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International Multibody Dynamics Conference 2023


Conference agenda published!

Please have a look at the comprehensive conference agenda below.


With the continued increase in product complexity, Multibody Dynamics Simulation (MBDS) has become a key discipline thanks to its ability to virtually test complex system designs composed of many components and with various types of physical forces acting on them. Successful optimal design is not limited to meeting functional requirements, but also extends to meeting tighter regulations, faster time-to-market and budgetary expectations, and customer expectations for better products.

In order to meet those challenges, MBDS has been evolving in two opposite, but highly complementary directions. On one side, models with higher fidelity enable the representation of more and more complex behavior of physical systems. On the other side, the use of reduced order models, which are now capable of running real time analyses, has opened the door to new technologies like model in the loop, software in the loop, hardware in the loop, and so on, making early testing of systems possible by enabling the interaction of virtual components with real hardware.

We are pleased to announce the NAFEMS Multibody Dynamics Conference 2023 , the only international conference devoted to MBDS. The conference will provide an overview of state-of-the-art-methods for the simulation and design of complex systems, mainly within the context of industrial applications and CAE.

The conference brings together researchers, developers, teachers, and users of multibody dynamics simulation methods to present new results, exchange ideas and discuss the challenges. It is an excellent opportunity to connect with other practitioners in the field.

Participation is open to NAFEMS members and non-members. NAFEMS members can participate free of charge as part of their membership using seminar credits.

We look very much forward to welcoming you in Munich.

B​est regards

Y​our NAFEMS Team

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, 15 November

Session: MBD 1 / MP 8: Multiphysics and Multibody Dynamics Combination
Please note:
This topic overlapping session is also part of the Multiphysics Conference (Session 8). It belongs to both conferences and is equally accessible for Multiphysics Conference attendees and also for Multibody Dynamics Conference attendees.

Welcome to Multibody Dynamics Conference attendees
A. Svobodnik (Mvoid, AUT), Chair of the NAFEMS Multiphysics Working Group;
P. Morelle (Chair of the NAFEMS Multibody Dynamics Working Group)

Miniature Circuit Breaker 1D Multiphysics Modelisation
F. Mesmin, E. Boumediene, E. Frangin (Schneider Electric, FRA)

Performing Active Suspension Control in 1D Simulation using High Order Functional Mock-Up Units
D. Daniel, A. Mademlis (BETA CAE Systems, SUI)

Design of Electric Drive Unit Housing for Enhanced Vibration and Lubrication Performance
Y.-C. Cho, H. Li, S. Kandasamy (Dassault Systemes, USA)

Design of Landing Gears using Multiphysics CAE Simulations
R. Swarnkar, A. Vasudeva, G. Sharma, G. Mudgal (Timetooth Technologies, IND)

Farewell Multiphysics Conference / Welcome Multibody Dynamics Conference
A. Svobodnik (Mvoid, AUT), Chair of the NAFEMS Multiphysics Working Group;
P. Morelle (Chair of the NAFEMS Multibody Dynamics Working Group)

End of Multiphysics Conference
Break and Continuation of the Multibody Dynamics Conference


Session 2: Applications

Introduction to Multibody Dynamics Conference
P. Morelle (Chair of the NAFEMS Multibody Dynamics Working Group)

Improving the Sustainability of Wind Turbine Gearboxes through Virtual Journal Bearing Optimization with Multi-Body Simulation
M. Janousek, B. Schmelzle, D. Werner (AVL Deutschland, GER)

Dynamic Analysis of TCU Sudden Stop Case on Beluga XL
M. Tasic (Airbus Operations, FRA)

Musculo-Skeletal Model of the Human Cervical Spine in Applications with Repeated Shocks or High G-Forces in Industrial MBS Simulation Package
V. Keppler (Cenit / Biomotion Solutions, GER); M. Knaup (Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrtmedizin der Luftwaffe, GER)

Get together in the exhibition hall


Thursday, 16 November 2023

Session 3: Model Fidelity

Welcome and Introduction Day 2
P. Morelle (Chair of the NAFEMS Multibody Dynamics Working Group)

Stretching the Limits of MBD Simulation Models
P. Morelle (Chair of the NAFEMS Multibody Dynamics Working Group)

Dynamic Simulation of the DEMO Full Blanket Transporter - Exploring Model Fidelity and Sensitivity
J. Eldred, T. Deighan (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, GBR)

The Introduction of Modern Multibody Dynamics and its Applications
D. Shin (FunctionBay, KOR)

Deliver High Fidelity Simulation Model Considering the Entire System Loads into Deformable Structure, using Co-Simulation Based on MBS and Nonlinear FEM
K. Kuczek (Hexagon, GER)


