Simulation and its role in today’s engineering
How simulation can help minimize environmental impact, reduce safety risk, improve functionality, and augment sustainable design.
DATE & TIME:
Wednesday February 16th 2011
6:30pm - Social, networking,
no host bar
7:15pm – Dinner and conversation
7:45pm – Presentation by
8:30pm - Meeting adjourn
901 Gilman street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Reservations are required,
$30 for Members
$20 for Student members &
$35 for Non-members and guests
Jon Berkoe is a Senior Principal Engineer at Bechtel Corporation and Manager of the company’s Advanced Simulation & Analysis (ASA) Group. Jon’s group supports engineering projects around the world by providing detailed technical knowledge for critical design situations – i.e., wherever the potential for high risk/exposure exists and design uncertainty must be reduced, or wherever the design calls for particularly challenging and precise performance requirements - based on rigorous modeling techniques and advanced visualization capabilities.
For this presentation Jon will present some examples of how simulation has been used to help minimize environmental impact, reduce safety risk, improve functionality, and augment sustainable design.
Jon is an innovative team leader with industry-recognized expertise in the fields of heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics. During his 22-year career at Bechtel he has pioneered the use of advanced engineering simulation on a wide range of complex projects.
Jon has presented and published a multitude of papers at a wide variety of industry meetings and received several prominent industry and company awards, including the National Academy of Engineers Gilbreth Lecturer Award, the Society of Mining Engineers Krumb Lecturer Award, as well as four Bechtel Outstanding Technical Paper awards. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in California.
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