Training

Training: Short Courses

As part of the NAFEMS World Congress 2019, attendees will have access to many short training courses being held over the course of the Congress. These courses will be taken by NAFEMS tutors, and cover topics as diverse as Non-Linear Analysis, Practical CFD, Simulation Credibility and Introduction to SPDM. Registered Congress attendees will be asked to pre-register before the event.

Full details and pre-registration for all of these courses will be available shortly.

Short courses being offered

Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Flows – Basics of Theory and Practical Applications

U. Janoske (University of Wuppertal, GER)
This short course gives an introduction in modelling and simulation of multiphase flows. The challenges and problems of modelling multiphase flows are discussed and the ideas of different modelling approaches will be described in general. Some examples of multiphase flow simulations show the application of the models as well as advantages and disadvantages of them.

Simulation Driven Engineering with Computational Acoustics

A. Svobodnik (MVOID Group, GER)
This short course gives an introduction in modeling and simulation of acoustical phenomena. The challenges of acoustics as a multiphysical approach are discussed and the state of the art of modelling will be outlined. Typical industrial examples show the application of the models and its pro’s and con’s.

Introduction to Probabilistic Analysis and Uncertainty Quantification

G. Jones (SmartUQ, USA)
Experienced practitioners who construct complex simulation models of critical systems know that replicating real-world performance is challenging due to uncertainties found in simulation and physical tests. This course will discuss the types of uncertainties and how to quantify these uncertainties through the use of state-of-art statistics and machine learning methods. This course will discuss the broad applications these probabilistic techniques have in analyzing numerous forms of engineering systems including Digital Thread/Digital Twins.

 

Composites

T. Abbey (FE Training)
Due to the nature of composite materials, stress analysis and failure prediction is far more complex than isotropic materials. The objective of this overview is to break down the composite FE analysis process into clearly defined steps, give an overview of the physics involved and show how to implement practical solutions using Finite Element Analysis.

Nonlinear Analysis

T. Abbey (FE Training)
Many problems facing engineers are nonlinear in nature, where the response of a structure cannot be simply assessed using linear assumptions. One of the most difficult tasks facing an engineer is to decide whether a nonlinear analysis is really needed and if so what degree of nonlinearity should be applied. This overview will examine these issues, and look at the best ways of creating an analysis plan that matches key objectives.

Dynamic Finite Element Analysis

T. Abbey (FE Training)
This a short overview of the basics of dynamics analysis, building quickly from normal modes analysis to transient and frequency response. The session is packed with hints and tips on the most effective ways to set up these analyses - and some reminders about the implications of a dynamic environment for designers and analysts. Attendees qualify for a 15% discount on Tony's new NAFEMS book; How to do Dynamic FEA.

Structural Optimization - Topology Optimization and Generative Design

T. Abbey (FE Training)
This short overview looks at the range of optimization techniques available in FEA today. A brief history shows the development of these methods and the various strengths and weaknesses. The future role of optimization is discussed – particularly when aligned with new manufacturing methods and vastly improving computing resources. The final topic is the continuing role of the engineer in providing the required innovation and definition of the optimization task.

Fatigue Analysis

T. Abbey (FE Training)
This short course gives some insight into the methods behind high and low cycle fatigue and fracture mechanics methods. How are they different? When do we use them? What are the implications for FEA?

Joints and Connections

T. Abbey (FE Training)
Most structures involve some form of jointing or connection. This overview looks at popular FEA methods for simulating mechanical joints, welding and bonding. Different idealization approaches and element types will be reviewed. Hints and tips will be developed based on identifying key analysis objectives.

Effective Postprocessing of Structural Analyses

T. Abbey (FE Training)
The range of post-processing options can be bewildering. However, understanding how to interrogate stress results is key to effective FEA. A road map is developed that shows how to use Von Mises, Cartesian and Principal stresses in a logical and authoritative manner. Examples of contour and XY plotting are shown. Load vectors and free body diagrams are also discussed.

CFD for Structural Designers and Analysts

K. Fouladi (Infomec Consulting)
This course aims to introduce the essential principles of fluid dynamics, important flow phenomena, and basics of CFD process to structural engineers for their multidisciplinary problems. This course provides a brief overview of the essential concepts and principles of fluid dynamics, CFD, turbulence, and heat transfer relevant to structural analyses through simple examples and case studies.

Introduction to Practical CFD

K. Fouladi (Infomec Consulting)
Through a simple and moderately technical approach, this course covers topics such as the role of CFD, basic formulation, governing equations and use of model equations, steps in CFD process, need for turbulence modeling, and CFD best practices.

Elements of Turbulence Modelling

K. Fouladi (Infomec Consulting)
This course is focused on understanding turbulence, need for turbulence modeling, and various modeling approaches. Discussions on the advantages and limitations of various models should help CFD users in selecting appropriate turbulence models for their simulations.

