Brian Esp

ESP Composites has developed a practical reference book for composites, a corresponding training course, and software for the analysis of composite structures. All three aspects are in sync, providing a complete and harmonious solution.


Its founder, Brian Esp, Ph.D., P.E., is experienced in various aspects of composite structural analysis. During his 20+ year career, he has worked on various programs.

At Triumph Group–Vought Aircraft Division, Dr. Esp worked on the Boeing 787 program. At Lockheed Martin he was part of the Advanced Development Programs group and contributed to the J-UCAS (Joint Unmanned Combat Vehicle) and the JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) programs. Esp was also a member of Raytheon’s Nonmetallics Technology Center in the Space and Airborne Systems division. As an adjunct factulty member, he taught the graduate level composites course at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Esp is also the owner of Structural FEA, LLC, which is a company that provides software for finite element analysis.

Structural FEA

Brian oversees the MYSTRAN project, which is an open source finite element solver similar to NASTRAN.