Improving Simulation Prediction by Using Advanced Material Models

Improving Simulation Prediction by Using Advanced Material Models

2 - 3 April 2019, Lund, Sweden

Advanced material models offer tremendous potential in terms of accurate numerical model prediction. Increasing interest in different constitutive models has also been fuelled by the rising popularity of modern engineering materials such as thermoplastics, elastomers and other polymers.

At the same time engineers are frequently using advanced material models to explore the behavior of conventional materials, taking account of aspects such as rate dependence, cyclic loading, creep , plasticity and damage, to name but a few.

Use of these material models certainly presents many challenges though, including:

  • Is the model adequate to accurately represent the material response for the given loading and environmental conditions?
  • Is sufficient material data available to allow an appropriate model fit?
  • Can a more advanced model be implemented with an acceptable numerical efficiency?

This seminar provides an opportunity for delegates to learn how the many modeling issues related to this topic are addressed. It also provides a rare opportunity to network with peers who are faced with similar challenges and to exchange experiences within material modeling challenges and advantages.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Lund.

Your NAFEMS Nordic team

Agenda, 2 April

Session: Keynote Presentations

Welcome and NAFEMS Introduction
NAFEMS NORDIC Steering Committee; T. Morris, A. R. Oswald (NAFEMS)

Keynote Presentation:
Advanced Material Models for Rubbers, Thermoplastics, and Composites
J. Bergstrom (Veryst Engineering)

Keynote Presentation:
Creating Digital Twins of Manufacturing Processes Involving both High and Low Fidelity Models
J. Hattel (DTU)

Gold sponsor presentation:
Material Homogenization Toolsin ANSA
S. Seitanis (BETA CAE Systems)

Coffee Break

Session: Plasticity 1 / Workshop

Continuum Modeling of the Coupled Transport of Mass, Energy, and Momentum in Paperboard
H. Askfelt (ÅF)

Materials.jl and FEMMaterials.jl — Open Source Constitutive Equations Development Framework
J. Vaara, J. Aho, K. Carlsson, T. Frondelius (Wärtsilä Finland)

Beyond Linear Elasticity – Generally Available Numerical Models
– Inspiration, Examples and Dialoge
T. Hansen (Novo Nordisk); J. Granlund (Dassault Systemés)

Get Together in the exhibition

End of day 1

Agenda, 3 April

Session: Keynote Presentation / Cloud

Keynote Presentation:
Novel Fatigue Damage Laws from Micromechanical Modeling
A. Laukkanen (VTT)

How can you Leverage a Cloud Based Simulation Environment to Increase the Fidelity of Simulation Results while Taking Advantage of Advanced Material Models?
D. Jean (Rescale)

Coffee Break

Session: Metals / Fatigue

Improving Welding Simulation by Adding Physics to the Material Model
R. Kokko, A.-Jussi Vuotikka (Global Boiler Works); J. Vaara (Wärtsilä); A. Pohjonen, F. R. Saucedo-Zendejo (University of Oulu); T. Frondelius (Wärtsilä/University of Oulu)

Simulation of Welding using an Eulerian Plasticity Model
M. Kroon, P. Lindström (Linnaeus University); M. B. Rubin (Technion)

Implementation of a Continuum Damage Model for Creep Fracture and Fatigue Analyses
P. Kauppila, J. Ojanperä, T. Sorjonen (Valmet Technologies); R. Kouhia, T. Saksala (Tampere University of Technology)

Lunch break

Session: Composites/Textiles

Modelling of Influence of Moisture Temperature and Strain Rate on Properties of Thermoplastic Composites
N. Jansson (FS Dynamics Sweden)

Efficient Multiscale Modeling of Composites Validated with T700/2510 Unidirectional Tests
J. Wollschlager, M. Palanterä (Altair Engineering)

Effect of Material Data at the Micro Scale on Damage Behaviour of Woven Composites
A. Matveeva, L. Farkas (Siemens Industry Software); D. Garoz (Ghent University/SIM); W. Van Paepegem (Ghent University)

Coffee Break

Session: Plasticity 2

Use of Parallel Rheological Framework Material Models in Simulations of Sealing Products under High Pressure
H. F. Sandberg, P. Sobecki (SealEngineering);
M. Andreasson (MSC Software Sweden)

Improved Simulation Accuracy by a New Cyclic Plasticity Model
V. Okorokov, Y. Gorash, D. Mackenzie (University of Strathclyde);
R. van Rijswick (Weir Minerals)

NAFEMS NORDIC Steering Committee

End of seminar

Preliminary agenda - subject to change.



Event Type: Seminar

Member Price: 4.400 SEK (or 3 seminar credits)

Non-Member Price: 6.500 SEK


Start Date

End Date


02 Apr 2019 03 Apr 2019 Lund, Sweden


Elite Hotel Ideon
Scheelevägen 27
223 63 Lund, Swede
Hotel website


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Altair Engineering


Registration Fees

NAFEMS members: Free 1)

Members without credits: 4.400 SEK
Non NAFEMS members: 6.500 SEK
Students: Free 2)

1) NAFEMS members can use seminar credits towards free attendance at this event. This event will charge three ­seminar credits per delegate.
2) A limited number of students attend free of charge (first come, first serve – matriculation certificate required).

Presenters need to pay regular participation fees.
The registration fee includes conference attendance, proceedings, lunch, break refreshments and get together. Hotel accommodation is not included.
All prices plus 25% Swedish VAT.

Conference venue
Elite Hotel Ideon
Scheelevägen 27
223 63 Lund, Swede
Hotel website

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities
There are several opportunities for exhibition and sponsoring. Please download the brochure below.



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NAFEMS Contact for Nordic
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Phone: +49 176 217 984 01,
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Events - Cancellation Policy
Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all DACH events is as follows:
Cancellation up to 6 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;
Less that one week and 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.