Thanks to all the folks who attended TFAWS 2011!
We hope to see you again at TFAWS 2012, hosted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.
For questions regarding TFAWS 2012, please contact A. J. Mastropietro.

Click here to view the TFAWS 2012 conference proceedings including papers, presentations, and short course material.

Click here to view TFAWS 2011 conference proceedings including papers, presentations, and short course material.

What is TFAWS?

TFAWS is an annual training and professional development workshop 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.  This year’s conference theme is: Promoting Excellence in all Aspects of Design, Analysis, Build, and Test.

Hosted By: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Sponsored By: NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) Technical Discipline Teams (TDTs) Passive Thermal Control and Protection, Life Support/Active Thermal, and Aerosciences
Dates: August 13-17, 2012
Location: The Westin Pasadena Hotel (see "Travel Info" for more info)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hans Mark

See also the ESA Workshop on Thermal and ECLSS Software

What does TFAWS feature?

  • Paper sessions
  • Hands-on software training
  • Software demonstrations
  • Hardware demonstrations
  • Technical short courses
  • Guest speakers
  • Tours of JPL
  • Free Registration!

TFAWS 2012 Flyer

Who should attend TFAWS?

This is a must-attend workshop for anyone interested in thermal and fluids analysis, including, but not limited to:
  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Thermal and Fluids Analysis Tool Users
  • Educators
  • Students
  • International Guests Welcome
All levels of experience are welcome!

What are the benefits of attending TFAWS?

  • 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.

Key Dates

Abstract Deadline: May 18, 2012
Final Manuscript Deadline: July 20, 2012
Registration Period: June 12, 2012 - July 31, 2012

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