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Expert Details

Mechanical Engineering, Cavitation Erosion

ID: 108413 Maryland, USA

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HYDRAULICS; OCEAN ENGINEERING; WATER-JET CLEANING. Expert (prefers Dr. Thiru) has extensive experience applying his expertise in hydraulics to ocean engineering and industry. Dr. Thiru is a recognized expert in materials research and has demonstrated a deep understanding of material behavior when subjected to hydrodynamic forces. He has studied materials in the ocean and other extreme environments. He has developed water jetting technology which is used for removing geothermal scales, underwater material cutting, and industrial applications. He has studied steam flow, multiphase flow, liquid flow, and pneumatics.

CAVITATION EROSION; CORROSIVE WEAR; WEAR-RESISTANT COATINGS; WEAR-CONTROL LUBRICATION. Dr. Thiru is responsible for two material erosion parameters, the Intensity of Erosion (Ie) and the Strength of Erosion (Se). He is very knowledgeable about friction and wear, including abrasive wear, corrosive wear, wear-resistant coatings, wear-prevention, and wear-control lubrication. Dr. Thiru has conducted extensive research on cavitation, cavitation erosion, ultrasonic cavitation, corrosion fatigue, stress corrosion, high frequency fatigue, and high cycle fatigue.

STRUCTURAL MECHANICS. Dr. Thiru has a strong background in structural mechanics, including the mechanical properties of solids, failure analysis, deformation analysis, statics, stress analysis, dynamics, and non-destructive testing. He has done extensive research on protective coatings, desalination materials, and cable materials.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: Fellow Subject: Engineering Mechanics Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Year: 1962 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Indian Institute of Science
Year: 1959 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Indian Institute of Science
Year: 1957 Degree: BS Subject: Engineering Institution: University of Madras, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1977 to 1983 Employer: Dearborn Center, Incorporated Title: President Department:
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Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1972 to 1991 Employer: Daedalean, Incorporated Title: President Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1969 to 1975 Employer: Hydronautics, Inc. Title: Head, Materials Science Division Department:
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Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1960 to 1962 Employer: Indian Institute of Science Title: Assistant Lecturer Department:
Available upon request.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a Member of ASME, American Society for Testing and Materials, New York Academy of Sciences.
Awards / Recognition
Dr. Thiru has received several awards, including the U.S. Small Business Administrator's Award for Excellence (1989 and 1990) and the Hess Award from ASME.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is the author of numerous publications in his field.

Language Skills

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Fields of Expertise

cavitation erosion, corrosive wear, hydraulics, ocean engineering, stress corrosion, structural mechanics, ultrasonic cavitation, water-jet cleaning, wear-control lubrication, wear-resistant coating material, plastic failure analysis, anti-corrosive coating material, water-jet cutting equipment, solid property, nonferrous metal corrosion, nonlinear dynamic response, water-jet cutting device, wear prevention, dynamic balance, concentration cell corrosion, power generating system corrosion, surface-fatigue wear, carbon steel corrosion, over-the-road vibration, open-channel flow, mechanical system resonance, low-temperature friction, boiling-liquid pumping, stainless steel corrosion, iron corrosion, alloy corrosion, lubrication process, corrosion, abrasion-resistant coating material, abrasion, mechanical stress, rigid-body dynamics, X-ray nondestructive testing, impact energy, impact resistance, mixed flow, multicomponent flow, material wear, low-temperature pressure vessel, hydrogen embrittlement, high-temperature pressure vessel, plastic wear-resistant coating material, vibration modeling, vibration isolation, vibration, underwater nondestructive testing, underwater corrosion, ultrasonic testing, tribology, tensile strength, superalloy corrosion, stress analysis, steam flow, statics, solution corrosion, shock vibration, pneumatics, nozzle, nondestructive testing, metal failure analysis, solid mechanical property, cellular solid mechanical property, mechanical fatigue, mechanical engineering, marine corrosion, low-temperature testing, liquid flow through a nozzle, liquid flow, liquefied gas pumping, jet pump, hydraulic jet, hot liquid pumping, glass failure analysis, galvanic corrosion, friction-control lubrication, friction, fracture mechanics, flowmeter, flow-induced vibration, metal embrittlement, elastic vibration, dynamics, deformation analysis, damping capacity, creep, concrete failure analysis, composite failure analysis, ceramic failure analysis, cavitation noise, liquid cavitation, atmospheric corrosion, aluminum corrosion, rubber abrasive wear, polymer abrasive wear, metal abrasive wear, abrasive wear

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