David Simmons is a Senior Aerospace Engineer at SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI). Mr. Simmons’ experience includes aerospace design and analysis, with a focus on the creation and implementation of computer modeling algorithms to better represent specific aerospace designs and problems.
Prior to joining SEI, Mr. Simmons worked at GE Aviation in both Cincinnati, OH and Greenville, SC. There, he developed aircraft turbine engine modeling expertise with the Numerical Propulsion System Simulation (NPSS) code. During his tenure at GE, he created new data reduction techniques to better match engine models to test data, supported real time simulations for engine control and rig testing, and updated engineering models for engine thermal heat soaks in compressors and boosters to better match real engine temperatures. He also assisted in building many of the engine models that GE is currently using to model aircraft engines in service.
As a member of the Aerospace Systems Design Lab (ASDL) at Georgia Tech, Mr. Simmons worked with NASA on flight studies for various small engine aircraft, examined the use of Littoral-class ships in ocean areas with live mines for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and worked with the DoD to study the effects of wind turbines on RADAR.
Mr. Simmons received both his M.S. and B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of multiple awards from GE and a member of AIAA.