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Improving Simulation Prediction by Using Advanced Material Models

5 – 6 November 2013
Lund, Sweden

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Advanced material models offer tremendous potential in terms of accurate numerical model prediction. Increasing interest in different constitutive models has also been fuelled by the rising popularity of modern engineering materials such as thermoplastics, elastomers and other polymers. At the same time engineers are frequently using advanced material models to explore the behavior of conventional materials, taking account of aspects such as rate dependence, cyclic loading, creep , plasticity and damage, to name but a few. Use of these material models certainly presents many challenges though, including:
  • Is the model adequate to accurately represent the material response for the given loading and environmental conditions?
  • Is sufficient material data available to allow an appropriate model fit?
  • Can a more advanced model be implemented with an acceptable numerical efficiency?

This seminar provides an opportunity for delegates to learn how the many modeling issues related to this topic are addressed. It also provides a rare opportunity to network with peers who are faced with similar challenges and to exchange experiences within material modeling challenges and advantages.

Torben Hansen (Novo Nordisk) and Jan Granlund (Dassault Systémes),
both are members of the NAFEMS NORDIC Steering Committee.

Agenda – 5 November

Welcome and NAFEMS Introduction
T. Hansen (Novo Nordisk,SWE); J. Granlund (Dassault Systémes, SWE),
both are members of the NAFEMS NORDIC Steering Committee

Implementing Advanced Materials Models in a Commercial Finite Element Code
L. P. Mikkelsen (DTU, DEN)


Beef or Chicken? On the Burden of Choosing the Appropriate Material Model
D. Steglich (Helmholtz-Zentrum, GER)


Coffee Break

Variations in Material Quality:
Should it be taken into Account in Simulations? In that Case, how?

T. Andersson (Solidmekanik, SWE)


Integration and Optimization of a 64-coreHPC for
FEM- and/or CFD Welding Simulations

P. Lindström (Det Norske Veritas, NOR); A. de Blanche (University West,SWE)


Integrating the Injection Molding Manufacturing Process
in the Package Simulation Workflow

E. Andreasson, L. Persson (Tetra Pak Packaging Solution, SWE);
H. Jacobsson (FS Dynamics, SWE); J. Nordgren (Altair Engineering, SWE)

Come together in the exhibition area

Agenda – 6 November

Deformation and Damage Mechanisms in Thin Ductile Polymer Films
E. Andreasson, J. Jönsson (Tetra Pak, SWE); M. Sandgren (Areva, SWE);
P. Hakansson (ÅF, SWE)

Prediction of Long Term Durability of a Spring Loaded Thermoplastic Component Using Material Time Scaling in an Explicit Solver for Modeling of Creep and Relaxation
T. Hansen (Novo Nordisk, DEN)


Determination and Validation of Cohesive Laws for an Epoxy Adhesive
in Modus I and II

F. Stig, J. Johansson, A. Wickström (Semcon,SWE)

10:00    Coffee Break

New Development in a Database of Advanced Material Properties for CAE Use
C. Löfvén (EnginSoft, SWE)


A Constitutive In-Plane Elosto-Plastic Model for Paperboard Taking intoAccount the Effects of Pre-Straining
E. Borgqvist, M. Wallin, Matti Ristinmaa; T.Lindström, J. Tryding (Univ. Lund, SWE)

Material Models for Anisotropic Materials –an Approach from the Packaging Industry
T. Andersson (Solidmekanik, SWE)


Lunch Break

Plastic Composites in Multi-Scale Simulations
J. Landergren (MSC Software, SWE)


A Procedure to fit Multiple Element Nonlinear Rheological Models
L. Olesen (Novo Nordisk, DEN)


Wrap-Upand Farwell
- 14:15   T. Hansen (Novo Nordisk, SWE); J.Granlund (Dassault Systémes, SWE)

Location & Accommodation

Elite Hotel Ideon
Scheelevägen 27
223 63 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 - 46 - 287 11 00
Fax +46 - 46 -287 11 11
Seminar registrants can reserve a discounted room at the conference hotel (single room per night: 1,290 SEK incl. breakfast). Please quote reservation code “NAFEMS, No 1892671".


Exhibition and Sponsoring Opportunities
Infopoint:1 table + own poster or pop-up display: 4,350SEK / 500 EUR 1) or
Booth space: 3 x 2 m, incl. 1 table, chairs: 6.500SEK / 750 EUR 1)
All booth staff need to register as regular attendees

Pleae find more information here:

Exhibition-sponsoring (pdf)

Registration Fees

  • NAFEMS members: free (NAFEMS members can apply seminar credits towards free attendance at this event. This event requires 3 seminar credits per delegate.)
  • NAFEMS member, but no more seminarcredits available:
    3,600 SEK / 415 EUR 1)
  • NAFEMS non-members: 
    4,800SEK / 550 EUR 1)

Note: These fees include attendance at the seminar, one copy of the proceedings, lunch on one day, break refreshments, and beverages & snacks in the evening of the first day. Hotel accommodation is not included. 1) plus VAT


NAFEMS Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
NAFEMS Contact for Nordic Countries
Osterham 23
D-83233 Bernau, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 80 51 - 96 59 3 49
Fax +49 (0) 80 51 - 96 74 3 37


Event Type: Seminar
Location: Lund Sweden
Date: November 5, 2013


Gold Sponsor


Gold Sponsor: Altair Engineering



Agenda (pdf)

Call for Papers (pdf)

Exhibition-sponsoring (pdf)

Travel Information (pdf) 


Events - Cancellation Policy

Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all DACH events is as follows:

  • Cancellation up to 3 weeks before the event date: free of charge;
  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: 75% of registration fee non-refundable;
  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: all seminar credits non-refundable;
  • No show at the event: 100% of registration fee non-refundable;

NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative event/course, however an administration charge will be applicable.

This policy is subject to change.