Dr. Bhagwan D. Agarwal

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Dr. Bhagwan D. Agarwal

B.D. Agarwal & Associates, Ltd.

622 Aspen Dr
Lombard IL, 60148
US

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Extensive experience and expertise in materials and engineering consulting. Written three books and numerous technical papers. Hold US Patents. Teach failure analysis courses.
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SUMMARY OF EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Thirty five years of experience in engineering and materials consulting, research, development, and management. Areas of expertise include composite materials, plastics, mechanical engineering, mechanics, automotive, aerospace, failure analysis, forensic investigations, stress analysis (FEA), design analysis and evaluation, experimental testing and research. Extensive experience and diversified expertise enable competent and efficient handling of complex and multidisciplinary projects.
Co-authored three books on composite materials and over 70 technical papers. Hold two US Patents on automotive gaskets. Teach SPE co-sponsored courses on Failure Analysis of Plastic Products through Stress Analysis Methods. Widely consulted by government, industry, and attorneys.

EDUCATION

Ph. D. Mechanics, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1972
MS Mechanics, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1970
BS Mech. Engg. Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India, 1965

EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Adjunct Consultant, Packer Engineering, IL, June 2001--Present
Adjuct Consultant, LaboratoryIL, 2001 --Present
Vice President, Engineering Services,Polymer Laboratory,  IL, 1996--2001
Senior Research Associate IL 1991--1993
Dean of Research and Development (Concurrent with Professor) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1988—1990
Professor/Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1972—1996
Research/Teaching Assistant, Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1968—1972
Lecturer, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India, 1965—1968

HONORS AND AWARDS

1996 Gold Medal for Best Paper Aerospace Engineering Division Institution of Engineers (India)

1988 Karunesh Memorial Lecturer Indian Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

1986 Gold Medal for Best Paper Aerospace Engineering Division Institution of Engineers (India)

1985 Member, Government of India Delegation to USSR

1968-1972 Research Fellowship, IIT Chicago


CONSULTING EXPERT IN LITIGATION CASES

Provided technical consulting in litigation cases including testimony at trials and in depositions in patent infringement and product liability cases. Conducted testing, calculations including FEA analysis, and literature search and review for expert reports and other purposes. Following is a list of products involved in the cases:

· Long fiber reinforced plastics
· Underground gasoline storage tanks
· Fiberglass pipes in water treatment plant
· Fiberglass pipeline for sewage and agriculture
· FRP ladders
· FRP boats
· Plastic pipe liners for sewage pipeline rehabilitation
· Polybulylene pipe and plumbing fittings
· Wheel chair
· Wood saw
· Mechanical lift
· Metal braided pipe
· High pressure hose
· Propane tank
· PVC sprinkler system
· Household water softener
· Instant water heater
· Adhesive system for labels
· Aircraft windows
· Helicopter gear
· Toilet flush tank

· Glass windows
· Asbestos reinforced plastic products
· Automobile tyres
· Reinforced polymer tanks for chemical treatment plant



UNIVERSITY CONSULTING

I. Industrial
Borg-Warner Chemicals, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Fel-Pro, Inc., Skokie, IL
L. J. Broutman & Associates, Chicago
Indian Explosives, Ltd., Kanpur, India

II. Government
Aeronautics Research and Development Board, New Delhi
Indian Airforce, Agra


GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Sponsors
National Science Foundations, Washington, D.C.
Aeronautics Research and Development Board, New Delhi


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMEBERSHIPS

· American Society for Testing and Materials - Member
· Institution of Engineers (India) - Fellow
· Society for Experimental Mechanics (formerly SESA) – Former Member
· American Water Works Association – Former Member
· Indian Society for Technical Education – Former Member
· British Society for Strain Measurement – Former Member


JOURNAL EDITING POSITIONS

· Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures-Editorial Board
· Advanced Composite Materials-Editorial Board
· Plastics Engineering and Technology-Editorial Board
· The Institution of Engineers (India)- Former chairman, Solid Mechanics and Stress Analysis Group



COURSES FOR INDUSTRY

Teach courses for industry on Failure Analysis of Plastic Products. These one day continuing education courses are co-sponsored by SPE or American Plastics Council, and are offered every year. The courses have been found very useful by the attendees over the years.

PATENTS

1. “Molded Plastic Gasket Having A Combination Sealing Bead”
2. “Molded Plastic Gasket Having An Improved Sealing Bead”

A complete list of over 70 research papers can be requested.
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