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 Expert  724894

Expert in Computational Fluid Dynamics


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has extensively worked on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. He has developed new products that enable effective flow control and filtering based on CFD modeling, improving performance up to twice the efficiency compared to previous designs.

He has conducted testing of refractories using the following ASTM Standards:

ASTM C-134 --- Test Method for Size, Dimensional Measurement, and Bulk Density ASTM C-133 --- Test Method to Determine Cold Crushing Strength and Modulus of Rupture ASTM C-179 --- Test Method to Determine Permanent Linear Change ASTM C-704 --- Test Method to Determine Abrasion Loss ASTM C-20 --- Test Method to Determine Thermal Conductivity ASTM C1113 -99(2004) Standard Test Method for Thermal Conductivity of Refractories by Hot Wire (Platinum Resistance Thermometer Technique) ASTM C-27 --- Classification Standard for Clay and High Alumina Brick

He has conducted extensive work on Basic Refractories. He has taught Refractories materials courses for up to 20 students at the time in a four year period. He has worked as an inspector of basic refractories installation for the steel industry. He has experience in magnesia dissolution in steel slags. Expert has conducted extensive work on Castable Refractories. He has worked on Castable production and catasbles product reformulation for the Petroleum Industry. He has taught Refractories materials courses for up to 20 students at the time in a four year period. He has worked as quality a control inspector of castables refractories installation for the Petroleum industry.

Expert has a combined experience of more than 16 years in ceramics engineering. He has worked in Refractories (basic, acid, monolithic, castables), Thermal Spray Coatings (mullite on steel, zirconia on steel), Sol Gel Coatings, Electroless metal coatings on glass, metals and plastics, Nanoceramics synthesis R & D, Nanocoationgs. Expert has a combined experience of more than 16 years in ceramics engineering. He has worked in Refractories (basic, acid, monolithic, castables). He developed refractories formulations for the Petroleum and Steel Industries. He selected refractories materials based on calculated the transfer losses and applications mechanical requiriments. He developed electroless formulations for electroless of nobel metal on ceramics. He developed Spray Pyrolisis coatings of zirconia on glass and metals substrates.

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fluid dynamics

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product design variation reduction

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product improvement

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fluid mechanics

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gas mechanics

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product design

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new consumer product development

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new product development

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ASTM standard refractory test

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basic refractory

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refractory

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castable refractory

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refractory ceramic

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refractory concrete

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ceramic engineering

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nickel plating process

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ceramic material

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ceramic material selection

Expert has extensively worked on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. He has developed new products that enable effective flow control and filtering based on CFD modeling, improving performance up to twice the efficiency compared to previous designs. He has developed multiphysics simulations that compute thermal and fluid dynamic interactions. Expert developed electroless custom formulations for nobel metals (Au, Pt) on glass, metals and plastic substrates, He developed electroless formulations of Ag and Cu on glass, metals and plastic substrates. He developed nanocoatings for Au nanoparticles. Expert has extensively worked on magnesia dissolution in metallurgical slag. He has done a masters thesis on the subject. He also has performed failure analysis of hundreds of samples taking from Magnesia refractory in foundry applications all around the US. Expert has conducted material product development for thermal coatings, electroless coatings, Ceramic engineering applications, Furnace and thermal resistance applications, Fluid dynamics applications. He has conducted material product development for thermal coatings, electroless coatings, corrosion resistance and friction coatings. Expert has conducted extensive work on Mullite and Castable Refractories. He has worked on Castable production and catasbles product reformulation for the Petroleum Industry. He has taught Refractories materials courses for up to 20 students at the time in a four year period. He has worked as quality a control inspector of castables refractories installation for the Petroleum industry.

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electroless plating process

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plating process

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precious-metal plating process

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product formulation

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magnesite

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magnesium oxide

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material product development

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metal protective coating material

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monolithic refractory

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mullite

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computational fluid dynamics


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri;  Columbia, Missouri;  Saint Charles, Missouri;  Saint Peters, Missouri;  Florissant, Missouri;  and Springfield, Illinois.

