Simulation versus Test
Linking computational and experimental techniques in industrial applications
Professor David Ewins , Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, U.K.
Find Moelholt Jensen, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark.
Users of simulation techniques such as FEA and CFD are frequently required to demonstrate that their predictions of behaviour agree with reality. The capabilities to test structures have been developed over many years and continue to evolve, but testing can often be expensive and can only be performed on a limited number of cases.
The real power of simulation and testing can only be truly unleashed if the two methods are used in conjunction with one another. This seminar will be an industry led event in partnership with NAFEMS, BSSM and the IMechE. It will aim to provide the attendees with a thorough overview of how modern simulation methods compare against data derived from experimentation, from a range of industrial case studies.
This event is the third of the series. The previous events, held in November 2004 & 2005, proved to be extremely popular. Many of the delegates expressed their strong desire to attend a similar event in 2006. Once again the event will provide attendees with technical papers of genuin
e interest and educational value, a packed program including lively discussion and a useful exhibition area.
Presentations & Agenda
Aspects of Non-Linear Bending Behaviour of a Wind-Turbine Blade
Under Full-Scale Testing
Find Jensen, Riso Labs – Keynote Presentation)
Theme 1 - Large Scale Testing
Andy Morris, e.on - Session Chairman.
Theme 2 – Novel Techniques
Bob Johnson, DAMT - Session Chairman
Theme 3 – Manufacture & Assembly
Phil Bradbury, METEC Ltd - Session Chairman
Comparison of FE Modelling and Neutron Diffraction Measurements
when Studying the Effects of Mechanical Tensioning for Controlling
Residual Stresses in Friction Stir Welds
David Richards, University of Manchester
FEA of a Feedheater Waterbox – Correlation with Cracking
Observed in Practice
Bob Johnson, DAMT Ltd.