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American Helicopter Society Best Paper Awarded to CAE Associates Engineers

August 25, 2010

George Bauer and Tom Meyer of CAE Associates co-authored an award winning "Integrated Statistical Stress Life Analysis Methodology Utilizing Local Stress Fields" paper for the American Helicopter Society's Annual Forum, held in Phoenix, Arizona.

The paper was given the Best Paper Award in the Structures & Materials category.  George and Tom, while working with Mike Urban from Sikorsky Aircraft, developed a novel approach to fatigue and durability of metals.  This new stress life approach defines and benchmarks analytical and test methods utilizing modern finite element technology, statistics, complete building block test and correlation, and life management processes.