Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness TX 535175

Expertise Description

I am an experienced mechanical engineering expert witness with more than 50 years in the field. I specialize in boilers, pumps, refractories, controls, mechanical contracting, power plant piping and operating systems, pressure vessel design, A.S.M.E. code, welding systems, heating and ventilation systems, natural gas production and distribution, and boilermaking/pipefitting. I have provided consultations and deposition for over a decade as a mechanical engineering expert witness.

Mechanical Engineer Expert Witness MI 534351

Expertise Description

I am a knowledgeable mechanical engineering expert witness with more than three decades of experience in the field. I specialize in control systems and safety critical software, safe code software development, design optimization, simulation, and test methods, (design of experiments, engineering statistics, and data analysis). My experience has spanned automotive, aerospace and power generation industries, and governmental regulatory work. I have experience offering my services as a mechanical engineering expert witness.

Metallurgical Expert 525169 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years of experience in metallurgical and materials science engineering, corrosion engineering and biomedical engineering. My expertise consists of: failure analysis & remedial action, applied research & development, medical device design and validation, FDA 510k submissions, bearing & gear investigations, welding metallurgy, corrosion evaluations & testing, mechanical testing, heat treatment issues, metallurgical related fire investigations, and lectures on many metallurgical & biomaterials engineering topics. I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition for more than 25 years as a metallurgical expert witness.

Aerospace Engineering Expert 530756 IN

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years of experience in gas turbine design and development that encompasses aviation, energy, marine and advanced military markets. I have developed turboshaft, turboprop and turbofan engines for a diverse application base that includes helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, auxiliary power units, stationary power generation, ships and super-sonic aircraft. I have successfully taken a broad range of commercial and military engine programs from initial concept through the certification process and into production, which included the maintenance and safety of operation for fielded engines. My flight safety responsibilities involved both conducting and overseeing accident investigations and engine failure analysis and support of ongoing litigation. I have authored and presented several professional papers on gas turbine design, hold multiple patents and am currently working on advanced propulsion system technologies targeting next generation manned and unmanned aircraft. I have spent more than 20 years providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an aerospace engineering expert witness.

Wood Science Expert 58205 NY

Expertise Description

I have over spent over 20 years working with wood science. My areas of focus include construction materials; failure analyses; visual grading of lumber and timbers in-situ; mechanical testing; wood species identifications; finish problems associated with wood and wood-based materials; assessment of wood decay; insect attack and marine borers; evaluation of marine and foundation timbers and pilings; furniture design and failure; wooden ladders; moisture intrusion issues in structures; building envelope issues; assessment of mold; performance of wood plastic composites; and evaluation of glued laminated timbers. I have offered consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a wood science expert witness for more than 15 years.

Accident Reconstruction Expert 518088 LA

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience as a mechanical and professional engineer with expertise in accident investigation related to vehicles, equipment, products, product design, and other mechanical systems and components. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for over a decade as an accident reconstruction expert witness.

Welding Expert 524420 CO

Expertise Description

I have over 15 years experience in metallurgy with expertise in the welding metallurgy, failure analysis, construction, and mechanical/refractory quality control. I specialize in quality control management for mechanical piping/vessels and refractory installation, and also in failure analysis and microstructure/property relationship for weld metal/joints for a wide array of industries. I have additional knowledge in determining the fracture mode through the initial failure assessment and gathering supporting evidence through photography, electron microscopy (SEM / EDS), metallurgical / chemical characterization, and mechanical testing. I have prior experience providing my services as a metallurgy expert witness.

Mechanical Engineering Expert 519060 AL

Expertise Description

I am a mechanical engineer with more than 25 years experience as a gas turbine, aviation and marine engine expert at every major world-wide OEM in the gas turbine engine industry. I am experienced with flight, marine, automotive and industrial engine and have worked as a US Navy Engineering Duty Officer. I am also the holder of six (6) patents in gas turbine engine design. I have experience with military engine qualification, commercial engine certification and FAA CFR regulations. I have significant experience with mechanical component design, testing and forensic investigation of component failure. I have worked with field investigations and warranty claims. I have been the lead investigator on claims from foreign navies and have conducted on-site investigations. I have also worked with laparoscopic and ultrasonic medical device design, testing and FDA 510k approval at a world-leading OEM. I have been the team leader for an ultrasonic laparoscopic device launch for leading Fortune 500 company. I have conducted pre-clinical and field hospital trials and have supported successful component testing at CSA labs. I have opined in gas turbine and automotive personal injury cases. I have offered my services for over 10 years as a mechanical engineering expert witness with consultations and deposition.

