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Autosim 3rd Technology Workshop Announced

Glasgow, UK, November 16th 2006 – NAFEMS, The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community, has announced the 3rd Autosim Technology Workshop, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 24th-25th 2006.

AutosimAUTOSIM is a European initiative to support, strengthen and develop the use of simulation within the European automotive industry. The intention is to research Best Practices and potential Breakthrough Technologies in three key areas:

  • Integration of Simulation into the Development Process
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Increasing Confidence in the Use of Simulation

AUTOSIM is operating through a series of Technical Workshops. This is the third in the series, but it is not necessary to have been to the previous two: the results of the previous workshops will be summarised at the start of this meeting.

If you are interested in the automotive applications of engineering simulation, you should attend.

The specific objectives of this workshop are:

  • Definition and Development of Best Practices
  • Initial suggestions for Standard Procedures
  • Identifying Potential Breakthrough Technologies within the State of the Art

AUTOSIM also intends to interact with the entire European automotive industry through a proactive consultation process. The final objective of this workshop is to Provide Material for Input to the Consultation Report. For this reason, delegates from consortium members and those outside of the consortium are equally welcome.

Full details and registration are available at



NAFEMS is a not for profit organization aimed at promoting best practices and fostering education and awareness in the engineering analysis community. In line with its objectives to promote the effective use of simulation technologies, NAFEMS is continually seeking to create awareness of new analysis methodologies, deliver education & training, and stimulate the adoption of best practices and standards by offering a platform for continuous professional development.

About Autosim

Major organisations in the European automotive industry have seen substantial benefit from the integration of modelling and simulation into their design process.

Today, there is a need for more widespread adoption of engineering simulation throughout the supply chain. At the same time, technology is being developed that offers the potential to reach a new generation of advanced applications.

A number of key issues are currently holding these developments back, including:

  • A lack of sufficiently skilled personnel and inefficiencies in their use.
  • Smaller organisations not being ready or able to deploy the technology.
  • Limits to the confidence placed on the reliability of analytical results.
  • Suppliers using different procedures when supplying to different companies.
  • Researchers needing a coordinated industrial view on priorities for the development of breakthrough technologies.

AUTOSIM established an international team of leading experts representing much of the European automotive industry. They develop a preliminary set of Best Practice Guidelines, standard analytical procedures and research strategies. They then consult with the wider automotive industry to gain feedback on the preliminary documents and establish credibility of the final documents.

Final authoritative versions of these Best Practice Guidelines, standard analytical procedures and research strategies will be delivered and widely disseminated. Their adoption throughout the industry will:

  • Increase the efficiency and improve the quality of simulation.
  • Increase the efficiency of the supply chain.
  • Enable simulation to be practiced more effectively by a broad range of personnel.
  • Coordinate ongoing research by providing a focused set of priorities.
  • Assist industry to plan its future implementation strategy for simulation.

With these actions, AUTOSIM will contribute substantially to advancing design techniques in the European automotive industry.


Further information and high-resolution images are available on request.

NAFEMS Press Contact

David Quinn

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