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Fluid Engineering Gas Flow Predictions Consultant

Technical Consultant #2376


Expertise

Fluid Mechanics

  • Incompressible flow
  • Compressible flow
  • Transient flow
  • Hydraulic surge
  • Transient forces
  • Flow induced vibration
  • Relief device sizing
  • Jet mixing
  • Agitation
  • Entrainment separation
  • Line sizing
  • Flow distribution
  • Gas phase detonation
  • Gas phase deflagration
  • Modeling of spills in river systems including river hydraulics

Software Writing Program Models

  • Transient hydraulic hammer models
  • Relief device models
  • River dispersion models
  • Computer Languages: Fortran, Pascal, Visual Basic, VBA (Excel)

Experience

Undisclosed Company, 2009 - Present

  • Consulting services in Fluid Mechanics

Becht Engineering, 2007

Project

  • On site with Dow Chemical providing consulting in the fluid mechanics area.

The Dow Company, Midland, MI, 2001 - 2006

Lead Process Engineer

  • Transferred to Midland following the purchase of Union Carbide Corp. by The Dow Chemical Company applying expertise in the fluid mechanics and mixing discipline.
  • Responsibilities included Dow's fluid mechanics design technology for process engineering.
  • Design of equipment related to fluid mechanics.
  • Fluid Flow Manual, training and mentoring and rejuvenating the Process Engineering Seminar Series.

Union Carbide Corporation, South Charleston, WV, 1975 - 2001

Principal Engineer

  • Oversaw the Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics Group.
  • Responsibilities included training in fluid dynamics and mixing.
  • UCC's relief device sizing tools.
  • Modeling of hydraulic transients.
  • Modeling of spills to river systems
  • Design of fluid mechanics and mixing equipment and advancing UCC's technology as appropriate.
  • Involved with most of Union Carbide's chemical plants and processes.

General Electric Co., Aircraft Engine Group, Evandale, OH

Engineer, 1975

  • As the immediate Engineer in the Engine Stability and Installed Performance Technology Sub-Section.

Engineering Assistant, 1972 - 1973

  • Analyzed compressor stall data for the Aircraft Engine Group

Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA

  • Co-op position. Duties involved drafting, writing of test specifications and assisting is sea trails of a supply ship.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Registered P.E. in West Virginia
  • Registered P.E. in Michigan
  • Thesis: A Relaxation Method for the Solution of Rotational Transonic Nozzle Flow

Publications

  • Author and Co-Author of several peer reviewed scientific articles.

Education

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
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