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European Conference:  Simulation Process and Data Management (SDM)

NAFEMS European Conference:
Simulation Process and Data Management (SDM)

15 - 16 November 2011, Munich, Germany


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Agenda, Tuesday, 15th November 2011


10:45 - 11.00
Welcome and NAFEMS Introduction
T. Morris (NAFEMS)

11:00 - 11:35


Core Requirements of SDM
P. Bartholomew (NAFEMS, GBR); M. Norris (Infosys, GBR)

11:35 - 12:10


Business Value from Simulation Data Management – Key Lessons from Early Adopters
M. Norris (Infosys, GBR)

12:10 - 13:30

Parallel A

13:30 - 14:00
Ford Motor Company CAE PLM Solution and Integration with CAE Pre-Processor Software
U. Fox (Ford Motor Company, GER)

14.00 - 14:30


Simulation Data Management in R&D Center, FAW
L. Kang, Z. Qixin, S. Xiaogang (R&D Center, FAW, CHN)

14:30 - 15:00


Data and Process Management for NVH Analysis Pre-processing in Volvo with ANSA
I. Makropoulou (BETA CAE Systems SA, GRE); B. Ratama (Volvo Car Corporation, SWE)

Parallel B

13:30 - 14:00


Integrating SPDM and PDM – A practical Approach with ANSYS EKM
T. Lehnhäuser (ANSYS Germany GmbH, GER); S. Bhide (ANSYS, Inc., USA)

14.00 - 14:30


Simulation Data Management in an Industrial-Academic Project
N. G. Emekwuru, F. R. Hall, P. J. Spence (University of Wolverhampton, GBR)

14:30 - 15:00


Design of Experiments using MSC SimManager & MSC SimXpert Motion
M. Weinberger, V. Lebsak (MSC.Software GmbH, GER)


15:00 - 15:10
Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Siemens PLM Software

15.10 - 15:20
Platinum Sponsor Presentation: BETA CAE Systems SA

15:20 - 16:15
Coffee break

Parallel A

16:15 - 16:45


CAE Data Management for Efficiency Increase in Product Development of BorgWarner Turbo Systems
M. Flörchinger (BorgWarner Turbo Systems Engineering GmbH, GER)

16:45 - 17:15
Managing CFD Simulations Across Locations

R. Adolf, M. J. Lehmann (MANN+HUMMEL GmbH, GER); T. Lehnhäuser (ANSYS Germany, GER)

17:15 - 17:45


Simulation Data and Process Management (SDM) with ANSYS Engineering Knowledge Manager (EKM) at Petrobras, Brazil
S. Bhide (ANSYS, Inc., USA); R. Barbosa Damian, I. L. Alves Daoud, J. A. Aguirre Oliveira Junior (ESSS - Engineering Simulation and Scientific Software, BRA); L. C. Largura Junior (PETROBRAS, BRA)

Parallel B

16:15 - 16:45


New Concepts in CAE Data and Process Management in Car Development
H. Müllerschön, M. Thiele (DYNAmore GmbH, GER)

16:45 - 17:15


Closing the Chasm Between Engineers and Simulation Data Management
L. Chec (Phoenix Integration, USA)

17:15 - 17:45


SimManager 2012: Comprehensive Solution for Managing the Simulation Process in the PLM
M. Schlenkrich (MSC.Software GmbH, GER)


17:45 - 17:55
Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Dassault Systemés

17:55 - 18:05
Platinum Sponsor Presentation: ANSYS

18:05 - 21:30
Beverages, snacks and entertainment in the exhikbition area – time for discussions and product demonstrations

---- 18:15 - 18:45    NAFEMS Annual General Meeting (AGM) ----

End of day 1


Agenda, Wednesday, 16th November 2011


08:30 - 09:00


Challenge XIL Data Management
(presentation cancelled due to sickness - slides are available)

