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Update – How To Manage Engineering Analysis

Update – How To Manage Engineering Analysis


NAFEMS wishes to commission an author to provide an update to the flagship publication “How To – Manage Finite Element Analysis”.

The original book, published in 2006 provided a guide to managing FEA technology. The update is expected to broaden the scope of the publication to make it applicable to managers responsible for projects involving the wide range of simulation tools that are commonly used in the product design process (CFD, MBD, Particle methods etc.).

The author can use the existing material in the publication but will be required to update it to reflect current best practice.

The updated book is expected to be augmented with addition topics such as

  • Simulation Data Management,
  • Systems Simulation,
  • Integration of Simulation and Test,
  • Probabilistic Analysis.

Intended Readership

The intended readership consists of managers, team leaders, chief engineers and scientists responsible for analysis and modelling activities within their organisation.

Current Contents

The current contents of the publication are:

  • Introduction,
  • Product Development Challenges – Where does FEA fit?
  • What is FEA? What are its Capabilities and Limitations?
  • Implementing FEA in the Design Process,
  • Integrating CAD & FEA,
  • Quality Assurance in FEA,
  • Justifying Analysis in the Design Process,
  • A Manager’s Role in the Success of FEA.


The document should confirm to the standard NAFEMS publication template (provided upon contract award). The anticipated length of the publication is between 60-100 A5 pages.


The total cost is not expected to exceed £4000 (GBP), and it is expected that the document will be completed within 12 months from NAFEMS approval.

Guidance for Proposals

Each proposal should consist of:

  • The proposed structure of the document with the titles of the sections to be developed,
  • Work plan including milestones and interim deliveries for early review,
  • Cost,
  • The authors' credentials, curriculum vitae, etc. Proposals from single authors and consortia will be considered.
  • The PSE competencies that the publication is anticipated to address. Potential authors are encouraged to review the “Analysis Management” PSE technical area for relevant competencies. Contact to obtain access.


Interested potential authors should request additional information using the following email address: Interested parties are encouraged to submit proposals by the 1st of January 2025.