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 Expert  723775

Expert in Analysis of Vehicle Handling, Accident Reconstruction, Dynamics, Structural and Control Analysis

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California (CA)
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Improved handling characteristics of cars, trucks and buses for Mercedes in Germany by performing trade-off studies between brakes, steering, slip-angles, road conditions, suspension, car speed and weight distribution.

Performed error budget analysis for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to acquire and track a target with gambolled platform attached to the Space Shuttle.

Performed Control analysis for minimum fuel consumption for the on-orbit maneuvers of the Space Shuttle. This work was done for Rockwell.

His Major field of education at UCLA was Dynamics of multi-rigid and flexible bodies.



Patented and built an almost productized a microprocessor-based single technology liquid sensor that will measure the liquid level ,temperature and quality of all automotive liquids. i.e. fuel, oil , coolant.

Improved handling characteristics of trucks for Mercedes in Germany by performing trade-off studies between steering, brakes, suspension, slip angle, car speed and road conditions.

Performed vibration and stress analysis of light-weight engine mount using Finite Element Analysis.


heavy truck

Improved handling characteristics of automotive vehicles by studying and recommending solutions based on trade-off studies between steering, brakes, suspensions, tires (slip angles) , road conditions and car's speed.

Conducted error budget analysis on space systems that include errors sources from software, hardware and uncertainty in the environment.

Performed control analysis of the flexible Shuttle Attached Manipulator Arm.


mechanical system

Performed by simulation, dynamic response analysis of automotive and space vehicles using his educational and industrial experience in Dynamics, Structural and Control Analysis. Selected control schemes which achieve minimal time and fuel maneuvers.

mechanical system dynamic response simulation

His major field of education at the PH.D. program in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UCLA was in Multi-body Rigid and Flexible systems in open and closed loop configurations.

rigid-body dynamics

Studied Vibration and Stress Analysis ( Classical and Finite Element Analysis) at UCLA, Illinois Institute of Technology and Northwestern University.

Performed vibration and stress analysis of Nuclear Turbine and Valves, automotive engine mounts and doors, missile structures, electronic boxes and vehicle bodies with uniform and composite structures.


structural dynamics

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1976   Ph.D.   Mechanical Engineering   UCLA   Chancellor's fellowship
1974   MSME   Mechanical Engineering   Wayne State  
1972   BSME   Mechanical Engineering   Illinois Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to






He invented and patented a multi-function electronic liquid sensor. This low-cost sensor will measure accurately liquid level temperature, viscosity and acidity degradation as ell as other liquid parameters

2005 to 2005


Eric Seuthe


Accident Reconstructionist


Developed computer models to determine causes of accidents

1975 to 1988






CONSULTANT to many companies including: Magnavox, Circle Seal, TRW, Jet Propulsion Lab, HR Textron, Hydro-Aire, Mercedes-Benz, Rocketdyne, Rockwell.

1977 to 1977




Engineering Consultant


He built dynamic models to study the interaction between steering, brakes and handling characteristics

Career Accomplishments:




Publications and Patents Summary

He has 3 publications, 3 patents and two pending patents.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Superior court in Los Angeles on civil and criminal cases.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1977 to 1977   Germany   Used his expertise to improve handling characteristics of Mercedes vehicles
1981 to 1981   Germany   he analysed the structural integrity of a periscope mounted on a tank for Karl-Zeiss
1979 to 1979   Germany   He evaluated the structural integrity of light-weight components of VW vehicles

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hebrew, English   He is fluent in Hebrew and English. Knows some German and French


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