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James Kosloski M.S.M.E Director of Engineering Services

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Jim has over 20 years of experience in finite element analysis.   Prior to joining CAE Associates in 1998, Jim worked for Ford Motor Company for 2 years and GE Aircraft Engines for 7 years.  His current responsibilities include work on all phases of mechanical engineering consulting projects.  Jim specializes in customization of the ANSYS Suite of products, from custom GUI development to user programmable features.  Some of his past consulting projects include: the development of a user defined element for the World Trade Center Analysis; automated 3D nonlinear analysis of medical stents; the creation of and the development of custom user materials in ANSYS; and an electro-magnetic induction heating analysis.   Jim customizes, develops and instructs CAE Associates' full lineup of ANSYS training courses and provides ANSYS technical support to our customers.

In his free time Jim is a member of the Lions Club and coaches the local Challenger Little League team.  He enjoys vacationing with his family, usually at Walt Disney World.


Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering,  University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Recent Posts:

June 26, 2017

In Part 2,  I discussed how choosing the right hard drive can help speed up your analyses. Finite element analyses read and write huge amounts of data to the disk, so anything we can do to make that process faster will improve our analysis time.

June 13, 2017

In part one of this blog, I discussed the importance of your computer’s CPU in speeding up a finite element analysis.  In this post, I will look at how 2 other main components of your computer, RAM and hard disk, may affect analysis speed.