Nafems | Posts http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/ Nafems Posts en-gb Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:16:18 +0000 Copyright: (C) Nafems 720 Simulation Driven Design: Just How Far Have We Come? 16 October 2013Simulation Driven Design: Just How Far Have We Come? by Chad Jackson, President and Principal Analyst of Lifecycle InsightsIt's time for a litmus test, isn't it? We've been talking about this issue for well over a decade now. Simulation has traditionally been used for verification and validation right before testing begins. Its a great way to avoid the effort of building prototype http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/simulationdrivendesign/ http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/simulationdrivendesign/ Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Shot-Peening Over Coffee and Pie 20 September 2013Shot-Peening Over Coffee and Pie by Tony Abbey, NAFEMS Training ManagerFirstly, I must make an apology for yet another aviation related blog intro. On Saturday I was offered, out of the blue, a ride in an open cockpit Stearman biplane from 1942. It has a 220 hp engine, but is quite a heavy plane at just over 2 tons fully loaded. It is also a tail dragger – a small wheel at http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/shotpeening/ http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/shotpeening/ Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Unwind With A Little Post-Crash Mozart 11 September 2013Unwind With A Little Post-Crash Mozart by Tony Abbey, NAFEMS Training ManagerI had the privilege of attending the NAFEMS World Congress in Salzburg in June. It was a busy time for myself and my e-learning colleague Kamran Fouladi as we gave a series of short classes to act as tasters for the full courses run throughout the year. It was very pleasant to meet NAFEMS members who h http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/unwindwithmozart/ http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/unwindwithmozart/ Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Clyde Cessna's Famous Photo 29 August 2013Clyde Cessna's Famous Photo by Tony Abbey, NAFEMS Training ManagerEvery Saturday when I am in town I work as a part time volunteer at Yank’s Air Museum in Chino, California. If you are in the area please come and check it out, it is rather special. If I am there don’t forget to say hello.One of the museum aircraft has always intrigued me because of the photo blow-up set http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/clydecessna/ http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/clydecessna/ Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Interview with Ralph Sundermeier 12 August 2013The Future of Simulation: An Interview with Ralph Sundermeier, Volkswagen, GERDr Ralph Sundermeier works in the Technical Design Department of Volkswagen, where he is responsible for the interior calculation within car projects and mainly for the development of calculation methods. Dr Sundermeier was Keynote speaker at NAFEMS recent World Congress in Salzburg, Austria. His presentati http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/ralph_sundermeier/ http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/ralph_sundermeier/ Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:57:32 +0000 Continuous Systems Validation- Implications for Software Solutions 24 July 2013Continuous Systems Validation- Implications for Software Solutions by Chad Jackson, President and Principal Analyst of Lifecycle Insights Continuous systems validation brings a whole new level of complication to simulation. In my first post in this series, we looked at how designs progress in various engineering disciplines. In the second one, we looked at how cross-disciplinary simu http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/continuoussystemsvalidation2/ http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/continuoussystemsvalidation2/ Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:57:32 +0000 Continuous Systems Validation- System Simulation Configurations 11 July 2013Continuous Systems Validation - System Simulation Configurations by Chad Jackson, President and Principal Analyst of Lifecycle Insights Ready for more system simulation? Well, strap in. This is where things get complicated. In the last post, we dove into the progressive means of representing and assessing designs in mechanical, electrical and software domains. We found that in each http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/continuoussystemsvalidation1/ http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/continuoussystemsvalidation1/ Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:57:32 +0000 Continuous Systems Validation- Progressive Design Representations 5 July 2013Continuous Systems Validation - Progressive Design Representations by Chad Jackson, President and Principal Analyst of Lifecycle Insights I now have no doubt left in my mind: system simulation is now all the rage. A few weeks ago, I hopped on the bandwagon to write on the topic. I published a post titled Systems Simulation: Far-off Future or Feasible Now? here at the NAFEMs blog. That http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/continuoussystemsvalidation/ http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/continuoussystemsvalidation/ Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:57:32 +0000 The Implications of the Cloud for Simulation 4 June 2013The Implications of the Cloud for Simulation by Chad Jackson, President and Principal Analyst of Lifecycle Insights Is the cloud that big a deal for simulation anymore? I mean, we basically know what it means. Run simulation sin the cloud. Leverage all that compute horsepower up there. Get lots of results way faster. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Right? Well, that's where I disagree. Bigger ch http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/implictionsofthecloud/ http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/implictionsofthecloud/ Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:35:32 +0000 Anecdotal Evidence 29 May 2013Anecdotal Evidence by Tony Abbey, NAFEMS Training ManagerMy Uncle started as a River Pilot on the English Humber River; a treacherous place with strong currents and constantly changing sandbanks. He then served in the Merchant Navy and was torpedoed twice. Post war he captained a survey and salvage ship for the Royal Air Force. This included marking out and monitoring offshore target r http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/anecdotalevidence/ http://www.nafems.org/about/blog/posts/anecdotalevidence/ Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000