The NAFEMS UK Conference 2008 was held at the Barcelo
Cheltenham Park Hotel in Gloucestershire on 10th & 11th June
2008. Entitled Engineering Simulation: Effective Use and Best
Practices, the Conference gave delegates an unrivalled
independent insight into the current best practices and
state-of-the-art in FEA and CFD and associated technologies,
providing the most comprehensive overview of the technology
The two-day conference aimed to increase awareness and provided a
discussion forum for topics that are important and relevant to
engineering industrialists and academics. With this in mind, an outstanding agenda
was available to enable all who attend to gain an invaluable
insight into the current "hot topics" and best practices in the
The event was open to both members and non-members of NAFEMS, with
members attending the event for free, as part of their membership
The principal sponsor of the Conference was Icon CFD. Further
sponsorship came from Acusim Software, Altair Engineering, Bull,
Simulia, DEM Solutions, ITI Transcendata, MSC.Software and
Siemens, and the conference was also supported by IMechE, IOP, BSSM
Agenda and Presentations
Power Generation: The Future and the Role of Simulation
Martin Hughes, ALSTOM
How You Achieve the Full Financial Benefit of Simulation
Colin Mynott, Consultant
Dealing with Uncertainty in a CAE-based World: Automotive Crash
Development without Prototypes
Richard Brown, Jaguar Land Rover
Application of Computational Mechanics in Nuclear Industry
Nawal Prinja, AMEC Nuclear
Structural Analysis: Towards the Full Simulation Lifecycle
Alan Prior, SIMULIA Europe
Stress Concentration Evaluation in an FE Analysis of a Road Tanker
Carrying Sensitive Material
Tony Abbey, FETraining
Simulation of Crack Growth Under Mixed Mode Loading Conditions
Sharon Mellings, CM BEASY Ltd.
Failure Analysis of Biaxially Loaded Composites using
Emmett Nelson, Firehole Technologies, Inc.
FE-MBS Techniques for Stress Concentration Prediction and
Marco Veltri, MSC.Software Limited
Integrating Simulation Tools During the Design Process: A Good Way
to Head Towards True Multi-Disciplinary Optimization
Luca Fuligno, ESTECO srl
Signpost the Future: Simultaneous Robust Optimisation of a Knee
Stuart Bates, Altair Engineering Ltd.
Automotive And Acoustic
A Process Oriented Industrial Approach for the Prediction of Sound
Package Effect on vehicle BIW Behaviour
Marc Anciant, ESI Group
Validation of an Exhaust System Simulation Model using
Experimental Modal Analysis
D.M. Dhanushkodi, TechPassion Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Simulating Idle Gear Rattle Conditions in Manual Automotive
Stephanos Theodossiades, Loughborough University
The Practical Simulation of Manufacturing Processes: Latest
Technologies and Future Trends
Brian Miller, Wilde FEA Ltd.
Minimising Blank Diameter in Subsequent Stretch-Draw Operations
Geza T. Nagy, Corus Research
Simulation of Particulate Solids Handling and Processing Operations
Using the Discrete Element Method
John Favier, DEM Solutions Ltd.
Virtual Design to Reduce Time to Market
Giovanni Pioltini, RadiciNovaCips S.p.A.
CFD in Civil Engineering Design
Mike Deevy, Halcrow Group Limited
Modelling Fuel Injection and Flash Vaporization in Rocket Engines
Mustafa Megahed, ESI
CFD Civil Applications
Hydrodynamic Coefficients and Slamming Forces Estimation with CFD
Christian Chauvet, Prospect
New Frontiers in CAE Interoperability
Andy Chinn, TranscenData Europe Ltd.
Combining Tolerance Analysis, Mechanisms Analysis & FE
Analysis to Create a Robust Design of a Drug Delivery Device
Rod Giles & Ray Ellender, Elite Consulting Ltd.
System Simulation Integrated within the Product Development
Morgan Jenkins, Flowmaster
Methodologies and best practices for the validation of CFD
Chris Lea, Lea CFD Associates Ltd.
Fluid-structure Interaction Modelling, Relating to Membrane LNG
Ship Cargo Containment Systems
John Maguire, Lloyd's Register EMEA
The use of FEA in the Simulation of Roadside Furniture Impacts
Steven Sirman, Corus Automotive
QA in CAE – a CFD Perspective
Fred Mendonça, CD-adapco
The Role of GRID Computing within Engineering Simulation and Design
Chris Carey, ANSYS Europe Ltd.
3D Modelling of a Wind Turbine using CFD
David Hartwanger, Intelligent Fluid Solutions