Curtis Schmidt to Receive SAE Henry O. Fuchs Student Award
WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 18, 2005 -
Curtis Schmidt, a graduate engineering student at the
This award, which commemorates Professor Henry O. Fuchs, recognizes a graduate student or recently-graduated student for his or her work in the advancement of engineering practice in the area of fatigue. It is made twice annually by the SAE Fatigue Design and Evaluation Committee. Schmidt will be recognized for his presentation entitled, “The Influence of a Taper on the Stress Concentration Factor of a Shoulder Filleted Shaft.”
Schmidt’s current research focuses on using ANSYS engineering simulation software to determine how different tapered filleted shaft geometries affect stress concentration factors. He also works part-time as a design engineer at Bertrem Products, where he assists in the manufacture of metal-seated ball valves.
Schmidt holds his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the
Schmidt is a member of SAE International, Tau Beta Pi, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He expects to graduate with his master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2006.