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Dr. William Altenhof, P.Eng.

Finite Element Model
Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering

University of Windsor

401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (519)253-3000 (ext.2619)
Fax:(519) 973-7007

Dr. William Altenhof

Dr. William Altenhof is an Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, where he earned his Masters Degree(1997) and Doctorate(1999) in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Altenhof's main research areas include finite element analysis, crashworthiness, impact testing and characteristics of materials under large deformation. In addition to his research and teaching responsibilities, he is currently the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator, and a member of the Student Senate Committee. He is also an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario.

Dr. Altenhof is currently working on developing safer infant car seats as part of an Auto21 research project. He is attempting to reduce the number of infant injuries and/or deaths as a result of automobile accidents.

In March 2004, Dr. Altenhof received the Ralph Teetor Award at the SAE World Congress held in Detroit, Michigan. This prestigious award is given to recepients who demonstrate excellence in engineering education.

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