V&V: A Key Enabler for Virtual Product Development


Simulation Verification and Validation (V&V): A Key Enabler for Virtual Product Development

3 – 4 November 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark

Invitation with Agenda (pdf)

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Invitation and Agenda


Engineering simulation plays an increasing role in industry’s search for competitiveness and technology based innovation at every stage of the design, qualification and certification of products. Key decisions and product qualification/certification increasingly rely on virtual tests and digital simulation, creating a major paradigm shift in which the objective of physical tests is progressively moving to a reference for analysis validation. This situation creates new responsibility for the engineer to guarantee the required confidence level.

This new approach requires secured processes for the verification and validation of models and analyses bringing evidence of their predictive capability. In particular, programme managers now require formal evidence on “simulation fit for purpose” on which they can build confidence and take decisions. In addition, the increasing situation for extended enterprise creates new constraints to guarantee safe and robust analysis processes.

At the same time, and due to the economic pressure, verification and validation activities are frequently seen as an additional cost that can easily be reduced or even fully cut, thus underestimating the induced risks. In addition, verification and validation is not easy to implement because of the diversity of involved persons: managers, simulation experts, test specialists, software developers and quality controllers, software vendors.

This conference will give a unique opportunity to interact between engineers and scientists from different industry sectors, research institutions and solution providers form different simulation domains to discuss and exchange best practices in verification and validation.


Monday, 3 November 2014

Welcome and NAFEMS Introduction
G. Horrigmoe (Sweco); T. Morris (NAFEMS)

A General Purpose Framework for Verification, Validation and Model Updating of Finite Element Models for Structural Analysis
E. Dascotte (Dynamic Design Solutions (DDS) NV)

On the Characterization of ESTL Spiral Orbit Tribometer by Means of Multibody Simulation Tools
D. Bruno (Politecnico di Torino); M. Toso (European Space Agency (ATG-Europe), ESTEC); E. Troncone (Siemens-LMS Aerospace), M. Buttery (ESR Technology / ESTL)

Validation of a Method to Predict Turbine Rotor Synchronous Responses by Stator Cascade Wake Passage Forcing
P. Ekedahl (GKN Aerospace Sweden AB)

Validation of Optimized Truck Seat Plate Made of Thermoplastic GF/PP Composite
K. Kalnins, E. Labans, E. Skuķis, G. Japins  (Riga Technical University);
P. Lefort (Volvo Group Trucks Technology)

Finite Element Method in Car Compatibility Phenomena
M. Lisiecki (Warsaw University of Technology)

Challenges for Input Parameter Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) - Application to External Safety
P. Shoeibi-Omrani, A. Twerda (TNO Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research)
Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Keynote Presentation:
Virtual Testing and Certification: A Key Challenge for Simulation V&V
J.-F. Imbert (SIMconcept Consulting)

Predictive Design Analysis Process Model
M. Eriksson (Lund University)

Verification of Drop Test Simulations using a Pendulum Setup
G. Siau (Philips Innovation Services)

From Accurate to Robust Simulation; The Benefits of V&V
P. Pasquet (Consultant)

Strain Gauge Design for Compliant Materials
L. Mikkelsen, J. Gili (Technical University of Denmark)

FEM Model of Embedded Fibre Bragg Grating Sensor Response: Crack Growing Detection
G. Pereira, L. Mikkelsen, M. McGugan (Technical University of Denmark)

Discussion Session:
Simulation V&V: Industrial Implementation and Future Challenges
J.-F. Imbert (SIMconcept Consulting); P. Pasquet (Consultant)

Wrap-up and Farewell
G. Horrigmoe (Sweco)

Technical Coordination

The conference/seminar will be organized by the NAFEMS NORDIC Steering Committee in cooperation with the NAFEMS Analysis Management Working Group.

Location & Hotel Accommodation

Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport
Engvej 171, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
Tel. +45 32 87 02 02, Fax +45 32 87 02 20
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Close to the metro and train stations, this hotel’s home near Copenhagen Airport places guests within easy access of both the airport and the city centre: Metro station Femøren (two stops to airport and six to city centre) - beside hotel / Copenhagen airport - 3 km (5 min by metro).
A limited number of reduced-price rooms have been reserved for course delegates. Please book your hotel room by using the keyword “NAFEMS”.

Registration Fees

  • Staff working for companies which are NAFEMS members:
    FREE attendance*

    *Staff of NAFEMS member companies can apply seminar credits towards free attendance. This event requires three seminar credits per delegate.
  • Staff working for companies which are NAFEMS members, but no seminar credits are available:
    3,100 DKK / 415 EUR
  • Staff working for companies which are not NAFEMS members:
    4,100 DKK / 550 EUR

Note: These fees include attendance at the seminar, one copy of the proceedings, lunch on one day, break refreshments, and beverages & snacks in the evening of the first day. Hotel accommodation is not included. All presenter need to pay regular delegate fees or use NAFEMS seminar credits towards free attendance.

All costs plus local VAT if appicable.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Please find exhibition and sponsorin opportunities in the pdf below.

Exhibition/Sponsoring (pdf)

All costs plus local VAT if appicable.

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NAFEMS Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
NAFEMS Contact for Nordic Countries
Osterham 23
D-83233 Bernau, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 80 51 - 96 59 3 49
Fax +49 (0) 80 51 - 96 74 3 37
e-mail: nordic@nafems.org 


Invitation / Agenda (pdf)

Exhibition/Sponsoring (pdf)

Events - Cancellation Policy

Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all DACH events is as follows:

  • Cancellation up to 3 weeks before the event date: free of charge;
  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: 75% of registration fee non-refundable;
  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: all seminar credits non-refundable;
  • No show at the event: 100% of registration fee non-refundable;

NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative event/course, however an administration charge will be applicable.

This policy is subject to change.


Please find a published press release in the magazin "Wire" here.