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Materials Modeling

FE Simulations of the Behavior of Modern Industrial Materials Including their Failure




During the past decades the use of FE methods has become a common practice in the design of industrial products. For the vast majority of metallic structures the material characterization in FE analysis assumes a linear elastic isotropic behavior. The ever increasing use of non-metallic materials in most industrial products has caused the need for more advanced material modeling. The wide spectrum of industrial materials ranges from linear elastic metals through visco-elastic polymers, incompressible elastomers, highly compressible porous materials like foams to anisotropic reinforced plastic or metal matrix composites. In addition there is an increasing demand to capture the true behaviour of traditional but complex materials such as reinforced concrete and soils.


Apart from the fact that the constitutive behavior of such complex materials requires the availability of material parameters that characterize the behavior under all possible load spectra, the dependency on temperature, time and/or viscous effects makes the determination of material parameters quite challenging.


The successful application of FE methods for the design of components and structures which are made of modern materials strongly depends on the ability of the designer to choose the correct constitutive model, to apply the correct material parameters and to understand the underlying numerical procedures of the FE programs in which the constitutive models are implemented.


One of the main purposes of detailed FE analyses as part of a design process is to determine the safety margin that the relevant component or structure exhibits before failure occurs.


In most cases the detailed information about maximum principal stresses in the structure is matched with material data on tensile rupture or shear failure in order to determine the maximum load carrying capacity and the resulting safety margin. Such simplistic approaches have only limited applicability in case of complex load combinations and for materials that exhibit complex material failure phenomena due to their inherent complex behavior, e. g. for laminated reinforced composites. It is anticipated that the increased use of such advanced materials combined with the necessity to calculate the structural integrity more precisely, will result in an increasing amount of advanced FE analysis to simulate failure phenomena like progressive cracking, debonding, delamination , brittle and ductile fracture, etc.


This seminar will focus on the practical aspects of the analysis of modern materials in the design process including the ability to simulate failure phenomena. The practical use will be demonstrated through examples of industrial applications. In addition the seminar will give an insight in the current state of the art of the development in the area of failure analyses.  

G. Horrigmoe (Norut Technology Ltd, Norway)
J. E. Halden (Kongsberg Devotek, Norway)

Member of the NAFEMS Nordic Steering Committee and technical coordinator of the seminar. 










March 20, 2007

Optional: Guided tour through DNV


Welcome and NAFEMS Presentation
G. Horrigmoe (Norut Technolgy Ltd., Norway),
J. Halden (Kongsberg Devotek, Norway)
Chairmen of the seminar and members of the NAFEMS Nordic Steering Committee

The Business Benefits of Numerical Simulation Methods (FEM, CFD, MBS, …)
V. Sharan (Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications)

Keynote Presentation:
Prediction of the 3D Fracture Failure of UD Laminae - Visualization of Failure Surfaces and Mohr-Coulomb Relationships -
R. Cuntze (formerly MAN-Technologie AG, Germany)

Coffee Break

XFEM for Fracture Mechanics in Samcef
M. Bruyneel, T. Vu Anh (Samtech s.a., Belgium)

Some Considerations in Selecting an Appropriate Material Model for a Nonlinear FE-Analysis
J. Granlund (Abaqus Scandinavia, Sweden)

Sponsor presentation: Hewlett Packard
N.N.( Hewlett Packard)

Sponsor presentation: IBM
E. Weibust (IBM Svenska AB, Sweden)

Sponsor presentation: Ansys Fluent
S. Olovsson (Ansys Fluent, Sweden AB)

Beverages and snacks in the hard- and software exhibition – sponsored by



Lottery of a HP Digital Camera
sponsored by Hewlett Packard


March 21, 2007

Correlations between and Interrelationships of the Fracture Behaviours of Isotropic Materials, Unidirectional Composites, and Woven Fabrics - depicted on basis of Cuntze’s Failure Mode Concept
R. Cuntze (formerly MAN-Technologie AG, Germany)

Analysis of Structural Integrity of Deteriorated Concrete Structures
G. Horrigmoe (Norut Technology, Norway)

Advances in Manufacturing Process Modelling with Deform
J. Farrar, B. Miller (Wilde FEA, United Kingdom)

Coffee Break

Numerical Simulation of Fracture in Metal
Forming Processes
F. Halvorsen (Engineering Data Resources AS, Norway)

Modelling Microstructure Evolution in Weld Deposited Titanium
C. Charles (University West, Sweden)

Characterisation and Modelling of Failure in Ductile Sheet Metals
O.-G. Lademo (Sintef Materials and Chemistry, Norway)


Topology Optimization – a Tool for Reducing Material Costs
A. Schmidt Kristensen, L. Damkilde
(Aalborg University, Denmark)

Modelling of Thermoplastics: State-of-the-art and Challenges
A. H. Clausen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway)

Improving Accuracy of Structural FEA of Injection Moulded Plastics Parts
B. Nordh (Moldflow Scandinavia AB, Sweden)

Characterization of Plastics for Design Under Impact: Assisting FE Analysis Through Local Measurements
I. Crosara, F. Mollica (University of Ferrara, Italy);
M. Nutini , M. Vitali (Basell Polyolefins, Italy)

Summary and Farewell
G. Horrigmoe (Norut Technology, Norway), J. Halden (Kongsberg Devotek)



Accompanying hardware and software exhibition

The seminar will be accompanied by an exhibition featuring the latest software and hardware developments. The exhibition is an ideal opportunity for hardware and software vendors.



Thon Hotel Oslofjord
Sandviksveien 184
N-1337 Sandvika, Norway
Telephone: +47 67 55 66 00
Fax: +47 67 55 66 88

Attendee fee
Non NAFEMS member: Euro 450,– / Person *
NAFEMS member: free
Member of NAFEMS get two free seminar places per member year - if already used, NAFEMS member will get a reduced fee:     Euro 360,– / Person *
Included are conference CD, lunch, coffee breaks and drinks.

Hardware and Software Exhibition
Costs for empty booth space of max. 2.5 m length including power supply:   Euro 350,– *
All personal needs to be registered as regular attendee.

Please register with attached registration form, via e-mail (nordic@ or visit the NAFEMS website .

Hotel accomodation
Thon Hotel Oslofjord. Please book your hotel room by yourself. You will get a special room rate when using the booking reference „NAFEMS“. Costs are not included in attendee fee.

Optional tour through Det Norske Veritas
Guided tour through DNV on 20th May 2007.
10:30 shuttle bus (Thon Hotel Oslofjord entrance) - return approx. 12:30
It is necessary to register for this tour in advance.

Costs for bus coach: approx. 100 - 120 NOK / Person

* All costs + VAT if applicable.

NAFEMS Contact Nordic, Albert Roger Oswald
Schillerstraße 6, D-85567 Grafing b. München, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)8092 - 83550, Fax: +49 (0)8092 - 83551


Register for exhibition and attendance online here


Event Type: Seminar
Location: Oslo Norway
Date: March 20, 2007