National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

TFAWS 2020

What is TFAWS?

The Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop (TFAWS) is an annual training and professional development workshop that is designed to encourage knowledge sharing, professional development, and networking throughout the thermal and fluids engineering community within NASA and the aerospace community at large. The vision of TFAWS is to maintain continuity over time and between disciplines throughout the thermal and fluids engineering community. TFAWS 2020 will celebrate its 31st anniversary this year while being hosted by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

Statement on Coronavirus COVID-19
We continue to confidently plan for TFAWS 2020 since authorities are taking measures to limit the spread of the virus and to minimize its impact. Unless otherwise advised by official bodies, our event will take place as scheduled.

Having said this, the health and safety of our participants is our number one priority, and we will follow official health and travel advice and the advice of local governmental bodies. We are closely monitoring the situation. Any changes to operating status will be communicated immediately. Our thoughts and concerns are with those affected globally. For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus, please refer to the World Health Organization or U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.

TFAWS 2020 Highlights

  • Hosted by: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Sponsored by: NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC)
  • NESC Sponsoring Technical Discipline Teams (TDTs):
    • Active Thermal / Life Support
    • Aerosciences / Aerothermal
    • Cryogenics
    • Passive Thermal
  • Conference Dates: August 17-21, 2020
  • Conference Location: Pasadena, CA
  • Keynote Speaker: TBA
  • Registration Cost: FREE!
  • NCTS Number (for Civil Servants): 40186-20

Workshop Features

  • Paper Sessions
  • Software and Hardware Demonstrations
  • Hands-on Software Training
  • Technical Short Courses
  • Guest Speakers
  • Tours of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Registration is FREE for all attendees!

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Educators
  • Students
  • International Guests and Partners
  • Thermal and Fluids Analysis Tool Users
  • Anyone interested in thermal and fluids analysis

All levels of experience are welcome!!

Workshop Benefits

  • Participants have the opportunity to share their work on the latest application of new and established methods to aerospace missions, impart engineering lessons learned, and compare/contrast engineering practices.
  • Annual sharing of knowledge, hands-on instruction in relevant state-of-the-art engineering analysis tools, and seminars/short courses taught by the veterans in the thermal and fluids engineering community helps to ensure that the expertise of the community is maintained.
  • Networking at TFAWS gives each engineer an extensive network of contacts which serves as an excellent source of advice and technical knowledge.
  • TFAWS provides tremendous opportunities for enhancing collaboration between NASA centers, other government agencies, industry, academia, and the international thermal and fluids engineering community.

Important Dates for TFAWS 2020

  • Abstract Deadline: May 18th, 2020
  • Registration Period Open: May 18th, 2020