Fluid Mechanics Expert in Underground Pipelines

Case Description:

A civil engineering expert in fluid mechanics was needed for a breach of contract case involving underground utilities. The plaintiff, a company that specializes in the installation of fiber optic cable, as well as underground transmission lines undertook a municipal project in which they were responsible for re-lining a long section of underground pipeline. The contract specified a specific lining tolerance to reduce restrictions of fluid flow. The defendants claimed that excessive thickness of the lining created a reduced fluid flow through the pipeline.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a fluid mechanics expert with construction industry experience in measuring and controlling fluid flow in transmission pipelines.

Experts Presented:

  • Civil Engineering

    This civil engineering expert has over 35 years of experience in civil engineering as a professor, research scientist, and consulting engineer specializing in fluid flow and hydraulics. He is a Professor (Emeritus) of Civil Engineering who began his career as a general contractor in the construction industry. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Utah. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and has done computer and physical modeling of fluid flow in pipelines. This expert is an experienced expert witness, having given testimony at deposition 10 times and at trial five times. IMS Reference #5010558

  • Mechanical Engineering

    This mechanical engineering expert has over 34 years of experience in engineering and project management in the natural gas, petroleum, and manufacturing industries. He is an engineering and computer consultant responsible for technical and economic feasibility studies for liquid and gas pipelines and power projects. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is the author of a book which outlines the principles for designing and operating pipelines to transport liquids, primarily in the petroleum, water, and process industries. IMS Reference #5010566

  • Civil Engineering

    This civil engineering expert is president of a company that provides engineering solutions to fluid dynamics problems. He is an industry expert in using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques to model environmental flows. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS and Ph.D. in civil engineering. This expert has considerable expertise in computer modeling including original research in the area of CFD, one of the branches of fluid mechanics. IMS Reference #5010126

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