Femap Symposia Series goes to Florida

By AlRobertson

On January 17th Piper Aircraft and SDA hosted a Femap Symposium event at Vero Beach, FL – the home of Piper. The event was well attended and presentations ranged from advanced analyses performed on aircraft components to the latest additions to the Femap software. Piper also arranged a very interesting tour of their manufacturing facilities for the attendees.


Jim Jeans, CEO of SDA, kicks of the event


Simone Fevola of Piper presents nonlinear modeling applications on the M600 vertical tail and fuselage


Eric Gustafson and Alex Skavdahl of SDA present pre- and postprocessing of a detailed wing FE model and demonstrate pressure load spreading using Femap’s data surface


Andy Haines of Siemens PLM Software presents What’s New in Femap 11.3

All in all it was a great event – thanks to all of our presenters, Piper for hosting, and SDA for setting it up.

This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at