Structural Optimization in FEA
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.
Industrial decision-making increasingly relies on engineering simulation. It is therefore essential to provide objective evidence of credibility to decision-makers and stakeholders. This short course introduces key concepts, methodologies and related standards (ISO, NAFEMS, ASME...) aimed at building simulation credibility including, management of modeling & simulation processes, data, competences and Simulation Verification and Validation (V&V) including code verification, solution verification and validation with emphasis on physical testing. Finally it provides an overview of implementation issues, strategies and recommended practises.
Introduction to SDM
This session will provide an overview to the fundamentals of Simulation Data Management. It will serve equally well as a basic introduction to those that are new to the technology, and a refresher for those who already have an elementary understanding of the concepts. It will provide an excellent foundation for delegates intending to attend aspects of the SPDM conference.
CFD for Structural Designers and Analysts
This course aims to introduce the essential principles of fluid dynamics, important flow phenomena, and basics of CFD process to structural engineers and how CFD can be beneficial for their multidisciplinary problems.
Introduction to Vibration
This course will cover natural frequencies, damping, signal identification, failure modes and excitation types. Several video clips will shown including the drop transient of a Pegasus launch vehicle, helicopter ground resonance and aircraft flutter.
Engineering Sciences Workflow Developments in the Government Sector - Part 1
This workshop brings together some of the leaders developing workflow capability for engineering and sciences in the government sector. 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 hope 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