Benelux Academic Day Explores New Developments in Siemens Simcenter

By Sophia Jin

After a 2-year delay due to COVID, Siemens was finally able to organize the Benelux Simcenter Academic Day again. This year, GroupT in Leuven, Belgium, hosted the event for around 30 simulation specialists from 12-15 different universities. Attendees were eager to network and share their experiences within a like-minded community. Read more to learn about the Benelux Simcenter Academic Day and how to keep up to date with future events!

Iurnie Terna presents to group of academics at Benelux Simcenter Academic Day
Iurnie Terna presents on system analysis using Simcenter Amesim

Siemens Simcenter

Simcenter is a flexible, open, and scalable portfolio that serves as a key component of Xcelerator. Siemens believes that the comprehensive digital twin is critical to the future of engineering innovation. By providing predictive simulation and test applications that enable real-world insight of a product or process, Simcenter enables the use of this comprehensive digital twin. Thus, with Simcenter, companies can now accelerate innovation over a product’s entire lifecycle. The Simcenter portfolio includes Simcenter 3D, Simcenter STAR-CCM+, and Simcenter Amesim. Presenters at the Benelux Academic Day were able to provide more detailed insight to these different components of the Simcenter portfolio.

Benelux Academic Day explores getting involved with Simcenter

Attendees and presenters at the Benelux Academic Day included professors, Siemens employees, PhD students, and student competition teams. They were able to enjoy a diverse program that covered new developments and resources in Simcenter, including:

  • Getting started with Simcenter and where to find information
  • New evolutions in the Simcenter
  • Working with and generating faceted data:
  • What’s New – Simcenter 3D and useful NX CAD features for simulation
  • NX Mechatronic Concept Designer
  • What’s new Simcenter STAR-CCM+
  • Battery simulation
  • Linking NX CAD with Simcenter STAR-CCM+
  • How to use Simcenter Amesim
  • Discrete Element Simulation
  • Aeroelasticity and nonlinear effects

Robin Boeykens presents to group of academics at Benelux Simcenter Academic Day
Robin Boeykens presents on simulation using faceted models

As a result of creating a discussion space for these topics, the Benelux Academic day allowed simulation enthusiasts to foster a sense of community over their shared experiences and passions. Following the success of this event, Siemens hopes to provide more opportunities for bringing together experts at the forefront of simulation technology!

Keeping Up with Simcenter

If you want to learn more about Simcenter, check out our Simcenter blog. Here, you can keep up to date with new developments, events, tips & tricks, and more! If you’re also eager to attend future events like the Benelux Academic day, contact

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