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Technical Summary and Database for Guidelines for Pipelines Crossing Railroads and Highways

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                  MICHAEL THEODOR BEHN, Ph.D., P.E.
                         Brinellvägen 34, K311
                       100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
                           +46 – 8 – 790 8706
                        michael.behn@byv.kth.se


PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE
  Registered as a Professional Engineer (New Jersey GE 39933).

EMPLOYMENT
  ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
  Research Engineer, 9/08 – Present
  ● Development of a new damage model for heavily loaded trucks on roadways.
  ● Calibration of imaging software for X-Ray Tomograph.
  ● Development of new roadway compaction technology.
  ● Development of low energy asphalt technology.

  PROMETHEUS FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  Self employed, 8/04 – 6/08
  ● Research and development of FIRETENT, a retroactively installed system to protect
      houses against ignition during wildfires.
  ● Preparation and execution of a scaled field test to prove the feasibility of the concept.
  ● Patent search and patent application.
  ● Application for development financing and marketing.

  POWER GENERATION DAMPFTURBINEN- UND GENRATORENWERK,
  (a Subsidiary of Siemens), Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
  Technischer Mitarbeiter 6/00 – 3/01; Projektingenieur, 3/01 – 5/04
  ● Member of the project team in charge of the merger and relocation of the Siemens and
      Westinghouse Engineering and Development Divisions to the Tampa Bay Area.

  RAAMOT ASSOCIATES, P.C., New York, NY
  Senior Project Manager, 8/93 - 11/99
  ● Engineering consultant for a prominent engineering consulting firm.
  ● Supervised Field and Engineering personal and budgets.
  ● Prepared detailed proposals and cost estimates for business development.
  ● Coordinated with clients to ensure successful on-time and on-budget projects.
  ● Prepared project reports, design drawings and specifications for design and
     Construction for projects ranging from $50,000 to $2 billion.
  ● Managed the geotechnical exploration, analysis and design of 11 power plants
      in 9 different countries for the General Electric Company.

  CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY
  Postdoctoral Associate, 2/93 - 5/93; Graduate Research Assistant, 8/87 - 1/93
  ● Developed, field tested, and validated a state-of-the-art design procedure (API 1102)
     for high-pressure pipelines crossing beneath railroads and highways.
  ● Planned, prepared, and executed the largest series of field tests on pipelines ever
     conducted by the Civil Engineering Department at Cornell University.
  ● Extensive instrumentation, data acquisition and numerical modeling.
  ● Supervision of Masters level graduate students.
EDUCATION
   CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY
   Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
   Doctor of Philosophy (1993); Master of Science (1991)
   Major: Geotechnical Engineering; Minors: Geology, Structural Mechanics

   WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, Worcester, MA
   Department of Civil Engineering
   Bachelor of Science with distinction (1987)
   Major: Civil Engineering

ANALYTICAL SKILLS
   ● Development of spread sheet based engineering and design calculations.
   ● Engineering analysis of foundation systems, earthquake liquefaction analysis,
     geotechnical and structural design of pile foundations for axial and lateral loads.
   ● Development of a PC-Based analysis and design program for pipelines.
   ● Finite Element Analysis of soil-structure interaction and highway problems.

SPECIALTIES
   ● Native speaker of German and English.
   ● Successful completion of projects and assignments in often remote overseas locations.
   ● Numerical analysis, instrumentation, data acquisition, in-situ testing, project
     management.

ENGINEERING PROJECTS
   ● Power plant projects for the General Electric Company: Uch, Pakistan; Riyadh,
     Saudi Arabia; Buzmein, Turkmenistan; Bursa, Turkey; Medina, Saudi Arabia;
     Ratchaburi, Thailand; Plaza Huincul, Argentina; Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Elwood,
     Illinois - supervision of site investigation, laboratory and field testing, and design.
     On some projects the scope of work included prequalification of contractors,
     transportation logistics, site logistics, and resident engineering services.

ENGINEERING PROJECTS (cont.)
   ● Terminal 1, JFK Airport - design and construction of the first new terminal at JFK in
     25 years. This project involved a detailed liquefaction study, response to Port
     Authority comments, and the installation of more than 7,000 timber piles.
   ● Riverside South, Manhattan - design and analysis of five 40-story high rise
     buildings, a 35-foot-high embankment, and an elevated roadway along the Hudson
     River.

REFERENCES
   Available upon request.

PUBLICATIONS
1) American Petroleum Institute, "Recommended Practice for Steel Pipelines Crossing
     Railroads and Highways," API Recommended Practice 1102, 6th Ed., May 1993, 74 p.

2) Stewart, H.E., A.R. Ingraffea, T.D. O'Rourke and M.T. Behn, "Design of Uncased Pipelines
       at Railroad and Highway Crossings," Proceedings, American Petroleum Institute
       Distribution/Transmission Conference, Houston, Tx, April 1992, 41 p.
3) Ingraffea, A.R., T.D. O'Rourke, H.E. Stewart, M.T. Behn, C.W. Crossley, and S.L. El-
       Gharbawy, "Technical Summary and Database for Pipelines Crossing Railroads and
       Highways," Report GRI-91/0285, Gas Research Institute, Chicago, Il, December 1991,
       446 p.

4) Stewart, H.E., T.D. O'Rourke, A.R. Ingraffea, A. Barry, M.T. Behn, C.W. Crossley, and S.L.
       El-Gharbawy, "Guidelines for Pipelines Crossing Highways," Report GRI-91/0284,
       Gas Research Institute, Chicago, Il, December 1991, 46 p.

5) Stewart, H.E., T.D. O'Rourke, A.R. Ingraffea, A. Barry, M.T. Behn, C.W. Crossley, and S.L.
       El-Gharbawy, "Guidelines for Pipelines Crossing Railroads," Report GRI-91/0283, Gas
       Research Institute, Chicago, Il, December 1991, 50 p.

6) Stewart, H.E., M.T. Behn, "User's Guide for PC-PISCES (Personal Computer - Pipeline Soil
       Crossing Evaluation System)," Report GRI-92/0202, Gas Research Institute, Chicago,
       Il, December 1991, 68 p.

7) Stewart, H.E., M.T. Behn, "Instrumentation of High Pressure Pipelines Installed Using
       Auger Boring Methods," Proceedings, ASCE Specialty Conference on Pipeline
       Crossings, Denver, Co, March 1991, pp 262-275.

8) Stewart, H.E., M.T. Behn, "Impact Effects on Pipelines Beneath Railroads," Culverts and
       Pipelines: Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Repair 1991, Research Record No. 1315,
       Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 1991, pp 1-6.

								
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