FEA Services LLC is an official business partner of Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp.


Gabriel F. Dambaugh, P.E.

President and Principal Engineer

Gabriel F. Dambaugh, P.E. holds two degrees in Mechanical Engineering and has been in the industry since 1988. His engineering career started on the manufacturing floor. He then gained 12+ years experience with precision machine component design, optimization, failure forensics and analysis with Finite Element Methods…

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…for the automotive and industrial sectors. While Gabe has worked with the variety of FEA technologies as listed on the services page, some of his unique specialties include using FEA with nonlinear and time-dependant mechanical systems. He has presented on the subject of fatigue assessment to the Finite Element community and holds a US patent for rolling bearing design optimization with FEA. Gabe has recently spent over 6 years consulting in the aerospace field with NASA and Boeing on manned flight launch vehicle component analysis including nonlinear FEA with composite honeycomb structures, buckling and post-buckling analysis with thin metals and fracture (damage tolerance) issues.

Lori Smith

Sales and Marketing Director

Lori has over ten years experience in project management and public speaking, specializing in strategic planning and communications, including message development for and delivery to multi-media platforms. In 2009, as Special Projects Director for a nonprofit health care agency, Lori developed a state wide small business coalition…

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…to survey the challenges small business owners faced with providing health care to employees and co-authored a small business scientific study report with Vanderbilt University – Peabody College. Because of her efforts, four small business owners were invited to attend President Obama’s formal Health Care Round Table discussion at the White House. Gaining national attention, several small business owners appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and on CNN. Lori has previously worked as Operations Director at a graphic arts and marketing firm and holds a paralegal degree in commercial law.