Journal on Engineering Analysis, Simulation and Additive Manufacturing
Print ISSN: 2581-6098 Published Quarterly
NAFEMS is an international body with focus on engineering modelling, analysis and simulation. Founded in 1983, NAFEMS has global presence spanning over 60 plus countries. NAFEMS reaches to academia and industries through modes like joint projects, publications and training programs. Global and Indian engineering giants like Airbus, Bosch, Boeing, Caterpillar, Cummins, GE, Ford, Hyundai, Mercedes, NASA, Tata Motors, Volvo, IITs and other world-class universities are members of NAFEMS. Several collaborative projects have been carried out by NAFEMS for past many years with partners from several countries under the aegis of European Agencies, Newton Bhabha fund etc. A brief description of the projects carried out by NAFEMS –
GEM– GEM (Generic engineering Analysis Model) is a completed European Community funded ESPRIT project managed by NAFEMS. The aim was to enable engineering analysis methods such as finite element analysis of solids or fluids to be used more effectively within the design and analysis process. The methodology behind GEM was to integrate software applications in the context of engineering analysis in an open, ISO-STEP compliant way. These applications included coverage of product analysis modellers, mesh generators, analysis packages and/or modules, and post-processors.
SAFESA – SAFESA (SAFE Structural Analysis) is a completed project that was undertaken by 5 UK companies with the support of the UK Department of Trade and Industry. The basis of the SAFESA approach was to formalise the structural qualification process such that the opportunity for error was minimised. The approach involved identification, quantification and treatment of errors, which were identified by their sources and progressively reduced to acceptable levels by suitable treatment.
FENET – FENET is a completed EU-funded thematic network which involved over 110 European organisations from many key industrial sectors and was developed between 2001 and 2005. The network sought to co-ordinate activities within Europe aimed at improving both the quality of industrial applications of finite element technology and the level of confidence that could be placed in the computed results. The principal objective was to collate and structure existing information and to facilitate the efficient exchange of experience and knowledge within and between different EU industrial sectors.
AUTOSIM – AUTOSIM is a completed EU-funded project involving many of Europe’s leading automotive companies. The project intent was to provide conceptual contributions that would enable the entire European automotive industry to make effective use of engineering simulation techniques, particularly in structural analysis and computational fluid dynamics.
Newton Bhabha Project – This is an ongoing Indo-UK project of NAFEMS India which is being carried out under the aegis of Newton Bhabha fund to promote high quality engineering education with focus on computational mechanics.