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NAFEMS NORDIC Regional Conference 2022

October 25, 2022 - October 26, 2022

The Conference for Engineering
Simulation and Analysis

25 – 26 October 2022
Göteborg, Sweden

Invitation & conference program

The conference will provide a unique, independent, neutral, and comprehensive overview of the current state of art in the engineering simulation analysis.

  • Keynote presentations form: Aker Solutions, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Volvo Cars
  • Technical presentations from industry, research and academic
  • Workshops on PCB and Uncertainty Quantification (UQ)
  • Short courses in CFD
  • Hardware and software exhibition
  • Networking, exchange of experiences, discussions
  • Open for all, free for NAFEMS members (*)

NAFEMS, the independent international association for the engineering modelling, analysis and simulation community, is holding its Nordic conference from 25 – 26 October in Göteborg, Sweden.

This two-day conference will focus on existing best practices as well as state-of-the-art in FEA, CFD and associated technologies – ensuring delegates receive a fully comprehensive overview of the technology available to them. The conference will increase awareness and provide a discussion forum for topics that are vital to engineering industrialists and academics, offering attendees an unrivalled combination of industrial knowledge, expertise and forward-thinking to aid their deployment of CAE over the next few years.

The conference welcomes participation from every type of organisation – large and small, across all industry sectors. It is open to both, members and non-members of NAFEMS, with members able to attend the event for free towards using four seminar credits, as part of their membership benefits package.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Göteborg, Sweden.

Your NAFEMS Nordic Steering Committee



Using CAE to Lead the Way through the Energy Transition
H. Alfredsson (Aker Solutions)

Wind Turbine Failure Analysis – Based on the Upcoming EN1993-1-14: Design Assisted by Finite Element Analysis
I. van Dijk (Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy)

The Role of CAE in Safe, Durable and Sustainable Automotive Development
R. Gutkin (Volvo Car Corp.)

Technical Presentations:

CFD Coupling of a Complex Chemistry Model and a Size Distribution Model to Accurately Predict Glass Quality
L. Thielen (CelSian Glass & Solar)

Development of Glass Cartridge Handling Methodologies Using Discrete Element Methods in the Context of High-Volume Production Lines
H. Claydon (Crux Product Design)

CFD Application of Environmental Control for 3D Printers
M. Hutchinson, T. May, C. Gonzalez, B. Eslami, K. Fouladi (Widener University Chester)

The Use of Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) for CFD Simulations
T. Berg (Ansys)

Machine Learning in Feature Detection and Treatment of Automotive Parts
N. Drivakos, P. Floratos (BETA CAE Systems SA); E. Doulgerakis (BETA CAE Nordic)

Deep-Learning for Engineering Application: Technical Capabilities and Transformation of Industrial Processes
L. D‘Alvise (Neural Concept)

Can Numerical Simulation Supplement Real Tests? Preliminary Results for a Self-Driving Shuttle
B. Soualmi, H. Souki, V. Honnet (Institute of Research and Technology System X); L. Bonic (boulevard Thomas Gobert)

Automating Simulation Processes for Squeak and Rattle Hot-Zone Detection
M. Bayani (Volvo Car Corporation) T. Fokylidis, S. Porikis (BETA CAE Systems)

Fatigue Strength Assessment on a Gearbox Cover Made of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic
D. Hofmann, H. Dannbauer, K. Hofwimmer, S. Fischmeister (Magna Powertrain, Engineering Center Steyr)

FatigueMap – A System to Predict Material Fatigue Failure
B. Isaksen (Dynova)

NAFEMS NORDIC Student Award Winner 2020/2021:
Multi-Scale Multiphysics Simulation Of The Thermo-Fluid-Metallurgical-Mechanical Conditions During Metal Additive Manufacturing
M. Bayat (Technical University of Denmark)

Ultra Lightweight Components by Multiscale Topology Optimization of TPMS-Based Lattice Structures
N. Strömberg (Örebro University)

Shape Optimization of Assemblies under Static and Dynamic Loads
R. Helfrich (Intes)

Use of FEA Simulation to Accurately Predict Material Flow in Compression Molding
H. Sandberg (Seal Engineering)

Challenges of Verification of FPSO Design Modification
O. Ishchuk (SDC Verifier)

Standardization Experiments for Quality Assurance of Engineering Simulations (Project STEERING)
F. Santandrea (RISE); M.Eriksson (Validus Engineering)

Level Up Your Software Negotiation Skills through Analysis and Simulation

Low Velocity Impact Performance of Functionally Graded Sandwich Tube Structures
N. Saeed, N. Ahmed, H. Butt (CESAT)

Summary of Key Outcomes from the NAFEMS NORDIC 2022 Regional Conference / Farewell
NAFEMS Nordic Steering Committee End of conference


Workshop UQ
A Human Friendly Introduction to Uncertainty Quantification in Engineering Simulations Moderated by F. Santandrea (RISE) In this interactive participants will have the opportunity to familiarize with the main steps of uncertainty quantification (i.e., input modelling, propagation, output analysis) by jointly analysing an example model under the guidance of the instructor. Constructive criticism and active participation to the discussion are strongly encouraged. No prior knowledge about UQ is required to attend this training but, if available, it will be appropriately updated in conformity with Bayes’ theorem.

Workshop PCB
Challenges in PCB Analysis Moderated by B. Isaksen (Dynova) Discussion topics: How important is the correct representation of the PCB? The electronic components will alter the mass and the stiffness of the PCB. Which detail is required for modelling the PCB? A PCB can consist of several layers of Glass Fibre and the stiffness is dependent of no. of layers. When is it required to model the anisotropy of the PCB? Details of modelling? Clamping of PCB edges? How can we discretize a PCB to arrive at Steinberg results in a complete system?

CFD short trainings
  • Introduction to Practical CFD
    Through a simple and moderately technical approach, this course covers topics such as the role of CFD, basic formulation, governing equations and use of model equations, steps in CFD process, need for turbulence modeling, and CFD best practices.
    Trainer: Kamran Fouladi (NAFEMS CFD Instructor)
  • Elements of Turbulence Modelling
    This course is focused on understanding turbulence, need for turbulence modeling, and various modeling approaches. Discussions on the advantages and limitations of various models should help CFD users in selecting appropriate turbulence models for their simulations.
    Trainer: Kamran Fouladi (NAFEMS CFD Instructor)


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