VEXTEC Presenting at the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences

VEXTEC will be presenting at the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2017) August 6-9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.  VEXTEC’s presentation is titled, “Gear Tooth Bending Fatigue Life Prediction Using Integrated Computational Material Engineering.”  The IDETC/CIE 2017 will highlight emergent technologies that impact the critical engineering issues of product design and development, manufacturing, and the management and integration of information systems throughout the product life-cycle. These events are key international meetings for design engineers in academia, government and industry. VEXTEC is honored to be participating in this important industry event.

VEXTEC Presenting at the DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference

VEXTEC will be presenting at the Department of Defense (DoD) Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference in Birmingham, AL, August 7 – 10, 2017.  VEXTEC’s presentation entitled, “Predictive Condition-Based Maintenance Software for Managing Corrosion Prevention on Naval Systems,” was selected for the technical program.  This conference offers a collaborative environment better understand the impact of corrosion on DoD equipment and infrastructure, and to jointly work toward practical prevention and control solutions. VEXTEC is pleased to be chosen to participate in this important event.

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VEXTEC Presenting at the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference

ASIP_Logo_wDATES_1AVEXTEC® will be presenting at the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) 32nd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas on November 29th, 2016.  The presentation entitled, “Improved Life Cycle Management Tools for Prediction of Corrosion Damage of Airborne Systems” will be given by Michael Oja and will discuss how VEXTEC is developing a model that will address prediction of remaining useful life of structures suffering from corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking.  The ASIP Conference covers state-of-the-art technologies for aircraft structures in both military and civilian fleets and VEXTEC is pleased to be a part of this important event.

 

VEXTEC Exhibiting & Presenting at TMS 2016

Jan, 2016 —  VEXTEC is excited to announce that we will be attending the 145th Annual TMS 2016  in our hometown of Nashville, TN at the Music City Center.  VEXTEC will be exhibiting Feb. 15 – 17th in the exhibit hall at booth #534.  We also have three presentations scheduled:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16th 4:40 p.m., Room 205B, Reliability-Based Methods for Rapid Certification of Metal Additive Manufactured Parts
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16th 4:40 p.m., Room 207C, Uncertainty Propagation in a Computational Fatigue Model of an Air frame Structure
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17th 9:30 a.m., Room 213, Microstructural Small Flaw Fracture Mechanics for Improved Design Analysis

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Presentation for the 2015 SIMULIA West Regional User Meeting

Author:  Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni, Vice President Sales and Business Development.

Dr. Sanjeev KulkarniLast week, I was at the 2015 SIMULIA West Regional User Meeting held at the historic Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA! VEXTEC was one of the sponsors of the event and is a partner of the Advanced Integration Program. It was the 20th anniversary of this event and I was at the first of these events held in Long Beach. The longstanding tradition of the Regional User Meeting format has continued – providing an invaluable platform for industry and academia to join together and share their knowledge and experience in advancing methods and technology for finite element analysis, multi-physics, process automation, design optimization and simulation management . It was great to catch up with old friends (the Computational Modeling community is a small and close knit community), connect with other users and learn how the latest simulation technology and methods can accelerate and improve product development. At the meeting, I learned about Simulia’s Learning Community portal which is a convenient site to keep abreast of the latest collaborations in the 3DS eco-system.

The main event included future strategies and technology/product updates from Simulia leadership as well as User Presentations and Networking opportunities. I also had the opportunity to participate as an invited speaker. My talk entitled – Computational Modeling of Complex Systems using “Digital Twin” and “Digital Thread” Frameworks – underscored of how VEXTEC’s Virtual Life Management (VLM) technology compliments and aligns with Dassault Systèmes (DS) strategy of computational modeling and uncertainty management. VEXTEC is developing this technology as part of the US Air Force’s initiative on developing a computational Digital Thread, Digital Twin eco-system.

Here is a link to the slides from my presentation: VEXTEC DS SimuliaWest 2015_Presentation

VEXTEC Seeking Analytical Engineers to Join Our Team

We are seeking enthusiastic, hard working, self motivated graduates to be a part of our engineering analysis team.

For the Analytical Engineer I Position, qualified candidates will have the following skills:

  • B.S. in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, BME, Material Science degrees are preferred)
  • Familiarity and experience with engineering simulation tools (FEA)
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to write engineering code is preferred
  • Technical report writing experience is a plus
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated with the ability to pick up new analytical skills

For the Analytical Engineer II Position, qualified candidates will have the following skills:

  • M.S./Ph.D. with a B.S. in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, BME, Material Science degrees are preferred)
  • Experience in structural mechanics or fracture mechanics
  • Knowledge of probabilistic methods and statistics
  • Knowledge of finite element modeling and analysis. Deep familiarity and experience with commercial finite element software such as ANSYS, Abaqus, Nastran will be an asset
  • Familiarity and experience with engineering simulation tools
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to write engineering code is preferred
  • Technical report writing experience is a plus
  • Good communication skills both oral & written
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated with the ability to pick up new analytical skills

To apply for a career at VEXTEC, please send your cover letter and resume to info@vextec.com

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Tennessee’s Best Kept Secret

“Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret”-Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

Perhaps this was the goal of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in June when he returned from his economic development trip to Asia unwilling to share details with the public.  Soon after his departure, a flurry of news reports and blogs surfaced wanting to know why he would not share the details of his agenda with the public. His spokesman David Smith’s response was, “we don’t talk about private meetings.”  This left many to speculate if he was courting another automotive manufacturer to open up shop in the mid-state and what incentives and tax breaks were being offered to sweeten the deal. Read more

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VEXTEC to Present at Inaugural Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference

August, 20, 2013-VEXTEC ‘s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Robert Tryon, and Dr. Animesh Dey, VEXTEC’s Chief Product Development Officer, will be making three presentations at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) First Annual Conference on Frontiers in Medical Devices: Applications of Computer Modeling and Simulation, in Washington, D.C. September 11-13, 2013. Read more