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 Expert  107618

Expert in Fracture Mechanics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's background is in solid and structural mechanics. His training, research, and consulting interests include fatigue and fracture mechanics of brittle monolithic and composite materials (ceramics, concrete, rock, CMCs, MMCs, PMCs), mechanics of interfaces, plasticity, and damage tolerance analysis of structural components. He has published more than 50 papers in refereed journals in these areas. His consulting experience includes stress analysis, glass fracture, composite materials, and expert witness work.

failure analysis


fracture mechanics


stress analysis

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  Toledo, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1985   PhD   Civil Engineering   Northwestern University  
1981   MS   Civil Engineering   Northwestern University  
1980   BE   Civil Engineering   City College of New York  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1986 to


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Civil Engineering


Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering


1985 to 1986


Cleveland State University


Department of Civil Engineering


Assistant Professor


1985 to 1985


Shell Development Co.



Associate Research Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Academy of Mechanics, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Chi Epsilon.


He received the Walter P. Murphy Fellowship (Northwestern University) and General Electric Fellowship (Northwestern University).

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Materials Research  
 - International Journal of Fracture  
 - American Society Of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Applied Mechanics  
 - Chapman and Hall  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Italian   Expert is fluent in Italian. He has conducted research and lectured in Italy.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of computer software and materials testing services. He has access to personal contacts for assistance in vendor location.


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