Expertise DescriptionI have over 30 years experience in the field of Geotechnical & Structural Engineering, including prediction, building evaluation, measurement, and analysis. My areas of expertise include Soil and Structural Dynamics; Soil and Structural Vibrations from Blasting, Pile Driving, Machine Foundations, and other Construction and Industrial Sources; Application of Dynamic Methods to Piles; Wave Equation Analysis, Pile Integrity Testing, and Engineering Evaluation of High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Intolerable structural vibrations; Damage from construction and industrial dynamic sources; Unknown causes of tolerable vibrations from known dynamic sources; Effects of dynamic and environmental forces on structures; Non-vibration damage to structures from dynamic sources; Claim investigations.
My consulting services include: Prediction and calculation of construction vibrations; Predicting soil and structure vibrations from impact machines; Engineering judgement in determination of pile capacity by dynamic methods; Evaluation of uncertainties in high-strain dynamic pile testing; Detailed drawing of steel structures and computing required material for production of steel structures; investigation of machine foundation and soil vibrations made in Kharkov Institute to correct the Building Code for Design of Machine Foundations; Investigations and analysis of foundations and other structures supporting machines with dynamic loads; Studies of dynamic properties of machine foundation-soil systems; Industrial seismology; Design of industrial buildings for different applications such as chemical, metallurgical, and also design of refining plants, machinery shops, etc.
My areas of expertise are dynamic effects on ground and structures.
|Ph.D.||Civil Engineering (Geotechnical||Structural)||Scientific-Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures|
|M.S.||Mathematics||Kharkov State University||Kharkov||USSR|
|M.S.||Civil Engineering (Structural||Geotechnical)||Kharkov State Transport University|
Awards & Affiliation
|The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy of the USSR Award|
|The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy of the USSR Medal|
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases