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Dr. Michael Hayes specializes in the analysis of mechanical parts and structural systems, failure analysis, polymers (plastics) and composites, applied mechanics, materials engineering, product development and support, durability and life prediction, and finite element analysis (FEA).
He has led complex, multidisciplinary investigations involving a wide range of materials and applications, including consumer products, packaging, medical devices, construction materials, plumbing, civil/structural, automotive, railroad, and heavy equipment.
His technical interests include solving problems at the intersection of engineering mechanics and materials science, and utilizing advanced engineering concepts and cutting-edge tools to provide simple answers to his clients. Dr. Hayes has provided testimony in matters pending before both state and federal courts.
ESi was retained to investigate the failure of a PVC pipe. The pipe showed indications of rapid crack propagation that would be consistent with a high-pressure event. In order to understand the effect of the pre-existing crack on the remaining strength of the pipe, a fracture mechanics analysis was performed.
A large cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE or PEX) storage tank for 93% sulphuric acid failed after approximately seven months of service. The release of acid occurred through circumferential cracks that developed on the bottom panel of the tank near the corner radius with the sidewall.
ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.Contact Us