Verification & Validation of Models and Analyses
11- 12 February 2014, Frankfurt, Germany
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 from a demonstration of compliance to a reference for analysis validation. This trend in industry is shown through adoption of new terms such as ‘realistic simulation’ and ‘virtual testing’. 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, V&V activities are frequently seen as an additional cost that can easily be reduced or even fully cut, thus underestimating the induced risks. In addition, V&V is not easy to implement because of the diversity of involved persons: managers, simulation experts,test specialists, software developers and quality controllers, software vendors…
Participants of this master class will:
- Learn how to implement reporting to bring visibility and confidence to all managers concerned with simulation outcomes.
Develop their knowledge in V&V in full coherence with the level ofexpectation due in their industry context and applicable regulations
Understand the fundamental concepts of V&V, the role and contents ofstandards, the existing methodologies for the implementation or the improvementof simulation and V&V plans
Understand specific V&V requirements in the context of realistic simulation and virtual testing
Understand how to build rational plans for V&V and relateddemonstrations
Improve synergy between virtual and physical tests in the context ofvalidation
Learn how to build business cases allowing for justification of V&Vplans
Understand simulation management and process issues
Learn how to implement reporting to bring visibility and confidence to allmanagers concerned with simulation outcomes.
Who Should Attend?
This master class course is designed for:
Engineers and senior analysts in charge of simulation activities or preparing to take new responsibility in the management of simulation, especially with regard to V&V responsibility
Managers in charge of engineering simulation teams and willing to improve their knowledge in V&V and in the relevant processes
Program managers who need to make critical decisions based on engineering simulation results and that wish to increase their understanding and visibility of the required V&V activities
It is recommended that participants have a few years of experience in engineering simulation for the design and development of industrial products.
Industrial context and stakes
Simulation in the product lifecycle
Industrial implementation of simulation
Validation, Qualification & Certification of Industrial Products
Fundamentals on product validation, qualification and certification
The analysis-test pyramid
Virtual testing and realistic simulation
Introduction to new technologies and TRL
Regulations and certification in aeronautics
Situation of the nuclear industry
V&V and Simulation Management
Scope and complexity of the management of simulation
Simulation management activities: software capability management / V&V / skills management / quality management / SPDM / CAD / CAE…..
Existing technology and new enhancements available to industry: HPC, cloud, open source, multi-scale, multi-physics….
Connection with CAD/PLM
Benefits and threats of realistic visualization
Impact on V&V plans
Validation and uncertainty quantification
V&V process and responsibilities
Short history of standardization in V&V
Main standards: ASME, AIAA, NASA…
- Verification of software codes
Verification of algorithms
Quality assurance for software: methodologies for SW development, regression tests…
Verification of analyses
Validation and Test/Simulation Synergy
Validation process and constraints
Physical and virtual testing collaboration
Objectives and typology of physical tests
Prerequisites for successful validation tests
Some industrial examples (aerospace, nuclear…)
Typology : random, epistemic uncertainties
Selective methodologies for uncertainty quantification: Monte Carlo, Latin hypercube, response surfaces, polynomial chaos, “Lack of knowledge” theory (theory of misconceptions?), theory of evidence…..
Sensitivity analysis, robustness (key parameters identification…)
Setting-up V&V plans
Implementation issues and obstacles
Industrial justification (V&V business case)
Costs, benefits and risk management
Organization and skills
Event Type: Training Course
Location: Frankfurt Germany
Date: February 11, 2014
A limited number of reduced-price rooms have been reserved for conference delegates. Please book your hotel room by using the keyword“NAFEMS”.
Non NAFEMS members:
1.950 Euro / person*
1.560 Euro / person*
Proceedings, lunch, coffee breaks and certificate included.
* plus VAT if applicable.
This course can be booked as in-house course. Please request a quote.
Up to 3 weeks before course starts:
free of charge;
up to one week before: 50 %;
later and no show: 100 %.
Cancellation of a seminar
If not enough participants we keep the right to cancel the course one week before.
Organisation / Contact
Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
Osterham 23, D-83233 Bernau am Chiemsee
Tel. +49 (0) 80 51 - 96 59 3 49,
Fax +49 (0) 80 51 - 96 74 3 37
This course is tutored by Jean-Francois Imbert and Philippe Pasquet ,high-level simulation professionals both benefiting from extensive academic and industrial experience gained from leading companies. Their skills extend from numerical methods to solving industrial problems, especially in the aerospace and nuclear area, to analysis management. V&V is one their key expertise, and they have assisted many leading European companies in this area. They are recognised as ones of the leading figures in the engineering analysis community in France.
Jean-Francois Imbert has 40 years’ experience in Structural Engineering, CAE/ numerical simulation, mostly in the aeronautical and aerospace sectors where he has exercised both operational, expert and management responsibilities.Throughout his career, Jean-Francois ensured the development and implementation of innovative numerical simulation capabilities in industrial contexts, mostly in Structure Analysis. In his successive responsibilities, he accumulated a unique and broad experience in simulation management and the multiple features of V&V, including validation tests and analysis /test synergy. Furthermore he has a long practice of engineering education both in academic institutions and professional seminars.
With almost forty years of extensive experience in engineering simulation, Philippe Pasquet has covered the full range of technical responsibility in this domain, both with research institutes and various consulting firms and software houses: development of software, development of methods, advanced studies, team management, scientific and technical management etc. Powered by his passion for pedagogy and simulation technology, he has presented at several conferences and talks at high level towards efficient use and good practices of simulation in the industry, motivating students and engineers for those fascinating engineering simulation jobs.