Aeronautics Expert Witness SC 529264


Expertise Description

I am a skilled aeronautics expert witness with over 40 years experience in the field. My expertise is in fracture and failure analysis, including finite element analysis; aircraft crash and vehicle collision investigation and reconstruction; origin and cause of air and land vehicle, structure and equipment fires; fire cause and origin analysis; machinery scope of damages; assessment of appliances, machinery, vehicles and equipment (including HVAC); evaluation and analysis of process equipment, plumbing and piping; industrial accident analysis; and lightning damage assessments. I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition for more than a decade as an aeronautics expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Mechanical Engineering North Carolina State University – Raleigh North Carolina
B.S. Aerospace Engineering North Carolina State University – Raleigh North Carolina
A.S. Aircraft Maintenance Technology Spartan School of Aeronautics – Tulsa Oklahoma

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina
IPTM Certified Traffic Crash Reconstructionist
IPTM Certified Advanced Traffic Crash Investigator
NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
FAA Licensed Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (Certificate)

Awards & Affiliation

National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society for Metals (ASM)
South Carolina Insurance Fraud Investigators, Inc. (SCIFI)

Primary Affiliation

National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)



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