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Webinar: 5 Common Composite Design Oversights - And How to Avoid Them!

Updated: Feb 16, 2019


Webinar on Tue, Feb 12th from 9-10 AM MST

Wondering how to effectively take advantage of composites in your components to reduce design iterations? Join us in a discussion on the most commonly overlooked areas in designing composite structures and how to effectively avoid them early in your process, allowing you to reduce your design iterations and leverage the full potential of advanced materials.

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Presented by

Rick Dalgarno, Director of Analysis Services - Teton Simulation Software

Mark Bishop, Owner - Waterfront Composite Solutions



About Rick Dalgarno

Rick Dalgarno received a MSME from the University of Wyoming with a thesis on cryogenic thermal fatigue of unidirectional composites. Upon graduation he joined Firehole Composites and immediately began work as an FEA-based composite structural analyst. Firehole was the developer of a software product called Helius MCT which is an add-on to commercial FEA codes Abaqus, ANSYS, and Nastran that enables high-fidelity progressive failure analysis of composite structures. While at Firehole, Rick was the lead analyst on several challenging composite projects and worked with companies in a variety of industries such as commercial aerospace, Formula 1, renewable energy, defense, racing yachts, and sporting goods.


Autodesk acquired Firehole in 2013 and at Autodesk Rick continued work as a structural analyst as part of Autodesk Advanced Consulting and was part of a multi-company ICME effort for composite materials.

In late 2018, he joined Teton Composites where he is currently the Director of Analysis Services.


Rick is continuously engaged in the composites community. He is a member of the NAFEMS Composites Working Group and regularly attends industry trade shows such as CAMX, SAMPE, and JEC.




About Mark Bishop

Originally from New Zealand, Mark Bishop has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland and has been designing full time in the field of advanced composite structures since 1994 with a background in general acoustics from original work with Marshall Day Associates in Auckland, NZ. Working for High Modulus in NZ, he has overseen the design and construction of composite structures throughout the world.


In 2001 he moved to the US to be the onsite structural engineer for the advanced composite high speed motor yacht Adler that he had previously completed the structural engineering for. He began his own engineering consultancy business before being recruited by Farr Yacht Design in 2003 where he was responsible for the composite engineering of Farr Yacht Designs race boats from 2003 through March 2011 including the Volvo Open 70’s Telefonica Azul and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam amongst multiple race winners and world championships.


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