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Robert A. Leishear, Ph.D, P.E.
Consulting Engineer, ASME Fellow
LEISHEAR ENGINEERING, LLC
Stop pipe system problems that include: water main breaks, fluid flow problems, pump and compressor failures, and pipeline explosions
Troubleshooting, Research, Failure Analysis, and Design for Fluid Systems:
Fluid Flow, Water Hammer, Structures, Piping, Pumps, Instrumentation, and Vibrations
ASME Magazine article: "Comparison of Mixing Experiments to Computational Fluid Dynamics Models", 2013, R. A. Leishear, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Engineering Magazine.
ASME Magazine article, Three Mile Island Hydrogen Fire and Near Explosion, 2014, R. A. Leishear, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Engineering Magazine.
ASME Magazine article, "Pipeline Explosions: A New Theory", 2013, R. A. Leishear, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Engineering Magazine.
Mensa World Journal article, Explosions in Nuclear Reactors and Offshore Oil Rigs, 2013, R. A. Leishear.
ASME Press Release, Text book on Piping Design and Failure Analysis, 2013, R. A. Leishear, "Fluid Mechanics, Water Hammer, Dynamic Stresses, and Piping Design", ASME Press.
ASME Press Release, Text book Supplement on Piping Design and Failure Analysis, 2015, "Fluid Mechanics, Water Hammer, Dynamic Stresses, and Piping Design", R. A. Leishear, ASME Press.
Savannah River National Lab Press Release for an ASME Fellowship, 2014. ASME is an organization, which has 141,000 members in over 158 countries. Less than 3 % of the members are Fellows, who are recognized for outstanding engineering achievements.
Mensa Press Release, Creativity Award for Nuclear Reactor Explosion Theory, 2015. Mensa is a fellowship of gifted IQ individuals, which has 110,000 members in over a hundred countries.
Empowering Pumps Magazine article, 2018. " Water Main Failures - a Billion Dollar a Year problem". New theory was invented to describe the common cause of hundreds of thousands of water main breaks, i.e. an expected trillion dollars in water main breaks over the next 25 years can be stopped!.
British Hydraulic Research Institute, 2018, "Pump Start-ups Ignite Nuclear Power Plants, History, Law, and Risks". Documentation is provided to prove that US Nuclear Regulatory Agency regulations are inadequate to provide safe designs for the entire US nuclear reactor fleet, i.e., 98 commercial reactors.
ASME, 2017, Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, "Fires, and Explosions in Nuclear Power Plants, Parts I to IV", a new theory was invented to explain the common cause failures at Three Mile Island, Fukushima, and hundreds of smaller explosions in nuclear power plants.
ASME, 2017, Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, "Shock Waves, Vibrations, and Resonance in Linearly Elastic Beams", R. A. Leishear. New theory was invented to mathematically explain the fact that resonance destroy structures at numerous different frequencies.
ASME, 2016, Power and Energy Conference paper, "Design and Application of Low Flow Steam Siphon Jet Pumps", R. A. Leishear, M. Bennett, and J. Cooper.