WORKSHOP 2004 A SUCCESS
The FEMCI Workshop 2004 turned out to be the best workshop yet. A record number of participants were treated to superb speakers, interesting and educational posters, and plenty of vendor participation.
Very special thanks to Dr. Ed Fasanella of NASA Langley Research Center, this year's Keynote Speaker. Dr. Fasanella gave a fantastic presentation on his team's work supporting the Columbia Accident Investigation Board's research on dynamic impact modeling and testing efforts for the accident investigation and Shuttle Return-to-Flight activities. We hope to have his presentation available on the FEMCI website in the near future.
We also want to extend our gratitude to our Special Invited Guest Speaker Dr. Fahim Sadek of the National Institute for Standards and Technology. Dr. Sadek gave a truly engrossing, informative presentation on the ongoing analysis of the World Trade Center aircraft impact. For additional information on the work Dr. Sadek and his colleagues are doing, you can visit wtc.nist.gov.
The Workshop Announcement List is still open if you would like to join. This will be our first contact for the FEMCI Workshop 2005. As any news comes available, an announcement will be sent to the list as well as made on the website.
If you have specific questions or comments about the FEMCI Workshop 2004, please direct them to the appropriate committee member below.
Abstracts, Posters & Scheduling:
Dr. John Johnston
Website & Registration:
Additional workshop support:
Sheila Wall, Graphics and Printing
Ilene Sokolsky, Refreshments
Craig Stevens, Announcements, PR and Muscle
Jonathan Kuhn, Vendor Coordination
Mindy Jacobson, Organizational Assistance
Thank you to everyone who made the workshop a success. From the speakers, the poster presenters and the vendors, to all the attendees. And thank you to those who helped organized the event: Mindy, Ilene, Sheila, Liz, Jim, Jeff B., John, J., Jonathan, Craig, Loc, Pete, Scott and Charles. Thank you to Code 540, the Mechanical Systems Division for their financial support.
Additionally, we would like to send a special Thank You to MSC Software for generously providing a pizza lunch for all participants on Day 2. The pizza was great and it helped the workshop move easily from the morning to the afternoon sessions. Thanks again!
ABOUT THE FEMCI WORKSHOP
The FEMCI Workshop 2004 on Innovative Solutions to Structural Analysis and Test Problems was held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on May 5 and 6, 2004. This was the fifth annual FEMCI (Finite Element Modeling Continuous Improvement) workshop hosted by FEMCI and the Mechanical Systems Analysis and Simulation Branch (Code 542) of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
The goals of the workshop are to bring together engineers from the aerospace and general engineering community and academia to discuss and exchange knowledge and experience in the fields of finite element modeling, structural mechanics and testing and to establish a network among analysts. The emphasis of the workshop is on innovative solutions to challenging structural analysis problems encountered in aerospace hardware development and test programs.
The format of the workshop included both podium presentations and a poster/vendor session. Day One consisted of an informal afternoon poster/vendor session and reception. Day Two was formal podium presentations during both the morning and afternoon sessions.