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Expert Details

Structural Analysis and Design, Finite Element Analysis, Failure Analysis

ID: 731065 New York, USA

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Expert has industrial experience in steel and concrete bridge design, aerospace applications, finite element analysis, and medical research. He also has more than 40 years' experience in teaching and research as a professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Syracuse University.

Research sponsored by the National Science Foundation on steel fiber reinforced mortar. An objective of the research is to understand how cracks grow in chopped fiber composite materials and the ultimate strength of these composite materials.

Experience includes:
Failure Analysis of expansion Joints in a Concrete Parking Garage
Failure Analysis of an Oil Change facility
Analysis of a Crane System in a Concrete Manufacturing Facility
Failure Analysis of Rectangular Concrete Water Tanks
Failure Analysis of a Slab on Grade Foundation System


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1956 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Year: 1962 Degree: MS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Year: 1967 Degree: PhD Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Syracuse University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1967 to 2014 Employer: Syracuse University Title: Professor Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Teaching, Advising, and Sponsored Research on Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Castellated Beams, Horizontally Curved Highway Girder Bridges, Shock Wave Transmission, The Effect of Earth and Rock Embedment on the response to Earthquake Loading on Nuclear Reactor Buildings.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1962 to 1964 Employer: Goodyear Aerospace Corporation Title: Senior Stress Engineer Department: Structural Analysis Department
Designed the Gemini Ballute and other aerospace structures. The Gemini Ballute was on the cover of "Aviation Week" in 1964 and was on the backboard of the Gemini astronauts.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1956 to 1961 Employer: Richardson, Gordon, and Associates (in Pittsburgh, Pa.) Title: Structural Engineer Department: Design
Designed steel and concrete bridges. Performed studies for new highway segment on the Interstate Highway System
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1957 to 1957 Employer: US Army Title: Private Department: Corp. of Engineers
Served active duty under the Reserve Services Act, Honorably discharged.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has an eponymous award given annually at the College of Engineering graduation at Syracuse University.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has more than 40 publications in peer reviewed journals. This includes a graduate "online" course and E-Book on finite element analysis.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Served as an expert witness on a variety of cases involving structural failures.
Marketing Experience
1. Structural analysis in steel and reinforced concrete
2. Designed Gemini Ballute, used by Gemini astronauts
3. Research in Composite materials, horizontally curved girder bridges, shell structures, earthquake design, castellated beams, finite element modelling, medical research, and other things.
4. Wrote scientific software and a "on-line" course in finite element analysis and applications
5. Able to teach myself new subjects and applying the new knowledge to practical situations.
Other Relevant Experience
Registered Professional Engineer for 54 years

Fields of Expertise

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