Sheet Metal Formability – Material Properties, Failure & Simulation

T. Dutton (Dutton Simulation)
This course is intended to assist all those involved in the design of sheet metal components to identify the key material properties and potential failure modes during manufacture. The course will demonstrate how CAE methods can be used to simulate the manufacturing method in order to identify any potential problems with the process and establish if part design changes are required.

Introduction to Instability and Buckling of Structures

J. Wood (JW Analysis)
This short case is based upon material taken from a new online course which will be launched by NAFEMS in the near future. Attendees will be shown the course content, including an associated on-line self-test quiz. The course is designed to provide a broad introduction to instability and buckling of structures and while the focus is on both Euler and nonlinear post-buckling, the course will illustrate a range of other instability phenomena relevant to structures. The topics are well exemplified via industrial examples and videos, with sufficient theory to allow FE practitioners to understand the challenges and procedures inherent in modelling and assessment. In the course literature, the NAFEMS PSE competency statements addressed to some degree are highlighted.

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis of Pressure Systems and Components

J. Wood (JW Analysis)
This presentation is designed to provide an overview of a major updating and re-launch of a substantial work-based learning module, originally developed as part of the EU-funded CCOPPS project. The course is accompanied by a sector-specific competency framework and is complemented by 23 worked examples, 14 tutorials and 9 self-test online quizzes with 167 questions. The course is designed for self-paced informal learning and participation entitles the delegate to 5 months access to tutors. The course also includes a new extensive FAQ database, designed to support and enhance the learning experience.

Introduction to Design by Analysis of Pressure Systems and Components

J. Wood (JW Analysis)
This presentation is designed to provide an overview of a major updating and re-launch of a substantial work-based learning module, originally developed as part of the EU-funded CCOPPS project. The course is accompanied by a sector-specific competency framework and is complemented by 38 worked examples, 2 tutorials and 5 self-test online quizzes with 111questions. The course is designed for self-paced informal learning and participation entitles the delegate to 5 months access to tutors. The course also includes a new extensive FAQ database, designed to support and enhance the learning experience.
The course is now consistent with the DBA content in the current versions of ASME VIII Div2 and EN13445. It also now includes Creep-related design checks and content.

Leading Edge SPDM Architecture and Methodology Workshop

Robert Clay (chair, SNL), Jay Jay Billings (ORNL), Julien Capul (CEA), Dan Laney (LLNL), David Montoya (LANL)
The US Dept of Energy laboratories are at the leading edge of simulation technology and methodology, driving by mission requirements. In many cases physical testing is impossible and the consequences of failure are unthinkable, leading the labs to develop means to understand the uncertainties and margins associated with critical computational analyses. Developing better means to run automated, parametric studies is essential, and a key goal of the lab SPDM projects. Further, managing the [SPDM] information for credibility purposes is essential, as the labs develop capabilities for design-space exploration, multi-disciplinary design optimization, multi-physics and robust (stochastic) design.

In this day-long workshop focused on Simulation Data and Process Management we bring together some of the leaders from the US labs and practitioners from other leading-edge engineering companies with similar challenges and ambitions to compare and contrast approaches. The capabilities being developed are all targeting large-scale parallel computation, as this is now the norm for computing in this sector. The workshop will highlight recent developments, and consider some of the technical challenges as well as opportunities for leveraging the various capabilities. We expect to present a clear picture of where things stand and where they’re heading, and have a lively discussion about the various approaches from the teams.

Panel Themes/Questions:
1.      Addressing workflow data management challenges
2.      Workflow ecosystem and applications
3.      Key challenges for current workflow systems
4.      Opportunities for collaboration and standards adoption
5.      Future of scientific and engineering workflows

 

Sponsors

ANSYS




Siemens PLM

Altair Engineering

ESI Group


 

 

MSC software

 

Esteco
polygonica


Exhibitors

Altair Engineering
Ansys
Aras Corporation
Atena by Cervenka
BETA CAE Systems
Cadence Design Systems
Ceetron
Cybernet Systems
Dassault Systèmes
Datadvance
DE Digital Engineering
Detroit Engineered Products
Dynardo
Endurica
ESI Group
Esteco
Famic Technologies
Front End Analytics
Granta Design
HBM Prenscia
Intes
Kinetic Vision
MSC Software
Murata Software
NAFEMS
Nextflow Software
nTopology
Open iT, Inc.
Penguin Computing
Polygonica
RAMDO Solutions
RecurDyn (FunctionBay)
Siemens PLM Software
SmartUQ
Synopsys
ITEA3 VMAP
Vanderplaats Research & Development
Volume Graphics