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The next Philadelphia section meeting on May 12 is described below.
College Graduate Expectation Speaker Event & Panel DiscussionMay 12 - Drexel University
ASME Philadelphia section and Drexel University Pi Tau Sigma mechanicalengineering honor society invite mechanical engineering students and professionals from the ASME Philadelphia section to attend a College Graduate Expectation Speaker Event & Panel Discussion.
This event will be held on May 12th, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 PM EDT located at the A.J. Picture Gallery of Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
The evening will begin with networking and a light buffet dinner and refreshments at 5:00 PM EDT followed by speaker presentations and a panel discussion. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Antonios Kontsos, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Drexel University and current ASME Philadelphia section chair. Following the moderated panel discussion, panelists will field questions from attendees. Discussion topics will be relevant to entry- and junior-level mechanical engineer job seekers.
Our panel is composed of esteemed professionals who hold mechanical engineering degrees and either currently practice mechanical engineering or have influence over hiring mechanical engineers. We are pleased to introduce to you our speakers and panelists for this event:
A more detailed professional biography can be found here.
If you would like to attend this event, please submit an RSVP Form by May 6th.Space is limited, so registration will be closed once capacity is reached.
We look forward to seeing you at the College Graduate Expectation Speaker & Panel Discussion.
Title: Operation of diesel and diesel-electric locomotivesPlymouth Meeting Doubletree Suite, 640 Fountain Road, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
The presentation is about diesel and diesel-electric locomotives which propel the railroads, from heavy haul locomotives pulling hundreds of thousands of cargo tons to fast passenger locomotives running through and between cities. How do these locomotives actually work and operate on a railroad? David Diaz and Eloy Muñoz, of LTK Engineering Services, will explain the design, operation, regulations and current technology of the diesel-electric locomotive and in particular the passenger locomotive. How locomotive design has evolved, how they operate individually and on the railroad, the impact of EPA regulations on locomotive design and the current design of diesel locomotives will be presented and explained.
Our speakers are David Diaz and Eloy Muñoz. Mr. Diaz is a Vice President at LTK Engineering Services. He has over 30 years of experience in railroad design issues and operation and has been involved with the operation of Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. He is currently involved with PositiveTrain Control, Rolling Stock and Railroad operations.
Mr. Muñoz is a staff consultant at LTK. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech studying LIDAR technology in the railroad environment with the Railroad Technologies Laboratory. He has experience with Norfolk Southern’s Research & Test group as well as Amsted Rail’s heavy-duty roller bearing manufacturer for railroad vehicles before joining LTK. The evening events begin at 6 PM with dinner at 7 and our speaker at 8. Dinner is a choice of pan seared chicken, medallions of beef tenderloin Diane, orvegetarian selection.
Dinner cost: $25 ASME members, $30 non ASME members,$10 for students.
To make reservations send an email to email@example.com by April 13. Include your choices for dinner.
