The NAFEMS Standards Initiative

The NAFEMS Standards Initiative

The NAFEMS Standards Initiative has produced a website compendium of international standards (and best practice documents) which are applicable to engineering simulation and which enable integration with model-based engineering. The overall goal of this initiative is to identify and promote the maturity and industry adoption of those international standards that support engineering simulation.The key objectives are:

 

 

-to provide awareness of the existing standards that are relevant to engineering simulation
-to provide a single source for all end users and suppliers of engineering simulation to become familiar with the existing standards;
-to draw attention to those standards being developed or in need of development.

 

 

Standards that will be captured include those developed by the European, American and International professional standards and engineering organisations such as ISO, NASA, BSI and ASME. This is an ongoing initiative and we would welcome your feedback on:

 

 

-the current standards that have already been identified as part of this initiative,
-additional information on the standards that have already been captured
-details of standards that supersede one that has already been identified by this initiative.

 

To find a detailed description of what is covered in the standard hover your mouse over the text in the "Standard" column.

Please use this survey link to tell us about standards that should be included in this initiative, more information on the standards that have already been identified and details of standards that supersede the listed documents.

 

GroupingStandardMaturity LevelPrimary PurposeApplication DomainOriginating Industry
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
Advisory Circular 20-146A: Methodology for Dynamic Seat Certification by Analysis | Document | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementImpact, Shock & CrashAerospace
HDF Group
Hierarchical Data Format (HDF5) | Website
ImplementedData ManagementHPCHPC
IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)
IEC/TR 62014-3 Ed. 1.0 en; 2002: Electronic Design Automation Libraries | Website
ImplementedSimulation in Support of DesignElectronic Design AutomationElectronics
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IEC 61400-27-1; 2015: Electrical simulation models - Wind turbines | Website | Link
ImplementedModel ManagementWind
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IEEE 1516: Standard for Modeling and Simulation (M&S) High Level Architecture (HLA)-- Framework and Rules | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality Management
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IEEE 1730.1; 2013: Recommended Practice For Distributed Simulation Engineering And Execution Process Multi-Architecture Overlay (DMAO) | Website | Link
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementSystems EngineeringElectronics
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IEEE 1597.1; 2008: Recommended Practice For Validation Of Computational Electromagnetics Computer Modeling And Simulations | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementElectromagneticsElectronics
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IEEE Std 1597.2; 2010: Recommended Practice For Validation Of Computational Electromagnetics Computer Modeling And Simulations | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementElectromagneticsElectronics
ISO
ISO 19364; 2016: Passenger car dynamic simulation and validation -- Steady-state circular driving behaviour | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementDynamicsAutomotive
ISO
ISO 19365; 2016: Passenger cars -- Validation of vehicle dynamic simulation -- Sine with dwell stability control testing | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementDynamicsAutomotive
ISO
LOTAR for Engineering Analysis & Simulation | Website
In DevelopmentModel ManagementSimulation Data ManagementAerospace
ISO
MoSSEC: Modeling & Simulation in a collaborative Systems Engineering Context | Website
Under ReviewData ManagementSystems Engineering, Product Data Management, Simulation Data ManagementAerospace
ISO
STEP AP209 Ed2; 2014: Multidisciplinary Analysis & Design | Document | Website
ImplementedModel ManagementData Exchange, Interoperabiilty, Simulation Data Management
ISO
ISO 13232-7; 2005: Motorcycles -- Test and analysis procedures for research evaluation of rider crash protective devices fitted to motorcycles -- Part 7: Standardized procedures for performing computer simulations of motorcycle impact tests | Website
ImplementedSimulation in Support of DesignImpact, Shock & CrashAutomotive
ISO
ISO/DIS 19585; DRAFT: Heavy commercial vehicles and buses -- Vehicle dynamics simulation and validation -- Steady-state circular driving behavior | Website
In DevelopmentSimulation Quality ManagementDynamicsAutomotive
ISO
ISO/DIS 19586; DRAFT: Heavy commercial vehicles and buses -- Vehicle dynamics simulation and validation -- Lateral dynamic stability of vehicle combinations | Website
In DevelopmentSimulation Quality ManagementDynamicsAutomotive
ISO
ISO 16781; 2013: Space systems -- Simulation requirements for control system | Website
ImplementedSimulation in Support of DesignControl System SimulationAerospace
ISO
ISO 16730-1; 2015: Fire safety engineering -- Procedures and requirements for verification and validation of calculation methods -- Part 1: General | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementFire ModellingStructures
