[AG-TECH] 14 October Access Grid Seminar

Lee Margetts Lee.Margetts at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Oct 11 03:08:40 CDT 2005


Fri Oct 14 2005
Venue: Smith Building, Access Grid Lecture Theatre
Access Grid Details: See below
Time: 14.00-15.00 (UTC + 1 hour, "London Time")
(There may be a few minutes delay in setting up)

Title: Simulation in the Aerospace Sector - Future Visions and Challenges

Speaker: Tim Morris, Chief Executive, NAFEMS

By the late 1970´s and early 1980´s, as computing power became more widely available, increasingly industry was starting to solve practical engineering problems using finite element analysis techniques. There was however considerable concern that the accuracy of the methods, and software implementations, required to be verified in order to allow the results to be effectively used. Following extensive lobbying, by industry and academia, the UK Government´s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) set up, and funded, a project within the National Engineering Laboratory (NEL), based in East Kilbride, Scotland, to investigate the issues. As a result the National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards, quickly shortened to the acronym NAFEMS, was founded as a special interest group in 1983 with a specific objective namely: "To promote the safe and reliable use of finite element and related technology". Today NAFEMS and its members are involved in many different types of engineering simulation covering both products and processes. Membership continues to grow, now exceeding 700 corporate members in over 30 different countries. From an industry perspective, this talk will explore some of the future challenges of simulation in the aerospace sector.

The Access Grid venue is "University of Manchester (1.10)", which can be accessed as follows:

On AG2 clients go to
"https://george.ag.mcc.ac.uk:8000/Venues/default", enter the "University of Manchester Lobby" and then "University of Manchester (1.10)".

InSORS users registered with the AGSC should go to:
"http://virgo.agsc.man.ac.uk/" and look under "AGSC Venues".

InSORS users not registered with the AGSC should go to "http://venue.insors.net/" and look under "InSORS Educational Rooms".

For any queries regarding the Access Grid Venue please contact the Access Grid Support Centre (support at agsc.ja.net).

Jabber room: "uom1.10" on the ANL server (jabber.mcs.anl.gov)
- PPT available at:
- http://roberts.agsc.man.ac.uk/igpix/zzalsjg2 (IGPix)
- http://tiger.ag.manchester.ac.uk:7890 (ScreenStreamer)

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