, finite element modeling, nonlinear dynamic response, chaotic behavior, FORTRAN programming language, mechanical system resonance, blowout-wall design, velocity measurement, stress measurement, strain measurement, data acquisition, vibration simulation, computer simulation, mechanical stress, floor, wall, mechanical strain, shear modulus, bulk modulus, periodic motion, buckling, buckling factor, angle, finite element analysis training, scalar quantity, vector quantity, linear momentum, framework, impact load, earthquake-resistant structure, force, mechanical property, Young's modulus, wooden structure, vibration pickup, machine vibration analysis, truss, torsion, structural component, structural cable, structural beam, stress cracking, stress analysis, strain gage, static fatigue, shock wave, shock vibration, sensor