30 years ago NAFEMS started life as the National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards. One of the organisation's initial aims was to design a series of benchmarks that could be used to determine the accuracy of an analysis code. Guidelines on what makes a suitable benchmark can be found in many of our early publications. One of the guiding principles behind the benchmarks that members may not be aware of is that :
Education and best practice are still at the heart of NAFEMS activities and it is with this spirit and a hint of fun that we would like to introduce the NAFEMS Benchmark Challenge.
The team behind the challenge problem can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org