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Flagship Publications

Flagship Publications

Our flagship publications are our most important titles, they are the books that best represent our organisation and are of the highest quality.

The NAFEMS Technical Working Groups are tasked with ensuring that our flagship publications are kept up to date, well presented and mapped to the NAFEMS Professional Simulation Engineer scheme.

The current list of Flagship publications along with the group that is responsible for maintaining the document can be found below.


ReferenceTitlePublication DateWorking Group
R0018Introduction to Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis1992CSMWG
R0021The Role of Damping in Finite Element Analysis1993
HT15How To - Undertake a Contact and Friction Analysis2000CSMWG
HT17Finite Element Based Fatigue Calculations2000CSMWG
R0085An Explicit Finite Element Primer2002CSMWG
R0091An Introduction to the Use of Material Models in FE2005ETWG
HT31How To - Manage Finite Element Analysis2006SGMWG
R0095An Introduction to Modelling Buckling and Collapse2007CSMWG
R0098A Designer's Guide to Simulation with Finite Element Analysis2008ETWG
HT41Why Do - Multi-body System Simulation2011MBDWG
R0110Finite Element Analysis for Engineers - A Primer2013ETWG
HT46Why Do - Manufacturing Simulation 2017CSMWG
HT47How To - Perform Linear Dynamic Analysis2018ETWG


A Designers' Guide to CFD



CFDWG - Computational Fluid Dynamics Working Group

CSMWG - Computational Structural Mechanics Working Group

ETWG - Education & Training Working Group

SGMWG - Simulation Governance & Management Working Group