Composites Working Group


The NAFEMS Composites Working Group was formed in 2010, following strong demand from within the NAFEMS membership for a high level of activities related to the application of numerical methods to the analysis and assessment of composite materials.

Prior to this date, NAFEMS had already developed a number of publications and hosted several events which were of direct relevance.

The goal of the working group is to act as the focal point for all of NAFEMS activities relating to composite materials and to spearhead the development of guidelines which will be of high value to industrial practitioners working in the field.


The mission of the NAFEMS Composites Working Group is to create awareness and education for the simulation of composites by gathering independent information and providing independent analysis of composites simulation capabilities and needs.

The mission includes education, communication,promotion of standards, and identification of simulation requirements that will have general benefit.


The vision of the NAFEMS Composites Working Group is to create a cross-industry consortium in an end-user driven, vendor-neutral arena for discussing, sharing, and evolving engineering techniques and practices in the simulation of composite materials.

Terms of Reference

NAFEMS Members can download the Terms of Reference for this group: 

Terms of Reference

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Composites Working Group Overview

An outline of the group's remit and activities can be downloaded below: