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Expert in Advanced Composites

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Washington (WA)
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Expert is a consultant in the field of aerospace materials and structures, specializing in the engineering and manufacturing aspects of advanced composite materials. He was responsible for composite hardware development at Boeing from the mid-1960s. He worked with the manufacturing processes for the composite wing of the USAF's B-2 aircraft from 1980 to 1992. He was also responsible for the A-6 and V-22 aircraft with regard to issues involving composite manufacturing, engineering, and qualification. As an active consultant in this area, Expert is knowledgeable of autoclave, vacuum-bagging, machining, drilling, and fastening processes of composites. Most recently, he has been a consultant to Boeing's JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) program.

advanced composite manufacturing


advanced composite processing

Expert had responsibility for selecting the composite materials for the B-2 bomber and was active in composite development for nearly 30 years. He represented Boeing on governmental panels and was active on review teams that studied composite materials. He has worked with boron, graphite, fiberglass, and Kevlar fibers as well as epoxies and thermoplastics.

advanced composite


composite material selection


composite material

As Chief of Structures Technology for the Boeing B-2 Program, Expert led teams in process development and later solved processing problems. He was responsible for stress, loads and dynamics, and materials and process organizations, and over 200 engineers at the program's peak. While on temporary assignment with B-2 Manufacturing, Expert led multi-discipline task groups that solved program-level problems in fuel tank sealing, fastener installation, factory defect reduction, and lightning protection of composites.

advanced composite process development


composite material processing

Expert has worked with all aspects of composite technology to support a database for design. He is familiar with static and fatigue strength, durability and damage tolerance, and repair and maintenance. He is experienced with verification by full scale testing for certification by meeting all performance requirements.

composite aircraft structure


composite aircraft structure certification

Expert developed design concepts and did structural analysis for composite structures. He applied the principles of aerospace design to honeycomb, laminate, and sandwich structures. Expert participated in audits of composite material suppliers and hardware vendors.

advanced composite technology


composite structure design


composite structure

Expert developed superplastic forming/diffusion bonded (SPF/DB) concepts for titanium. He conducted titanium bonding development, as well as aluminum bonding development.

titanium technology

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Yakima, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Often requested
with this expert:

Composites, Materials, and Processes for Multi-Industry...
Composite Materials
Composite Structures/ Materials
Carbon Fibers, Composites, Pitches, CVD, Graphite

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1961   PhD   Mechanical Engineering   Oklahoma State University  
1959   MS   Oklahoma State University   Nuclear Engineering  
1954   BS   Mechanical Engineering   Oklahoma State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to



Independent Consultant


1992 to 1994


The Boeing Company


Chief of Navy Systems Technology


1984 to 1991


The Boeing Company


Chief of Boeing B-2 Structures Technology


1960 to 1983


The Boeing Company


Various Positions


During this time Expert held the following positions within the Boeing Company. He was Manager of Boeing B-2 Structural Development (80-83), Manager of Structures Development (76-79), Manager of Advanced Structures Development (72-75), Stress Group Supervisor for USA Supersonic Transport (70-71), and Manager of Structures Development (60-69).

1955 to 1957


US Army Corps of Engineers




1954 to 1955


Standard Oil (Indiana)


Inspection Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and served as Chairman of the National Technical Committee for Materials (1980-81). He was also a member of the Editorial Board for the AIAA Progress Series from 1990 through 1993.


Expert received several Northrop/Boeing Awards for Excellence on the B-2 program.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored and presented numerous technical papers and participated in many industry-government panels and technical review teams.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Chapter in The Engineering Handbook.CRC Press  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Fiber expert for consulting on revised military specifications for composite armor panels.
  • Expert in B2 fatigue testing composites for consulting on large composite fatigue test.
  • Expert for consulting on composite manufacturing redirection.
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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:
  • Fiberglass ductwork expert witness for consulting on design and fabrication of fiberglass ductwork.
  • Expert in aviation engineering for consulting on Pratt & Whitney Canada Turbofan series engines PW535/PW545.
  • Aramid fiber expert for consulting on aramid fiber manufacturing.
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.


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