Title: The Restoration of the Norfolk and Western 611 Railroad SteamEnginePresenter: Scott Lindsay, President, Steam Operations Corporation; ChiefMechanical Officer, Norfolk and Western 611 Restoration ProjectDate: Tuesday, March 15, 2016Time: 6:30-8:00pm (6:30pm: dinner, 7pm: presentation)Location: Tolentine Hall Room 215 Villanova University, Villanova, PAA light dinner will be provided.Cost: ASME Members $10, Non members $15, no charge for students Abstract: The 4-8-4 Northern Steam locomotives are considered to be theultimate in steam locomotive design. These high speed, heavy haullocomotives were used in both passenger and freight service, and theNorfolk and Western Railroad J class 611 locomotive was one of the largestbuilt. After being retired twice, the No. 611 is again being restored toconduct main line steam excursions. Restoration work on the J Class No 611was performed by Steam Operations Corporation. Scott Lindsay, presidentof Steam Operations, will present and explain the work performed torestore No. 611 to operating conditions. The event is co-sponsored by thePhiladelphia Section of ASME and the Villanova Student Section of ASME.If you are planning on attending and would like dinner, then pleaseregister by adding your name to the registration list at the link below byMarch 13, 2016:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CGbZAaWHzeTvStWiaQ02JAhGbsM_rziXlBnhFa-n9jE/edit?usp=sharingDirections to Villanova and parking are here
December 2 Presentation by LocoRobo
November 23 - Tour of Piasecki Aircraft Corporation(http://www.piasecki.com/-PIAC)PIAC is an R&D company founded by the Philadelphia pioneer Frank Piaseckiin the 1940’s. PIAC has a long history of advancements of vertical airlift technology including the world’s first tandem rotor helicopter, theworld’s first automatic control “hands-off” helicopter and the world’slargest helicopter all before 1953. Since then the company has continuedits tradition for aviation innovation with the first non-stoptranscontinental helicopter flight in 1956, as well as some of the fastesthelicopters in the world including several records throughout the decades.Today the company is dedicated to continuing the work of its founder byinnovative and unique solutions that satisfy the demanding requirements ofits customers.1 PDH credit is available for this event.When: Monday 11/23/2015Where: 519 West Second Street, Essington, PA 19029Parking: Available at PiACVisitor requirement: Must be US Citizen Time: 6PM (The tour will start promptly after visitor registration)Duration: ~40 min for the tour and ~20 min for Q&AFood: Light dinner will be provided immediately after the tourContact info and RSVP: Antonios Kontsos (firstname.lastname@example.org) by COB11/16
Friday November 13 Department of Mechanical Engineering SeminarIntegration of the Coupled Orbit-Attitude Dynamics Using ModifiedChebyshev-Picard Iteration MethodsProfessor Xiaoli BaiDepartment of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Rutgers University Friday, November 13, 20152:45-3:45pmTolentine 305
PDH credits are available for this presentation.
ASME members and guests are invited. If you would like toattend, please contact Aaron Wemhoff at Villanova by email(aaron.wemhoff@villanova) for directions and a parking pass.Abstract: This talk presents Modified Chebyshev-Picard Iteration (MCPI)methods for long-term integration of the coupled orbit and attitudedynamics. Although most orbit predictions for operational satellites haveassumed that the attitude dynamics is decoupled from the orbit dynamics,the fully coupled dynamics are required for the solutions of uncontrolledspace debris and space objects with high area-to-mass ratio, for whichcross sectional area is constantly changing leading to significant changeon the solar radiation pressure and atmospheric drag. MCPI are a set ofmethods for solution of initial value problems and boundary valueproblems. The methods refine an orthogonal function approximation oflong-time-interval segments of state trajectories iteratively by fusingChebyshev polynomials with the classical Picard iteration and have beenapplied to multiple challenging aerospace problems. Through the studies onintegrating a torque-free rigid body rotation and a long-term integrationof the coupled orbit-attitude dynamics through the effect from solarradiation pressure, MCPI methods are shown to achieve several timesspeedup over the Runge-Kutta 7(8) methods with several orders ofmagnitudes of better accuracy. The approach of decoupling and thencoupling during iterations provides a unique and promising perspective onthe way to warm start the solution process for the long-term integrationof the coupled orbit-attitude dynamics. Furthermore, an attractive featureof MCPI in maintaining the unity constraint for the integration ofquaternions within machine accuracy is illustrated to be very appealing.Bio: Xiaoli Bai has been an Assistant Professor in the department ofMechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers since July 2014. Sheobtained her PhD degree of Aerospace Engineering in 2010 from Texas A&MUniversity. Her research interests include space situation awareness andnext generation space catalog problems; modeling, control, and analysis ofNext Generation Air Transportation System; dynamics, control, andoptimization for space systems, and aerospace systems. Prior to joiningRutgers, she was a research scientist at Optimal Synthesis Inc. in LosAltos, California, working with NASA Langley and NASA Ames on advancedresearch and development projects in the area of air traffic managementsystems. One consequence of her dissertation is a set of methods whichsignificantly enhances and accelerates the fundamental processesunderlying the creation and maintenance of space debris catalogs. She wasthe recipient for the AIAA Foundation John Leland Atwood Graduate Awardand Amelia Earhart Fellowship.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Tour of the Lincoln Financial Field. See below for detailsDate: Saturday, June 20, 2015 Time: Arrive by 10:45 Tour starts at 11:00 am and will last approximately 1 hour. Cost: $6 per person due the day of the tour. Free for students. Limited space available.
