Alpine Research & Engineering, LLC (ARE) provides
consulting and expert witness services to law firms and insurance
companies. Dr. Kimble J. Clark,
Principal for ARE, is a Mechanical Engineer with specialization in the
Thermosciences. This broad technical
field includes heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and
combustion. These disciplines are
frequently used by Dr. Clark in Fire and Explosion investigations.
focus of ARE is Origin and Cause Determination investigations, frequently
involving explosions and fires. Other
investigation areas include equipment and system failures due to design and
manufacturing defects or improper operation.
investigates both large and small incidents and losses. Large losses typically involve refineries,
chemical plants, and powerplants. Small
losses include residential structures and smaller commercial operations.
Often ARE teams with other senior
experts in the fields of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chemical
Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. ARE also teams with Fire Scene Investigators
and case specific Equipment Design and Manufacturing experts (for instance,
engines, boilers, furnaces, valves, etc.).
Over the past fifty years, Dr. Clark has personally worked with dozens
of experts and, as a result, has an extensive database of these proven
Dr. Clark’s professional work career began in 1965. Over the past fifty years, he has
successfully completed hundreds of engineering and research investigations
utilizing his Thermosciences expertise.
His projects have been balanced approximately 50/50 between Plaintiff
and Defendant representation. This
ranges from large property and business interruption subrogation to personal
Please see Dr. Clark's C.V. at this website for a complete description of his expertise,
experience, and work history. References
and testifying experience are provided for specific requests.