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NAFEMS NORDIC Conference 2016

Engineering Simulation: Best Practices, New Developments, Future Trends

The conference provided a unique, independent, neutral, and comprehensive overview of the current state of art in the engineering simulation analysis.

 Invitation with agenda (pdf)

Conference Overview

  • Plenary presentations by:
    DNV GL (NOR), ÅF (SWE), Novo Nordisk (DEN), Continental (GER), FS Dynamics (SWE),
    Volvo Car (SWE), Zodiac Aerospace (NED)

  • 30 technical presentations in 11 sessions

  • Short training and discussion session

  • Hardware and software exhibition

  • Networking, experience and information exchange

  • For NAFEMS members (free: 4 seminar credits*) and non-members

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Conference agenda (pdf)

Session 1 – Plenary Presentations

  • Documentation of Structural Integrity for Marine Structures by Means of Non-linear FEM
    G. Solland (DNV GL, NOR)

  • Stochastic Finite Element Simulations of Real Life Frontal Crashes: With Emphasis on Chest Injury Mechanisms in Near-side Oblique Loading Conditions
    J. Iraeus (ÅF Industry / Umeå University, SWE); M. Lindquist (Umeå University, SWE)

  • Numerical Prediction of Glass Cartridge Robustness in Assembly Line Loading
    T. S. Hansen, B. U. Kristiansen  (Novo Nordisk, DEN)

Session 2 – Plenary Presentations

  • How Small (but fine) Simulations can also Radically Improve Industrial Products
    Z. Penzar, V. Schardt, C. Burgdorf (Continental, GER)

  • What About Quality?
    J. Ask (Volvo Car Corporation, SWE); M. Stallgård (FS Dynamics Sweden, SWE); O. Widlund (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, SWE)
  • Simulation for Certification of Aircraft Interior Monuments
    V. Pilaka (Zodiac Aerospace, NED), J. Knourek, M. Kus (University of West Bohemia, CZE)
  • Principal Sponsor Presentation: The Next Step in the Evolution of Simulation
    P. Segaert (Siemens Industry Software, BEL)

Session 3 - Applications

  • Profile Selection of the Rear Underrun Protection Device (RUPD) with FEM Analyses and Topsis
    B. Yigit, S. Sagsöz (Anadolu Isuzu Automotive, TUR); K. Yay (Istanbul Technical University, TUR)
  • A Non-Linear Global-Local Analysis Using Super Elements
    J. Wind, L. Bräuner (Aarhus University, DEN)
  • On Dish Concentrator Engineering Analyses
    R. Sjöqvist (Cleanergy, SWE)
  • Application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for Subsea Engineering in Technip Norge
    Z. Gu (Technip Norge, NOR)

Session 4 – CFD

  • FSI-Analysis on Vibrations of a Slender Rod Exposed to Axial Flow Calculations for Nuclear Power Applications
    K. Bengtsson (Onsala Ingenjörsbyrå, SWE)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Ships in High Waves
    D. Frisk, F. Carlsson, O. Dahlin (FS Dynamics, SWE)

  • Simultaneously Optimizing Vehicle Cooling Performance while Reducing Aerodynamic Drag
    Y. Dewan, M. Elmore, F. Ross (CD-adapco, USA); R. Averill (Red Cedar Technology, USA)
  • Investigation on the Injector Internal Flow During the Whole Transient Injection Process
    C. Gong, R. Baar (Technical University Berlin, GER)

Session 5 - Processes

  • Towards an Optimization Driven Concept Development Process in an Automotive Context
    A. Govik (Volvo Car Corporation, SWE)
  • Simulation Driven Design – Structural Optimization as Design Driver
    L. Fredriksson (Altair Engineering, SWE)

  • Facilitating Design Innovation: Automation of Marine Crankshaft Design and Classification Approval
    S. Ribeiro-Ayeh (Dassault Systemes Deutschland, GER); A. Winkler (Dassault Systemes, SWE)

Session 6 – Materials / Project

  • Atomic-Scale Computational Materials Engineering
    M. Christensen1, X. Rozanska1, A. Mavromaras1, C. Freeman1, E. Wimmer1, P. Saxe1, A. France-Lanord1/2
    (1Materials Design / 2Univ. Paris-Saclay, FRA/USA)

