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Forensic Crash Injury Biomechanics Expert: Automotive and Aircraft

Technical Consultant #2132


Expertise

  • Injury biomechanics
  • Automotive crashworthiness
  • Aircraft crashworthiness
  • Computer application for occupant kinematics (MADYMO)
  • Computer application for vehicle crashworthiness (LS-DYNA)
  • Research on advance materials for crashworthiness applications.
  • Testing machine dynamic analysis.

Forensic Crash Injury Biomechanics Experience

  • Rollover crash investigations for Injury causation analysis.
  • Side impact (near and far side) crash investigation for injury causation analysis.
  • Frontal and oblique crash investigation for injury causation analysis.
  • Rear end collisions (high speed and low seed) crash investigation for injury causation.
  • ATV/UTV rollover crash injury analysis.
  • Child restraint crashworthiness performance and injury causation analysis.
  • Application of MADYMO and LS-DYNA for occupant kinematics and injury analysis in crash scenarios.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Founder and Director, 2012 - Present

Computer applications:

  • Design analysis
  • Occupant kinematic analysis (MADYMO)
  • Certifications
  • Occupant dynamics
  • ATV/UTV crash analysis
  • Structural crashworthiness (LS-DYNA)
  • Injury causation analysis

Undisclosed Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Department, 2006 - Present

Chief Research Engineer

  • Automotive occupant safety research
  • Certification analysis
  • Certification dynamic tests
  • Computer Simulations for occupant kinematics analysis

University of Arkansas, Assistant Professor, 2009 - 2013

  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering

IOSR-INDIA, Maharashtra, India, Founder and Director, 2008 - Present

  • Founder and Director

Engineering Institute, LLC, Farmington, Arkansas, 2006 - Present

  • Consultant-Occupant Protection

Wichita State University, National Institute for Aviation Research, 2000 - 2006

  • Research Associate, Composites Lab, 2005 - 2006
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Crash Lab, 2002 - 2005
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department, WSU, 2000 - 2001

Honors & Publications


Credentials

Ph.D. Dissertation

  • Finite Element Analysis of Vertebral End-Plate Failure under High Dynamic Axial Load and Its Relation to Age: In this research, a three dimensional Finite Element Model of Lumbar spine motion segment was developed to understand the end-plate failure mechanism.
  • FEM model is coupled with the analytical multi-body model of Part 572 Hybrid II dummy (MADYMO) and tests were carried out for vertical impact conditions.

Post Doctorate Research

  • Advance materials for occupant protection.
  • Characterization of composites at high strain rates.
  • De-convolution of dynamic response of the load measuring system from the composite specimens characteristic.

Awards

  • Symposium on International Automotive Technology - Best International Paper Award

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of over 20 publications: Technical bulletins, technical papers, citations, and presentations.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • B.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
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