Engineering simulation plays an increasing role in industry’s search for competitiveness and technology based innovation at any stage of the design, qualification and certification of their products. Key decisions and product qualification/certification increasingly rely on virtual tests and digital simulations, creating a major paradigm shift inwhich the objective of physical tests is progressively moving from a demonstration of compliance to a reference for analysis validation. This trend in industry is shown through adoption of new terms such as “realistic simulation” and “virtual testing”. This situation creates new responsibility for the engineer to guarantee the required confidence level.
This new approach requires secured processes for the verification and validation (V&V) of simulations bringing evidence of their predictive capability. In particular, programme managers now require formal evidence on “simulation fit for purpose” on which they can build confidence and take decisions. In addition, the increasing situation for extended enterprise creates new constraints to guarantee safe and robust analysis processes.
At the same time, and due to the economic pressure, V&V activities are frequently seen as an additional cost that can easily be reduced and even fully cut, thus underestimating the induced risks. In addition, V&V is not easy to implement because of the diversity of involved persons: managers, simulation experts, test specialists, software developers and quality controllers, software vendors…
This Master Class is especially dedicated to V&V methodologies for numerical simulation in Engineering. Participants will:
Participants should have a few years of experience in engineering simulation for the design and development of industrial products.
All industry sectors confronted with numerical simulation V&V are concerned with this course. It is established on the solid knowledge of the tutors and the vision they have developed from their rich industrial experience, mainly within the aerospace and nuclear energy sectors and is primarily illustrated by FEA/Structure Analysis examples. The course is therefore of greatest interest to engineers involved in this technical domain, but will also appeal to engineers from other simulation domains because most of the V&V methodologies which are presented are generic in nature.
The course is neutral and independent of any particular software solution.
We limit the number of participants to a small group to facilitate dialog and exchanges between participants.
2. Verification & Validation of industrial products
3. Simulation management with focus on credibility
4. Simulation V&V foundations & standards
5. Code verification
6. Verification of analyses
7. Validation and simulation/test synergy
8. Trends in realistic simulation
9. Simulation Uncertainty Quantification (UQ)
10. V&V implementation strategies
11. Course outcomes and conclusion
Please contact Roger Oswald if you would like to know more about this course and the next scheduled public session.
This course is tutored by Jean-Francois IMBERT and Philippe PASQUET, high-level simulation professionals both benefiting from along academic and industrial experience gained from leading companies. Their skills extend from numerical methods to solving industrial problems, especially in aerospace and nuclear area, and to analysis management. V&V is one their key expertise, reason for which they have been asked for help by major European companies. They are recognized as ones of the leading figures in the engineering analysis community in France..
In order to read Jean-François IMBERT's biography, please visit the NAFEMS' tutors page.
In order to see Philippe Pasquet's biography please visit, the NAFEMS tutors' page.
The course is agreed and under control of NAFEMS Education and Training Working Group (ETWG).
Both days from 9am - 5pm
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A limited number of reduced-price rooms have been reserved for conference delegates. Please book your hotel room by using the keyword“NAFEMS”.
This course can be booked as in-house course. Please request a quote.
Up to 6 weeks before course starts:
free of charge;
up to one week before: 75 %;
later and no show: 100 %.
Cancellation of a seminar
If not enough participants we keep the right to cancel the course one week before. The course can be canceled also in case of disease of the speakers or force majeure. In these cases the course fees will be returned.
Organisation / Contact
Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
85567 Grafing b. München, Germany
Tel. +49 176 217 984 01
Fax +49 3 22 11 08 99 13 41