Dynamics Working Group

Dynamics Working Group


The NAFEMS Dynamics Working Group (DWG) brings together representatives from industry, academia and software vendors to form a common body of understanding in dynamics. The DWG provides guidance on the optimum method, including the use of numerical, physical and logical models of systems, that should be employed to solve a particular dynamic engineering problem.

The DWG is a forum for discussions on the state-of-the-art dynamics theory and aims to share lessons learnt from a range of industries and applications.


The DWG aims to:

  • develop guidance and best practice material in the form of publications, seminars and training on how to apply engineering simulation techniques to solve dynamics prblems;
  • be a community and provide a forum for engineers and scientists involved in dynamics engineering analysis. 


The Dynamics Working Group is led by a Steering Committee which coordinates the activities of three Focus Groups: the Impact, Shock and Crash Focus Group, the Multibody Dynamics Focus Group and the Structural Dynamics Focus Group. Details on the specific activities of each group can be found on the individual Focus Group web pages.