U.S. Forensic can determine the cause and origin of a blow out, tread separation, or other damage. Our tire engineer has qualified as an expert in Federal courts and has investigated various tires such as radial medium truck, light truck, and passenger tires. We can determine if a tire failed due to a manufacturer defect, poor maintenance, or improper repair.
Mechanical Engineer and Tire Expert
Mr. Darr is a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has education, training, and experience in design, development, testing, and evaluation of mechanical systems. He has extensive experience in the manufacturing and testing of tires.
Mr. Darr’s specific tire experience includes development, manufacturing, quality investigation, race tire preparation and testing of tires at numerous testing facilities. He worked in a tire manufacturing facility as a plant technical engineer where he investigated quality related issues and in a R&D center where he design, developed, tested and analyzed tires. He has visited numerous tire production plants from Goodyear, Bridgestone, Michelin and Continental tire. He has inherent knowledge of the PAX runflat tire system and C3M manufacturing process. He also was responsible for verifying that all standards and regulations were met related to the tire product and the tire pressure monitoring sensors. Mr. Darr has been qualified as a tire expert in Federal court and has completed forensic tire failure analysis on many types of tires (passenger, light truck, radial medium truck, etc) in which he referenced 100’s of publicly available tire related documents. He reviews forensic tire reports from outlying offices along with providing marketing support and giving seminars nationwide. For more information and to few case studies visit tireexpert.com or access the article: How to Get the Most Traction on Your Tire Failure Case.
Additional forensic experience includes vehicle accident reconstruction for passenger vehicles, vehicle component failure analysis and insurance fraud/consistency evaluations. Mr. Darr evaluated traffic signal timing relating to intersection collisions. Mr. Darr provided services in product and material failure analysis, cause analysis of plumbing failures, mechanical equipment and machinery failures, nondestructive examination and testing, product design and assessment of conformance to government, corporate, industry, safety and international standards.
U.S. Forensic’s laboratory is equipped with x-ray machines that can be used for non-destructive testing of tires and other components. This is particularly important in cases where a manufacturer’s defect may have caused a tire tread separation or failure. If the other tires on the vehicle are matches, we can test for potential defects without having to cut open the tires.
This equipment can also be used by our engineers and experts to identify hidden evidence in melted debris after a fire. For more information about our laboratory services, please visit our engineering lab page.
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