April, 2013: SMC’s Tomoya T. Ochinero will be co-chairing, together with Michael T. Wolff from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a session on Composites Structures at the 54th Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (SDM) sponsored by AIAA, ASME, ASCE, AHS, and ASC.
Topics dealing with cargo aircrafts, bridge deck joints, two-steered aircraft wings, aircraft parts with holes related to out-of-plane laminate properties, and composite structures with defects will be covered.
Please join us in Boston, April 8-11, 2013.
January, 2012: United States Air Force, Advanced Composites Office has Awarded Structural Mechanics Corporation a Contract to Reverse Engineer Composite Aircraft Components.
Redondo Beach, CA – January 25, 2012 –Structural Mechanics Corporation (SMC) has been awarded a contract from the United States Air Force (USAF) Advanced Composites Office (ACO), to provide reverse engineering, design, analysis, and manufacturing support for a KC-135 refueling shroud.
Under the contract, SMC will leverage their expertise in composite structures to perform testing, design, and analysis services to meet the Air Force’s sustainability needs. Computer Aided Design (CAD), 3D Laser Scanning, Destructive Testing, and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) will be employed. Advanced simulations to predict the crush and failure performance of the parts will be performed. New tooling designs and manufacturing processes will be developed.
“We are delighted with this opportunity to showcase our core competence in composite structures to help meet the goals of the USAF. The selection of SMC by the USAF Advanced Composites Office is another great example that highlights our expertise in composites.” CEO, SMC, Tom Ochinero, Ph.D.
Structural Mechanics Corporation (SMC) is a provider of advanced engineering services and innovative solutions in the areas of design, simulation, analysis, system integration, and testing. SMC has a strong focus on composites and design optimization. Founded 2009 in Los Angeles Californial; SMC leverages our expertise to bring unique and unbiased solutions to rapidly solve challenging engineering problems. SMC is a Siemens Channel Partner and Value Added Reseller. We provide sales, training, and support for the complete line of Siemens CAE and CAD software including Nastran, Femap, NX, and Solid Edge.
November, 2011: Tom Ochinero appeared on the Discovery Channel show “Penn and Teller Tell a Lie” on 11/2/2011. Tom explained the mechanical capabilities of hook and loop fasteners. The episode was titled Monster Trucks vs. Hook-and-Loop Fabric. Click for Picture.
June, 2011: SMC has partnered with Siemens to provide CAE & CAD software solutions for our customers. We now provide sales, support, and training for the complete line of Siemens CAE and CAD software including NX, Nastran, Femap, I-deas, and Solid Edge.
May, 2011: SMC launches 30+ new training classes on topics ranging from DaDT, FEM, Dynamics, Composites, Software, Optimization, Strength, and Management. Click here for a complete list of classes offered.
May, 2011: On May 24th, SMC’s CEO will be judging the SAMPE Composite Bridge Contest at the annual SAMPE Conference in Long Beach. Student’s have designed and fabricated composite bridges which will be tested to failure. Please stop by the Bridge Test Area (booth 246) if you are in attendance.
May, 2011: SMC would like to congratulate Canyon C. Robins and all the award winners and participants of the 2011 California State Science Fair. On May 3rd, SMC’s Chief Technical Officer, Eric J. Roulo participated as a judge in the Junior Division of Applied Mechanics and Structures where Mr. Robins won first place for his project, “A Long Shot: Optimizing a Projectile Launching Apparatus.” Mr. Robins demonstrated a keen understanding of Newtonian Physics, material science, and entrepreneurialism while developing a project that is now commercially available.
“It was amazing to see so many well thought out and executed projects. Five of the 29 projects I judged used high speed photography as critical to their data collection, including a slow motion flip book of a bridge collapse.” Said Eric of the fair’s participants. “I remember using stencils for lettering on my science projects, not professional looking display boards and high tech digital data acquisition. It really gives me hope for the future of American Engineering and Science.” We look forward to judging again next year and can’t wait for the participants to join the technical work force.
April, 2011: Tom Ochinero, CEO of Structural Mechanics Corporation, will be chairing the Design of Composite Structures session at the 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference on April 4-7 in Denver, Colorado.
February, 2011: Tom Ochinero, CEO of Structural Mechanics Corporation, will be a speaker at the February meeting of The Aerospace & Defense Forum. He will talk about optimization driven design and fabrication of high performance metallic and composite aerospace structures. Friday, February 18, 2011, 7:30 am – 9:00 am, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 7th Floor, Los Angeles, California. RSVP required.
July, 2010: The US Army awards a 5 year service contract to SMC to provide analysis and testing support to investigate the effects of shock loading on proprietary weapon systems.
June, 2010: The Orange County Transportation Authority awards a contract to SMC to provide fracture analysis, operational testing, and metallurgical analysis of bus frames.
April, 2010: Tom Ochinero, CEO of Structural Mechanics Corporation, chairs the Structural Analysis session at the 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference in Orlando, Florida.
March, 2010 : Hindt Enterprises (HEI) contracts SMC as the advanced analysis services supplier for a propriety satellite transportation system for Lockheed Martin.
March, 2010 : SMC and Clarkson University jointly submits a STTR proposal to develop an efficient and accurate method of characterizing free-play and bilinear nonlinearities in a control surface to gain a broad understanding of the impact on flutter.
February, 2010 : SMC and L’Garde Inc. jointly submits an AFRL proposal to develop analysis tools to accurately predict the nonlinear behavior of silicon matrix carbon fiber composites.
January, 2010: SMC submits a SBIR proposal to develop a virtual non-linear structural dynamics testing tool to accurately model store/aircraft configurations.