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 Expert  108413

Expert in Mechanical Engineering, Cavitation Erosion

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Maryland (MD)
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HYDRAULICS; OCEAN ENGINEERING; WATER-JET CLEANING. Expert 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.


cavitation erosion


corrosive wear




ocean engineering


stress corrosion


structural mechanics


ultrasonic cavitation


water-jet cleaning


wear-control lubrication


wear-resistant coating material

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Vineland, New Jersey;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1991 to






1977 to 1983


Dearborn Center, Incorporated




1972 to 1991


Daedalean, Incorporated




1969 to 1975


Hydronautics, Inc.


Head, Materials Science Division


1960 to 1962


Indian Institute of Science


Assistant Lecturer


Career Accomplishments:

He is a Member of ASME, American Society for Testing and Materials, New York Academy of Sciences.


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.

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