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Steven Hale M.S.M.E Senior Engineering Manager

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Steven Hale brings over 20 years of experience in finite element modeling and analysis of structures - including nonlinear statics, high-energy transient dynamics, nonlinear material behavior, vibration and heat transfer. Steve is skilled in the application of ANSYS software, and also has considerable experience with LS-Dyna. He has developed both high-speed transient and quasi-static models, including projectile impacts, drop testing, and metal forming. Steve has also worked extensively in the area of material modeling for transient analyses. He also provides ANSYS technical support to customers, and teaches our full lineup of training courses as well as courses in ANSYS LS-Dyna.

In his free time, Steve coaches and plays soccer, studies wildlife, spends time in the snow, explores underwater, and travels as much as he can.


Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University

Recent Posts:

December 6, 2016

CAE Associates has a long history of providing high-quality engineering simulation training. Direct feedback and surveys from our students show a high regard for the instructors, high satisfaction with the training, and eagerness to apply newly-learned skills.  But just because something works well doesn’t mean it can’t get better.

November 8, 2016

In my previous blog, I laid out the first six best practice steps for setting up robust, fast, and accurate explicit dynamics models. In this blog, I will describe the remaining four steps. Please note that these are the general steps that apply to almost all explicit dynamics models. In special cases, additional steps will likely be required.