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February 20, 2019
Every two years, NAFEMS, the international association for the engineering modeling, analysis and simulation community, hosts the NAFEMS World Congress (NWC) in Europe or North America. In 2017, NWC took place in Stockholm, Sweden. (Read DE's recap of NWC17 here.) This year, NWC19 will take place June 17-20 in Quebec City, Canada.
The hundreds of NWC19 sessions will be divided into different topic areas and themes: Driving Design with Engineering Simulation, Implementing Simulation Confidence, Deploying your Simulation Capability, and Effective Simulation of Materials. In addition, NWC19 will spotlight the role of simulation and analysis in automotive powertrain electrification technology, autonomous navigation technology and life sciences. A Technical Symposia will explore Systems Modelling & Simulation; the hype vs. reality of all things digital in simulation, such as digital twins, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, augmented reality and more; Manufacturing Process Simulation; and Virtual Material Data Transfer in Manufacturing. As you can see, there is something for everyone in the engineering analysis, modeling and simulation fields. Check out the detailed list of topic here.
Digital Enigneering is a Gold Sponsor of NWC19 because it aligns with our mission of covering the evolving role of simulation and analysis in design engineering. It's the same reason we worked with NAFEMS Americas last year to co-host CAASE (the Conference on Advancing Analytics and Simulation in Engineering). We believe design engineering teams, large and small, can implement simulation and analysis to optimize product design and development. That's not as simple as it sounds. There are many challenges to overcome: a learning curve, quickly evolving technologies, the status quo mindset of some design engineers and managers, and the need to incorporate simulation processes and data into efficient workflows. NWC19 is a great venue to confront those challenges. In addition to providing training opportunities, NWC19 attracts thought leaders in engineering simulation and analysis, end users who can share their experiences, and software providers who can answer your specific questions.
NAFEMS World Congress 2019 Keynotes Announced
You can get an idea of the breadth of topics and expertise on hand at NWC19 from the speakers and presentations that have been announced so far. The lineup to date consists of:
- Charles Poon, Ford Motor Company: “The Role of Simulation in the Transformation of the Automotive Industry”
- Rodrigo Britto Maria, Embraer: “Applications of SPDM in Aircraft Structural Analysis”
- Mark Meili, Procter & Gamble: “Diffusion of Innovation Applied to Modeling & Simulation – What can we Learn from Social Science Research and Marketing?”
- Francisco Chinesta, ENSAM ParisTech: “The Era of 'Twins'! A new paradigm for simulation-and-data-based engineering as applied to materials, processes, structures, and systems”
- Lyle Levine, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST): “Supporting the Simulation Community with Benchmark Measurements for Additive Manufacturing of Metals”
- Heinz Stoewer, Space Associates: “Systems and Complementary Engineering Disciplines Interactions”
- Vicky Pope, Met Office: “Achievements and Challenges in Weather and Climate Modeling”
- Christian Brix Jacobsen, Grundfos: “Implementation of Simulation Driven Development”
- Olivier Colmard, Renault Technocenter: “Numerical Simulation to Develop and Validate Autonomous Car”
- Martin Eriksson, Validus Engineering: “Activities and Factors Essential to the Endorsement of Confidence in Numerical Simulation and Predictions”
In addition to these, more than 450 abstracts have been submitted for potential presentation in Quebec. Plus, more than 20 short training courses will also be available to attendees, which will be delivered by an experienced team of NAFEMS Tutors, including DE Contributing Editor Tony Abbey. An exhibition will also accompany the event. We hope to see you there.
For more information, or to register, visit the NAFEMS World Congress 2019 site.
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Jamie Gooch is the former editorial director of Digital Engineering.Follow DE