MERC Engineers Co-Author Paper Presented at American Helicopter Society International’s 73rd Annual Forum

Dr. Robert McGinty, Chief Scientist, Mr Nick Hatcher, Senior Mechanical Engineer, and Mr. Jeff Brenna Staff Aerospace Engineer co-authored a paper titled “Finite Element Model Validation and Loads Development for the TH-1H Helicopter” presented at the American Helicopter Society International’s 73rd Annual Forum, May 9-11, in Ft Worth, TX.

This forum included over 1100 participants and key leaders from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, academia, and industry.


About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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