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 Expert  712738

Expert in Design and Molding with Rubber

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
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Expert has extensive experience designing rubber components for a diverse range of industries. For example: 1) oil field applications such as flexelements for tension leg platforms, blowout preventers, and downhole packers, 2) aerospace applications such as control rod bearings, LED-LAG dampers, landing gear systems, rotor blade retention thrust bearing for helicopters, and engine mounts and isolators for aircraft, 3) military applications such as submarine deck mounts and pipe hangers, shipping containers, and electronic isolators, and 4) general industrial application such as shock and vibration mounts, high pressure seals, and diaphragms. Expert understands the unique design problems associated with laminated rubber bearings, vibration isolators, and very large rubber parts. He has expertise with product fatigue and failure analysis, shock and vibration analysis, as well as finite element analysis techniques for predicting rubber strains, stiffness, heat generation, stability.

Expert has expertise with high-pressure molding, molding laminated rubber designs, molding thin rubber sections, the unique problems of molding very large rubber products, and rubber adhesive bonding.

Expert has expertise using finite element analysis to model the rubber for both design and manufacturing applications. Design applications include modeling the rubber, reinforcing metals, and attachment hardware undergoing multiaxial loadings. Manufacturing applications include modeling the rubber component and mold tool during the vulcanization cycle. Analysis of results allow him to predict rubber strains, bond stresses, attachment hardware stresses, stability, heat generation and total cure state, temperatures of bond formation, rubber shrinkage stresses, minimum cure time, and mold metal stresses.

Expert is familiar with common rubber testing, especially those involving ASTM and military specifications and what tests are of value and which are not. The emphasis of his experience is on tests for complex modulus, damping capacity, low temperature flexibility, adhesive strength, fatigue, crack growth, and material characterization for finite element analysis.

Expert has expertise with natural rubber (NR) and familiarity with silicone, EPMD and nitrile compounding for fatigue resistance, high or low temperature resistance and variable damping.


rubber component


rubber component design


shock vibration




rubber molding


rubber product manufacturing


finite element analysis


damping capacity


rubber testing


natural rubber


rubber formulation


silicone rubber

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tucson, Arizona.

Often requested
with this expert:

Rubber, Polymeric Materials, Design, Testing, Production...
Applied Rubber Technology, Design of Experiments, and...
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Seals
Fluid Sealing Technology

Year   Degree   Institution  
1966   BSME   University of Detroit  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1977 to






1973 to 1977


Barry Controls, Division of Barry Wright Corporation


Staff Technical Specialist


1964 to 1973


Lord Kinematic


Research Engineer



Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Ship building and design expert needed for consulting regarding the design of low pressure seals for naval ship application.
  • Expert for consulting on Rubber Traffic Bollard.
  • Expert in Chinese Company in Need of with Relating to Chloroprene Technology.
  • Expert for consulting on Elastomeric materials for use in diaphragm pump
  • O-ring design expert for consulting on O-ring selection.
  • Elastomeric design expert consutants for consulting on Molded Rubber Seal and Bellows Design.
  • Rubber molding expert for consulting on Compression Molding Rubber.
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 Trunnion failure.
  • Expert in rubber molding and design needed.
  • Expert for consulting on Goodyear motorcycle tire failure.
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