Optimization shines at NAFEMS World Congress

nwc15-keynote-launchThe breadth and depth of value that design space exploration and design optimization are delivering across manufacturing industry were on display at the NAFEMS World Congress 2015 last week in San Diego. Optimization-focused presentations filled three dedicated conference tracks:

A Novel Topology Optimization Approach for the Design of Hollow Turbine Blades
Kotur Raghavan, Cyient (India)

Composite Materials Multi-Objective Optimization of a Formula One Front Wing
Dimitrios Drougkas, BETA CAE Systems (Greece); George Korbetis, BETA CAE Systems

Composite Structures Optimization Including Non-Linear Analysis, Design, and Manufacturing Considerations
Michael Bruyneel, Siemens PLM Software (Belgium); Stéphane Grihon, Airbus; Leigh Hudson, Siemens; Patrick Morelle, Siemens PLM Software (Belgium)

Design, Analysis and Optimization of Five Bar Mechanism for Realization of Multitudinous Lemniscate Wing Trajectories for Entomopter Applications
Chitra C, Er. Perumal Manimekalai College of Engineering, Hosur; Mallar P, Er. Perumal Manimekalai College of Engineering, Hosur; T H Venkata Nagarjuna, Er. Perumal Manimekalai College of Engineering, Hosur (India); Rodriguez Arthurs S. A, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (United Kingdom)

Design Exploration and Optimization
Fatma Kocer, Venkat Parameshwaran, Altair Engineering

Design of Advanced Gas Turbines Using Stochastic Methods and Robust Design Principles
Alexander Karl, Rolls-Royce (United States); Zach Grey, Girish Modgil

Enhancement of Multi-Disciplinary Optimization Capabilities through Integration of Materials/Manufacturing-Process Simulation Tools with Structural Analysis Codes
Krishnaswamy Ramachandra, R V College of Engineering (India); Krupashankara M S, R V College Of Engineering, Bangalore, India; Nataraj J R, R V College Of Engineering, Bangalore, India; Patnaik B V A, Ga S Turbine Research Establishment, Bangalore, India; Narendra Babu, Advanced Forming Technologies Centre, Bangalore

Flow Topology Optimization of a Turbo Charger’s Inflow Duct
Jens Iseler, Dassault Systèmes Simulia (Germany); Fabian Huck, Dassault Systemes; Björn Butz, Dassault Systemes

Making the Full Power of Simulation Available to Everyone – At the Confluence of Solution-Specific Web Apps, “Lights-Out” Automation, Design Optimization Tools, and “Infinite, Elastic Computing” on the Cloud
Malcolm Panthaki, Comet Solutions (United States); Glen Steyer, American Axle & Manufacturing; Michael Eckblad, Intel Corp.; Sreevidhya Anandavally, Cosma International (Magna); Raikanta Sahu, Comet Solutions, Inc.; Jean-Claude Mahuet, Comet Solutions, Inc.; Tim Keer, Comet Solutions, Inc.; Michael Tiller, Xogeny (United States)

Model-Based Systems Engineering: Successful Requirements Development, System Design, Process Integration and Design Optimization for Systems Engineering
Sven Kleiner, :em engineering methods (Germany); Marcus Krastel

Multi-Strategy Intelligent Optimization Algorithm for Computationally Expensive CAE Simulations
Zhendan Xue, ESTECO NORTH AMERICA INC (United States); Ching-Hung Chuang, Ford Motor Company; Stefano Costanzo, ESTECO (Italy); Maja Engel, ESTECO S.p.A.; Sumeet Parashar, ESTECO (United Kingdom)

Multidisciplinary Multimodel Design Optimization from an Enterprise perspective
Matteo Nicolich, ESTECO (Italy)

New Possibilities for Durability & NVH Optimizations of Engines by Combining Parameterization & Nonlinear Dynamic FE Analyses
Erich Payer, Evolution OSSP (Austria); Michael Pucher, evolution OSSP GmbH (Austria); Andreas Kainz, evolution OSSP GmbH (Austria); Katharina Payer, evolution OSSP GmbH (Austria)

Nonlinear Topology Optimization for Vehicle Rear Seat Backframe Design
Ohtae Kwon, Hyundai Dymos (Korea, Republic of)

Optimize Additive Manufacturing
Ming Zhou, Altair Engineering

Optimized Design of Heat Exchanger for Recuperative Aero Engine
Shrishail Gudda, CYIENT Limited (India); Ramesh Bandela, CYIENT Limited; Venugopal Dadi, CYIENT Limited; Nagaraju Kanike, CYIENT Ltd

Optimizing Thermomechanical Strength of High-Load Turbochargers
Ekkehard Rieder, Audi AG; Peter A. Klumpp, Audi AG; Michael Werner, Dassault Systèmes Simulia (Germany); Florian Jurecka, Dassault Systèmes Simulia (Germany)

pilOPT – An Efficient One-Click Hybrid Optimization Algorithm
Danilo Di Stefano, ESTECO SpA (Italy); Stefano Costanzo, ESTECO (Italy)

Robust Design Optimization and Operating Maps for Computational Fluid Dynamics
Roland Niemeier, Dynardo (Germany); Thomas Most, Johannes Will, Dynardo GmbH; Stephanie Kunath, Dynardo GmbH (Germany); Johannes Einzinger, ANSYS Germany GmbH

Seat Design for Crash in the Cloud
Fatma Kocer-Poyraz, Altair Engineering (United States); Eric Nelson, Altair Product Design

Shape Optimization for Thermoelastically Induced Warpage Problems
Michael Piniek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

The Optimization of Semi Medium Bus FMC Ride and Handling Performance Using Analytical Target Cascading
Kwang Chan Ko, Hyundai Motor Company (Korea, Republic of)

Use of Swarm Intelligence for Topology Optimization of Truss Structures with Stochastic Loading Conditions
Marcel Röber, Fraunhofer Institut IWU (Germany); Eric Voigt, Fraunhofer IWU; Marcel Todtermuschke, Fraunhofer IWU

Weld Fatigue Considerations in Structural Optimization
Xiaoming Yu, MSC Software (United States)

Practitioners are invited to join the NAFEMS Optimization Working Group, responsible for promoting the adoption, further development and best practice of optimization theory and methods to engineering simulation for the benefit of the analysis community.