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The future of Simulation Engineering

E-lementary - 005

January 26th 2016

By the NAFEMS Team

With E-lementary, the NAFEMS team aimed to create a digest of articles about Simulation Analysis Community that could be of interest to engineers, managers and others in keeping up-to-date with the industry.

If you read an article that you think should be added, please feel free to get in touch with us

The More Engineering Changes …

Desktop Engineering

In his article, Jamie Gooch, editorial director of Desktop Engineering, reminisced about the beginning of Desktop Engineering in 1995 and noticed recurring needs by engineers that are not really different from the current ones. See for yourself:

Large-scale computer modelling Cell Macromolecules


 Large-scale computer modelling Cell MacromoleculesUsing large-scale computer modelling, researchers have shown the effects of confinement on macromolecules inside cells and taken the first steps toward simulating a living cell. Results from the simulation can suggest hypotheses to be confirmed or rejected by experiment, which can then lead to further questions and simulations.

Image: Edmond Chow

Onshape’s bright future


Onshape is a full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone ona design team work together using any web browser, phone, or tablet. The new venture-backed company includes key members of the original SolidWorks team plus elite engineers from the cloud, data security and mobile industries. Have you tried Onshape?

Supercomputing and climate research

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Peter Thornton - Oak Ridge National LaboratorySomething we are looking forward for this year is to hear more about Peter Thornton’s research. The next-generation Earth system model will simulate climate systems at unprecedented resolution over an unprecedented time scale in order to understand climate change, Earth system feedbacks and potential tipping points. The fully coupled model, which will be ready for production around mid-2017, will be capable of simulating 80 years (1970-2050) of climate variability in less than three weeks.

Free access to simulation technology as part of SimScale new Community Plan


In the beginning of December, SimScale announced the launch of Community Plan, making SimScale’s entire feature set available for free, for everyone. As part of the Community Plan, users can collaborate and connect with thousands of other professionals and get access to hundreds of simulation projects from other Community users, ultimately getting their engineering design work done faster.

Learn more:

Siemens is acquiring CD-adapco and sharpening its focus in the area of industry software

Reuters UK

Germany's Siemens has agreed to buy U.S. engineering software firm CD-adapco for $970 million, it confirmed on Monday, beefing up its core industrial business with the latest in a string of acquisitions in the area. It will complement Siemens' product lifecycle management (PLM) software offering.

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