Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM PDT
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Events/Program Chair, LA, AIAA Los Angeles Las Vegas section 
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section 

e-Town Hall Meeting June 6, 2020 with guest speakers Dr. Swati Saxena and Michael Staab 

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Introduction to ANSYS
-Innovation Through Simulation
Dr. Swati Saxena
Technical and Project Manager - ANSYS Inc.

Cassini Mission
Michael Staab
Fault Management and Autonomous Systems Principal Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation

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This seminar will provide a high level introduction to ANSYS and how we are empowering our customers to design and deliver transformational products with pervasive simulation.
Accurate hypersonic simulation to find the Mach contours around a biconic reentry vehicle (left) and the corresponding structural stresses (right) caused by thermal and pressure loads on the frame.
Avoid communication blackout by finding the Mach contours (left image) and using these values to accurately predict the ion concentration around the hypersonic vehicle (right image)
Left: Launch of Cassini-Huygens (1997). Right: Trajectory of Cassini-Huygens showing the gravity-assist flybys required to reach Saturn.

Swati Saxena, PhD
AIAA Lifetime Senior Member
B. Tech. - IIT Kanpur
MS and PhD in Aerospace Engineering - Penn State University
Lead Research Scientist and Program Manager - GE Global Research
Technical and Project Manager - Ansys Inc. (2018 - present)
Areas of Interest: Machine Learning in Simulation, Engineering Design - MBSE,/PIDO, Fluid Mechanics and Aero-acoustics, Gas Turbine Design
20+ publications, 2 patents

Michael Staab is a Fault Management and Autonomous Systems Principal Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation, supporting fault management and system autonomy design for the Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper Laboratories Human Lander System entry and the NASA Gateway program. In his time with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he was a Flight System Systems Engineer for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar Mission, a Spacecraft Systems Engineer and Flight Director for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, a flight controller, or ACE, for the Cassini spacecraft, and a Mission Systems’ Systems Engineer for the Mars 2020 rover. Michael is a PhD student in the Department of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California, with research interests in autonomy, system resiliency, and fault management. Additionally, Michael is an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer in the United States Navy Reserves, supporting the NAVAIR and Navy Space Cadre communities. Michael holds a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University and a Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.