Session 4: Customized MBD Models

Closures Deformation Optimization Considering Kinetic System
J. Shin (Hyundai Motor Company, KOR); A. Paraschoudis (BETA CAE Systems, GRE)

Multi-Fidelity Multibody Dynamics Analysis Based on Modular, Parametric Electric Drive Unit Model
Y.-C. Cho, N. Dhavale, S. Kandasamy (Dassault Systemes, USA)

Time-Domain Boundary Element Method (TDBEM) for Sound Radiation Analysis: Implementation and Validation of FBG.SoundAnalyzer
T. Giese, U. Eiselt (FunctionBay, GER)

Development of a Python based MBS Methodology for the Calculation of Multi-Stage, Resilient Mounting Systems for Large-Bore Engines
Y. Pecher, M. Donderer (MAN Energy Solutions, GER)

Lunch Break

Session 5: Applications

Enhancing Robotics Solutions with Multi-Body Dynamic software: A Simulation-based Approach
V. Venkataraman (Ansys, SWE)

A Dynamic Damper’s Functionality
R. Testi (Piaggio, ITA)

Modeling and Optimization of a Controlled Lambda Robot via Surrogate Models
J. C. Grandas Franco, D. Bestle, M. Niehoff (Brandenburg University of Technology, GER)


Session 6: Mechanisms

Models for the Simulation of Mechanism Slider Jamming & Measurements
E. Frangin, S. R. Sultanpuram, G. Thomas (Schneider Electric, FRA/IND)

Advanced Flexible Body Technologies for Multi-Body System Simulation
M. Schulze, B. J. Kochucheruvil, J. Barr, H. Mabou, S. Dietz, O. Bettinotti, S. Subbarayalu, V. Oancea, J. A. Hurtado, A. Kurkchubasche (Dassault Systemes, USA)

Multi-Body Dynamic Transient Simulation for a Spray Mechanism
K. Shinde (FEAonsite-Global solution, IND)

Wrap-up / Farewell
P. Morelle (Chair of the NAFEMS Multibody Dynamics Working Group)

End of Multibody Dynamics Conference



For any inquiries, please contact



Event Type User Conference
Member Price £477.38 | $585.59 | €550.00
Non-member Price £737.76 | $905.00 | €850.00
Credit Price Free when using 4 Member Credits


Start Date End Date Location
15 Nov 202316 Nov 2023Munich, Germany

S​ilver Sponsors




Call for Papers

S​pecial offer for attendees:

I​f you want to attend both conferences, the Multiphysics Conferences from 14 - 15 Nov. and also the Multibody Dyanmics Simulation Conference from 15 - 16 Nov. (both at the same venue) we offer you 10% discount to the member and non-member fees. Please use the discount code "MP-MBS-23" when you register for each event. The discount code, is restricted to these events and can only be applied if registering for both events.

E​xhibition and Sponsoring opportunities

There are several outstanding opportunities available for your company to sponsor or exhibit at the conference, giving you maximum exposure to a highly targeted audience of delegates, who are all directly involved in the topic.

S​pecial offer for sponsors/exhibitors

Become exhibitor/sponsor of two consecutive conferences and get 10% discount! Order the same package also for the consecutive NAFEMS Multiphysics Conference from 14 – 15 November.

Sponsoring and Exhibition Opportunities




Industrieanlagen- Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
Lilienthalstr. 12 85521 Taufkirchen / Munich

Conference Language


Conference Fee

Non NAFEMS members: 850 Euro/person*
NAFEMS member: Free towards using four NAFEMS seminar credits or 550 Euro/person* if no NAFEMS seminar credits are available
Includes proceedings, lunches, coffee breaks and a certificate.

NAFEMS Membership Fees

A standard NAFEMS site membership costs 1,300 euros per year, an academic site and entry membership costs 815 euros per year (as of 2023). NAFEMS site members receive eight seminar credits per year. Four seminar credits per participant are required for free participation in this event - it quickly pays off to become a member.If the seminar credits have already been used, NAFEMS members can participate at a reduced price of EUR 550 per person.


The conference will be organized by the NAFEMS Multibody Dynamics Working Group

The NAFEMS Multibody Dynamics Working Group (MBDWG) has been set up to promote and support the use of Multibody dynamics simulations in industry. Please contact the chairman, Patrick Morelle, at if you are interested joining the working group.

NAFEMS Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
Griesstraße 20
85567 Grafing b. München, Germany
Tel. +49 176 217 984 01
Fax +49 3 22 11 08 99 13 41