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 possess. The goal was to transfer, modify and extend the output from the recently completed and highly successful CCOPPS project, which developed a similar framework for the pressure systems industry sector, and to make it applicable to a wide range of industry sectors.
There was three key deliverables from the project:
The project was managed by a strong EU-wide partnership headed up by the University of Strathclyde (leader of the CCOPPS project). The project manager was Dr. Jim Wood who, as a staunch supporter of NAFEMS for many years, shaped the proposal so that the outcomes would be of great benefit to all NAFEMS members. In addition to NAFEMS, the other project partners were AMEC Power & Process Europe, EADS Innovation Works, EnginSoft, E.ON, Geofem Ltd., Nevesbu, Nokia Corporation, RENAULT, SELEX Galileo and Tetra Pak Carton Ambient S.p.A., covering 9 key European industry sectors.
This project was extremely beneficial to NAFEMS. One of our key goals, and a major part of our mission, is to provide effective educational support for all its members. The project allowed us to be far more effective in achieving this. The benefit of enabling the existing Registered Analyst Scheme to be reviewed and updated is an added bonus.
The initial proposal was that the EASIT2 Generic Educational Base would cover the following areas (modules):
This list may be modified as a result of an initial study of industry needs. Input from a wide range of experts drawn from the NAFEMS community was used to ensure that the various modules in the Generic Educational Base had the appropriate statements of competence and resource references.