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Curriculum Vitae


KIMBLE J. CLARK, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineer – Thermosciences

Dr. Kimble Clark has over 45 years of experience in solving equipment and system problems in mechanical engineering and thermosciences using engineering analysis and testing. His technical specialties include heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and combustion.  He has conducted many forensic investigations into the origin and cause of fires and explosions in chemical process plants, industrial facilities, and commercial and residential buildings.

 

Specialized Professional Competence

.        Accident reconstruction
.        Combustion
.        Consulting and expert witness
.        Design defect analysis
.        Failure analysis and prevention
.        Fire origin and cause investigation
.        Fluid mechanics
.        Forensic photography
.        Fuel science
.        Full-scale field testing
.        Heat transfer
.        Incident investigation
.        Laboratory testing
.        Patent evaluation
.        Process engineering
.        Thermal hydraulics Thermodynamics

 

Equipment

.        Building HVAC
.        Combustion turbines
.        Engines
.        Fans
.        Gas water heaters
.        Heat exchangers
.        Industrial boilers
.        Industrial chillers
.        Industrial furnaces
.        Pressure vessels
.        Pumps
.        Residential gas furnaces
.        Steam tubing
.        Steam turbines
.        Structures
.        Utility boilers
.        Vacuum deposition
.        Valves and piping

 

Industries

.        Aerospace
.        Agriculture
.        Commercial gas equipment
.        Construction
.        Electronics
.        Manufacturing
.        Marine
.        Medical
.        Petrochemical
.        Power generation
.        Refining
.        Residential gas appliance
.        Steel

 


Recent Work

Large Loss Investigation

Investigation of large losses, typically explosions and fires in refineries and power plants; interfacing with federal and state agencies that are typically at the site of a large loss; determination of origin and cause; coauthored a book on procedures, techniques, and lessons learned on the origin and cause investigation of large losses.

 

Fires and Explosions

Investigation of origin and cause of fires and explosions in chemical plants, refineries, steel and metal heat treating plants, warehouses, commercial and residential buildings, and ships involving a wide range of fuels and explosives including wood, natural gas, propane, hydrogen, coke oven gas, gasoline, oil, epoxy, hydraulic fluid, bunker fuel, methanol, hydroxylamine, ammonium perchlorate, ammonium nitrate, sodium hydrosulfite, sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, HMX, and metals (aluminum, titanium).

 

Boilers, Heaters, and Furnaces

Investigation of equipment design defects and improper operation which cause waterwall and steam tube failures, burner and structural failures, fires and explosions, and carbon monoxide poisoning.  Development of methods to prevent these failures; equipment includes utility boilers, heat recovery boilers, industrial furnaces and boilers, and commercial and residential water heaters and furnaces; fuels include coal, oil, gas, municipal waste, agricultural and wood waste, and mixtures thereof.

 

Engines and Turbines

Investigation of stationary, truck and marine diesel engine failures; marine and land-based combined cycle and cogeneration steam and combustion turbine failures; determination of equipment impact due to use of off-specification fuels.

 

Petrochemical and Process

Investigation of ethylene plant heat exchanger shell catastrophic failure, geothermal steam well casing failure, urea reactor vessel failure, oil well fires and explosions; natural gas pipeline regulator failure; analysis of precision metering pump patent dispute; process analysis and testing of synthetic and biomass fuels in engines, turbines, and boilers; analysis of heat and mass balances for combined cycle power plants; analysis of oxygen cylinder fires.

Agricultural

Industrial refrigeration performance testing and system failure investigations; assessment of thermal insulation in growing room.

Earlier Work

Research and development in the aerospace industry.  Specific examples include aircraft fuel crash fire modeling; development of advanced temperature and heat flux instrumentation; electric arc plasma analysis and design; model development for the properties of high-pressure, high-temperature reacting gas mixtures; testing and analysis of intumescent paint heating response; testing of fire-resistant fabrics; testing of transpiration cooling for heated metal surfaces; and thermochemical ablation of spacecraft and missile reentry heat shields and rocket engine nozzles.


