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NAFEMS European Conference: Simulation Process and Data Management (SDM)

24 - 25 November 2010, Frankfurt, Germany

The Simulation Management Challenge
Faced with competitive and regulatory pressures, many manufacturers wish to take advantage of the falling cost of computer hardware and simulate much more to evaluate, optimize and validate their products in the virtual world and so minimize physical testing. In order to increase their simulation capacity, companies need to increase the productivity of their analysts and disseminate simulation best practices to enable non-specialists to carry out simulations successfully.  And companies need to find a way to manage the ever increasing avalanche of Terabytes of Simulation Data generated by more and more complex simulations.

European leaders share experiences
Visionary companies in Europe embraced the new technology of Simulation Process and Data Management up to a decade ago. They have achieved breakthrough improvements in Simulation throughput, Analyst productivity, Product performance and Information traceability. Such companies will share their experiences, lessons learnt and benefits obtained at this landmark conference.

SDM Technology
Simulation Data is most meaningful if it is managed in the context of the processes used to create it. SDM is a structured information systems technology which provides for the management of data objects, metadata and inter-relationships at all levels of granularity and abstraction, including design and analysis parameters, requirements, and results. SDM solutions may be integrated with other systems and databases that manage engineering and product data. SDM systems are available for managing and executing a wide range of modeling and simulation data and processes, across the breadth of engineering disciplines, supporting a heterogeneous analysis environment. Integration of design, test, and manufacturing data with modeling, simulation and analysis is widely supported.

SDM solutions are also known as Simulation Process and Data Management, Simulation Process Management and Simulation Lifecycle Management. Vendors offering such solutions will present the state of the art at the conference, allowing delegates to see the progress that has been made since the first systems were deployed.

NAFEMS SDM Working Group
Most manufacturing companies now have an urgent need to get their simulation data under control and improve their Simulation processes and productivity. NAFEMS has responded to these challenges for its members by creating the Simulation Data Management (SDM) Working Group. The SDMWG conducted a survey to determine user needs and is developing a White Paper to provide engineering management and simulation methods leaders with an understanding and an ROI framework for communicating the critical enterprise-level business benefits to be derived by investing in SDM/SPDM/SLM/SPM technology over the next 1-3 years. Representatives from the SDMWG will report on these activities to the conference, to help members decide when and how to invest.

Why should I attend?
This landmark conference addresses the break­through technology of SDM and will help participants better understand the benefits gained from implementing a Simulation Data Management system and how to save time, reduce development costs, and improve time-to-market.

Wednesday, 24th November, 19:00
Experiences in Methodological and Software Implementation of SDM Solutions for Crash Simulations
M. Liebscher, M. Thiele, H. Müllerschön (DYNAmore)

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