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NAFEMS UK Conference 2008 - Engineering Simulation: Effective Use and Best Practices

NAFEMS UK Conference 2008

Engineering Simulation: Effective Use and Best Practices

The NAFEMS UK Conference 2008 was held at the Barcelo Cheltenham Park Hotel in Gloucestershire on 10th & 11th June 2008. Entitled Engineering Simulation: Effective Use and Best Practices, the Conference gave delegates an unrivalled independent insight into the current best practices and state-of-the-art in FEA and CFD and associated technologies, providing the most comprehensive overview of the technology available.

The two-day conference aimed to increase awareness and provided a discussion forum for topics that are important and relevant to engineering industrialists and academics. With this in mind, an outstanding agenda was available to enable all who attend to gain an invaluable insight into the current "hot topics" and best practices in the simulation world.

The event was open to both members and non-members of NAFEMS, with members attending the event for free, as part of their membership benefits package.

The principal sponsor of the Conference was Icon CFD. Further sponsorship came from Acusim Software, Altair Engineering, Bull, Simulia, DEM Solutions, ITI Transcendata, MSC.Software and Siemens, and the conference was also supported by IMechE, IOP, BSSM and FAM.


Keynote Presentation

Power Generation: The Future and the Role of Simulation
Martin Hughes, ALSTOM 

Business Benefits

How You Achieve the Full Financial Benefit of Simulation
Colin Mynott, Consultant

Dealing with Uncertainty in a CAE-based World: Automotive Crash Development without Prototypes
Richard Brown, Jaguar Land Rover

Application of Computational Mechanics in Nuclear Industry
Nawal Prinja, AMEC Nuclear

Structural Analysis: Towards the Full Simulation Lifecycle
Alan Prior, SIMULIA Europe


Stress Concentration Evaluation in an FE Analysis of a Road Tanker Carrying Sensitive Material
Tony Abbey, FETraining

Simulation of Crack Growth Under Mixed Mode Loading Conditions
Sharon Mellings, CM BEASY Ltd.

Failure Analysis of Biaxially Loaded Composites using Multicontinuum Technology
Emmett Nelson, Firehole Technologies, Inc.

FE-MBS Techniques for Stress Concentration Prediction and Accellerated Simulation
Marco Veltri, MSC.Software Limited


Integrating Simulation Tools During the Design Process: A Good Way to Head Towards True Multi-Disciplinary Optimization
Luca Fuligno, ESTECO srl

Signpost the Future: Simultaneous Robust Optimisation of a Knee Bolster
Stuart Bates, Altair Engineering Ltd.

Automotive And Acoustic

A Process Oriented Industrial Approach for the Prediction of Sound Package Effect on vehicle BIW Behaviour
Marc Anciant, ESI Group

Validation of an Exhaust System Simulation Model using Experimental Modal Analysis
D.M. Dhanushkodi, TechPassion Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Simulating Idle Gear Rattle Conditions in Manual Automotive Transmissions
Stephanos Theodossiades, Loughborough University


The Practical Simulation of Manufacturing Processes: Latest Technologies and Future Trends
Brian Miller, Wilde FEA Ltd.

Minimising Blank Diameter in Subsequent Stretch-Draw Operations
Geza T. Nagy, Corus Research

Simulation of Particulate Solids Handling and Processing Operations Using the Discrete Element Method
John Favier, DEM Solutions Ltd.

Virtual Design to Reduce Time to Market
Giovanni Pioltini, RadiciNovaCips S.p.A.

CFD Applications

CFD in Civil Engineering Design
Mike Deevy, Halcrow Group Limited

Modelling Fuel Injection and Flash Vaporization in Rocket Engines
Mustafa Megahed, ESI

CFD Civil Applications

Hydrodynamic Coefficients and Slamming Forces Estimation with CFD
Christian Chauvet, Prospect

Day 2


New Frontiers in CAE Interoperability
Andy Chinn, TranscenData Europe Ltd.

Combining Tolerance Analysis, Mechanisms Analysis & FE Analysis to Create a Robust Design of a Drug Delivery Device
Rod Giles & Ray Ellender, Elite Consulting Ltd.

System Simulation Integrated within the Product Development Lifecycle
Morgan Jenkins, Flowmaster


Methodologies and best practices for the validation of CFD
Chris Lea, Lea CFD Associates Ltd.

Fluid-structure Interaction Modelling, Relating to Membrane LNG Ship Cargo Containment Systems
John Maguire, Lloyd's Register EMEA

The use of FEA in the Simulation of Roadside Furniture Impacts
Steven Sirman, Corus Automotive

QA in CAE – a CFD Perspective
Fred Mendonça, CD-adapco

Practical Applications

The Role of GRID Computing within Engineering Simulation and Design
Chris Carey, ANSYS Europe Ltd.

3D Modelling of a Wind Turbine using CFD
David Hartwanger, Intelligent Fluid Solutions