About Dr. Bill Case


Dr. Bill Case was a member of the project management team for the development of the popular NASTRAN finite element analysis computer program developed in the late 1960's and early 1970's for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Over the course of 30 plus years from that time he was a structural analyst using NASTRAN and subsequently the head of an analysis branch comprised of approximately 20 analysts who used NASTRAN on many of the spaceflight structures built or managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He has taught many graduate level courses in the area of static and dynamic structural analysis as well as basic and advanced courses in the use of NASTRAN. He is the author of many technical papers in the areas of finite element analyses and in the use of NASTRAN for major flight projects.

From 2005 through 2011, Dr Bill Case was the president of MYSTRAN Software Inc (MSI) and developed and enhanced the MYSTRAN finite element analysis program to provide analysts with a cost effective solution for finite element analysis software. At the end of 2011 he disolved MSI and is now providing MYSTRAN as a free tool for analysts to use. He will continue to try to keep the current version up and running.