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The Technical Review Committee

Discover the nine members of the committee who reviewed the manuscript.
This committee cumulates more than 150 years of experience in the FEA domain.
Pass your mouse in front of the pictures to read the profile of each reviewer.
Peter R. Barrett
Peter R. BarrettIndependent Consultant
Peter R. Barrett
Peter R. BarrettIndependent Consultant
Peter has over 30 years’ experience in FE consulting. He taught over 200 ANSYS training classes to engineers in gas turbine, bio-medical and civil-structural applications. He conducted numerous nonlinear analyses to evaluate the strength, stability, and fatigue life of structures. He was a major contributor to NIST’s investigation into the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. He has a Master's Degree in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Benjamin Beckelynck
Benjamin BeckelynckOptimec Consultant Inc.
Benjamin Beckelynck
Benjamin BeckelynckOptimec Consultant Inc.
As a high level FEA analyst at Optimec Consultants, Benjamin is developing FE models for non-linear statics, dynamics and explicit dynamics applications, mainly on SIMULIA products, for aerospace, automotive and equipment industries. He has an Engineer’s degree in Aeronautics from IPSA (Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées, Ecole de l’air et de l’espace, France) and a Master’s degree in Composite Materials and Fluids Dynamics from Laval University, QC, Canada.

Tahar Boudjelal
Tahar BoudjelalIndependent Consultant
Tahar Boudjelal
Tahar BoudjelalIndependent Consultant
Tahar is a structural mechanic engineer with more than 20 years of practical and theoretical experience in finite element analysis for static and dynamic problems. He has several academic degrees: one Master's in aerospace engineering, another one in civil engineering as well as a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Laval University, QC, Canada. He has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at Laval University, QC, Canada and a Research Officer at the National Research Council Canada.

Larry Collins
Larry CollinsThird Millennium Productions Inc.
Larry Collins
Larry CollinsThird Millennium Productions Inc.
Larry has been a structural analyst and FEA tool developer at General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin for 20 years. He is the Executive Vice President of TMP (Third Millennium Productions, Inc), a company he incorporated in 1990 with Mark Lovrich. TMP designs tools in the visualization, interpretation and documentation of finite element models. Larry has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

François Duchaine
François DuchaineBombardier Transportation
François Duchaine
François DuchaineBombardier Transportation
François is a stress engineer and FEA specialist with more than 15 years of experience in Aerospace and Transportation industry. He has a Master's degree in mesh generation and a Ph.D. in behavior study of thick composites (experimentation and FEA) from l'École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Montreal, QC, Canada. He taught Solid Mechanics and FEA at ÉTS.

Jean-Nicolas Houle
Jean-Nicolas HouleAirbus Canada
Jean-Nicolas Houle
Jean-Nicolas HouleAirbus Canada
Jean-Nicolas is GFEM & Loads lead for Airbus Canada on the A220 program. He has been the FEM lead for 15 years at Bombardier Aerospace on different development aircraft programs. For over 10 years as a Subject Expert Matter, he was part of the Bombardier Stress Knowledge Domain-GFEM/DFEM. He has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from l'École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dominick Lauzon
Dominick LauzonSimulia
Dominick Lauzon
Dominick LauzonSimulia
Dominick has over 20 years of experience in FEA, covering a vast array of applications and industries. From the harsh dynamic environment of a spacecraft launch, the complex tire materials and manufacturing processes to multi-disciplinary co-simulations required for lighter mobile devices, he has spent over a decade emphasizing on model validation techniques and methodologies. He has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal, QC, Canada.

Mark Lovrich
Mark LovrichThird Millennium Productions Inc.
Mark Lovrich
Mark LovrichThird Millennium Productions Inc.
Mark has been a FEA tool developer at General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin for 10 years. He is now President & CEO of TMP (Third Millennium Productions, Inc), a company he incorporated in 1990 with Larry Collins. TMP designs tools in the visualization, interpretation and documentation of finite element models. Mark has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana.

Bruno Provencher
Bruno ProvencherIndependent Consultant
Bruno Provencher
Bruno ProvencherIndependent Consultant
Bruno is a seasoned FEA analyst with 30 years of practice in structural modeling, from large aircraft coarse shell models to detailed solid models, using linear and non-linear solutions, including contact bodies. His main career projects include Canadair 415, CRJ's, Bombardier's Global, C-Series/A220, Dash-8-400 and Bell's 429. He has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal, QC, Canada.

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