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Material Modeling – Current Practices and Future Challenges

Materials Modelling for Engineering Simulations – Current Practice and Future Challenges

21 - 22 March 2023, Helsinki, Finland

The Conference Proceedings and presentations are available in the NAFEMS Resource Center through this link.


Predictive numerical simulations of manufactured products require realistic and computationally efficient models of the physical behaviour of materials. In their daily practice, simulation engineers have to make several decisions to select the material model that is most adequate for the intended purpose (e.g., able to reproduce the physical reality of the problem at hand) given the available resources (e.g., time, computing power). Based on the scope and purpose of the simulation, aspects such as type of material, loading conditions, failure modes, strain-and stress magnitude, temperature range, and dynamic effects will determine what aspects the material behaviour need to be included in the model. The capacity to simulate the response of materials under various circumstances depends heavily on the availability of adequate experimental data for model calibration, which becomes particularly challenging for more advanced models, possibly accounting for coupled physical phenomena which occur at different length scales.

W​e kindly invite you to attend our seminar which includes keynote presentations, technical presentations and two workshops.


A​genda *

21 March 2023 - please note: all times in time zone UTC+2 !

Welcome and Introduction
T. Hansen (Novo Nordisk); J. Granlund (Dassault Systemes), both member of the NAFEMS NORDIC Steering Committee

Keynote presentation:
Multiphysics and Multiscale Modelling of Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes
J. H. Hattel (DTU Technical University of Denmark)

Keynote presentation:
Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for Metal Additive Manufacturing - Where are We
A. Laukkanen, M. Lindroos (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)

Introduction of the Concept of Intelligent Material Characterization System for Reinforced and Unreinforced Polymeric Materials for Simulation Purposes
L. Kovács, G. Erdős (eCon Engineering Ltd); S. Berezvai (Budapest University); B. Fodor (BMW Group)


Open-Source Algorithm for Determining and Mapping the Local Material Orientation from 3D X-Ray Scans to Finite Element Models
L. Mikkelsen (DTU Technical University of Denmark)

Smart Material Data Generation with Materials Informatics
M. Andreasson (Hexagon)

Novel Parametrization Protocol of Coarse-Grained Simulations for Accurate Calculation of Material Properties
T. Sweere (Siemens Digital Industries Software)

Multiscale Modeling: Failure Analysis of a Notched Fiber Reinforced Laminate
J. Granlund, D. K. Patel (Dassault Systemes Simulia)

Get together in the exhibition with beverages and snacks

End of day 1

22 March 2023 - please note: all times in time zone UTC+2 !

Invited presentation (remote):
Modelling and Simulation Application for Paperboard-Based Packaging
J. Tryding (TetraPak)

Finite Element Modelling of Pharmaceutical Powder Compaction
K. Wszola (Novo Nordisk)

Simulation of the Structural Behavior of a Thermoplastic Sandwich Composite with Honeycomb Core
H. Rusch, W. Safdar, R. Schlimper (Fraunhofer IMWS)

Multi-Scale Simulation of Metamaterials for Vibration Suppression
L. Lima, B. Lopes, F. Souza (Siemens Industry Software Inc.); J. Khalilov (ASML Netherlands BV)


Application of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) to Address Process-Structure and Structure-Property Problems in Engineering Design
Moderation: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Lunch break

State of the Art Testing for Numerical Model Implementation
Moderation: T. Hansen (Novo Nordisk); J. Granlund (Dassault Systemes)

T. Hansen (Novo Nordisk); J. Granlund (Dassault Systemes), both member of the NAFEMS NORDIC Steering Committee

End of seminar


* P​reliminary agenda - subject to alterations.



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Exhibition and sponsoring opportunities (pdf)

V​enue / hotel
C​rowne Plaza Helsinki - Hesperia
M​annerheimintie 50
0​0260 Helsinki, Finland
Reservations 0800 110 888
Front Desk 358-9-25210000

Delegate fee
Not-NAFEMS members: 680 Euro
Presenter from companies for the production/ processing of material goods/goods in factories/plants: free
NAFEMS member using 3 seminar credits: free*
NAFEMS member with no seminar credits: 460 Euro
These fees include attendance at the conference, proceedings, lunch on day two, break refreshments each day and beverages and snacks in the evening of the first day. Hotel accommodation is not included.

T​ime zone
Please note: all times in time zone UTC+2 !

Conference language

* NAFEMS membership fees for companies / institutes
A standard NAFEMS site membership costs 1.240 Euro per year. An academic site membership costs 775 Euro per year. Beneath many others, NAFEMS members will get eight seminar credits (1 credit = 1/2 seminar/conference day) per year. NAFEMS members can use seminar credits towards free attendance at this event. This event will charge three ­seminar credits per delegate. You can register 2 delegates included in your membership to this conference! Please consider becoming NAFEMS member before registering!

Cancellation policy
Up to 6 weeks before the start: 100% refund
Up to 1 week before the start: 25% refund, no seminar credits refunded
Later and in the event of no-show: no refund
Substitute participants can be provided. The cancellation must be made in writing.

Authors whose abstracts were accepted was be asked to prepare an extended abstract (typically 1-2 pages) and a PowerPoint presentation. Full written papers were not required. Extended abstracts must be submitted lastest 20 February 2023.

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