Sign up by Wednesday, June 10th using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/7ZSyECVd6g Tour the home of Philadelphia Eagles with the ASME Philadelphia Section! Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the 69,176 person stadium including the Xfinity Press Box, Club and Suite Levels, Eagles Home Interview Room, Locker Room, and Field.Lincoln Financial Field became the "greenest" NFL stadium in 2013 with the addition of 11,000 solar panels and 14 wind turbines outside and on top of the stadium, account for 30% of the electricity used to run the facility.Questions? Email Nathan Taylor at email@example.comFREE parking to all tour guestsFor more information about Lincoln Financial Field Tours: http://www.lincolnfinancialfield.com/stadium-tours/
Behind-the-scenes Tour of the Adventure Aquarium Sponsored by the ASME Philadelphia SectionDate: Saturday, May 30, 2015Time: Arrive by 11:00 am. Tour starts at 11:15 am and will last approximately 1 hourCost: $10 per person due the day of the tour. Limited space available. The price includes the tour and admission to the aquarium after. Friends and family are welcome to join.Sign up by Wednesday, May 13th using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/EKwn1hDgcO Find out how it is possible to manage 2 million gallons of water and more than 8,500 aquatic species. This behind-the-scenes tour will give you the chance to see learn from the chief engineer of the Adventure Aquarium and see first-hand the systems that make it all possible. In addition to interesting engineering, the aquarium houses the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, stingrays, penguins, sea turtles and seven touch experiences. It has the distinction of being the only aquarium in the country to exhibit great hammerhead sharks and the only aquarium in the world with hippos.Note: The tour is not handicap-accessible and is not suited for children under the age of 6.Free parking is being donated by DRPA at 500 Federal St (2 blocks from the aquarium). Otherwise parking is $10 per vehicle at the aquarium.Questions? Email Nathan Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more information about Adventure Aquarium: http://www.adventureaquarium.com/1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Our 2015 Awards dinner will be held on April 21, 2015 at 6pm in the Carriage Room of the Media Town House, 117 Veterans Square, Media, PA. The restaurant is easily accessible from Interstate I495. Directions are on the restaurant's web page (www.townehouse.com)The cost is $25 for members, non-members and guests. No charge for students.Our speaker is Nicholas O’Dell, a former RAF navigator with a life-long interest in military aviation history. He has written extensively and has numerous articles published on the subject. His most recent articles were in Aviation History magazine.Mr. O'Dell will present a two-part history on the development of aircraft and engines, from the Wright Brothers to the end of World War II. We will learn how they progressed from fabric-covered wood or steel tube frames to metal stressed-skin construction. We will see how the power to propel them progressed from piston engines of around 15 horsepower to over 3,500, and from three cylinders to as many as 36, along two distinct lines, radials, with up to four rows of cylinders, and liquid-cooled inline ones. Finally, the revolutionary turbojet's development will complete the presentation.The choice of meals is: Filet mignon, Baked flounder stuffed with crab meat or Vegetarian ravioliTo make a reservation send John Wolf an email (email@example.com) by April 19 with the names of those attending and the choice of dinner.
2015 ASME Spring Golf OutingManufacturers’ Golf and Country ClubOreland, PA.Rescheduled for August 2015 watch for new date
Check-in for golf is 9:30am, shotgun start at 10:30am.Social hour starts at 5:00pm, buffet dinner at 6:30pm.Non-golfers are welcome.Golf payment includes range, lunch box, cart and gratuities for the day. No caddies available.Deadline for golf and dinner reservations is 20 April 2015. No refunds after deadline.