  • Simulation of the Laser Transmission Welding of Thermoplastics - Sensitivity to Process Parameters
    A. Majumdar, L. D´Alvise (Geonx, BEL)

  • SimBest Project: High Value Manufacturing Modelling and Simulation Best Practice
    G. Duffett, T. Morris (NAFEMS)

Session 7 – Materials

  • Progressive Collapse Modelling of Composites
    K. I. Edvardsen, G. Tørå (cDynamics, NOR)
  • A Study on FEA Modeling of Carbon/PEEK Lamina­ted Composites and Corresponding Material Models
    L. Coniglio (Parker Hannifin Manufacturing, BEL)
  • Composite Material Multi Objective Optimization of a Formula One Front Wing
    S. Seitanis, D. Drougkas, G. Korbetis (BETA CAE Systems, GRE)

Session 8 – Showcase Course: Nonlinear FEM

  • Showcase Course: Nonlinear FEM
    Tutor: G. Duffett (NAFEMS)

Session 9 - Materials / Methods

  • Post-Processing Fluid and Particle Data, Perspectives from The Hot Mix Asphalt Industry
    A. Hobbs (Astec, GBR); A. Holler (CEI, GER)
  • FEM/DEM Visualization and Simulation Data Management (SDM)
    O. Barrowclough, S. Briseid, H. E. I. Dahl, F. Fuchs, J. Hjelmervik, J. O. Nygaard (Sintef ICT, NOR); K. Bengtsson, J. Haenisch, O. Liestøl (Jotne EPM Technology, NOR)
  • The Effect of Height Restoration and Kyphoplasty Parameters on the Load Transfer Through the Lumbar Spine
    A. Tsouknidas, S. Chatzimoisiadis, E. Karatsis, N. Michailidis (BETA CAE Systems, GRE)

Session 10 – The SimBest Project

  • Discussion Session:
    The SimBest Project – do the outcomes reflect the whole simulation world?
    Moderated by G. Duffett (NAFEMS)

Session 11 - Misc

  • Water Tightness of Polyethylene Flange Joints - Finite Element Analysis and Full Scale Experiments
    J. Sandström, J. Sällström (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, SWE)
  • FEM AO, An Ultra-Efficient Solver for Large-Scale Vibro-Acoustic System Simulation Through High-Order Adaptive Finite Elements
    H. Beriot, P. Segaert (Siemens Industry Software, BEL)
  • NAFEMS EC Projects – Status and Applications
    G. Duffett (NAFEMS)


Hotel accommodation
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Södra Hamngatan 59, 401 24 Göteborg, Sweden,
Tel: +46 31 758 5000, Fax: +46 31 758 5001
NAFEMS NORDIC conference registrants can reserve a discounted room at the hotel. The group code is: KOD:2382721.
1.595 SEK (single room room/night incl. breakfast)
1.695 SEK (double room/night incl. breakfast)
Reservation has to be booked before the 10 April 2016 to guarantee the special rate.

Delegate fee (per person)
Not-NAFEMS members: 5.900 SEK
Presenter from industry 1): free
NAFEMS members using 4 seminar credits: free*
NAFEMS member with no seminar credits: 4.000 SEK
These fees include attendance at the conference, one copy of the proceedings, lunch for all two days, break refreshments each day, and beverages and snacks in the evening of the first day. Hotel accommodation is not included.

* NAFEMS membership fees for companies / institutes
A standard NAFEMS site membership costs 1.095 Euro per year. An academic site membership costs 675 Euro per Jahr. Beneath many others, NAFEMS members will get six seminar credits (1 credit = 1/2 seminar/conference day) per year. NAFEMS members can use seminar credits towards free attendance at this event. This event will charge four ­seminar credits per delegate. You can register 1,5 delegates included in your membership to this conference! Please consider becoming NAFEMS member before registering!

Cancellation policy
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

Hardware and software exhibition / sponsoring
We would like to extend an invitation to your company to be part of the conference as exhibitor and/or sponsor. Please request further information or download the exhibition and sponsorhip below.

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities (pdf)

Conference language

Conference organisation
NAFEMS Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
Osterham 23, D-83233 Bernau
Tel. +49 80 51 - 96 59 3 49+49 80 51 - 96 59 3 49, Fax +49 80 51 - 96 74 3 37

All prices plus VAT if applicable.


Invitation with agenda (pdf)



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