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Unleashing the Power of Simulation for New & Novel Composite Materials

Unleashing the Power of Simulation for New & Novel Composite Materials

Wednesday 1 November 2023 | Coventry, UK | Seminar

The sustainability of engineering materials is an increasingly important consideration in all areas of industry. Light, strong, and resistant to corrosion, composites are often the ideal candidates for producing novel, light-weight structures.

However, designing sustainable, efficient parts and structures has always been a challenge, because of their complexity. The shift by OEMs toward digital twins and traceability is putting new pressure on the composites industry to integrate CAD/CAE data more tightly with as-manufactured data.

Simulation has the power to allow companies to meet this challenge head on, by taking advantage of the growing number of sophisticated numerical tools to predict stiffness and strength, analyse the manufacturing process, and help produce optimal designs for composite components and assemblies.

This NAFEMS seminar will help you understand the issues and how you can use simulation to stay ahead of the game. The seminar will include:

  • case studies by materials and design engineering experts
  • discussions with leading academics who will assess the state of the art in design, simulation, failure analysis, digital twins, virtual testing and virtual inspection with regards to sustainable materials
  • best-practise applications of analysis techniques for composites
  • the key decisions to be made in selecting the appropriate modelling methods
  • compromises and assumptions required in order to carry out efficient and effective analyses.

This is an opportunity for you to share your experience in modelling sustainable and efficient materials, and gain confidence in applying cutting edge analysis tools to typical composite simulation tasks.


10:00 Registration

10:30 Introduction & Welcome

Presentation Title TBC
Mike Hinton, National Composites Centre

Important Issues in Modelling the Response and Failure of Fibre-reinforced Composites
Michael Wisnom, University of Bristol

Finite Element Modelling of Very Large Composite Aircraft Wings
Silvestre Pinho, Imperial College London

Presentation Title TBC - Airbus Simulation of Manufacturing Processes
Eoin Simon, National Composites Centre

Simulating Composites Manufacturing ProcessesStephen Hallett, University of Bristol

Presentation Title TBC
Clara Frias, AMRC

Designing a Sustainable Composite Tower for a 20MW Floating Wind Turbine
Sergio Minera Rebulla, National Composites Centre

17:00 Close

I​f you would like to contribute to this event, by giving a presentation, please get in touch and submit your title and short abstract to


Event Type Seminar
Member Price £190.00 | $233.07 | €218.91
Non-member Price £275.00 | $337.34 | €316.84
Credit Price Free when using 2 Member Credits


Start Date End Date Location
01 Nov 202301 Nov 2023Coventry, UK
Sustainable, Efficient Materials


M​anufacturing Technology Centre
S​opwich Building
MTC Limited
Ansty Park
*CV7 9JU

*PLEASE NOTE this postcode may not work in older sat nav systems. Please use CV7 9RD, which will direct you to Ansty Park.


We would like to extend an invitation to your company to be part of this event. There are several outstanding opportunities available for your company to sponsor the seminar, giving you maximum exposure to a highly targeted audience of delegates, who are all directly involved in simulation, analysis, and design.

P​lease contact the event organiser
Jo Potts, for further information;
+44 (0)1355 225688