Industry Employment

 

Alpine Research & Engineering, LLC, Bend, Oregon, 2013-present

Principal

Intertek, Sunnyvale, California, 2009-2013

Principal Investigator, Forensic Science (last position)

Aptech Engineering Services, Sunnyvale, California, 1984-2009

Vice President, Forensic Engineering (last position)

Acurex Corporation,Mountain View, California, 1971-1984

Manager, Energy Systems (last position)

Aerotherm Corporation,Palo Alto, California, 1965-1967

Staff Engineer (last position)


 

Education and Professional Background

 

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1971
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1965
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1964
Research Assistant, Thermosciences Division, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Research Assistant, Thermodynamics Instructor, and Post-Doctoral Researcher; High-Temperature Gas Dynamics Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Member:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
National Fire Protection Association
National Association of Fire Investigators
Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honorary Society)
U.S. Patent:  Method for Reduction of Sulfur Oxides and Particulates in Coal Combustion Exhaust Gases, 5,311,829; 5/17/1994
U.S. Patent:  Method of Extending the Useful Life of Boiler Tubes, 5,050,108; 9/17/1991
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Selected Reports, Publications, and Presentations

 

1.         Root Cause Investigation, Sulphur Reheat Gas Exchanger Fire, Spectra Energy, Pine River Gas Plant, September 3, 2013, Limited Distribution Report, ARE Project 2013090011 (March 2014) (Analysis of Elemental Sulphur Fire in Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger).

2.         Expert Report in the Matter of Elvira Gonzalez et al. vs. O&G Industries, Inc., et al., Limited Distribution Report, ARE Project 2013120013 (March 2014) (Evaluation of Natural Gas Accumulation, Ignition, and Explosion During Gas Blow Clearing of Fuel Train in Combined Cycle Power Plant).

3.         Origin and Cause Investigation of Fire in Refinery Propane Deasphalting Unit, 18th International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association Conference, The Banff Centre, February 19 21, 2014 (Evaluation of Propane Leak, Ignition, and Explosion Following Rupture in Process Control Loop Piping).

4.         Investigation of Steam Thermal Hydraulics and Heat Transfer in Nose and Tubes, 750 MW Low Mass Flux Supercritical Boiler, Longview Power, LLC, Maidville, West Virginia, Limited Distribution Report with C. Q. Lee and M. T. Cronin, Intertek Report AES 12118254 4 1 (January 2014) (Root Cause Analysis of Boiler Nose Arch Tube Failures Due to Overheating).

5.         Investigation of Compressor Valve Cap Bolt Failures on USA Compression Units 2186 and 2238, Limited Distribution Report with Luis Garfias, Ph.D., Intertek Report AES 12108239 34 and AES 13048391 4 (October 2013) (Investigation of Natural Gas Pipeline Compressor Skid Fire Due to Valve Cap Bolt Failures).

6.         Expert Report in the Matter of PetroStar vs. Samshin Limited, et. al., Limited Distribution Report, Intertek Report AES 09017043 34 2 (September 2013) (Root Cause Investigation of Refinery Fire Due to Release and Ignition of Atmospheric Residual Crude from Failed Drain Valve in Process Control Loop).

7.         Expert Report in the Matter of Crosstex Energy Services, LPP, vs. Pro Plus, Inc., et al., Limited Distribution Report, Intertek Report AES 09017023 34 2 (July 2013) (Root Cause Investigation of Natural Gas Pipeline Compressor Station Fire Due to Gasket Failure in Compressor Suction Piping).

8.         Evaluation of the Decomposition Event at the Moore LDPE Facility Operated by Nova Chemicals Corporation, Limited Distribution Report with M. T. Cronin and H. D. Vailancourt, Intertek Report AES 12049104 4 1 (October 2012) (Performed a Transient Heat Conduction Analysis for the Thick Walled Tubes in the LDPE Reactor, When Undergoing a Runaway Decomposition Event, to Explain the Actual Tube Metal Overheat Damage Which Occurred).

9.         Investigation of the Origin and Cause of an Explosion and Fire in a Trailer Located at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Sonoita, Arizona, on September 5, 2010, Limited Distribution Report, Intertek Report AES 10127628 4 1 (June 2012) (Analysis of Sewer Methane Accumulation, Ignition, and Explosion in Horse Trailer with Living Quarters).