ISO
ISO/TR 16730-3; 2013: Fire safety engineering -- Assessment, verification and validation of calculation methods -- Part 3: Example of a CFD model | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementCFD, ThermalStructures
ISO
ISO/TR 16730-4; 2013: Fire safety engineering -- Assessment, verification and validation of calculation methods -- Part 4: Example of a structural model | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementThermal - Mechanical SimulationStructures
ITEA: the EUREKA Cluster Program
VMAP – Virtual Material Modelling in Manufacturing; an industry-driven Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) program | Website
In DevelopmentData ManagementData Exchange, InteroperabilityManufacturing
Modelica Association
DCP (Distributed Co-Simulation Protocol) | Document | Website | Link Link Link
Under ReviewData ManagementCo-simuilation, Data Exchange, Interoperability, System Level Simulation
Modelica Association
FMI and FMU (Functional Mockup Interface and Functional Mockup Unit) for Systems Modeling | Document | Website
ImplementedModel ManagementCo-simuilation, Data Exchange, Interoperability, System Level Simulation
Modelica Association
SSP (System Structure and Parameterization) | Link
In DevelopmentData ManagementCo-simuilation, Data Exchange, Interoperability, System Level Simulation
NAFEMS
Engineering Simulation Quality Managerment---Guidelines for NAFEMS ESQMS | Link
Under ReviewSimulation Quality ManagementV&V
NAFEMS
NAFEMS QSS:2008; June 2014: Engineering Simulation Quality Management Systems (ESQMS) - Requirements | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementV&V
NAFEMS
NAFEMS QSS:2015; October 2016: Engineering Simulation Quality Management Systems (ESQMS) - Requirements | Website | Link
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementV&V
NASA
NASA-HDBK-7009; 2013: NASA Handbook for Models and Simulations: An Implementation Guide for NASA-STD-7009 | Document | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementSimulation GovernanceAerospace
NASA
NASA-STD-5002; 1996: Load Analyses of Spacecraft and Payloads | Document | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementLoadingAerospace
NASA
NASA-STD-7009A; 2016: Standard for Models and Simulations | Document | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementSimulation GovernanceAerospace
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO-AMSP-01: NATO Modelling and Simulation Standards Profile | Document | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementData Exchange, Interoperability, Simulation GovernanceDefence
NFPA, FPRF - National Fire Protection Association, Fire Protection Research Foundation
Evaluating vapor dispersion models for safety analysis of LNG facilities | Document | Website | Link
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementFire ModellingOil & Gas
OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) - NEA (Nuclear Energy Agency)
NEA/CSNI/R(2007)5: Best Practice Guidelines for the use of CFD in Nuclear Reactor Safety Applications | Document | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementCFDNuclear
Sandia
PCMM (Predictive Capability Maturity Model) for Computational Modeling and Simulation; Sandia Report SAND2007-5948 | Document
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementV&VDefence
Sandia
V&V Framework; Sandia Report SAND2015-7455 | Document
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementV&VDefence
UN/ECE (Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations)
UN/ECE-R66: Approval of large passenger vehicles with regard to the strength of their superstructure | Document | Website
ImplementedSimulation in Support of DesignDynamicsAutomotive
USFDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
Reporting of Computational Modeling Studies in Medical Device Submissions | Document | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementReportingBiomedical
VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie; German Association of the Automotive Industry)
VDA 4967: Integration of Simulation and Computation in a PDM-Environment (SimPDM) and VDA 4969: Simulation Data Management in Integrated Collaborative CAD/CAE Process Chains (Collaborative CAD/CAE Integration - C3I) | Document | Link
ImplementedData ManagementData Exchange, Product Data Management, Simulation Data ManagementAutomotive
VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie; German Association of the Automotive Industry)
xMCF Version 3: A Standard for Describing Connections and Joints in the Automotive Industry | Document | Link
ImplementedData ManagementData Exchange, JointsAutomotive
VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie; German Association of the Automotive Industry)
FATXML-Format Version V1.2 | Document | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality ManagementData ExchangeAutomotive
VDI (The Association of German Engineers)
VDI 2710 BLATT 3; 2014: Applications of simulation for automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS) | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality Management
VDI (The Association of German Engineers)
VDI/VDE 3693 Blatt 2; 2018: Virtual commissioning - Introduction of virtual commissioning in companies | Website
ImplementedSimulation Quality Management

The list of standards identified by this initiative continues here.