After more than 50 years of development, the civil nuclear power industry is now ready for standardised reactor designs which will enable the reactor designs from one country to be built in another country. Such standardisation will help nuclear power to contribute to the clean energy needs and lead to safer and more reliable use of nuclear power around the world. One of the areas where the nuclear industry has taken initiative is to harmonise industry codes and standards. This presentation describes the first pilot project being run by an International Task Force set up by the World Nuclear Association under their Cooperation in Reactor Design Evaluation and Licensing (CORDEL) group to harmonisation codes and standards.
The 21st Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology conference was held on 6-11 November 2011, in New Delhi, India. It was dedicated to the Art, Science and Practice of the Structural Mechanics. The conference covered all the technical and professional practice issues. It focussed on the need of and the contemporary issues affecting the Structural Mechanics profession worldwide and highlighted the profession’s interface with the impact on society by improvement of the public image, standing & credibility of nuclear technology in general and structural mechanics in particular. The very best and the brightest in the world of structural mechanics were brought together in New Delhi, to meet and discuss the momentous issues in the profession. 600 delegates from around the world attended this exciting conference.
Dr Jim Wood wrote a paper entitled ‘The Development of a Competence Framework for Engineering Analysis and Simulation’ and Pfofessor Nawal Prinja presented the paper during the conference. SMiRT21 – 21st International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology
The first webinar run by EASIT2, Key Challenges for Simulation/Analysis in the Aero Industry: The Growing Importance of Competence Management is now available to view online by clicking the link here and registering your details. The webinar, hosting presentations by Jim Wood and Jean-Francois Imbert, was a great success and was well received by all who attended.
View the webinar by registering your details here.
An cialis article was written and placed in the EnginSoft autumn 2011 newsletter.
To download a pdf copy of the article, please visit: http://www.enginsoft.com/newsletter/2011_3/index.html
From the FEA infancy in the 1960’s, Simulation and Analysis industrial relevance and recognition has continuously grown, especially in the aerospace sector. In the last two decades, engineering practice has been progressively moving from a test and experience based design to simulation-based design. Indeed, an efficient integration of simulation in the product design and development is bringing a clear competitive advantage with the following potential business benefits :
However there is a considerable challenge to fully cash these benefits in the present context of globalization and massive technological innovation. Among key success factors is the implementation of Competence Management, a mandatory condition to ensure robust simulation processes in the whole supply chain.
The presentation identifies key challenges and trends in the aero industry. It highlights the growing importance of simulation management in the context of an increasing role of simulation in the aircraft design and certification. Finally competence management needs in the aero sector are presented.
Further details and registration is available on the NAFEMS website at http://www.nafems.org/events/nafems/2011/aerochallenge/.
A comprehensive Industry Needs Survey Report is currently being finalised and will be available for view very soon.
Keep watching the website for further details.
A summary article was published in the April edition of the NAFEMS benchmark magazine – click the image to download.
To help ensure that the project deliverables can meet the needs of the engineering analysis and simulation industry, an extensive survey of industry needs was undertaken, both in Europe and worldwide.
Potential respondents to the survey were invited to participate in the survey by email and via links from the NAFEMS and EASIT2 websites.
Between December 2010 and February 2011, an impressive total of 1,094 completed surveys were received from around the globe, most particularly from USA, Germany, UK, France and Cyprus.
Please see the attached April benchmark article for further details. April11BenchmarkArticle