Expert in Vibration Analysis, Mechanical Failure Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Injury Biomechanics
Expert has applied his expertise in dynamics, mechanics of solids, and biomechanics to accident reconstruction and injury analysis and prediction in low-speed vehicle collisions. He has written detailed analysis reports for a variety of plaintiff and defendant side clients including various law firms, the City of Tucson, and a major national insurance company.
Expert has extensive experience and expertise in the use of the ANSYS simulation software. He has regularly taught a course in finite element methods using ANSYS at the University of Arizona. He has used ANSYS in a variety of industrial consulting projects for structural and dynamics analysis. Most of his work has focused on models based on linear materials, linear strains. He has also used ANSYS extensively for modal, harmonic, and transient analysis of vibration problems. Recently he used ANSYS for the thermal analysis of an electronics package for an upstart company.
Expert's work in the analysis of simple structures may involve the use of Castigliano's theorem and virtual work concepts.
Expert's work in the analysis of structures often involves checks using simplified models or equivalent systems, which may involve calculations of basic quantities such as bending moments, linear and angular momenta and mechanical energy. The methods used in such basic model analyses involve Newtonian mechanics, classical dynamics, dynamic force analysis, kinematics, kinetics, rigid-body dynamics, strain and stress analysis, stress modeling, scalar, vector, and complex analysis, and virtual work concepts.
Expert has a strong background in vibration analysis and modeling and has taught various courses on the subject at the University of Arizona for many years. His expertise spans single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, discrete and continuous systems, finite-element methods, modal and harmonic analysis, and three-dimensional structures. He has performed consulting work on these topics for various local and national companies. He uses the Matlab and ANSYS packages extensively for these analyses.
Expert has extensive experience and advanced expertise in the use of the Matlab mathematical software package. He has used the package for various complex numerical analyses projects as well as for the derivation of equations of motion using the Symbolic Toolbox of the package. He has also used the Optimization Toolbox of the package extensively in various mathematical models of complex multivariable systems. Expert can also use the Simulink and SimMechanics toolboxes of the package for friendly graphical-user interfaces and easy-to-understand models.
Provided analyses and arguments in numerous cases involving whiplash and back injuries in low-speed vehicle collisions to law firms and Allstate Insurance.Provided detailed finite-element analyses for failure of a dental chair, a portable massage table, and similar products to local law firms.Provided finite-element and dynamic analyses for load rating structures used by a Tucson subsidiary of Caterpillar corporation; redesigned structures for lower cost manufacturing while maintaining load ratings; designed tests to verify analysesGenerated various concepts for classified new types of missiles for Raytheon Corporation.Identified source of vibration problem for a high-precision medical device manufactured by a local company; provided a solution for fixing the problem
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Glendale, Arizona - Scottsdale, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Tempe, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona - Peoria, Arizona
|Year: 1986||Degree: PhD||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Univ of Southern California|
|Year: 1982||Degree: MS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Univ of Southern California|
|Year: 1980||Degree: BS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Texas A & M University|
|Years: 1986 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Undisclosed||Department: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering||Responsibilities: Manages undergraduate affairs, coordinates teaching and services in 25-faculty, 15-staff, 650-student department; teaches senior and grad courses; conducts research and consulting|
|Years: 2003 to 2004||Employer: NASA/JPL||Title: Undisclosed||Department: Mechanical Systems||Responsibilities: Designed deployable structure concepts for large antennae (two summers only)|
|Years: 2000 to 2000||Employer: TNO (Netherlands)||Title: Undisclosed||Department: MADYMO||Responsibilities: Improved and corrected commercial code used for crashworthiness analysis (one sabbatical year)|
|Years: 1976 to 1979||Agency: Foreign Broadcast Information Service||Role: Monitor||Description: Monitored, selected, translated news and commentary from broadcast and print media in Turkish and Armenian|
|Years: 1980 to Present||Agency: Open Source Center||Role: Translator/selector||Description: Selects and translates news and commentary from Internet and print media in Turkish and Armenian|
|Years: 1987 to 1987||Agency: National Science Foundation||Role: Panel member||Description: Reviewed and selected proposals for funding|
|Years: 1999 to 1999||Agency: National Science Foundation||Role: Panel member||Description: Reviewed and selected proposals for funding|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2000 to 2000||Country / Region: Netherlands||Summary: Improved and corrected a commercial code (MADYMO) used by the automotive industry for crashworthiness analysis;|
|Years: 1993 to 1993||Country / Region: Armenia||Summary: Developed courses and research programs for scientists in newly independent Soviet republic|
|Years: 1996 to 1999||Country / Region: Armenia||Summary: Secured funding for civilian use of military technology used in former USSR; collaborated with scientists in charge of program funded by US government agency|
|Years: 1996 to 1999||Country / Region: Turkey||Summary: Secured funding from NATO for joint project with a Turkish university; worked and published on dynamics of rotating deformable bodies.|
|Years: 1999 to 1999||Country / Region: Denmark||Summary: Taught short course on advanced computational methods in multibody dynamics at Technical Univ of Denmark.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Member, Advisory Board, Multibody System Dynamics;
Member, Postdoctoral Research Associate Program Panel of the Computational and Information Science and Engineering Division, National Science Foundation;
Secretary and Treasurer, Advisory Board of the Arizona Movement Balance Laboratory, the NovaCare Corporation, Tucson, Arizona;
Associate Director, Engineering Research Center, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia;
Member, Local Organizing Committee, Eleventh U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics;
Session chairman, “Rigid Body Dynamics and Lumped Parameter Systems,” Eleventh U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics;
Member, Research Initiation Panel of the Dynamics and Control Systems program, National Science Foundation;
|Reviewer for the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASME Journal of Engineering for Industry, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Dynamics and Control, Multibody System Dynamics;
Reviewer for the American Control Conference
Reviewer for proposals to the National Science Foundation;
Reviewer for proposals to the Army Research Office;
CAD/CAM book reviewer for HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley and Sons, West Publishing Company, PWS Publishing Company;
|Awards / Recognition|
|Presidential Young Investigator Award.
Boeing A. D. Welliver Faculty Fellowship.
Biographee in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
Biographee in Dictionary of International Biography.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has over 15 publications in the field and many conference and lecture presentations.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Provides consulting services to various lawyers in Tucson on cases involving low-speed vehicle crashes, failure of various mechanical structures, patent infringements, playground safety, etc.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Provides consulting services to local small and large companies on requests involving electronic packaging, shock and dynamic analysis and testing, finite element analysis for structural integrity, concept development for advanced and novel articulating mechanical systems, biomechanical analysis.|
|Turkish||Professional translator Turkish <-> English|
|Armenian||Professional translator Armenian <-> English|