If simulation and analysis are so precise, why is there still such a need for physical testing? As industry requires ever faster design-cycles, while maintaining control of both budgets and accuracy, qualification by analysis becomes more of a reality. Simulation and test must work together. Making simulation as reliable as traditional testing is a challenge that we must meet head-on.
NAFEMS is leading the culture of reliable guidance, professional competency, and rigorous validation that is needed for continued progress towards certification by simulation, with the requisite authority and experience.