10.      Potential Damage to TPC/BNYM Tier IV Data Center from Explosion/Fire at Nearby Planned Trinity Propane Tank Farm, Limited Distribution Report with M. T. Cronin and R. C. Cipolla, Intertek Report AES 11087865 4 1 (October 2011) (Evaluation of Possible Damage to Data Center If It Were Exposed to a Large Propane Explosion).

11.      Expert Report Regarding Allegations that Gas Fired Furnace Produced Carbon Monoxide in Residence Living Quarters, Limited Distribution Report, Intertek Report AES07066413 (March 2010) (Testing of Combustion Gas Migration Through Corrosion Holes in Primary Heat Exchanger of Residential Gas Fired Furnace).

12.      Expert Report in the Matter of Gabriel Alvarado and Piedad Alvarado, Plaintiffs and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Intervenor vs. Puffer Sweiver, L.P., et al., Limited Distribution Report, Intertek APTECH Report AES 09017219 34 6 (November 2010) (Investigation of Fire in Refinery Alky Unit Due to Piping Failure).

13.      Expert Report of Kimble J. Clark, Ph.D. in the Matter of Keith Purcell v. Riley Power, Inc., et al. No. 2007L132, Limited Distribution Report, Intertek APTECH Report AES 07066519 4 2 (October 2010) (Investigation of Coal Fired Fluidized Bed Boiler Hot Water Release Incident).

14.      Investigating Large Losses, Limited Production Report with Brook F. Minx, JD, Copyright 2010 by Donato, Minx, Brown, and Pool, P.C. and Intertek APTECH, Version 2010.1 (June 29, 2010) (A How To Manual on the Technical and Legal Aspects of Investigating Large Losses with the Involvement of Federal and State Agencies).

15.      Expert Report by Intertek APTECH in the Matter of America International Insurance Company of Puerto Rico v. Travelers Insurance Company, et al., Limited Distribution Report, Intertek APTECH Report AES 09067182 4 1 (February 2010) (Investigation of Liquid CO2 Vessel BLEVE).

16.      Nexen Long Lake Commercial Field Steam Distribution System Assessment – Part 2. Quantitative Results from Saturated Steam Flow/Condensation Analysis, Intertek APTECH Report AES 09049041 23 2 (February 2010) (Evaluation of Risk of Water Accumulation and Water Hammer in Saturated Steam Distribution Piping).

17.      Emissions Testing of Carrier Residential Furnace, APTECH Project AES 08086918 4 (September 2008) (Flue Gas Emissions Testing of Residential Gas fired Furnace).

18.      Air Inlet System Pressure Calculations for the Mars 100 Engine Located at the Central Utility Plant at the California Institute of Technology, APTECH Report AES 07086857 4 (September 2008) (Analysis of Turbulence and Pressure Oscillations in Combustion Turbine Air Inlet Duct).

19.      State of Knowledge Regarding Waterwall Circuit Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer, and Temperature Instability, prepared for Electric Power Research Institute with C. Lee, AES 07066493 2 1 (April 2008) (Survey of Supercritical Steam Properties and Heat Transfer Coefficients).

20.      Summary Report Cause of Covanta/Babylon Boiler Damage, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 07076545 4 1 (September 2007) (Analysis of Explosion in Boiler During Explosive Cleanout Procedure).

21.      Investigation of Explosion in Boiler Room at Foremost Farms Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Plant on December 23, 2003, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 05045750 4 1 (June 2007) (Testing and Analysis of Natural Gas Explosion in Building Due to Leak in Boiler Fuel Piping Train).

22.      Expert Rebuttal Report on Theories of Room Air Contamination from Secondary Heat Exchanger Failure in Residential Gas Fired Furnace, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 07036413 4 (May 2007) (Analysis and Testing of Corroded Heat Exchanger).

23.      Expert Report on Investigation of September 20, 2005 Fire at AES Mendota Power Plant During Cyclone Cleanout, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 06096277 4 1 (February 2007) (Analysis of Release and Combustion of Unburned Fuel through Cyclone Manway).