No reservations accepted without payment.Limited to the first 160 golfers.Golf format: four-player scramble. Locker room facilities available after golf.All dinner attendees are eligible for door prizes: must be present to win.Directions to the Club will be sent with confirmation.
Check-in for golf is 9:30am, shotgun start at 10:30am.Social hour starts at 5:00pm, buffet dinner at 6:30pm.Non-golfers are welcome.golf and dinner tickets @ $210.00 ($216.00 credit) each
___ golf (only) tickets @ $165.00 ($170.00 credit) each
___ dinner (only) tickets @ $75.00 ( $77.00 credit) each
___ hole sponsorship @ $350.00 each, or
___ hole sponsorship @ $100.00 each in addition to foursome
___ morning coffee & bagels sponsorship @ $200.00 each
The flyer with application is here. Download and send to: ASME Entertainment CommitteeC/o Jeff Gray210 Bruce RoadWashington Crossing, PA 18977Cell : (215) 801-6261e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Temple University - Student Professional Development Conference April 17 - 19
Date of the event:
April 17th-19th, however competition day is on April 19th and is the only day judges are required to attend, but they are free to participate in any other day as well.
Times:The competition will last from 10am to 6pm, and once we receive a finalized list of participants for each competition, we will set up slots for a more organized time schedule.
Registration for the event is at the link below.http://templespdc.eventbrite.com/
Robots for Relief Design Competition: General Rules, Problem Statement, and Prize Information
Old Guard Oral Presentation: General Rules and Prize InformationSample Scoring Sheet
Old Guard Technical Poster Competition:General Rules and Prize InformationSample Scoring Sheet
Temple SPDC Website (includes all information about the event):TempleSPDC.com
Prism Engineering Tour - February 17
Prism Engineering, a value-added reseller of SOLIDWORKS, Mastercam, and Stratasys 3D printers, will host our February ASME event. They will hold an open house at their location in Horsham, PA on February 17, 2015 and present "Best in Class Design, 3D Printing, and Manufacturing" and give a tour of their 3D Printing Lab. The event lasts from 6-8pm. Dinner will be served. To register or find more information go to http://www.prismeng.com/events/event-asme-philadelphia-chapter-meeting.aspx
University of Delaware 3RD ANNUAL - MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING OPEN HOUSE AND POSTER PRESENTATION
TIME: 6:00-8:30 pm with optional tour of ISE-Lab at 4:00 pm (see below for tour details)LOCATION: 201 DuPont Hall, University of Delaware, with posters on 2nd & 3rd floors
BEVERAGES AND HORS D’OEUVRES WILL BE SERVED.
RESERVATIONS: The University of Delaware Materials Science and Engineering (MSEG) Department, in collaboration with the local Brandywine Valley Chapter of ASM International, is sponsoring an Open House and Poster Presentation on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. MSEG Students and Faculty will be available from 6:00-8:30 pm to discuss ongoing research projects and to give personalized tours of laboratory facilities. Are you interested in learning more about MSEG activities at Delaware?
This event is free and refreshments will be served.
Please register by email (preferred) (email@example.com ) or by phone (302-831-4121) with your full name, affiliation, email address, and contact phone number. Also indicate that you are an invite of ASM and if you would like a parking pass via Email – see “free parking” below.
ISE LAB TOUR: We are also organizing a special tour of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE-Lab). If you are interested in attending this tour, you must separately register in advance with Robin Buccos (firstname.lastname@example.org or (302-831-4121) as space is limited. We ask you to arrive at Room 201 DuPont Hall on the 2nd floor at 4:00 PM. We will be walking over to the ISE-Lab from DuPont Hall at 4:15 PM sharp.
PAY PARKING: There are two convenient pay-to-park visitor parking garages at UD - near the Trabant University Center on Main Street and near the Perkins Student Center on Academy Street. These lots are numbered 17C and 4C on the map: http://www.udel.edu/transportation/parking/centralcampus.html
Free Parking: There will be a limited number of free parking passes for the Pearson Parking Lot, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be notified and sent a parking pass by e-mail if one is available. Otherwise, you will have to pay for parking in one of the garages. An additional map showing the Pearson Lot is available below at the link..
