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Topics

Please note that the following topics are indicative of what the Congress will cover, and are not in any way exhaustive.

If you are unsure about the relevance of your proposed submission, please get in touch at nwc19@nafems.org


Driving Design with Engineering Simulation

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • Discrete Element Methods
  • Boundary Element Method
  • Mesh-Free Methods
    • Particle Methods
    • Extended Finite Element
    • Lattice Boltzman
  • New and Emerging Numerical Methods
  • Co-simulation / Code Coupling
  • Structural
    • Residual Stress
    • Thermal Stress
    • Failure
    • Dynamic Analysis
    • Crash Impact
    • Contact
    • Connections & Joints
    • Buckling / Collapse
  • Fluid Flow
    • Cavitation
    • Combustion
    • Multiphase Flow
    • Turbulence
  • Acoustic
  • Electrical
  • Heat Transfer
  • Optical
  • Electromagnetics
  • Multiphysics
  • Multiscale
  • Optimisation
    • Process Optimisation
    • Size & Shape
    • Optimisation Methods
  • Postprocessing
    • Visualisation
    • Interpreting and Communicating Results
    • Error Estimation
  • Pre-processing
    • Image Based Modelling
    • Meshing
  • Stochastic / Probabilistic Methods

Implementing Simulation Confidence

  • Quantifying Business Benefits
  • Generating Confidence in Results
    • Verification & Validation
    • Code Verification
    • Uncertainty Quantification
    • Education & Training
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Simulation Governance
  • Simulation Maturity Levels / TRLs
  • Robust Design
  • Testing & Qualification
    • Certification by Analysis
    • Integrating Analysis & Test

Deploying your Simulation Capability

  • Automation
  • Democratisation
  • High-Performance Computing
    • Cloud Computing
    • Parallel Processing
  • Licensing
    • Opensource
    • SaaS
    • Leasing
  • CAD - CAE Integration
  • Real Time Simulation

Effective Simulation of Materials

    • Composites
    • Concrete
    • Metallics
    • Nanomaterials
    • Foam
    • Plastics
    • Rubber
    • Soil
    • Bio materials
  • Representing Material Phenomena
    • Crack Propagation / Fracture
    • Damage / Failure
    • Delamination
    • Durability & Fatigue
    • Equation of State
    • Hyper Elasticity
    • Phase Transformation
    • Plasticity
    • Viscoelasticity
  • Microstructural Modelling
  • Virtual Allowables

Spotlights:

  • Automotive Powertrain Electrification Technology
    • Hybrid / Plug-In and Full Electrification Simulation
    • Battery Cell Development Simulation
    • Electrical motors
  • Autonomous Navigation Technology
    • Vision Imaging Analysis
    • Data Analytics
  • Life Sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Medical Devices
    • Certification

Technical Symposia

Systems Modelling & Simulation

In a multi-domain world, simulation & analysis needs to be integrated into the overall system model in an efficient and sensible way. This symposium will examine will examine how we can drive the direction of technology development and standards in this space.

    • MBSE
    • Systems Engineering
    • Standards
    • FMI / FMU
    • Integrating different levels of simulation fidelity
    • Multidisciplinary Analysis

Digital Engineering – Should we Believe the Hype?

We’ll be looking beyond The Hype surrounding all things ‘digital’ and exploring (perhaps bracing ourselves for) the huge impact that these technologies are expected to have on the engineering industry of tomorrow.

    • Digital Twin
    • AI & Machine Learning
    • Cloud Computing
    • Industry 5.0 / Digital Manufacturing
    • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality
    • Internet of Things

Manufacturing Process Simulation

The Congress will host a dedicated symposium on Manufacturing Process Simulation& Additive Manufacturing, covering virtual manufacturing tools within the product design and manufacturing cycle.

    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Metallic Manufacturing Process
      • Casting
      • Cutting
      • Drawing
      • Forging
      • Heat Treatment
      • Welding
    • Composites Manufacturing

Virtual Material Modelling in Manufacturing

This symposium will be held in collaboration with the ITEA VMAP project, which aims to gain a common understanding of, and interoperable definitions for, virtual material models in CAE.

    • Case studies
      • Composites for lightweight vehicles
      • Hybrid modelling of consumer products
      • Composites in aerospace
      • Blowforming
      • Moulding of plastics
    • Developing the standard for materials data transfer

4th International SPDM Conference

Once again, the Congress will host the International Conference on Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM). This industry-leading event will bring together industrial users, technology experts, academics and software vendors alike, allowing all those with an interest to take part in the only truly independent, international forum dedicated to SPDM.

  • Deployment of SPDM solutions
  • Analysis planning and reporting
  • Business processes implemented in SPDM
  • Digital threads and digital twins implemented in SPDM
  • Business value of SPDM solutions
  • Standards-based approaches in SPDM
  • Open source approaches to SPDM
  • Essential components of an SPDM solution
  • Data and process integration tools
  • Platforms for the deployment of industrialised/democratised simulation processes
  • Examples of deployment of democratised simulation applications
  • SPDM strategy
  • SPDM requirements
  • Scope of SPDM
  • Data standards

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: 21 Nov 2018

Notifications of Acceptance: from 5 Dec 2018

Full Paper Deadline: 4 Feb 2019

Preliminary Agenda Launch: early March 2019