24.      Comments on Expert Report Regarding in the Matter of the Complaint of Michael Graziuso, as Owner of the 1995 Viking Convertible Mickie G. Hull Identification No: YKY50631J495, for Exoneration from a Limitation of Liability, E.D.N.Y.: 04 CV 3873 and in the Matter of the Complaint of Joseph N. Cunningham, Jr., M.D., E.D.N.Y.: 04 CV 4111 (JBW) (MDG), APTECH Project AES 05126024 4 (January 2006) (Evaluation of Expert Opinions Regarding Fire Cause and Origin for Consistency with NFPA 921).

25.      Cylinder Heat Transfer Investigation, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Project AES 06016040 4 (2006) (Analysis of Propane Fire at Cylinder Storage Facility Due to Cylinder Ambient Overheating).

26.      Summary of Opinions in the Matter of Richard Baumer et al. v. Mendoza, Ribas, Farinas & Associates, et al., Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 05045762 4 1 (September 2005) (Investigation of Gas Fired Package Boiler Explosion in School Boiler Room).

27.      Expert Report of Aptech Engineering Services, Inc. in the Matter of State Farm General Insurance Company v. Maytag Corporation, et al., Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 04105563 4 1 (July 2005) (Investigation of Residential Clothes Dryer Fire).

28.      Report on Investigation of Cause of Explosion and Fire at the Mutuvi Residence on April 16, 2004, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 04075458 4 1 (July 2005) (Testing and Analysis of Natural Gas Fired Stove Explosion Due to Pilot Gas Tubing Leak).

29.      Investigation of Silica Exposure from A. P. Green Industries, Inc. Refractory Materials, Limited Distribution Report with S. Torbov, APTECH Report AES 04095525 4 1 (December 2004) (Worker Exposure During Refractory Installation).

30.      Investigation of Explosion at Concept Sciences, Inc. on February 19, 1999, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 04075461 4 1 (August 2004) (Hydroxylamine Explosion in Manufacturing Facility).

31.      Investigation of Diesel Engines Exposed to Contaminated Fuel, Limited Distribution Report with E. Sullivan and S. Torbov, APTECH Report AES 04045401 4 (May 2004) (Failure of Marine Diesel Engines).

32.      Expert Report on the Damage Caused by Consolidated NOX Rods Furnace, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 04035366 4 1 (March 2004) (Testing and Analysis of Residential Furnace Overheating Due to Heat Transfer Design Defect).

33.      Investigation of Propane Tank Explosion Incident, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 02054762 4 1 (October 2003) (Propane Explosion and Fire from Leaking Five Gallon Tank).

34.      Review of Expert Reports and Opinions Concerning an Explosion and Fire Aboard the MAERSK TOKYO on February 4, 1999, with S. Kohan and S. Torbov, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 03075112 4 1 (July 2003) (Fuel Tank Explosion During Welding).

35.      Investigation of Portable Oxygen Cylinder Fire Which Occurred at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on February 11, 2001, with E. Sullivan and C. Lee, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 03014954 4 2 (May 2003) (Analysis and Testing of Aluminum/Oxygen Fire).

36.      Investigation of Natural Gas Migration, Accumulation, and Ignition in Storm Drain at N. Dwight Avenue, Dallas, Texas, on May 24, 2001, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 03035010 4 1 (April 2003) (Natural Gas Leak from Residential Service Line).

37.      Hazards of Gas Station in Building at 808 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 01124588 4 (October 2002) (Investigation of Risk of Gasoline Vapor Explosion in Indoors Automobile Fueling Station).

38.      Expert Report on the October 12, 1999 Power Outage at the Marroking Cold Storage Facility on Avenue 56 in Earlimont, California, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 02044735 4 1 (April 2002) (Analysis of Loss of Refrigeration Capacity Due to Power Outage).

39.      Investigation of Building Explosion at 851 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, on April 25, 2001, with E. Sullivan, APTECH Report AES 01054396 4 1 (December 2001) (Natural Gas Underground Migration, Ignition, and Explosion from Leaking Main).

40.      Expert Report on the April 13, 1994 Digester Rupture at the Stone Container Paper Mill in Panama City, Florida, with M. Cronin, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 01034346 4 1 (September 2001) (Analysis of Catastrophic Vessel Rupture Due to Overpressure).

41.      Expert Report on the January 8, 1998, Fire at the Lonza, Inc. Fire Chemical Processing Plant, with S. Kohan, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 01034317 4 1 (June 2001) (Testing and Analysis of Fire from Ethanol/Catalyst Reaction).

42.      Expert Report on the Explosion at Napp Technologies Involving Technic, Inc. 9031 Gold Precipitating Agent, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 00023891 4 1 (April 2000) (Investigation of Thermal Runaway Reactions of Sodium Hydrosulfite/Aluminum Particle Mixture).

43.      Preliminary Investigation of Apartment Door Lock Failures, with E. Sullivan, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 00074067 4 1 (July 2000) (Assessment of Mechanical Failure in Door Lock Due to Design Defect).

44.      Investigation into the Origin of the Explosion at the Terra Fertilizer Plant, Port Neal, Iowa, Limited Distribution Report, with Q. A. Baker, et. al., APTECH Project AES 94122340 4 (April 2000) (Testing and Analysis of Detonation in Ammonium Nitrate Neutralizer with Titanium Spargers).

45.      Expert Report on the June 7, 1999 Explosion in the FV 102 Fractionator at Caribbean Petroleum Refinery, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 00104169 4 1 (October 2000) (Vessel Failure Due to Explosion Overpressure).

46.      Engineering Evaluation of Fluor Daniel's Delay Claim Related to the Heat Recovery Steam Generators Rabigh Steam Power Plant Extension Phase IV, with S. Paterson and S. Nelson, APTECH Report AES 97113242 4 2 (May 2000) (Design and Construction Contract Responsibility Dispute).

47.      Review of Eight Stainless Steel Fragments From ICI Canada, Inc., with P. B. Lindsay, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 99123862 4 1 (April 2000) (Inspection of Steel Fragment Generation from Detonation).

48.      Engineering Investigation and Analysis of the Explosion in the Humberto Vidal Building, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with R. J. Schreiber and A. Parra, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 97073121 4 5 (March 1999) (Propane Migration, Ignition, and Explosion in Commercial Building).

49.      Preliminary Analysis of Propane Gas Leak, Migration, Accumulation and Explosion in Humberto Vidal Building, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 97073121 4 1 (May 1998) (Propane Migration, Ignition, and Explosion in Commercial Building).

50.      Report on the Potential Origins of Fugitive Natural Gas at 901 Post Street at the Time of the Incident On June 2, 1994, with R. Schreiber, APTECH Report AES 94062217 4 1 (October 1996) (Investigation of Residential Natural Gas Explosion).

51.      Investigation of Pipe Coupling Failure, with R. Schreiber, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 96012616 4 1 (August 1996) (Evaluation of Coupling Failure in 4 Inch Water Piping).

52.      Analysis of Epoxy Exothermic Reaction, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 96052746 4 (June 1996) (Investigation of Epoxy Container Fire).

53.      Investigation of Scrubbed Coke Oven Gas Pipeline Leak at AK Steel Middletown Works, with P. Lindsay and C. Lee, APTECH Report AES 96022675 4 2 (May 1996) (Coke Oven Gas Leak and Underground Migration from Corroded Piping).

54.      Evaluation of Fluid Filtering and Dispensing Patent and System, with R. Schreiber, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 94042160 4 1 (May 1994) (Evaluate Patent Infringement on Design of Photoresist Fluid Dispensing System).

55.      Evaluation of Utah Power and Light Company's Hunter 3 Boiler Waterwall Circulation and its Role in 1986 Corrosion Incident, with S. Torbov, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 91011382 4 1 (December 1993) (Testing and Analysis of Waterwall Tube Failure Due to Departure from Nucleate Boiling).

56.      Quantum Chemical Corporation, Morris, Illinois Ethylene Plant Vessel Fragmentation, September 12, 1989, Failure Analysis Report, with M. Cronin, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Project AES 90031221 4 (July 1993) (Testing and Analysis of Steel Brittle Fracture Due to Ethylene Autorefrigeration).

