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Save the Date – Aircraft Structural Loads: Criteria, Analysis, and Validation Course Led by TLG’s Dr. Josh Dementi in Seattle, WA.

Did you know one of TLG’s esteemed engineering managers also leads a course in aircraft structural external loads through The University of Kansas? Dr. Josh Sementi is overflowing with knowledge in the area.

In addition to engineering manager with responsibilities for loads, dynamics, and flutter, Josh is also an independent consultant FAA Loads DER with full approval authority for both 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25 airplanes and is an alumnus of the University of Washington where he earned his Doctor of Science degree in aerospace engineering. In the past, he has taught courses at Seattle U and for the UW Grad program.

A long-time colleague and friend to TLG team members, Josh joined TLG from Aviation Partners Boeing where he led the loads and dynamics engineering department in support of Supplemental Type Certificates for winglet installations on Boeing 737 Next Generation, 757, and 767 transport aircraft; and Dassault Falcon 2000 business jets. This experience includes both performing and directing MSC; Nastran aeroelastic analyses, with extensive use of Matlab tools for additional analysis and data processing.

Josh recently wrapped teaching The University of Kansas’ high-level survey course offered annually, which helps give perspective on aircraft structural external loads analysis (including criteria, design, analysis, fatigue, certification, validation, and testing) to regulators, flight test engineers, flutter, and aerodynamics disciplinaries, and more. The transfer of knowledge from Josh and the course content helps participants stay engaged with loads and how to best utilize loads outputs and ask the right questions as to what needs to be done.

The traveling course was held in San Diego in 2023 and will take place here in Seattle this year. Please Save the Date to get expert insight from Dr. Sementi, April 8-12, 2024, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter.

Learn more about the course here.

We feel lucky to have Josh as part of the TLG Aerospace team.