ABOUT FASIDE

FASIDE is a sole proprietorship consulting company of David W. Hoeppner, P. E., Ph.D. incorporated in the state of Utah and the Province of Ontario, Canada.

It provides services to industry, governmental agencies, legal firms, and universities.  Services are provided in the area of design (especially with regard to fatigue and damage tolerant issues), reliability, quality, testing, education (workshops on sight and in specialized locations), failure analysis, and areas of aging degradation of structures and materials.  The latter item includes such items as corrosion, corrosion fatigue, fretting fatigue, multiaxial fatigue, wear, creep, thermomechanical fatigue, and related issues.

FASIDE has developed numerous workshops that have been presented at or in conjunction with the following companies and agencies (only a few examples are provided):

  1. FAA-Mulroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, workshop title Aircraft Structural Fatigue.
  2. FAA-Engine and Propeller Directorate, Burlington, MA, workshop title Fatigue and Damage Tolerant Design of Engines and Propellers.
  3. Pratt and Whitney Canada, Longuiel, Quebec and Mississauga, Ontario, workshop title Fracture Mechanics Applied to Engine Structures.
  4. Pratt and Whitney Canada, Longuiel, Quebec and Mississauga, Ontario, workshop title-Fatigue Design of Engines.
  5. Pratt and Whitney Canada, Longuiel, Quebec and Mississauga, Ontario, workshop title-Creep Design of Engines.
  6. NASA, Cape Kennedy, FL, workshop title-Applied Fracture Mechanics.
  7. Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT, workshop title-Fatigue and Damage Tolerant Design of Aircraft.
  8. Rolls Royce Aeroengine Division, Derby, England, workshop title-Fatigue Design of Engines.

In addition, FASIDE presented an annual workshop entitled "Fatigue and Damage Tolerant Design of New and Aging Aircraft" in February of each year until the year 2000 in Salt Lake City, UT.  This workshop was extremely popular and clients have come from throughout the world.

Dr, Hoeppner also has been involved in workshops conducted through UCLA.  One of them is now entitled "Structural Integrity of New and Aging Aircraft".  He has been a lecturer in this workshop since 1971.  In addition, since 1991 he has been a lecturer in the UCLA workshop entitled "Corrosion of Aircraft".  Each year since 1971 he has been one of six lecturers in a workshop entitled "Fatigue Concepts in Design" presented for the SAE by the University of Iowa.  He has lectured in many other workshops for Universities and within industry.

FASIDE International, Inc. also provides consulting on legal cases involving fracture, fatigue, reliabililty, and related issues.  

FASIDE has consulted and provided service to many industries and government agencies including the following (examples only):

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Agency, USAF, USN, USA, US Coast Guard, NASA, National Institute of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Department of National Defence-Canada, Boeing Commercial Airplane Company-Seattle, WA, Allied Signal, Phoenix, AZ, Rolls Royce Aeroengine Division-Derby, England, Geneva Steel, Provo, UT, Morton Thiokol, Brigham City, UT, United Technologies Research Center, Hartford, CT, Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT., Pratt and Whitney Canada, Longueil, Quebec and Mississauga, Ontario, General Motors, Detroit, MI, Caterpillar Corp., Peoria, IL.

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