NWC 2015 – Simulation is Evolving. Are You?

By Amy Reyes

Simulation, modeling, and engineering analysis continue to evolve at a staggering pace. How do we, as simulation and analysis experts, keep up? These are questions that the NAFEMS World Congress 2015 aims to address.


Members of the simulation community from around the world will gather in San Diego, California next week to share best practices and discuss the latest innovations in software, hardware, and techniques.  

Between June 21 and June 24, World Congress attendees have the chance to see more than 25 sessions from Siemens, our partners, and customers on a range of topics:

  • Advanced meshing

  • Composites

  • Acoustics

  • Simulation data management

  • …and more

Here is just a sampling of presentations you will get to see during the event:


A Communication-Minimizing Approach to Multi-GPU Computing in Modal Frequency Response – Heterogeneous computing is the use of GPU accelerators together with conventional single- or multiple-CPU systems. Though it can be a challenge, this method offers the benefit of a higher theoretical flop rate.  Learn about a new method to utilize heterogeneous computing with multiple GPUs in a typical auto industry NVH application, modal frequency response analysis.

Advances in Virtual Process Chain and Connection with Online Monitoring Methods for First Time Right Manufacturing of Thermoset and Laminated Composites – Manufacturing process simulation of composites is becoming more important as virtual prototypes help design it right the first time with the correct tooling and process parameters. Learn about a simulation method to analyze process induced deformations on carbon fibers reinforced composites with a thermoset matrix.

Analysis of Flexible Shaft-Bladed Disks Rotating Systems Based on Equivalent Axi-Symmetrical Models – Learn an analysis methodology to investigate coupling between rotating shaft and bladed disks through anisotropic supporting structures.

Automatic Generation of Standardized System Models from 3D-Simulations in a Systems Engineering Context – Digital system models allow a virtual validation of system behavior at any time, but it is a challenge to transform the models or sub-models along the development process into each other. Here you’ll learn an efficient method for the generation of standardized system models from detailed 3D-simulations.

If you plan to attend, be sure to stop by Booth 27 and visit us. We would love to hear your simulation experiences and share some best practices of our own.

Siemens is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the NAFEMS World Congress 2015.

View the full NAFEMS World Congress 2015 agenda here.

This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at