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NAFEMS World Congress 2005

Engineering Simulation - Best Practices and Visions of the Future

St Julians, Malta, 17th-20th May 2005

The 10th International NAFEMS World Congress, held from May 17th-20th 2005 in Malta, was the most successful yet. Over 250 attendees from across the globe came together to exchange information, meet new industry contacts, discuss best practices, and work towards their own visions of the future.

A packed programme saw over 150 papers presented over three days. From the largest multinational corporation, to the smallest consultancy firm, every paper was on an equal footing, and received equal attention. A listing of all the papers presented can be found here.

The essence of NAFEMS is one of global collaboration across industries and disciplines, and events such as the World Congress are a vital to ensure that the global community of engineering analysis continues to grow together towards continuing best practice.

This event also marked the final meeting of the EC funded FENet project, which NAFEMS has coordinated over the past four years.

NAFEMS would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this event such a success, in particular, the conference sponsors, IBM, MSC.Software, UGS, ABAQUS, Adept Scientific, ANSYS, CD-adapco, Fluent, Samtech and Air Malta. 

Presentations for Download

Aircraft Structure Analysis: Challenges & Visions for the Future
Dr Jean-Francois Imbert Vice President of Engineering & Structure Analysis, Airbus France (not available)

Some Recent Developments & Future Directions in Computational Mechanics and Multi-Scale Methods

Prof Ted Belytschko, Northwestern University USA

Role of Technology in Future Safety

Dr Priya Prasad Technical Fellow of Safety, Ford Motor Company USA

Business Benefits of Simulation: The Managers Perspective

Prof Stefano Odorizzi, Padova University Italy

Analysis Tools for Space Vehicle Development

Dr Costas Stavrinidis Head of Mechanical Engineering, European Space Agency The Netherlands


The Application of Solar Radiation and CFD Modelling for Buildings

Dr Darren Woolf, Arup
Session 7B, "CFD", Thursday 19th May 2005