National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center


TFAWS 2015

Thanks, and See You Next Year

TFAWS 2015 is over. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make it a success! TFAWS 2016 will be August 1-5, hosted by Ames Research Center in Moffet Field, CA.
TFAWS 2015 Proceedings are now posted!

What is TFAWS?

The Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop (TFAWS) is an annual training and professional development workshop that is currently celebrating its 25th year. TFAWS 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. 


  • Hosted by: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Sponsored by: NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC)
  • NESC Sponsoring Technical Discipline Teams (TDTs):
    • Passive Thermal
    • Life Support/Active Thermal
    • Aerosciences
  • Conference Dates: August 3-7, 2015
  • Conference Location: DoubleTree Inn
    8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Keynote Speaker: Michelle Thaller
  • Registration Cost: FREE!
  • TFAWS 2015 Detailed Agenda now available.

Workshop Features

  • Presentation Sessions (formal written paper not required)
  • Software and Hardware Demonstrations
  • Hands-on Software Training
  • Technical Short Courses
  • Guest Speakers
  • Tours of Goddard Space Flight Center

See the list of Vendors and Short Courses

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.