National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Vendor Participation

The 29th Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop, TFAWS 2018, sponsored by the NASA Engineering and Safety Center and hosted by NASA Johnson Space Center, is scheduled for August 20-24, 2018 at The Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas. The four  technical areas of focus for TFAWS 2017 are Passive Thermal, Active Thermal, Aerothermal, and Cryogenics. An Interdisciplinary session will also be included for those submissions that do not fit in a single category. We would like to invite your company to participate in this conference as a vendor by either submitting technical presentations, having a booth/display, or leading a short course or hands-on demo.


Software Vendors

Software training classes will be available from the software vendors themselves, as well as technical experts who utilize these software programs in their daily work. This presents a unique opportunity for training in programs that participants may be unfamiliar with or to advance previous knowledge and experience. Previous software training courses included COMSOL, Siemens PLM NX Space Systems Thermal, Siemens PLM FEMAP, Thermal Desktop, FloCAD, TD Direct, Fluent, Star CCM+,TSS, MSC Patran Thermal, MSC Apex, FloEFD, Generalized Fluid System Simulation Program (GFSSP), Fully Implicit Ablation and Thermal Analysis (FIAT) Program, ESATAN-TMS, Data-Parallel Line Relaxation (DPRL), Configuration Based Aerodynamics (CB Aero), NEQAIR, Thermal Analysis Results Processor (TARP) and Stat‐Ease.

Software companies have three options for participating in TFAWS aside from participating in presentation sessions. One option is to have a booth on display with information. The second option is to host a hands-on training course, typically scheduled in two to four‐hour blocks of time that covers tutorials with conference guests. The final option is to give a short demo on the capabilities of the software or specific applications for approximately one hour.


Hardware Vendors

Hardware companies have two options for participating in TFAWS aside from participating in presentation session. These options include a booth on display with information and/or a short demo on the capabilities of the hardware or specific applications. Demos are typically scheduled in twenty minute to one-hour blocks, depending upon the vendor’s preference.


If your company is interested in participating, please fill out the google form, by May 1st, 2018. Also, please feel free to contact us with any specific questions at:

Software Vendor Participation and Session Information: Andrew E. Hong (281) 483-4423
Hardware Vendor Participation and Session Information: Scott W. Hansen (281) 244-0568