57.      Field Evaluation of Cofiring Gas with Coal for Quantifying Operational Benefits and Emissions Trim in a Utility Boiler, Two Volumes, GRI 92/0456, Gas Research Institute, with S. Torbov, R. Impey, K. Hara, and T. Burnett, APTECH Report AES 89021010 5 2 (February 1993).

58.      Improved Superheater Component Longevity by Steam Flow Redistribution, EPRI TR 101697, Electric Power Research Institute, with K. Hara, C. Lee, R. Moser, and T. Rettig, APTECH Report AES 89041059 5 1(December 1992).

59.      Gas Explosion at Rich's in Fresno, California, on August 15, 1992, APTECH Report AES 92081751 4 1 (November 1992) (Investigation of Natural Gas Leak, Underground Migration, Ignition, and Explosion from Leak in High Pressure Main).

60.      Investigation of Chemical Reaction Between Sodium Hydrosulfite and Air and Water, with S. Kohan, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 92011614 4 1 (February 1992) (Examination of Applicability of the Definition of Fire).

61.      SO2 and Particulate Emissions Reduction in a Pulverized Coal Utility Boiler Through Natural Gas Cofiring, 1991 SO2 Control Symposium, Washington, D.C., with S. Torbov, et al. (December 1991).

62.      Summary of Industrial Refrigeration Evaporator Performance Tests, with C. Lee and R. Schreiber, Limited Distribution Report, APTECH Report AES 90041241 4 2 (March 1991) (In Situ Measurements of Evaporator Performance in a Large Cold Storage Warehouse).

63.      Cofiring with Natural Gas: Case History, CIBO Technical Conference, Current Developments in Control Systems for SO2 Emissions, Washington, D.C., with S. Lefton, et al. (July 1990).

64.      Redistribute Steam to Extend Boiler Tube Life, Power, with C. Lee, et al.) (April 1990).

65.      Field Evaluation of Cofiring Gas with Coal for Quantifying Operational Benefits and Emissions Trim in a Utility Boiler, GEN UPGRADE '90, International Symposium on Performance Improvement, Retrofitting, and Repowering of Fossil Fuel Power Plants, Washington, D.C., with R. Impey, et al. (March 1990).

66.      Assuring Increased Reliability of Superheater and Reheater Tubing and Headers by Optimization of Steam Side and Gas Side Temperatures, GEN UPGRADE '90, International Symposium on Performance Improvement, Retrofitting, and Repowering of Fossil Fuel Power Plants, Washington, D.C., with S. Lefton, et al. (March 1990).

67.      Improved Superheater Component Longevity by Steam Flow Redistribution, Electric Power Research Institute Conference on Plant Maintenance Technology, Houston, Texas, with K. Hara, et al. (November 1989).

68.      Remaining Life Assessment of Superheater and Reheater Tubes, EPRI CS 5564, Electric Power Research Institute, with S.R. Paterson, et al. (May 1988).

69.      Stress Intensity Factors for Cracked Metallic Structures Under Rapid Thermal Loading, Report for Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with R. Cipolla, APTECH Report AES 8609709F 1 (October 1987).

70.      Methodology for Assessing the Remaining Useful Life of Critical Power Plant Components, Electric Power Research Institute Conference on Life Extension and Assessment of Fossil Plants, Washington, D.C., with S. Lefton, et al. (June 2 4, 1986).

71.      Creep Damage and Remaining Life Assessment of Superheater and Reheater Tubes, Electric Power Research Institute Conference on Life Extension and Assessment of Fossil Plants, Washington, D.C., with S. Paterson and T. Rettig (June 2 4, 1986).

72.      Boundary Layer Aspects of High Temperature Flows in Concrete Ducts Equilibrium Chemistry Model, DNA 4832F, Defense Nuclear Agency, Washington, D.C., with C. Wolf, et al. (December 1978).

73.      A Study of the Feasibility of Investigating Radiation/Turbulent Mixing Layer Interactions in a Constricted Arc, Aerotherm Final Report 75 167, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, Contract NA51 13666, with E. Nelson, et al.) (October 1975).

