SPE announces best paper winners for 2013 ACCE

The Society of Plastics Engineers' Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE), Sept. 11-13, will give three Best Paper Awards, all in the Virtual Prototyping & Testing of Composites category.

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The organizing committee for the Society of Plastics Engineers' (SPE, Troy, Mich., USA) Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) has announced Best Paper Award winners for the group’s 13th-annual show, Sept. 11-13, 2013, in Novi, Mich.

Three winners – all in the Virtual Prototyping & Testing of Composites technical session and who received the highest average ratings by conference peer reviewers out of a field of 90 contenders – will be honored for excellence in technical writing during opening ceremonies. The honorees are Thierry Malo, engineering services team leader at e-Xstream engineering, an MSC Co.; David Sheridan, senior design engineer at Ticona Engineering Polymers, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corp.; and Dr. Ivor Huan-Chang Tseng, program manager at CoreTech System (Moldex3D) Co. Ltd.

Thierry Malo was lead author (with Laurent Adam and Roger Assaker, also of e- Xstream engineering, and Tsukatada Matsumoto and Riccardo Giacomini from Toyota Motor Europe) on a paper titled, "Multi-Scale Modeling of High Cycle Fatigue of Chopped and Continuous Fiber Composites," which will be presented by e-Xstream colleague Kurt Danielson on Sept. 12, 8:00-8:30 a.m. 

David Sheridan was lead author (with Ulrich Mohr-Matuschek and Anton Grzeschik of Ticona GmbH and Roland Peter of Inteva Roof Systems) on a paper titled, "Integrated Anisotropic Simulation for Components Made from Glass Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics," which he will present on Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., along with a tutorial earlier that day on Design & Development of Precision Plastic Gear Transmissions.

Dr. Ivor Huan-Chang Tseng was lead author (with Yuan-Jung Chang, Tzu-Chang Wang, and Chia-Hsiang Hsu of CoreTech System (Moldex3D) Co. Ltd. and Rong-Yeu Chang, National Tsing-Hua University) on a paper titled, "Three Dimensional Predictions of Fiber Orientation for Injection Molding of Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics," which will be presented on Sept. 11, 2:30-3:00 p.m., by Moldex3D colleague, Ken (KC) Cheng.

Held annually in suburban Detroit, the SPE ACCE draws over 700 speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees and provides an environment dedicated solely to discussion and networking about advances in the transportation composites. For more information about the SPE ACCE, visit the Automotive Division’s website at speautomotive.com/comp.htm.