Fire and Explosion Expert 520085 WA

Expertise Description

My career as a Senior Forensic Mechanical Engineer and Fire and Explosion Investigator has spanned over 30 years, specializing in forensic analysis involving HVAC and plumbing systems, including installation errors, manufacturing defects, and construction defects. I have additional expertise in failure analysis for refrigeration systems, machinery and conveyors, maritime property damage and injury incidents, fuel and gas piping, plumbing and fire sprinkler systems, hydraulic systems, and vehicle components, related to property damage, personal injury, and fatality events. I have prior experience as a Fire and Explosion Expert Witness in Washington and have provided clients with consultations and deposition.

Materials Engineering and Metallurgy Expert 511134 NJ

Expertise Description

My career has spanned over 25 years working with materials engineering, failure analysis and engineering investigations, including litigation support. My focus has been on metallurgy, property/structure relationships, stress conditions and corrosion of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. I have expertise in the determination of root cause and problem resolution, and extensive experience designing and conducting field and laboratory testing. I have additional expertise in the areas of materials characterization, fractography, metallography and mechanical testing. I have worked to support a broad range of industries, including railroad, automotive, aviation, recreational equipment, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, pulp & paper, food services, power generation, construction, building systems, weldments, and light manufacturing. I have also spent 15 years as a materials engineering expert witness in Illinois by providing consultations and deposition.

Sports Equipment Expert 520003 CA(N)

Expertise Description

My prior experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering has been focused on engineering design, prototyping, and manufacturing. My past large design projects have been devices which people interact with, mostly in athletics, but also some smaller devices. My projects include the commercialization of a ski binding plate designed to reduce the probability of suffering an ACL injury while skiing, a 250 million dollar problem in the USA affecting over 20,000 people a year. I am available in Northern California as a mechanical engineer consultant and sports equipment expert witness.

Mechanical Design Expert 518848 NY

Expertise Description

My career of over 20 years in the field of mechanical engineering has specialized in finite element analysis, strain gage testing, mechanical design, and fatigue design. I have additional knowledge in linear and non-linear studies, contact analysis, bolted joints, welds, fatigue, modal analysis, and both steady state and transient thermal studies, including thermal-structural interactions.

Firearms Design Expert 519091 AL

Expertise Description

I have worked for more than 15 years in Firearms Design as a design engineer in the Firearms Industry. I have expertise in CAD (solid modeling, surfacing, drafting) with most recent experience using Solidworks & CATIA V5, SDRC I-DEAS & Pro-E. I have additional expertise in project management, design of new product platforms and line extensions, design of components and mechanisms, troubleshooting design issues, designing tests and conducting development qualification testing, designing machined components, forging, injection molded plastic and composite parts, MIM parts, investment castings, springs, stampings, bolts, receivers, and barrels, line extensions to existing rifles and the design, development, and delivery to market of the M&P-10 rifle platform.

Plastics Expert 519007 IL

Expertise Description

My career in the plastics industry has spanned over 40 years with a focus in engineering, testing and failure analysis of products manufactured from polymeric materials, especially those intended for long-term, load bearing applications. I have additional experience in thermoplastic polymer materials, including plastic piping and geosynthetics, Physical, mechanical and environmental testing of polymeric materials Structure and properties of thermoplastic polymers, polymer alloys and blends Synthesis of thermoplastic polymers and polymer compound formulation Plastics processing methods and Analytical chemistry of organic chemical compounds. For more than 30 years, I have offered my services as a plastics expert witness in Illinois by providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Amusement Park Safety Expert 518674 NC