74.      Correlation for the Viscosity of Air Including Effects of Dissociation, AIAA Journal, Vol. 13, No. 10, pp. 1406 1407, with A. Anderson (October 1975).

75.      Analytic and Experimental Evaluations of Flowing Air Test Conditions for Selected Metallics in a Shuttle TPS Application, NASA Contractor Report CR 2531, Langley Research Center, Washington, D.C., with J. Schaefer, et al. (August 1975).

76.      Analytical and Design Study for a High Pressure, High Enthalpy, Constricted Arc Heater, AEDC TR 75 47, Arnold Engineering Development Center (DY), Air Force Systems Command, Arnold Air Force Station, Tennessee, with W. Nicolet, et al. (July 1975).

77.      Methods for the Analysis of High Pressure, High Enthalpy, Constricted Arc Heaters, AIAA Tenth Thermophysics Conference, Denver, Colorado, AIAA Paper 75 704, with W. Nicolet, et al. (May 27 29, 1975).

78.      Intumescent Coating Modeling, Journal of Fire and Flammability, Vol. 6, pp. 205 221, with D. Cagliostro, et al. (April 1975).

79.   Exploratory Development of Heat Resistant and Nonflammable Fibrous Materials, Technical Report AFML TR 74 233, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Air Force Systems Command, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with B. Laub and E. Chu (February 1975).

80.      Cooling by Discrete and Porous Injection Into a Turbulent, Supersonic Boundary Layer, AIAA 12th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Washington, D.C., Paper 74 98 (January 30 February 1, 1974). AIAA Journal, Vol. 12, No. 12, pp. 1679 1686, with C. Nardo, et al. (December 1974).

81.      Analytical Modeling of Intumescent Coating Thermal Protection System in a JP 5 Fuel Fire Environment, Aerotherm Final Report 74 101, NASA Contract NA52 7709, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, with A. Shimizu, et al. (June 1974).

82.      Analysis of the Thermal Response of Parachute Fabrics in Crash Fire Environments, Technical Report ASD TR 74 25, Air Force Systems Command, Aeronautical Systems Division, Life Support Systems, Program Office, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with B. Laub and K. Green (February 1974).

83.      Procedure for Simultaneous Analysis of Multiproperty Data, ASME Sixth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Atlanta, Georgia, with W. Leidenfrost and P. Liley (August 5 8, 1973).

84.      Analysis of the Thermal Response of Protective Fabrics, Technical Report AFML TR 73 17, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Air Force Systems Command, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with H. Morse, et al. (January 1973).

85.      The Multipurpose Instrument Used for Computation of Thermophysical Properties and Production of Self Consistent Tables and Mollies Charts, Physica, Vol. 66, with W. Leidenfrost and P. Liley (1973).

86.      Thermochemical Nonequilibrium in an Argon Constricted Arc Plasma, AIAA Fourth Fluid and Plasma Dynamics Conference, Palo Alto, California (June 21 23, 1971). AIAA Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 17 18, with F. Incropera (January 1972).

87.      Electron Ion Recombination  A Critical Review of Theories and Experimental Results for an Argon Plasma, ASME Fifth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Newton, Massachusetts, with F. Incropera (September 30, 1970).

88.      Thermochemical Ablation of Rocket Nozzle Insert Materials, NASA Contractor Report NASA CR 66632, NASA Langley Research Center, Washington, D.C., with R. Rindal, et al. (February 15, 1968).

89.      Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Ablative Material Response in a Liquid Propellant Rocket Engine, NASA Contractor Report NASA CR 82301, NASA Lewis Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, with R. A. Rindal, et al. (September 1, 1967).

90.      Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of the Apollo Thermal Protection System Under Simulated Re Entry Conditions, Aerotherm Final Report 67 16, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas, with J. W. Schaefer, et al. (July 15, 1967).

91.      Calorimetric Techniques of Plasma Jet Temperature Measurement, Technical Report SU247 10, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, with F. Incropera (October 1965).


 


 

Dr. Clark enjoys fly fishing and back country powder skiing in his spare time.