Jim Jeans receives NASA NESC leadership award!

October 30, 2013 – Herndon, VA In recognition of outstanding technical leadership of the structural analysis and design of the NASA Engineering and Safety Center Titanium Orthogrid Heat Shield Carrier, Jim Jeans (SDA President) was awarded the NESC Leadership Award in a ceremony that took place at NASA’s HQ in … Read More

SDA wraps up at AUVSI 2013!

We would like to thank everyone that had a chance to catch us at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2013 in Washington, DC. It was another exciting convention dedicated to unmanned systems and robotics, filled with a variety of field experts and colleagues from around the world. If you missed it, AUVSI … Read More

Femap Demo: External Superelements

In Femap11, one can now use external super-elements to transfer dynamic variables from one model to another. This video shows an example of this: SDA has provided both on- and off-site expert engineering analysis services in support of new and existing aircraft, spacecraft, and mechanical design since 1997. We specialize … Read More

Femap Demo: Tet-Meshing Complex Geometry

Femap helps you mesh very complex geometry by showing you troubled spots in your model’s geometric makeup.  This video below shows one how to utilize this feature: SDA has provided both on- and off-site expert engineering analysis services in support of new and existing aircraft, spacecraft, and mechanical design since … Read More

Femap Demo: Automatic Geometry Preparation

Femap is able to create an automatic mesh of geometry that contains disrupted entities.  This makes meshing to create a finite element model even easier.  This exciting feature is seen in the video below: SDA has provided both on- and off-site expert engineering analysis services in support of new and … Read More