NAFEMS UK Conference 2020

NAFEMS UK Conference 2020

Inspiring Innovation through Engineering Simulation

Engineering simulation inspires innovation. We are part of a cutting-edge community, which stands at the centre of a rapidly evolving technological, and societal, landscape.

The 2020 NAFEMS UK Conference will examine this change, covering topics ranging from traditional FEA and CFD, to new and emerging areas including artificial intelligence, machine learning and EDA.

We'll be bringing all those involved in analysis and simulation together, from every corner of industry and academia, giving you an opportunity to advance your knowledge, give your organisation a competitive advantage, and be part of improving the technology itself.

There is simply no other event which provides this independent vision at a local level, backed-up by the strength that an international organisation spanning almost every country in the world affords.

The UK simulation community will come together in Milton Keynes between the 9th and 10th of June 2020. Be a part of it!


Keynote Speakers


Invited Speakers

High-Fidelity CFD for the Automotive and Motorsport Sectors
Dr Neil Ashton, Senior Researcher Oxford Thermofluids Institute at University of Oxford

Recent Developments in Modelling Techniques to Study Surface Interactions in Tribology
Professor Daniele Dini, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor in Tribology, Imperial College London

Engineering Simulation Powering Innovation at Royal Enfield Motorcycles
Rod Giles, Head CAD & CAE at Royal Enfield, A unit of Eicher Motors Ltd.

European Materials Modelling Council
Dr Gerhard Goldbeck, Goldbeck Consulting

Torsional Stiffness Simulation of Metallic Disc Membrane Couplings Considering Pre-Stretch and Post-Buckling Behaviour
Murat Islam, Design Engineer, Global Couplings R&D, John Crane UK Ltd.

Innovation through Engineering Simulation - A Rolls-Royce Perspective
Dr Akin Keskin, Head of DaVinci, System Design, Civil Aerospace, Global Chief of Design Systems, Rolls-Royce Engineering Associate Fellow - Design Systems

Digital Twin : Myth or Reality?
Dr. Prashant Khapane, Advanced Simulation & Measurement Technology, Engineering Laboratories, Jaguar Land Rover

Simulation, Driving and Supporting Better Physical Experimentation
Rob Lewis, Managing Director, TotalSim Ltd.

Using Optimisation in the Design of the RWUAS Air Vehicle Structure
Gordon Mackenzie, Head of Airframe Analysis and Simulation, Leonardo Helicopters

Multi-body Based Multi-physics Approaches to Simulate Modern Powertrain Tribodynamic Challenges
Günter Offner, Visiting Professor of Advanced Simulation Technologies, Loughborough University & AVL List GmbH

Important Dates:


  • 17 February - Notify All Authors of Abstract Submission Results
  • 6 March - Preliminary Agenda Announced
  • 1 May - Extended Abstract Deadline (for presenting authors)
  • 1 May - Presenting Author Registration Deadline
  • 4 May - Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • 1 June - Presentation Submission Deadline
  • 1 June - Presenting Author Biography Submission Deadline
  • 8 June - Delegate Online Registration Closes
  • 9 June - UK20 begins!
  • 9 June - Conference Dinner at Red Bull MK7

Additional important dates will be added as necessary.

Professional Development


As an organisation dedicated to promoting the best use of simulation and analysis and with our wealth of experience within the analysis and simulation industry, there is no better place to further your professional development with our quality and worthwhile training to reach your goals.


Event Type Regional Conference
Member Price £290.00 | $360.02 | €321.01
Non-member Price £415.00 | $515.19 | €459.38
Credit Price Free when using 4 Member Credits


Start Date End Date Location
09 Jun 202010 Jun 2020Milton Keynes, UK

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Conference Themes

Sponsor or Exhibit

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Red Bull MK7

Programme of Events

Invited Speakers






ITI Global



Ceetron AS

Mentor Graphics

Numerical Algorithims Group (NAG)

The Alan Turing Institute

Volume Graphics

Wilde Analysis Ltd


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Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us in Milton Keynes

Several outstanding opportunities are available for your company to sponsor or exhibit at the conference.