Often requested
with this expert:

Fluid and Thermal Science, Interfacial Fluid Flow
Heat Transfer, Advanced Cooling Technologies, CFD, Fluid...
CFD and Multi-Physics Modeling, Multidisciplinary...
Fluid Flow Systems/ Heat Transfer Equipment/ Porous Media...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2008   PhD   Chemical Engineering   UMR  
2001   MS   Ceramic Engineering   UMR  
1994   BS   Materials Engineering   University Simon Bolivar  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Consultant

 

Developed consulting projects in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Chemical Engineering, Thermal and Mechanical product design, using Comsol Multiphysics to simulate applications in medical devices, mechanical devices and metallurgical applications

2005 to 2008

 

University of Missouri Rolla

 

Chemical Engineering

 

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Conducted research in Nano Coatings and Synthesis of Nanomaterials. Simulation of fluid dynamics in a flame reactor using Comsol Multiphysics software

2003 to 2004

 

MoSci Corporation

 


 

Research Engineer

 

Conducted research in Electroless metal coatings and PVC coatings on ceramics materials. Developed custom coatings formulations and standard operating procedures.

1999 to 2001

 

University of Missouri Rolla

 

Ceramic Engineering

 

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Conducted research in Refractories for electric arc furnaces (EAF) and Beta alumina gas sensors applied to glass furnaces. Specialized in Mg dissolution in Electro Arc Furnaces.

1998 to 1999

 

Technical Institute IUT-RC

 

Materials Engineering

 

Instructor

 

Taught courses in industrial ceramics processes, furnace technology and introduction to phase diagrams

1996 to 1998

 

CERAMICA CARABOBO S.A.C.A

 


 

Assistant Manager

 

Developed new Refractories products, production troubleshooting and quality assurance.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

AICHE

Licenses/Certifications

Six Sigma Black Belt


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

- US Patent 12/408,451 , US 20080154218 A1 - Five publications in materials engineering (friction-resistant coatings, solgel coatings and thermal spray), available upon request.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Tech. and Oper. Conf., SFSA  
 - ATM  
 - Surface and Coatings Technology  
 - Mars-Avril  
 - Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Conducted consulting projects in new product design (NPD), re-engineering and materials selection for John Deere, developed FEA analysis of harvesting equipment. Results: 40% weight reduction of harvesting equipment, increasing fuel efficiency and production cost reductions.
  • Conducted consulting projects in new product design (NPD) for Bausch Lomb, developed CFD analysis of microsurgical devices, results: 2 Patents in microsurgical equipment with market value of 20 millon$/year,
  • Conducted consulting projects in new product design (NPD) and CFD for Alcotek, developed CFD analysis of air filters, results: One patent on air filter for alcohol meters with market value of 5 millon$/year.
  • Conducted projects in new product design (NPD) for Mo Sci Corp. Developed Electroless metal coatings and PVC coatings on glass microspheres. Potential market 2 million $/ year.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Fluid Dynamics analysis for pipeline flow, pressure and distribution.
  • Consulting on fluid dynamics for a renewable energy device.
  • Expert in Florida for consulting on CFD Analysis.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has extensive experience in slip and fall cases, Machine design defects, Human Factors, Root Cause Analysis.
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
1995 to 1998   Venezuela   Developed new refractory products. Conducted production troubleshooting. Performed quality assurance including process charts and statistical data analysis
1992 to 1992   France   Conducted research in Zirconia namomaterials gabricatio, Zirconia coating in glass and metals.
1990 to 1994   Venezuela   Conducted research in thermal spray coatings, thin films coatings, solgel coatings.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Mother Tongue
Portuguese   He is fluent in portuguese (read, write, speak)
French  

Market Research:
Coatings, Refractories

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Taught courses in industrial ceramics processes, furnace technology and introduction to phase diagrams. Taught seminars in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing

Other Skills and Services

Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations Multi-physics simulations


 

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