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Profile: Daniel Rapperport

8 Wallis Court
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: (781) 862-9001

Mr. Daniel Rapperport is President of Rapperport Associates, Inc. and has been with the firm since 1987. Mr. Rapperport’s background in both mechanical engineering and materials science is ideal for failure analysis, accident reconstruction and fire investigation. The firm has been engaged on well over 1,000 assignments since inception in 1974. He has been retained on many catastrophic, large loss projects including the Malden Mills fire, Big Dig tunnel ceiling panel collapse, and the Bernat Mills fire.

Mr. Rapperport is certified by examination by the National Fire Protection Association and the National Association of Fire Investigators. He has conducted many fire investigations over the last 20 years and was selected to be on the primary investigative team in the Malden Mills fire investigation by the State Fire Marshal.

Mr. Rapperport was a research assistant then visiting scholar at Stanford University in the biomechanics group of the Mechanical Engineering Department for three years. He conducted stress analyses of the human hip joint with and without total hip replacement, published three peer reviewed papers and presented the results at an international biomechanics conference in Davos, Switzerland.


  • Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
  • Visiting Scholar, Biomechanics group, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
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Area(s) of Expertise

  • Finite Element Stress Analysis
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Fatigue
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fire and Explosion Analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanical Behavior and Testing of Materials
  • Structural Design and Analysis.