Expertise Description

I have been working in the Elevator and Amusement Device Industries for more than 20 years with expertise in the assessment, inspection, training, and project management liaison services focused on the elevator (vertical transport vehicle) and amusement device industries. I have been the President of a company that provides such services as site and annual safety assessments and inspections, equipment audits, maintenance evaluations, contract reviews for code compliance, contract quality assurance assessments, midway and location safety assessments. I have an additional 5 years of experience performing inspections on zip lines. I have also spent over 5 years providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Engineering Project Management Expert 508771 AL

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering with control systems design, systems commissioning and building engineering project management. In 2013 I established an engineering company and developed an integrated design process that optimizes mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and building systems designs with the end user in mind. I have years of field experience testing, commissioning, and troubleshooting various building systems and designs to pinpoint and resolve deficiencies, and I have spent a large portion of my career identifying design pitfalls, diagnosing anomalies, and developing solutions for operational and code compliance issues. I have prior expert witness experience.

Product Failure Expert 462716 IA

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the fields of Product Design and Failure Analysis with expertise in the manufacture of the subject part. I have experience with analyzing the physical stresses that arise in a product under various loading conditions, and in determining if the design is sufficient to survive such loads, and investigating product failures and accidents analysis from a fundamental engineering perspective, often applying finite element analysis. I have provided consulting experience in the energy, construction, industrial, thermal fatigue, medical, transportation, crane failures, marine, commercial, utility and residential industries. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Failure Analysis Expert 453823 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 5 years in the field of Mechanical Engineering with expertise in failure analysis investigation, root cause analysis, microscopic examination of failed surfaces, mechanical testing, stress and vibration, materials characterization, and fractography analysis. I have prior expert witness experience.

Chemical Engineering Expert 447011 DC

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in Chemical Engineering with expertise in polymer processing (design and simulation rheology); composite materials and processing; chemical handling; polymeric materials and properties. I have additional knowledge in the application of rheology and heat transfer to polymer processing and the processing of other non-Newtonian fluids; polymer processing including extrusion, injection molding, film blowing, fiber spinning, blow molding and film blowing; fluid instabilities and fracture; polymer liquid crystals; constitutive theories; polymer structure and processability. My expertise also includes the effects of flow on order and morphology (polymers); suspension rheology; thermoplastic composites processing; and food processing/rheology. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Materials Safety Expert 426409 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in the field of Chemical and Materials Safety. My experience includes incident investigations and assessments for industrial, commercial, and domestic applications. I am highly knowledgeable in chemical material analysis; air emissions; chemical and material forensics; petrochemical characterization; unknown material identification; failure analysis plastic metal; incident root cause; chemical material interactions; mechanical testing materials; failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA); soil, water, gas, testing, and analysis; chemical handling; chemical safety and exposure; EPA, OSHA, and federal standards. My additional experience consists of automobile fuel tank skid plate material, plastic bilge pump failure investigation, street paint pressure vessels, tiki torch burn injuries, carbon monoxide exposure, and industrial metal plating substances. My applications and experience includes plastics, metal alloys, composites, fuels, lubricants, compressed gases, dusts, emissions and all variety of chemicals. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Scissors Lifts And Excavators Expert 27115 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in mechanical engineering with a focus on design and failure analysis (failure of bolts and bolted connections to dynamic stability of scissors lifts and excavators to mechanical failure of hydraulic system components to mechanical behavior of industrial equipment), engineering research (detailed studies of the flange stress response, creep behavior of longitudinally welded pipes at high temperature, design of structural supports for a cryogenic superconducting MRI machine, design review of medical implants, dynamic analysis of multistory manufacturing facilities, and frequency analysis of silicon wafer fabrication components), Finite Element Analysis (simple two dimensional linear elastic analysis of pressure vessels to complete three dimensional nonlinear analysis of a bolted engine connecting rod and full contact dynamic analyses of crane clutch components), Accident Reconstruction and Crash worthiness, and Mechanical Testing. I have extensive experience in industrial equipment injuries and failures, including fans and other rotating machinery. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.