S. Thiel (AUDI AG, GER)

09:00 - 09:30


Integrated Process Chains for CAE Simulation in the Development of Vehicles Directly Supported by Team­center – Results of the Research Project VIPROF
A. Hoffmann, U. Brylla (ARC Solutions GmbH, GER); B. Awiszus, S. Bolick, J. Katzenberger (Chemnitz University of Technology, GER); S. Pinner (Volkswagen AG, GER)

09:30 - 10:00


Simulation Life Cycle Management – a Game Changer in the CAE World
F. Popielas (Dana Holding Corporation, USA)

10:00 - 10:30


Simulation Data and Process Management V2.0
E. Niederauer (Siemens PLM Software, GER)

10:30 - 11:15
Coffee break

Parallel A

11:15 - 11:45


Simulation Data Management Challenges in the Aerospace Industry - Embraer Experience
R. Britto Maria (Embraer, BRA)

11:45 - 12:15


Data/Processes Management System Based on MSC.SimManager Technology for Multidisciplinary Numerical Simulation
V. E. Makarov, E. P. Pashkevitch, J. P. Fedorchenko (Central Institute of Aviation Motors, RUS)

12:15 - 12:45


Behavioural Digital Aircraft Sustaining Development Lifecycle
O. Tabaste (MSC.Software, FRA)

12:45 - 13:15


The AgustaWestland Helicopter Portal
L. Rovera, G. Pagliara (AgustaWestland, ITA)

Parallel B

11:15 - 11:45


Defining Simulation Intent
D. Nolan, C. Tierney, T. Robinson, C. Armstrong (University Belfast, GBR)

11:45 - 12:15


Methodology and Validation for Bidirectional, Homo­geneous Simulation Data Flow Management in a Fluid-Structure Interaction Problem Utilizing Work­­flow Management and Shape Deformation Tools
B. Newill, R. Wohlgethan, G. Buccilli (EnginSoft GmbH, GER)

12:15 - 12:45


HyperWorks Collaboration Tools – Easy to Use Integrated Simulation Data Management
J. Seybold (Altair Engineering GmbH, GER); Ira Goldstein (Altair Engineering, Inc., USA)

12:45 - 13:15


Overcoming Relational Database Limitations for Large Data Sets
A. Akintoye, J. Critchley (Foster Wheeler, UK); M. Kumar (Flowmaster, IND);
F. Rhodes (Flowmaster, GBR)

13:15 - 14:15


14:15 - 14:45


 Large FEA/CFD Result File Handling in SDM – Extract, Reduce, Visualize
P. Mandava (Visual Collaboration Technologies Inc., USA)

14:45 - 15:15


Building Simulation Reports Efficiently
T. H. Hansen, T. Alstad (Ceetron AS, NOR)

15:15 - 15:45


How to Explore and Visualize a Massive Number of Simulation Results Stored in a SDM?
R. Iza Teran (Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, GER); C. Schöne (GNS-mbH, GER)

15:45 - 16:00

End of day 2


Registration fees

  • NAFEMS members: Free
    NAFEMS members can apply seminar credits towards free attendance at this event.This event will charge 4 seminar credits per delegate.
  • NAFEMS member without seminar credits: 440 Euro.
  • Non NAFEMS members: 660 Euro.

The registration fee includes attendance at the conference, one copy of the proceedings, lunches, break refreshments, and beverages & snacks in the evening of the first day. Hotel accommodation is not included.

All plus VAT if applicable.


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Venue and Accommodation

Dolce Munich Unterschleissheim
Andreas-Danzer-Weg 1
D-85716 Unterschleißheim, Germany
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Please book your hotel accommodation latest 29 September 2011 by using the keyword "NAFEMS" to get reduced room rates. You can easily book your hotel room online and get reduced rates here.

Travel information
The hotel is located in Unterschleißheim near Munich. From the airport we recommend to use a taxi. You can pre-order a taxi via the hotel when booking your hotel room - you will be picked up at the arrival gate (costs approximately 35 Euro).
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Contact and further information

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D-83233 Bernau am Chiemsee
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Event Type: Conference
Location: Munich Germany
Date: November 15, 2011

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