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Tom Kenny
06-20-1996, 05:31 PM
BIOMECHANICS Session @NAFEMS World Congress '97
In recognition of the growing use of FE and other analysis techniques
in the biomechanics field I would like to add a session dedicated to this
important subject area at our 1997 Conference, in Stuttgart.

I have also received agreement to extend the deadline for abstracts
to the 30th July to give people time to respond.

Since this is my personal initiative I would like this to be a
really good session, with presentations from all of the leading
experts in this field. So if you know of someone who would give a
good paper can you please contact them to encourage them to submit an
abstract.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

The original call for papers it attached for background

Best regards

Tom Kenny
Chief Executive
NAFEMS World Congress '97


OBJECTIVES
The ever increasing competitiveness of world-wide industry places escalating
requirements for the rapid and near optimal design of both products and their
manufacturing processes. The design cycle generally involves an interactive
procedure commencing from a conceptual initial design, through simulation of
the product or structural performance, appraisal of its "fitness for purpose"
with regard to stated objectives, followed by changes aimed at achieving a
near-optimal design. The remarkable (and continuing) developments in computer
hardware makes it increasingly possible to use computational techniques for
almost all stages of the design procedure. Virtual prototyping promises significant
improvements in both product development costs and time to market and is a
major driving force in the introduction of computational tools to the industrial
environment.

DESIGN - Initial parametric designs rely heavily on solid modelling and CAD
facilities, with data transfer protocols and CAD/analysis links remaining ongoing
R & D issues. Quality Assurance requirements, the necessity for Engineer
Registration and Training & Education issues are also topics of current debate.

SIMULATION - The numerical algorithms necessary for efficient and robust
simulation of complex structural and material performance have witnessed a
dramatic improvement in recent years and the ever increasing computer power
available makes the solution of more complex behaviours possible, such as coupled
or multi-physics problems. It is therefore essential to validate that constitutive
models accurately represent the system response and that the numerical solution
procedures developed can be reliably employed in practical circumstances.

OPTIMISATION - Recently there has been a re-emergence of interest in the
application of optimisation techniques to industrial design problems, brought
about both by increasing computational power and an improved maturity of
solution algorithms. These procedures, when coupled with computational
strategies such as adaptive mesh refinement promise to automate much of the
structural/manufacturing process design cycle.

The basic objective of the conference is to bring together practitioners and developers
in the field of computational modelling to examine issues related to automated
optimal design in order to summarise the current position and to identify future
requirements.


FORMAT
A series of technical sessions are planned, each initiated by a keynote lecture by a
distinguished contributor to a particular aspect of the subject. These presentations
will be complemented by a number of contributed papers. Invited contributions
to each subject area will also be organised by a designated co-ordinator.
The presented papers will be collected in a proceedings volume that will be
provided to the participants at the time of the conference.

SESSIONS
The conference will include sessions related to the following technical themes for
which proposed paper titles and abstracts are requested by the 30th June 1996:


DESIGN
CAD/CAE, LINKS for Design and Analysis
Conceptual Design & Analysis Tools for Engineers
QA Requirements
Engineer Registration
Parametrics
Data Transfer Issues
Training & Education

SIMULATION
Product Performance,
Manufacturing Processes
Virtual Prototyping
Validation and Certification of Software Tools
Development of Real World Material Models
Product Fitness for Purpose/Performance
Coupled Problems, Multi-Physics

OPTIMISATION
Approaches to Optimal Product Design
Process for Optimal Performance Solutions
Adaptivity Processes in Simulation
Efficiency of Solutions
Optimisation Techniques


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
peseta I intend submitting an abstract
Proposed Paper Title: __________________________________________________ _______
__________________________________________________ _______
Targeted Theme: peseta Design peseta Optimisation peseta Simulation

peseta I am interested in attending as a delegate
Please supply:
peseta An advance registration form
peseta Details of Hotel Accommodation
peseta Further information on exhibition space

CONFERENCE FEES

Authors/Delegate Advance Booking Rate: stlg320*
NAFEMS Members' Delegate Rate: stlg380
Non-Members' Delegate Rate: stlg420


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Please Fax to: Anne Creechan, Conference Co-ordinator
NAFEMS Ltd., Whitworth Building, Scottish Enterprise Technology Park
East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom, G75 OQD
Telephone: +44 (0)1355 272639 or 225688, Fax: +44 (0)1355 272749
Email: tkenny@nafems.org
WWW: http://www.nafems.org/





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Tom Kenny
Chief Executive
NAFEMS
Scottish Enterprise Technology Park
Whitworth Building
East Kilbride
G75 0QD,Scotland
U.K.
voice: +44 13552 72639 fax: +44 13552 72749
E-mail:tkenny@nafems.org
web site: http://www.nafems.org

---------------------------------------------------------
Tom Kenny
Chief Executive
NAFEMS
Scottish Enterprise Technology Park
Whitworth Building
East Kilbride
G75 0QD,Scotland
U.K.
voice: +44 13552 72639 fax: +44 13552 72749
E-mail:tkenny@nafems.org
web site: http://www.nafems.org

---------------------------------------------------------
Tom Kenny
Chief Executive
NAFEMS
Scottish Enterprise Technology Park
Whitworth Building
East Kilbride
G75 0QD,Scotland
U.K.
voice: +44 13552 72639 fax: +44 13552 72749
E-mail:tkenny@nafems.org
web site: http://www.nafems.org