Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Aerospace Industry

Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Aerospace Industry

Emerging Standards & Practices

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 | Montreal, QC


Aerospace manufacturers and suppliers are facing an increasingly challenging and competitive marketplace. The current industry demands that engineers design safe and reliable aircraft, meet increasingly stringent fuel-economy standards, and invent cost-effective approaches to the use of cutting-edge materials. Utilizing the latest simulation tools with accuracy and efficiency has never been more critical, as aerospace engineering continues to move into highly-advanced technological space. 

Topics presented and discussed at this seminar will address various questions, such as: 

  • What are effective ways to utilize composites in severe environments? 

  • What are some pragmatic case studies applicable to the latest aerospace engineering concerns? 

  • How do end-users and solutions providers collaborate to solve arising technological problems? 

  • How do we develop an organized and relevant system of data retrieval? What solutions are available to help me, and have others had success with similar applications? 

  • What steps should I take when exploring the widening technology landscape? 


NAFEMS Americas and invited speakers will cover these topics, and more, at, “Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Aerospace Industry." Located in Montreal, QC, attendees from the aerospace industry will gather at this event, in a non-competitive environment, to exchange ideas, identify best practices, and drive the near-future direction of technology.

This event aims to deliver information and insights on critical topic areas in a manner that maximizes the “take-away” value for attendees. An event agenda and concept championed by several leading figures in the aerospace industry will provide the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and practices, which attendees can later share and apply within their own organizations. 

NOTE: All PDFs and Audio Recordings are only available to NAFEMS members. 



 Welcome & Introduction         

 Mr. Andrew Wood, Americas Regional Representative, NAFEMS

PDF | Audio Recording


 Observed Trends in the Practice of Finite Element Structural Analyses 

 Dr. Ivatury S. Raju, Technical Fellow for Structures, NASA Langley  Research Center

PDF | Audio Recording


 Structural Optimization of The Bell 525 Relentless Composite  Structure

 Mr. Amandeep Singh, Technical Staff Specialist, Bell Helicopter

PDF | Audio Recording (awaiting approval)




 Influence of Contacts on Lug Joint Internal Loads & Safety Margin  within Assemblies (e.g., Landing Gears)

 Mr. André Montpetit, Engineer, Bombardier

PDF | Audio Recording


 Case Studies on Innovative End-User Aerospace Applications  (Session 1)

 Case Study #1: "Innovative Composite Design Synthesis"

 PDF | Audio Recording 

 Case Study #2: "Full Aircraft Simulation Solutions – a Multi-                  Disciplinary Simulation Case Study"

PDF  | Audio Recording 

 Case Study #3: "Automation Studio Efficient Troubleshooting  Simulation"




 Case Studies on Innovative End-User Aerospace Applications  (Session 2)

 Case Study #4: "Efficient Morphing for Multidisciplinary Shape  Optimization in Aerospace Applications" 

PDF | Audio Recording (awaiting approval)

 Case Study #5: "Leading Edge Productivity Improvement for  Simulation"

PDF | Audio Recording (awaiting approval)

 Case Study #6: "Modeling and Simulation Trends in Aerospace and  Defense"

PDF | Audio Recording (awaiting approval)


 Simulation Data and Process Management (SPDM) & Long-Term  Archiving and Retrieval (LOTAR)

 Mr. Joseph (Joe) Draper, The Boeing Company

PDF (awaiting approval) | Audio Recording (awaiting approval)


 Design of Advanced Gas Turbines Using Stochastic Methods and  Robust Design Principles

 Dr. Alexander Karl, Associate Fellow – Robust Design and Systems  Engineering, Rolls-Royce

PDF | Audio Recording (awaiting approval)




  High-Performance Computing

 Dr. Scott Northrup, HPC Analyst, SciNet 

PDF | Audio Recording


 Panel Discussion 

 led by Mr. Graham Elliott, Senior Engineering Specialist, Bombardier  and NAFEMS Americas Steering Committee Member

PDF | Audio Recording Part 1 / Part 2


 Closing Remarks




You can register to attend using the "order" button on the right.

Members of NAFEMS: FREE* 
Members of NAFEMS without sufficient seminar credits: $99
Non-members of NAFEMS: $299

*subject to availability of sufficient seminar credits – this event will utilize two (2) seminar credits per delegate. If you would like confirm your seminar credit balance, please contact the event manager, and reference "Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Aerospace Industry" in the subject line. 

These fees include attendance at the seminar, morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch. Hotel accommodation is not included.


Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport 

6600 Cote de liesse 

Montreal, QC H4T 1E3

Tel : 514-735-5150

Event Sponsors



Please contact the NAFEMS Americas office with any questions. 

Cancellation Policy

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

  • Cancellation up to 6 weeks before the event date: free of charge;

  • Cancellation up to 2 weeks before the event date: 50% of registration fee non-refundable;

  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: 75% of registration fee non-refundable OR 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, however an administration charge will be applicable.

This policy is subject to change.