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 Expert  716963

Expert in Water Hammer, Fluid Transients, Cavitation, Valves

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

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WATER HAMMER. Expert has been involved in many aspects of water hammer during the past 25 years. In addition to teaching graduate courses in the subject, he has offered a week-long short course to engineers for over 20 years. He has published numerous papers on the subject and has been active at many water hammer conferences. Moreover, Expert has consulted with many firms on the subject of water hammer.

TWO-PHASE FLOW. In addition to the study of cavitation, Expert has been active in the field of two-phase flow. He has conducted research, taught courses, and published papers on this topic, primarily regarding gas-liquid flows. Special topics of his expertise include slug flow, wave propagation, and pressure drop in two-phase conduit flows.

LIQUID CAVITATION. Expert has had research and field experience regarding valve cavitation. His consulting work has led to his involvement with the effects and solutions of pump cavitation.

PIPE FLOW. Expert has had considerable experience with the hydraulics of pipe flow. In addition to having had the normal exposure presented by teaching hydraulics to seniors and graduate students, he has worked on numerous pipe flow projects as a consultant.

OPEN CHANNEL FLOW. Expert's experience with open-channel flow has come from teaching two graduate-level courses on the topic. He has also conducted laboratory experiments and hydraulic model studies for major clients of the Institute and in his consulting work.


liquid cavitation


open-channel flow


pipe flow


two-phase flow


water hammer

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;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Fall River, Massachusetts;  Lynn, Massachusetts;  Quincy, Massachusetts;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Municipal Water/ Wastewater Systems, Pumping, Conveyance,...
Two Phase Flow, Heat Transfer
Pump Design and Applications
Design of Pumps, Design of Fluid Systems, System Operation,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   PhD   Civil Engineering   (Undisclosed)  
1961   MS   Civil Engineering   (Undisclosed)  
1958   BS   Civil Engineering   Virginia Polytechnic Instituteand State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1974 to






1967 to 1974




Associate Professor


1963 to 1967


Georgia Institute of Techology


Assistant Professor


1962 to 1963




Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant


1961 to 1962




Ford Foundation Teaching Assistant


1960 to 1961




Graduate Research Assistant


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Nuclear Society, the International Association for Hydraulic Research and he is a fellow of the ASME.


He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia.


He was the recipient of the Alexander von Humbolt U.S. Senior Scientist Award (1984-85) and the American Society of Civil Engineers J.C. Stevens Award (1977). Expert was named the ASME's John R. Freeman Scholar (1970-71).

Publications and Patents Summary

He is the author of numerous technical papers and book chapters. He is the editor or co-editor of many technical publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Fluids Engineering  
 - Journal of Engineering Mathematics  
 - ASME PVP Conference  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)Waterhammer in Primary Coolant and HFIR Reactor
Recent Client Requests:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Water distribution expert for mediation assistance and project evaluation.
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  • Expert for consulting on Condensation Induced Water Hammer.
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