Expertise DescriptionI have over 45 years experience in naval architecture. My expertise includes: surface propulsion applications, sea trials & analysis of high speed amphibious vehicles, tank testing of propulsion systems, and vessel motion analysis. I have provided expert consultation in the areas of collision reconstruction, stern drive failures, yacht sinking, fishing vessel capsizing, and injury resulting from vessel motions, propeller contact, and other causes. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Personal Watercraft (Jet ski) accidents, reconstruction and analysis; Sailboat and sailboat racing accidents; Small craft and fish boar capsizing and sinking; Small craft wake damage; Propeller contact injury; Speed and power claims involving surface-piercing propellers; Shipboard line handling injury.
My consulting services include: Speed and power predictions involving surface-piercing propellers; Tidal energy recovery; Propulsion performance testing for hybrid planing-hydrofoil vessels.
|Master's||Eng||Naval Architecture||University of California||Berkeley|
|B.S.||Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering||Webb Institute of Naval Architecture|
|California Professional Engineer (Mechanical)|
|US Sailing certified judge (ISAF racing rules)|
Awards & Affiliation
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases