As the only independent international organisation dedicated to the engineering analysis community, NAFEMS is involved in a number of external projects with other organisations in the European Community and beyond.
NAFEMS members benefit significantly from our involvement in these projects, by having the opportunity to get involved at all stages. As well as being in a position to influence project direction, provide feedback which is truly taken onboard, and benefit from the outcomes and findings of major cross-industry initiatives, NAFEMS members can not only follow and adopt state-of-the-art - they can shape the future of the technology.
Below are all the projects that NAFEMS took part in with other organisations in the European Community and beyond.:
Addressing the Challenge - Interoperability in CAE Workflows A lack of software standards in virtual engineering workflows as well as incompatible interfaces for the transfer of virtual material information not only cause additional costs and complex manual adaptation but also lead to inflexible IT
Simulation Best Practice and State of the Art Innovate UK funded this project to gather and disseminate best practice in the use of simulation and modelling tools for engineering design. The objective of the SimBest project, carried out in conjunction with NAFEMS, GE Power (previously Alstom
NAFEMS were pleased to be the co-ordinator for the COGAN – Competency in Geotechnical Analysis European project. The main aim of this Leonardo da Vinci European Transfer of Innovation project was to follow on from the exceptional work done during the CCOPPS and EASIT2 projects , but with the
10th to 14th August 2015, Lowry Centre, Salford Quays, Manchester, U.K. NAFEMS are pleased to announce that we are a member of the organising committee for SMiRT-23 For the second time in its history SMiRT came to the UK in August 2015 and aimed to make it a meeting to remember – both for the
The Forging Industry Needs Better Training Materials FEM Forging Competency Framework The main aim of this Leonardo da Vinci European Transfer of Innovation project was to promote the effective use of numerical analysis by using Finite Elements for the present and future workforce, in the forging
NAFEMS was a major partner in the EASIT2 project – Engineering Analysis and Simulation Innovation Transfer (squared) European project . The main aim of this Leonardo da Vinci European Transfer of Innovation project was to set out the knowledge and skills that a competent simulation engineer should
C ertification of CO mpetencies in the P ower and P ressure S ystems Industry The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde has been awarded half a million Euros under the EU-funded Leonardo da Vinci Scheme for a 2 year project involving the C ertification of Co
Over several months in 2008-2009, NAFEMS has undertaken a consultation exercise on Engineering Skills Management. The objective of the consultation was to enable NAFEMS to understand more fully the current and desired processes for managing Engineering Simulation skills within industrial
AUTOSIM was a Coordination Action project which received EU funding for three years, starting in September 2005. Coordinated by NAFEMS , the project consortium contained 32 companies from across Europe each of whom had a significant interest in the use of simulation within the automotive industry.
FENet was a Thematic Network, funded by the European Commission for four years from August 2001. The network sought to coordinate activities within Europe aimed at improving both the quality of industrial applications of finite element technology and the level of confidence that can be placed in
Innovative Learning and Training On Fracture NAFEMS was a partner in the project ILTOF - Innovative Learning and Training On Fracture – which was a Leonardo da Vinci European Union co-funded Pilot Project, part of the European Vocational Training Action Programme. Leonardo da Vinci Pilot Projects
Numerical Based Medium Level Training on Industrial Friction Problems Nufric is a project funded by EU in the frame of Leonardo programme. It intends to develop material based on computer information technology, directed to technology and science that can significantly improve teaching and
SAFE S tructural A nalysis SAFESA ( SAFE S tructural A nalysis) is a project that was undertaken by 5 UK companies with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry. The basis of the SAFESA approach is to formalise the structural qualification process such that the opportunity for error is
G eneric E ngineering Analysis M odel GEM ( G eneric E ngineering Analysis M odel) was a European Community funded ESPRIT project managed by NAFEMS. The aim was to enable engineering analysis methods such as finite element analysis of solids or fluids to be used more effectively within the design