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George Bauer M.S.M.E Engineering Manager

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George Bauer has over 22 years of structural analysis experience with strong finite element, composite, fatigue and fracture analysis skills.  George has performed analysis and design consulting work in a variety of industries including aerospace, civil, and consumer products.  Some of George's past consulting projects include durability analysis of aerospace mechanically fastened joints, composite structural part delamination and growth evaluation, detailed thermal analysis of air and conduction cooled circuit boards and included components, and detailed thermal transient structural analyses of ball grid array packages including fatigue evaluation of electrical connections. George customizes, develops and instructs CAE Associates' full lineup of ANSYS training courses and provides ANSYS technical support to our customers. George also teaches Finite Element courses at Fairfield University and the University of New Haven as an adjunct professor.

Outside of the office, George serves on the Regional School District 14 board of education and enjoys spending time with family, running, fishing, and collecting colonial and world coins.


Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Boston University

Recent Posts:

September 26, 2014

Those are dreaded words you try to avoid after a significant investment of your time and money into technical skills training. There is little argument that technical training for engineering development is a wise investment that can pay dividends, inspire creativity, and improve quality of your products.  I've found some ideas noted below to be very helpful to define training goals and getting the right fit for your technical improvement.

What is the Purpose of Training?

June 20, 2014

Many times, finite element simulations require us to consider problems that exhibit some form of nonlinear behavior.  Whether it is large scale deformation, plasticity, or contact between bodies, we generally classify these nonlinear problems as containing some form of varying stiffness in the model.  Sometimes, this change in flexibility can be abrupt - like bodies coming into contact with each other, or smooth - like creep or low levels of plasticity.  With all of these problems, a representative force-deflection curve is not li