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NAFEMS Nordic Conference 2018

NAFEMS NORDIC Conference 2018

Engineering Simulation: Best Practices, New Developments, Future Trends

24 - 25 April 2018, Göteborg, Sweden

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Agenda - Invitation

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

Conference Overview

  • Plenary presentations by  Volvo Cars and NIO

  • 42 Technical presentations in 15 sessions

  • Special sessions on dynamics

  • VMAP and PSE workshop sessions

  • Hardware and software exhibition

  • Networking, experience and information exchange

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


The NAFEMS Nordic Regional Conference 2018 will be held once again at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Göteborg on 24 - 25 April 2018.

Entitled “Engineering Simulation: Best Practices, New Developments, Future Trends”, the conference will give delegates an unrivalled independent insight into best practices and state-of-the-art which consequently show upcoming trends, tendencies and necessary future needs in FEA, CFD, MBS and associated technologies.

The conference will increase awareness and provide a discussion forum for topics that are vital to engineering industrialists and academics, offering attendees an unrivalled combination of industrial knowledge, expertise and forward-thinking to aid their deployment of CAE over the next few years.

The conference is open to both, members and non-members of NAFEMS, with members able to attend the event for free, as part of their membership benefits package.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Göteborg, Sweden.

NAFEMS Nordic Steering Committee

Conference Agenda, Tuesday, 24 April

Session 1 A – Keynote Presentations

Welcome and NAFEMS Introduction
T. Morris, A. R. Oswald (NAFEMS)
Challenges and Opportunities in High Frequency Vibro-Acoustic Simulations
A. Pietrzyk (Volvo Car Corporation)
Virtual Vehicle Development at NIO
N. Brännberg (NIO Nextev (UK))
EMC Simulations for Automotive Applications

A. Bergqvist (VETEC / Volvo CarCorporation)
Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Introduction of CAE Software Femtet
S. Okawa (Murata Software)

12:35 Lunch

Session 2 A – Plenary Presentations

How does the Choice of Organization Influence Strategy and Choice of CAE Tools and the Design Processes?
M. Annerfeldt (Siemens Industrial Turbomaschinery); M. Karlsson (University of Linköping)
Towards a Methodology for Robust Calibration of Finite Element Models:
A Case Study from Fire Resistance Testing of Bulkheads

J. Anderson, J. Albrektsson,  F. Santandrea (RISE)
Design Optimization by using Support Vector Machines
N. Strömberg (Örebro University)
The Effect of In-Networking Computing Capable Interconnects on the Scalability of CAE Simulations
O. Maor, D. Cho, Y. Qin, G. Shainer (HPC Advisory Council)

15:25 Coffee Break

---> 16:10 - 17:50: Parallel Session 3 A - C

Session 3A – Processes

Process Simulation of Clinch Joints
S. Jónás, D. Felhös (Knorr-Bremse); M. Tiszaa (University of Miskolc)
Multi-Scale Uncertainty Analysis – A Tool to Systematically Consider Variability in Lignocellulosic Bioethanol Processes
D. Nickel, C. Franzen,  M. Janssen (Chalmers University of Technology); R. Fornell (RISE)
“Print-to-Perform” – A Customizable General Framework for Additive Manufacturing Process Simulation
S. Ribeiro-Ayeh, A. Winkler, V. Oancea, J. Hurtado (Dassault Systemes)
ITEA VMAP Project – Working on a Standardisation for Material Data Inferfaces in CAE Workflows
K. Wolf (Fraunhofer SCAI); G. Duffett (NAFEMS)

Session 3B – CFD

Training a Mean-Value Engine Model for Control Application Using GT-Power Simulation

N. Nickmehr, J. Zhu (Volvo Car Corporation)
Sucker Rod Pump Fluid Friction Evaluation

C. Langbauer, P. Vita (University of Leoben)
Simulation and Modelling of 2-Dimensional Graphene Related Material: A Feasibility Study for CAE
F. Jareman (AF); R. Holm, A. Isacsson (Chalmers University of Technology)
Apps to Transform the Simulation Industry
D. Ericsson (Comsol)

Session 3C – Dynamics

16:10 - 17:50
The Moving Frame Method in Dynamics: Modern Mathematics for Introductory and Multi-Body Dynamics
T. Impelluso (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences)

Get Together with beverages and snacks in the exhibition

20:00 End of day 1


Conference Agenda, Wednesday, 25 April

---> 08:15 - 09:30: Parallel Session 4 A - C

Session 4A – Models

A Dynamic Finite Element Model to Determine In-Situ Biomechanics of a Running Shoe
A. Tsouknidas, S. Maropoulos (Univ. of Macedonia);  D. Droukas, E. Karatsis (BETA CAE Systems); M. Papagiannaki (Univ. Thessaloniki); D. Sagris (Techn. Educ. Inst. of Central Macedonia)
Simulation of Local Stresses in Com­plex Materials Directly on CT Scans
K. Nigge, J. Fieres, C. Reinhart (Volume Graphics); P. Schumann (Concept Laser)
Mechanical Characterization of Welded Steel Structures for Offshore Applications using DIC and AE
E. Dartfeldt (RISE)

Session 4B – FSI/Multiphysics

Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Composite Bow Foil
G. Tora (cDynamics)
Modeling a Coriolis Flow Meter – FSI Simulation in the Frequency Domain
M. Jensen (Comsol)
Hydraulic Subsurface Pump Numerical Study
G. Jax, C. Langbauer, P. Vita (University of Leoben)

Session 4C – PSE Certification

08:15 - 09:30
The NAFEMS Professional Simulation Engineer (PSE) Certification Scheme
G. Duffett (NAFEMS)

09:30 Coffee Break

---> 10:15 - 11:30: Parallel Session 5 A - C

Session 5A – Optimization

Gaining Insight through Computer Aided Optimization
T. Hass (Cortime)
Sucker Rod String Design Optimization using an Innovative Finite Elements Simulation Approach
C. Langbauer, H. Hofstätter, T. Antretter  (University of Leoben)
Supporting Exploration of Design Alternatives using Multivariate Analysis Algorithms for Architectural Design
D. Di Stefano (Esteco)

Session 5B – Multiphysics

The Importance of Multiphysics Simulations
B. Bragee (Comsol)
How to make a Gas Turbine?
M. Annerfeldt (Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery)
Aeromechanics Applied on an Industrial Gas Turbine
M. Mayorca (Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery)

Session 5C – Models

Finite Element Model Best Practices
R. Zanoni (Siemens Gamesa)
Analysis of Concrete Cracking using Damage Mechanics
T. Gasch (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

11:30 Lunch Break

---> 12:35 - 13:50: Parallel Session 6 A - C

Session 6A – Dynamics

Validation Structural Dynamic Models at Epiroc
S. Enblom, S. Varghese (Epiroc)
Automotive Crash Simulation Robustness using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) Approach
D. Macri (Volvo Car Corporation)
Brake Caliper Design for a Formula Student Race Car for Revolve NTNU
B. Vasseljen (Revolve NTNU)

Session 6B – Multiphysics/Acoustics

Force-Based Squeak and Rattle Assess­ment of Vehicle Interiors at CEVT
P. Sabiniarz (AF); Y. Wardi, J. Weber  (CEVT); M. Moridnejad (Volvo Car Corp.); T. Fokilidis (BETA CAE Systems)
Numerical Methods for Full Frequency Range Car Audio Installation Effects Prediction
D. Copiello, A. Talbot, M. Brandstetter (Free Field Technologies)

Session 6C – ITEA VMAP

12:35 - 13:50
A New Interface Standard for Integrated Virtual Material Model­ling in Manufacturing Industry
G. Duffett (NAFEMS)

13:50 Coffee Break

Session 7A – Plenary Presentations

CFD Investigation of Heavy Commercial Truck Thermal Soak and Validation with Test
S. Dogru, U. Ay (Anova Engineering); D. Boyaci, C. Dinc (Ford Otosan)
Evaluation of CAE Simulation Results using Photorealism in Processing
J. Deleskog, P. Gustavsson, J. Elmered, A. Lundberg (Volvo Car Corporation); D. Katramados (BETA CAE Systems)
Assessing the Mechanical Behaviour of Biological Cells using a Viscoelastic Material Model
B. Fallqvist (Lightness by Design)
Wrap-up and Farewell

15:40 End of Conference


Conference venue
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Södra Hamngatan 59, 401 24 Göteborg, Sweden,
Tel: +46 31 758 5000, Fax: +46 31 758 5001

Hotel accommodation
NAFEMS Nordic conference registrants can reserve a discounted room at the hotel: Booking link
The group code is: „NAFEMS“.

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.
1) Companies for the production/processing of material goods / goods in factories/plants.

* NAFEMS membership fees for companies / institutes
A standard NAFEMS site membership costs 1.150 Euro per year (June 2017). An academic site membership costs 710 Euro per year (June 2017). 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. Exhibition-sponsoring brochure

Conference language

Conference organisation
NAFEMS Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
Griesstr. 20, 85567 Grafing b.M., Germany
Tel. +49 176 217 984 01

All prices plus Swedish VAT.

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Call for Papers


Sponsors 2018


Murata Software

BETA CAE Systems


Magna Powertrain - Engineering Center Steyr



Dassault Systemes


AF Consult*
BETA CAE Systems
Dassault Systemés
DYNAmore Nordic
ECS Magna
Jotne EPM Technology
Murata Software
Volume Graphics

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