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Simulation and Modelling - State of the Art and Industry Best Practice

Simulation and Modelling - State of the Art and Industry Best Practice


SImBest-Simulation and Modelling - State of the Art and Industry Best Practice

Thursday February 25th 2016

Museum of Science and Industry
United Kingdom


SimBest is an exciting and unique project being funded by Innovate UK to gain insights into the use of simulation/modelling within industry and the current research activities of academics.

The work, undertaken jointly by KTN, NAFEMS and GE/Alstom, is now nearing completion.

The project has worked with experts who have interviewed senior personnel from over one hundred world-class companies and universities from across the UK. The project findings will be revealed for the first time at this meeting.


The use of modelling and simulation tools is increasing. Many UK companies are gaining a competitive advantage from the reduction in product design cycle times and costs, and the improvements in design and performance, that virtual engineered products can achieve. This event will provide a unique opportunity to learn from leading companies and institutions.

The event will address difficult questions, such as:

  • What is the future for engineering analysis and simulation?
  • What are the current UK best practices?
  • Which industries are leading the way?
  • How can I benchmark my company’s use of simulation?
  • What is the state of the art in research relating to engineering modelling and simulation?

Results will be shared based upon project findings in a diverse range of industry sectors:

  • Energy
  • Automotive
  • Built environment
  • Health
  • Aerospace
  • Process
  • Electronics

And across a broad range of technical topics:

  • Material technologies
  • Coupled/multi-physics simulations
  • Multi-scale modelling
  • Optimization
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Verification and Validation (V&V)
  • Uncertainty Quantification (UQ)
  • Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM)

Outline Agenda

9:30    Registration

10:00  Start

        Overview of Industry Best Practice Findings
        Breakout Sessions by Industry Sector, led by Experts
        Summary of Output from Breakout Sessions


        Overview of State-of-the-Art Findings
        Overview of Gap Analysis Comparing Future Industry Trends with Upcoming Research Output
        Breakout Sessions by Technical Topic, led by Experts
        Summary of Output from Breakout Sessions

17:00  Close

Who Should Attend?

  • Industrial practitioners from companies of all sizes
  • Engineers with an interest in exploring the use of simulation
  • Researchers and academics who use or develop simulation methods
Thursday, 25 February 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00 (GMT) 
Museum of Science and Industry - Liverpool Road Manchester M3 4FP GB