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 Expert  108462

Expert in Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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FIBER-REINFORCED CONCRETE; FIBER-REINFORCED CEMENT. Expert has conducted extensive research on fiber-reinforced concrete since 1983 and has published over 30 papers on the subject. His work involved mainly synthetic fibers including polypropylene, nylon, acrylic, aramid, carbon, and recycled fibers. He has worked on the mechanisms, theories, optimization, fracture, and applications of synthetic fiber-reinforced concrete. Expert had developed a method to enhance the performance of fiber-reinforced concrete by controlling fiber geometry and surface characteristics. He has broad experience in testing of fiber-reinforced concrete and has developed new test methods. He has consulted with many clients involved with construction projects.

TEXTILE MATERIAL. Expert has taught courses at Georgia Tech on fiber science, fiber mechanics, textile testing, and mechanics of yarns and fabrics, among others. He has conducted research on the deterioration of synthetic ropes, structural modeling of yarns and ropes, fracture and tear failure of woven fabrics, and responses of nonwoven geotextiles under confinement pressure. Expert has written extensively on the mechanics of fibers and fibrous structures and is an expert on textile testing, instrument testing, and statistical analysis of test results.

YARN MANUFACTURING; FABRIC MANUFACTURING; TEXTILE ENGINEERING. Expert has taught courses at Georgia Tech on yarn and fabric manufacturing processes. He has conducted research on processing dynamics and automation. He has developed computer-aided analysis models to study the effect of machine design parameters on the system performance. Expert has also conducted extensive research on triaxial braiding for making thermoset and thermoplastic composites. He can answer in-depth questions on cotton, nylon, and rayon yarn manufacturing.

FIBER PROCESSING. Having taught and conducted research in the area of fiber science, Expert is also an expert on fiber processing. His recent research projects include work on the recycling of fibrous solid waste as well as the automation and mechanism design for textile processes.

FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE; TEXTILE COMPOSITE. Expert has conducted several research projects on the fabrication, testing, and analysis of textile composites funded by the industry as well as government agencies. His work focuses mainly on preform fabrics including woven, triaxially braided, 3D woven structures; preform manufacturing; composites consolidation by resin transfer molding (RTM), hand lay-up, vacuum bagging, and press molding; mechanical testing including tensile, compression, flexural, shear, and fracture; failure mechanism analysis; and theoretical prediction of the mechanical properties. Expert has published over 25 technical papers in these areas and has organized several symposiums on textile composites in major international conferences. He has taught the courses on composites materials, processing, and manufacturing at Georgia Tech.

TEXTILE SOLID WASTE RECYCLING. Expert has been actively involved with textile waste recycling since 1989. His main interest has been in converting fibrous textile and carpet waste into useful products for construction applications. He has published over 10 papers in these areas, has given several invited presentations, and has co-organized a conference on textile and carpet waste recycling. Expert's work has shown that recycled waste fibers can be useful and effective for concrete and soil reinforcement, and he has worked and is working on full scale construction projects demonstrating the concept. These approaches have the potential for using billions of pounds of the waste materials per year. His work focuses on fiber processing, testing of concrete and soil reinforced with recycled fibers, optimizing the system, and field installation.


carbon-fiber-reinforced cement


cotton yarn manufacturing


fabric manufacturing


fiber processing


fiber-reinforced cement


fiber-reinforced composite


fiber-reinforced concrete


nylon yarn manufacturing




textile composite


textile engineering


textile fiber


textile solid waste recycling


yarn manufacturing


yarn processing


textile material

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Columbus, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1989   PhD   Mechanical Engineering   Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology  
1985   MS   Mechanical Engineering   Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology  
1982   BS   Textile Engineering   China Textile University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1995 to




Associate Professor


1989 to 1995




Assistant Professor


1984 to 1989


Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Research Assistant


Career Accomplishments:

He is a Fellow of the Textile Institute and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Fiber Society, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).


Expert is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia.

Professional Appointments

Expert has served on ASTM's C09 Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, the Committee D30 on High Modulus Fibers and Their Composites, and the Committee D13 on Textiles. Expert is an Associate Technical Editor of ASME Transactions "Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering."


Expert received the National Textile Center Director's Partnership Award in both 1993 and 1995.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Materials Science  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Performance parameters for fiber reinforced concrete.
  • Textile Industry expert for consulting for a competitive analysis.
  • Expert for consulting on Fiber Cement Product Attributes.
  • Textile expert needed for consulting on textile for innovation workshop.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Material science expert testimony for consulting on armor plating and chemical composition of same.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: * Composites and fabrics for composites * Virgin and recycled fibers for concrete reinforcement * Textile solid waste recycling.


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