Advanced Materials and Powder Metallurgy Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Machining
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Metal Forming
  • Metallurgy
  • Advanced Materials

This expert has a D.Sc. (Eng.), Higher Doctorate from the University of London, U.K.

This expert received a Ph.D., Imperial College, University of London, U.K.

This expert received a M.Sc. & D.I.C. (Production Engineering), Imperial College, at the University of London, U.K.

This expert has a B.Sc. (Hon.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya.

Advanced Materials and Powder Metallurgy Expert Consultant Resume

This expert specializes in forging ring rolling and extrusion, engineering drawing and technology, mechanics, metal powder compaction and sintering, powder metallurgy, metal matrix composites, powder forging, and numerical methods. Further expertise includes mechanics of machines, and manufacturing engineering.

Additionally, this consultant has extensive experience in general engineering, production technology, production management, and production planning and control. Further experience includes mechanics of solids, production science, dynamics, manufacturing processes, and advanced manufacturing processes. This consultant is also experienced in areas including CAD usage, CAD/CAM of dies, advanced CAD, and machine design. Other related areas are CIM-processes, manufacturing systems, plasticity in manufacture, and automated manufacturing systems. This expert is also experienced with computer aided manufacture, CIM, advanced FEM, and precision forging of turbine blades. Finite element in metal forming and crack propagation, production of railway wheels, and other steel castings are also fields of expertise.

This consultant also has expertise in tractor manufacture, motor spares manufacture, small engine manufacture, and tolerance control in gm pin grinder. Other related areas of specialty are machinability of free machining steels, test runs on equipment, stress analysis of a multi-riveting fixture for a clutch rebuilding machine, and automatic closing of shutter doors. Furthermore, specialties include size effect in stress-strain behavior of alloy steels, investigation of the failure of a machine tool to perform to specification, tolerance control of needle bearings, and precision measurement of glass thickness. This expert is also knowledgeable with accurate force measurement at the die-injector interface of a molding machine, measurement of surface finish of corroded steel plates, cad, cam of dies, and analytical modeling of metal forming processes. Parallel processing, expert systems for die design and process control, visco-plastic finite element modeling, and installation of 3D computer graphics are other specialties of this expert. Other relevant skills and knowledge this expert has include CAD of streamline dies, material information systems, simulation of metal flow in forgings, and ring rolling simulation and analysis.

Additional experience this expert has includes CAD/CAM of shape streamline extrusion dies, rolling of TiAl, upper bound solution for extrusion forging as a friction test, and cad of part conical/streamline extrusion die. Other areas of emphasis are 3-d finite element analysis of a load cell, analysis of disk forging process, extrusion process design, and design of streamlined extrusion dies. This expert also has experience with the conceptual design of rolling processes, design of a streamlined draw die, design of a pinch rolling process for blade manufacture, and discrete event simulation. Furthermore, this expert has a background in blade manufacture, process modeling, forging modeling, and UBET application ring rolling. Additional experience includes optimization of forging die design for a diesel turbo-charge impeller, fabrication of an extrusion rig, quality improvements of ferrous castings, and scheduling of the hot rolling mill. This expert also offers experience with development of a non ferrous extrusion rig, non-symmetric extrusion, manufacture of complex extrusion dies, and sculptured surfaces. Related experience includes cad/cam of pressure die casting dies, high temperature metal forming, buckling of billets, analysis of casting, cad/cam of stream-lined extrusion dies, and hot rolling of TiAl sheet. This expert is highly experienced in areas including development of enhanced techniques for rolling, processing science, ring rolling, buckling of billets, and rolling of TiAl. This associate has related specialties such as state-of-the-art in extrusion, modeling of casting porosity, cad/cam of polymer extrusion dies, and extrusion of super conducting material. This expert is experienced in statistically designed experiments for material characterization, effect of temperature on machining, analytical modeling of ring joining, and analysis of pack rolling strips and sheets. Further background encompasses generation of 3-D models from 2-D, development of a composite processing program, extrusion analysis, and advanced materials processing. Related experience includes process model development for discrete event systems, development of new yield criteria, pinch and roll forming of blades, and enhancements to process models. Further background and experience includes material behavior modeling for thermomechanical processes, and simulation based design system for multi-stage manufacturing processes.

Additional experience and specialization includes material behavior modeling for thermomechanical processes, analysis of tube bending, material behavior testing and analysis for design of forging processes, and cost model development and maintenance for jet engines. This expert also specializes in material behavior testing and analysis for design of forging processes, cost model development and maintenance for jet engines, modeling and analysis of material behavior for control, and modeling and optimization of amorphous metals processing. Other specialties include metallic composite research, optimization of the ring gear forging process, Ti-b alloys, and hybrid rapid infrared superheating furnace for the treatment of aluminum alloys. Further specialties are specific to microstructure and high temperature, fatigue improvement of specialized aluminum alloy forgings, stress of steel alloys for forgings, technologies for producing sheet and foils from affordable & structurally efficient Ti, software for the design and certification of unitized airframe components.

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Providing mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, research and development consulting, advanced materials processing consulting, powder metallurgy consulting, metal powder compaction and sintering, powder metallurgy, metal matrix composites, powder forging, failure analysis, forensic engineering and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Postgraduate School

Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, major university

Areas of specialty included mechanical engineering, production engineering, research and development, and advanced materials processing.

Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Director, Center for Advanced Materials Processing, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Moss Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, OH

NRC/AFSC Senior Research Fellow, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Director, Board of Ceylon Steel Corp., Athurugiriya, Sri Lanka

Profile Rolling Process Design: Case Study
Extrusion Process Design: Case Study
Development of Affordable and Advanced Titanium Alloys for Potential Aerospace Applications
Development of an Experimental Ring Rolling Mill

U.S. patent holder and published author on topics related to tool and manufacturing, blanking and forming, cad/cam of dies, strength of materials, intelligent manufacturing, metal forming, hot extrusion, method to estimate the coefficient of frictio

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