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Expert in Two Phase Flow, Heat Transfer

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert is a recognized authority in heat transfer and two phase flow (gas-liquid). He is experienced in heat transfer problems related to nuclear reactors, large steam generators using fossil fuel, and the heat transfer process. He has solved two phase flow and heat transfer problems found in chemical plants, chemical plant steam systems, waste heat boilers, steam condensers, fuel cell steam systems, and a variety of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning problems (HVAC).

two-phase flow


two-phase heat transfer


fossil-fueled steam generation


light-water nuclear reactor


moisture separator


moisture separator reheater


supercritical fluid

Much of Expert's research over the past 30 years has been concerned with the safety of light water reactors. The most significant accident potential involves the loss of coolant. Pressure drop, void fraction, choked flow, flow stability, all modes of heat transfer, hydraulic forces, and water hammer have all played a role in Expert's research.

water hammer

Some research and much of Expert's consulting has been related to heat exchangers often involving phase change like condensers, boilers, evaporators, and waste heat boilers. Heat transfer, pressure drop, flow distribution, transient behavior, and hold up have all entered into his work in this area.

heat transfer

Expert has conducted some research and consulted concerning heat pipes, including criteria for design, troubleshooting, material selection, installation, and limits of operation.

heat pipe

Some of Expert's research and consulting activities have involved electronic cooling, including system selection, coolant selection, limits of performance, and reliability.

electronics cooling

In addition to condensers and boilers, Expert has performed research and consulted on steam separators, check valves, relief valves, moisture separators and reheaters, and preheaters.

steam system

Expert has measured impact forces due to steam bubble collapse, pipe clearing, and a variety of violent fluid transients. He has determined criteria for sizing pipe supports, and found it possible to eliminate some fluid transients at the design stage.

flow-induced vibration

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Water Hammer, Fluid Transients, Cavitation, Valves
Industrial Utilities and Forensic Engineering
Design of Pumps, Design of Fluid Systems, System Operation,...
Heat Transfer, Burns, Burn Injury, Scald Injury, Fluid...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1956   ScD   Mechanical Engineering   MIT  
1952   MS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Michigan  
1950   BME   Mechanical Engineering   New York University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1956 to 1997




Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Teaching and Research

Career Accomplishments:

Expert's many awards include the Best Paper at the Tenth Annual AME-AICHE Heat Transfer Conference, and he is a fellow of ASME.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1993 to 2000   US Nuclear Regulatory commission   Consultant   Advanced code modeling issues for heat transfer and two phase flow

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consolidated Edison
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in steam oven design.
  • Expert in evaporator condenser design needed for consulting on Heat exchanger design.
  • Power plant design expert for consulting on development of a utility scale solar thermal plant.
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:
  • Expert in steam vacuum cleaners needed to consult on the operation and design of steam vacuum cleaners.
  • Expert witness in steam heat for consulting on Larkin v. Venitian.
  • Expert for consulting on water hammer; fluid mechanics.
  • Expert for consulting on Condensation Induced Water Hammer.
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Hydrogen/Steam Supply - Refinery.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to 2000   Canada   Auditing the licensing code for canadian reactors

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: thermal-hydraulic consulting services and thermal testing services.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has consulted with numerous companies including: Sperry, Exxon Enterprises, IBM, and Westinghouse.


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