The aim of this state of the art seminar is to examine the simulation of lightweight structure design.
The objective of the event is to give an overview of the applications being carried out by various industrial companies, research centres and universities, working in a variety of sectors.
A lightweight structure is always a result of an optimisation process, which can be based on long time practical experiences, on an intuitive engineering design process or can be a result of a computer aided optimisation process. All these different ways leading to an optimised lightweight structure, have their own limits and difficulties. The design engineers need to develop for themselves the necessary skills to apply optimisation technologies which are fast and robust enough, delivering maybe unusual organic shaped designs. At the same time of course, the simulation engineers must be able to simulate the new production processes to speed up the research work and they need to be able to assess the designs which were built from new materials, just like 3D printed metals or fibre reinforced composites. On top of that, issues must be solved, just like production problems, challenging environmental questions, appearance of undesirable deformation of the lightweight design, decreased robustness, etc.
Even so, the lightweight design becomes more and more important for industry and a significant portion of engineering efforts are devoted to produce lighter products. In some cases, this is a must, the new designs simply need to be light enough to work effectively. This is the case in the automotive industry, aerospace and in architecture for example, where demand is for optimised, light structures in order to able to deliver successful products. In other cases, the lighter weight results in reduced operation costs and also in a strongly reduced carbon footprint during the life span.
Taking account of the increasing activity in simulation in the eastern Europe region, this seminar will be a good opportunity to discuss this topic and meet with other colleagues working in the same area.
Chairman's Introduction & Welcome
David Felhos, NAFEMS EESC Chairman & Tomáš Ivancik, Dassault Systemes CZ s.r.o.
Keynote Presentation: Damage Simulation of Composite Layered Plates Reinforced by Unidirectional Fibers Subjected Low Velocity Impact
Milan Zmindak, University of Zilina
Weight Reducing of Track Rod Arm Structure by Using of Several Optimization Approaches
Laszlo Ivan & Zdenek Cada, SVS FEM, s.r.o.
Analysis of Human Induced Vibrations on Lightweight Floors
Lengyel Gábor, AXIS VM
Topology Optimiziation Weight Reduction
Richárd Csiszár, Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Budapest
Keynote Presentation: Key Role of Generative Design and Production-oriented Optimization Approach in Novel Lightweight Metallic and Composite Aerospace Structures
Onur Deniz, APWorks
Advanced Features and Tools for Additive Manufacturing Simulations
Marcin Wierszycki, Budsoft
New Method for Determining Engineering Constants of Composite Materials
László Takács, eCon Engineering
Analyses and Evaluation of the Composite Sandwich Structure
Peter Labanc, FACC Solutions, s.r.o.
Topology Optimization in Design Process of Construction Machinery
Jan Belan, DJH Engineering Center
General discussion and closing remarks
University of Zilina
Registration invoices will be sent by email in due course, and will include Slovakian VAT.
Event Type: Seminar
Member Price: €30 + Slovakian VAT
Non-Member Price: €50 + Slovakian VAT
11 Jun 2019 11 Jun 2019 Zilina, Slovakia
DJH ENGINEERING CENTER SK, s.r.o.
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 if you would like more information.:
tel: +44 (0)1355 225688