Reporting on TMS 2016 in Music City

March 2, 2016, by: Sanjeev Kulkarni, PhD–One realizes that they are in Nashville when the largest convention complex is called Music City Center, is humongous (12 million square feet) and has the shape of a guitar. And you know are at the TMS when all everyone is talking about is Metals and Materials – and how to make them, analyze / study them and use them for amazing applications. Last month, (February 14 – 18) both these came together at TMS 2016 – the annual gathering that brings together over 4000 globally located individuals (academicians, leaders, engineers, professionals and students) in the minerals, metals and materials fields. Read more

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

TMS 2016

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

VEXTEC Team Awarded $1.36M to Develop Software that Predicts the Effect of Stress Corrosion Cracking for Navy

VEXTEC Corporation was awarded the prime contract from the US Navy to build software, Corrosion Cracking Maintenance Prediction Software (CCMPS), that predicts the future maintenance needs for aluminum (5000 series) ship structures, based on current damage state and expected usage (ONR-BAA14-003). Team members include researchers from the University of Virginia (UVa) Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering. In the proposed effort, VEXTEC and consultants will use existing data and models to calibrate the software and consult with the Navy to gather additional data and develop new models. Read more

VEXTEC Presenting Computational Software for Predicting the Durability of Pacemaker Leads at Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference in Washington, DC

Brentwood, TN May 15, 2015 – Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni, Vice President of Sales & Business Development of VEXTEC Corporation, will be presenting VEXTEC’s computational software for predicting the durability of pacemaker leads at the BMES/FDA “Frontiers of Medical Devices Conference: Innovations in Modeling and Simulation” in Washington, DCRead more