Validation of computational solid mechanics models using strain fields from calibrated measurements systems CEN Workshop
VANESSA, or Validation of Numerical Engineering Simulations: Standardisation Actions’ is a project funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, which has as its goal the establishment of a validation methodology for computational solid mechanics models and associated calibration procedures within a standards framework. It is based on the scientific results of two earlier EU projects known asSPOTS and ADVISE.
Objectives of VANESSA
The aim is to integrate the results and to promote their adoption by the European industrial and scientific communities in order to achieve better quality modelling of engineering structures and more elegant, sustainable designs.
The VANESSA project is supported by partners from across the innovation spectrum and has representation from a wide range of industrial sectors, including aerospace, automotive and energy.
The scientific and technical aims of VANESSA are:
a) To conduct international inter-lab comparison (round-robin) exercises that will generate evidence that the reference material, for calibration of optical systems for strain field measurement, and the validation protocol, for computational solid mechanics models, form a solid basis for standardisation;
b) To prepare a CEN Workshop Agreement on validation of computational solid mechanics models using strain fields from calibrated measurement systems;
c) To raise awareness in the EU industrial base and international engineering community of the validation protocol through a programme of knowledge dissemination and exchange.
CEN Workshop Agreement.
The outcomes of SPOTS and ADVISE projects will be used as basis for the development of the CEN Workshop Agreement in line with the dissemination aims and transfer of technology of the VANESSA Project. In this sense, the CWA will be an instrument to inform a wider group of potentially interested parties about the results of the EU projects, in terms of validation and calibration methodologies, research on enhanced quality of optical strain measurement, quantification of uncertainties in both experimental and numerical analyses of engineering structural components, and augmentation of the engineering design process based on quality-quantified data.
CEN Workshop Status
The kick-off meeting is scheduled to take place on 12 June 2013 at the CEN and CENELEC Management Centre in Brussels, 17 Avenue Marnix, 1000 Brussels.
You are welcome to submit your comments to the Business Plan and/or your registration at the latest by 27 May 2013 to Mr Amilcar Da Costa
- Draft Agenda of the Workshop 71 kick-off meeting (pdf format)
- Registration for the Workshop 71 kick-off meeting (pdf format)
Registration for the Workshop 71 kick-off meeting (word format)
- Information for delegates, directions and accomodation for the Workshop 71 kick-off meeting (pdf format)
- Draft WS 71 Business Plan (pdf format)
- WS 71 BP Comments form (word format) or WS 71 BP Comments form (pdf format)
Event Type: Workshop
Location: Brussels Belgium
Date: June 12, 2013