Visiting Assistant Professor
Western New England University
Dr. Roche is now full-time in academia with an emphasis in solid mechanics and design. In his prior tenure, he worked in the gas turbine industry for 28 years in structural analysis and testing. His last position at Pratt & Whitney was as the structures integration manager overseeing about 19,000 engines in the commercial fleet.
United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford
GE Aircraft Engines, Lynn, MA
1995 – 1996
Pratt & Whitney Engineering Technical University
2002 - present
ANSYS Analysis of Composites
Introduction to Micromechanics
ANSYS Advanced Analysis of Composites
University of Connecticut
Graduate level Introduction to the Mechanics of Composites
University of Hartford
Undergraduate level Design of Machine Elements
C.H. Roche and Steve Conner, A Comprehensive Look at Buckling of Cylinders Under External Pressure, NAFEMS World Congress, Boston, MASS, 2011.
C.H. Roche, Comparing ANSYS Shell Elements for Buckling Analysis, ANSYS Solutions magazine, Summer 2005.
C.H. Roche, H.G. Halverson, Buckling of Cylinders Due to External Pressure, NAFEMS World Congress, Malta, May 2005.
H.G. Halverson, C.H. Roche, Composites: Macro to Micro Modeling Issues, NAFEMS World Congress, Malta, May 2005.
H. G. Halverson, M. L. Accorsi, C. H. Roche, Finite Element and Test Validation of the Genin-Hutchinson Constitutive Model for SiC/SiC, 29th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 23-28, 2005.
C. Roche, H. G. Halverson, Understanding Buckling from the FEA Point of View, Benchmark, the international magazine for finite element analysts, October 2004.
C.H. Roche, P.P. Godston, Optimization Choices in Engineering, Proceedings of the NAFEMS World Congress, Newport, RI, April 25-28, pp. 815-825 (1999).
C.H. Roche, M.L. Accorsi, A new finite element for global modeling of delaminations in laminated beams, J. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 31, pp. 165-177 (1998).
C.H. Roche, M.L. Accorsi, A new finite element for global modeling of delaminations in composites, Proceedings of 9th American Society for Composites Technical Conference, Univ. of Delaware, (1994).
ANSYS, MSC/NASTRAN, FEMAP, MSC/PATRAN, CFDesign, CRITSPEED, MATLAB, FORTRAN, UNIX, Microsoft Project, Outlook, Excel, MINITAB.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Univ. of Connecticut 1994
Thesis focused on global finite element modeling of delaminations
Minor in Mathematics
M.S.M.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Hartford branch) 1986
Solid Mechanics Emphasis
B.S.M.E., University of Lowell 1983
Engineering Honor Society, ASME officer, Dean’s List.
Francis Ouimet Caddie Scholarship, Massachusetts State Scholarship for high SATs.
Licensed Professional Engineer since 1989.
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