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 Expert  108435

Expert in Structural Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Nebraska (NE)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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STRUCTURAL MECHANICS. Expert has expertise in all aspects of structural mechanics. He has consulted with many federal agencies and private firms on diverse structural problems. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering mechanics and structural analysis and design while a professor at the Expert's University. Because of his academic and industrial experience, Expert offers his clients comprehensive and effective techniques to solve their problems.

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS; DEFORMATION ANALYSIS; ANSYS SOFTWARE. A major portion of Expert's career has involved applying finite element techniques to engineering systems analysis and design. He developed a finite element model using ANSYS to study the inelastic deformation process of a solar dish collector surface under fluid pressure. He evaluated the crash-worthiness of several Kansas DOT roadside barrier designs under vehicle impact using computer simulation. He also identified the path of the progressive failure of a surge tank using finite element modeling for a paper-making factory.

STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS; VIBRATION TESTING, MECHANICAL VIBRATION; ANALYSIS & MODELING. Expert is an expert in structural dynamics and mechanical vibration. He has extensive experience in automated data acquisition systems using microprocessor-based data loggers. His doctoral research quantified the dynamic loading on stadium structures due to spectator movements. The results are still widely used by stadium designers. He monitored the wind-induced forces on a transmission line for the Omaha Public Power District. He also conducted vibration tests to determine the natural frequencies, mode shapes and damping ratios of stretched membrane heliostats for the Solar Energy Research Institute.

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS; STATICS. Expert has expertise in the fields of static and dynamic structural analysis. He has extensive experience in the areas of structural design, utilizing materials such as steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, and timber. In the field of dynamic analysis, he has worked with earthquake, wind, and other mechanical vibration problems.

MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR MODELING. Expert has extensive experience in applying ADINA, SAP90, DYNA/NIKE, and ANSYS in engineering modeling and problem-solving.


ANSYS software


deformation analysis


deformation modeling




finite element analysis


mechanical behavior modeling


mechanical system vibration




structural analysis


structural dynamics


structural mechanics


structural vibration




vibration modeling


vibration testing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Omaha, Nebraska;  Lincoln, Nebraska;  Sioux City, Iowa;  and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Often requested
with this expert:

Geomechanics and Material Testing
Product Development, PDM, Pro/ Engineer, CAD
Vibration Analysis, Mechanical Failure Analysis, Accident...
Structural Design, Structural Investigation, and Failure...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1983   PhD   Civil and Environmental Engineering   University of Wisconsin   GPA=3.92 , A=4.0
1980   MS   Engineering Mechanics   University of Wisconsin   GPA=4.0, A=4.0
1979   MS   Civil and Environmental Engineering   University of Wisconsin   GPA=3.87, A=4.0
1977   BS   Civil Engineering   National Taiwan University   GPA=3.4, Basketball varsity

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to


(Undisclosed University)


Professor, Civil Engineering


He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses; secures funded research and supervise research assistants; and serves on university and professional committees.

1991 to 1996


Applied Research Associates (ARA)


Senior Engineer


Expert was in charge of seven multidisciplinary research projects for the US Air Force Research Lab's Airbase Systems Branch.

1989 to 1991


Wilfred Baker Engineering


Senior Engineer


He was involved in many blast-resistant structural designs. Notably he was selected for the US Marine Corps' shallow water mine-countermeasure project.

1983 to 1989


(Undisclosed University)


Associate Professor, Civil Engineering


He taught undergraduate and graduate courses; secured funded research and supervise research assistants; and served on university and professional committees.

Career Accomplishments:

He has memberships in American Society of Civil Engineers, Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the Society of American Military Engineers.


Expert is a registered Professional Engineer in Nebraska.

Professional Appointments

He is the Director of the Structures Research Lab at the Peter Kiewit Institute, Omaha, Nebraska.


He is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 16 publications, 1 patent and 1 patent pending.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - ACI Materials Journal  
 - American Society of Civil Engineers  
 - Journal of Sound & Vibration  
 - Journal of Structural Engineering  
 - Engineering Journal  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role  
1991 to 1996   Air Force Research Lab   Research Engineer  
1983 to 1986   NREL   Summer Faculty Researcher  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert delivered a training course on Finite Element Analysis at Lozier Corporation, Omaha, NE.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of sensors and transducers for field instrumentation and data acquisition, stain gages, load cells and accelerometers.

He has access to the following resources: brochures and personal contacts.


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