SC Solutions is pleased to welcome Joseph Smith, to our team as the Director of our Mechanical and Aerospace Division.
Joe has a proven track record of leading teams to provide creative solutions to complex, multi-disciplinary problems in aerospace and mechanical engineering. Joe has over 20 years of experience in aerodynamics, aerospace development, spacecraft and race car design and testing, modeling and analysis, and project management. Joe’s extensive experience will be invaluable as SC Solutions expands its services in the areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Joe’s experience includes the design, analysis, test, and manufacture of spaceflight hardware (manned and unmanned), aircraft, and top-level racing cars. In aerospace he has worked as a senior project manager, design engineer and as a senior structural analyst. He has years of experience in the aerodynamic development and testing of racing cars, both open and closed wheel.
The positions Joe has held in the aerodynamics industry have spanned from aerodynamics designer to Head of Aerodynamics. He has worked on various teams, including Champ Car, F1 and NASCAR, and has thousands of hours of manned and unmanned car testing experience in both scale model and full-size testing.
Joe has special expertise in the design and tooling of composite parts, both laminated and compression molded short fiber.
Joe has extensive experience with advanced design and analysis tools such as Unigraphics, Solidworks and I-DEAS for design work; analysis tools such as NASTRAN, Hypermesh, ABAQUS, FEMAP, Star-CFD, and MATLAB for modeling and analysis.