Quality & Reliability of CFD Simulations

Quality & Reliability of CFD Simulations

6th Seminar in NAFEMS seminar series on Quality and Reliability in Industrial CFD 

This was the 6th seminar in the NAFEMS series on Quality and Reliability in Industrial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). 

Simulations are now being used widely across a broad range of industries and increasingly results from these simulations are being relied upon to provide understanding and often both quantitative and qualitative data that is used to design and understand flow systems. The complexity of the system simulated can mean that direct validation is rarely trivial and sometimes impossible, so it is important for the engineer to understand the level of confidence that can be placed on the outcomes.

Since the first NAFEMS Quality and Reliability in CFD seminar in 2004, accessibility to simulation has increased, which has led to more people using analysis tools. We therefore returned to the topics that proved so popular at the first Quality and Reliability seminar, helping engineers, managers, design teams and industry bodies determine the level of trust that can be placed in a particular simulation.


Welcome and Introduction: The Challenges of Validation, An Industrial Perspective
Althea de Souza, Tridiagonal Solutions

Quality & Trust Requirements for Industrial CFD
Mark Willetts, Alstom

Development and Application of Model Evaluation Protocols
Adrian Kelsey, Health &Safety Laboratory Buxton

Testing and Validation in Commercial CFD
Aleksey Gerasimov, Ansys

Confidence Based on Best Practices
Axel Kierkegaard, CD-adapco

Verification and Quality Assurance in the Simulation Analysis Process
Andrei Horvat, MMI Engineering

Open Source Challenges
Hrvoje Jasak, Wikki Ltd.

Overview of a Validation Strategy for Modern CAD-Embedded CFD Codes
Tiatiana Trebunskikh, Mentor Graphics

How to Build and Manage Simulation Engineer Competency
Nawal Prinja, AMEC

The Relative Merits of Implicit Representation and Explicit Simulation in CFD
Colin Young, Rolls Royce



Exhibition Opportunities

There is an opportunity available for your company to exhibit at the seminar, giving you maximum exposure to a highly targeted audience of delegates, who are all directly involved in simulation, analysis, and design.

Please contact Jo Davenport at NAFEMS tel: +44 (0)1355 225688 email: jo.davenport@nafems.org if you would like more information