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Waterhammer

Expert Witness Profile

Expert in waterhammer in various liquid systems. Former professor of hydraulics at Georgia Tech. Over 40 years experience involving waterhammer in fossil and nuclear power plant piping, water distribution systems, and refrigeration piping. Expert witness in hydraulic shock litigation for ammonia refrigeration systems. Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Author of some 60 papers in waterhammer. International consultant to numerous industries concerning waterhammer problems in nuclear piping. Conducted waterhammer experiments in both water and ammonia piping. ASME sanctioned lecturer on waterhammer in piping to numerous industries. Also recognized expert in valve cavitation. Authority on condensation-induced waterhammer leading to steam explosions.

Education & Licenses

BS in Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1958; MS in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics), Georgia Institute of Technology, 1961; PhD in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics), Georgia Institute of Technology, 1964