Your host for the evening is PROF. DARRIN J. POCHAN, CHAIR AND PROFESSOR Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware Contact: email@example.comUD MSEG: http://www.mseg.udel.eduISE-Lab: http://www.udel.edu/iselab/
More information and parking directions are available in the meeting flyer. Click here to download.
November 11 - 6PM3D PrintingVillanova University - Tolentine Hall Room 215Speakers: Eric Magenheimer and Eric Mutchler, Solid Concepts Corporation
On November 11, 2014 the Philadelphia Sections of ASME and ASM will be hosting Eric Magenheimer and Eric Mutchler of Solid Concepts (https://www.solidconcepts.com/), an Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Service Provider offering a range of technologies and materials for Rapid Prototyping, Direct Digital Manufacturing, Tooling, and Injection Molding.Eric Magenheimer is a Regional Account Manager for Solid Concepts covering the Northeastern United States. He will give a brief introduction to the company and the various additive manufacturing technologies available.
Eric Mutchler is a Project Manager for Solid Concepts and was responsible for the design, development, and production of the world’s first 3D printed metal firearm, a 1911 handgun (https://www.solidconcepts.com/industries/firearm-component-manufacturing/). He will give a presentation on Solid Concepts’ program to develop the printed 1911 and the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process used to produce it.The presentation will be held in 215 Tollentine Hall on the campus of Villanova University. A light dinner will be served at 6pm followed by Eric’s presentation starting at 6:30. The cost is $10 for members with no charge for students. Directions will be sent to attendees.Please contact Brian George at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> to RSVP by November 10.
October 15 - 6PMStoring and Handling Spent Nuclear FuelVillanova Univerversity - CEER building room 001Speaker - Dr. Stefan Anton, Holtec International
Spent fuel is the term used to describe nuclear fuel which has been used in a reactor and built up fission products which prevent the efficient generation of heat for power production. In the 1970s the intent was to chemically separate the fission products from the remaining uranium and plutonium and manufacture new fuel. In the late 1970s the federal government made the decision that spent fuel would not be reprocessed but would be thrown away in a site in Nevada. The site was supposed to be ready to accept fuel in 1998. But the site preparations were continually delayed and recently decisions were made that put the entire procedure in doubt. Currently spent fuel is stored at each individual nuclear plant site with many sites reaching capacity.
Our speaker for this presentation, Dr. Stefan Anton, will discuss the history and current situation with the Yucca Mountain disposal site. His company, Holtec International, has worked on the spent fuel problem for many years and builds storage and transportation casks for spent fuel. Dr. Stefan Anton has 30 years of experience in the design and licensing of structures, systems and components for the nuclear industry, with a focus on spent fuel storage and transport systems. His technical specialties are nuclear criticality, shielding and applied thermo-hydraulics. He has led design and licensing activities of nuclear components with a seminal contribution on burnup credit and criticality safety for spent fuel racks and spent fuel storage and transport casks.
The talk will be held at Villanova University and will start at 6PM. Light dinner will be available. The cost is $10 with no charge for students. To make a reservation, please send an email to John Wolf (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the number of people attending.
2 PDHs are available for this presentation
The Delaware section is scheduling the upcoming activities:
- September 24 – IEEE Dr. Ozcan Presentation
- October 2 – ASME Delaware Section Executive Committee Meeting
- October 24 – ASME Tour of Kent County Wastewater Treatment Facility
- October 25 – YED World Championship Punkin Chunkin Bus Trip (cancelled)
- November 6 – API Pumps & Refinery Training Course
- November – Working on I 495 Bridge Presentation, if possible
- December 11- Annual UD Senior Project Presentations
- January 13 – Outside Speaker at Joint Meeting with ASM
Additional details and ASME Delaware Section activities will be included on the Delaware Section Group Page at: