National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

History

TFAWS HISTORY

Thermal Analysis Workshop (TAWS) 1989
Prompted by the Space Station Freedom thermal analysis software requirements
SINDA 85 Class with Brent Cullimore
8 Papers
Held in the NASA LeRC Main Auditorium

TFAWS 1990
Added Hands-On training class (SINDA, PATRAN/Pthermal)
TSS (Thermal Synthesizer System) debuted as a presentation
Held at NASA LeRC and the Harley Hotel

TFAWS (Thermal & Fluids Analysis Workshop) 1991
Fluids added for the fluids aspect of the branch
Classes spread out across LeRC

TFAWS 1992
Partnered with OAI (Ohio Aerospace Institute)
Lectures held at OAI and Hands-On classes at NASA and Contractor training rooms

TFAWS 1993
Lectures held at OAI and Hands-On classes at NASA and Contractor training rooms

TFAWS 1994
Voted to hold TFAWS every other year
Lectures held at OAI and Hands-On classes at NASA and Contractor training rooms
Hands-On class computers scavenged from NASA

TFAWS 1995 — not held

TFAWS 1996
Added NASA Delegates Meeting
Initiated CATFANS and thermal chat email lists
Decided to resume annual TFAWS if, and only if, other NASA centers would host in alternate years
Hands-On class computers rented and scavenged from NASA

TFAWS 1997
Theme:
First year hosted by another NASA center (JSC)
Held at the University of Houston, Clear Lake

TFAWS 1998
Theme: “Engineering the Future”
Held at NASA LeRC and OAI
Hands-On class computers rented and scavenged from NASA
Welcome address by NASA Chief Engineer

TFAWS 1999 (10th annual)
Theme: “Engineering Excellence: Tools and Techniques…”
Second year hosted by another NASA center (MSFC)
NASA LeRC becomes Glenn Research Center

TFAWS 2000 (11th annual)
Theme: “Bridging the Gap Between Research Design”
Hosted by NASA GRC (LeRC renamed to Glenn Research Center as Lewis Field)
First year not held at or near the GRC facility (held at the Forum in downtown Cleveland)
First year for turbomachinery classes

TFAWS 2001 (12th annual)
Third year hosted by another NASA center (MSFC)

TFAWS 2002 (13th annual)
Theme: “Concurrent Engineering: Pushing the Limits”
Fourth year hosted by another NASA center (JSC)
Held at University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas
Conference dates were August 12-16, 2002.

TFAWS 2003 (14th annual)
Theme: “Heat Transfer and CFD: Bridging the Gap for the Next Generation”
Fifth year hosted by another NASA center (LaRC)
Held at Old Dominion University (ODU)’s Peninsula Higher Education Center in Hampton, Virginia.
Conference dates were August 18-22, 2003.
28 technical papers.
First year for Open Lab, restricted number of simultaneous activities.