AVEC, Inc. is a minority-owned company dedicated principally to provide expert technical assistance to the industry in the field of analysis and control of noise and vibration of mechanical systems. The company was founded in February 2002 by Dr. Ricardo A. Burdisso, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
AVEC capabilities include: noise and vibration analysis, prediction, and measurements; phased array design and measurements; propeller noise prediction (tractor and pusher) with validation and measurement; tire-pavement noise (OBSI) measurements and systems; structural analysis (FEM and BEM); unsteady aerodynamics (vortex lattice methods) and aeroelasticity; machinery fault diagnostics, development of technical programs with GUI and graphical capabilities.
AVEC has provided services to companies and institutions like NASA Langley Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), GE Global Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Mining Branch, PA), Techsburg (VA), US Air Force (AEDC), and Honeywell (AR).
- Dr. Ricardo Burdisso (President)
- M.Sc. Cathia Frago (Chief Financial Officer)
- Dr. Patricio Ravetta (Co-owner, Chief Research Engineer)
- M.Sc. Kyle Schwartz (Senior Research Engineer)
- M.Sc. David Wisda (Senior Project Engineer)
- M.Sc. Bennett Witcher (Project Engineer)