Femap Symposium 2016

Femap Symposium 2016 - Seattle, Washington

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Hosted by Applied CAx and Siemens PLM



Thanks to everyone who participated and presented at our one-day free event, held at Boeing's Future of Flight Aviation Center near Everett, Washington.

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Future of Flight Aviation Center
8415 Paine Field Blvd
Mukilteo, WA 98275


Femap Symposium 2016 Seattle

The Symposium will be presented in two sessions: 

  • Morning session is a hands-on experience for users who want to test drive Femap and see what it can do in real time and have their questions answered by simulation engineers

  • Afternoon session is for simulation technologists from a wide variety of backgrounds

Femap expert Adrian Jensen

9:00 - 11:45 — Explore FEMAP & NX Nastran Hands-on

Expert FEMAP instructor, Adrian Jensen, PE, brings his 8+ years training experience to illustrate the FEA power of FEMAP. This will be a unique opportunity for the technical community to get hands-on experience. This session will provide start-up information from loading the software, setting up the license to running your first analysis with FEMAP & NX Nastran. Together the group will explore some of the more powerful capabilities within FEMAP. Participants will also get information on where to find free training resources and have a chance to get answers from experienced simulation engineers that have used FEMAP & NX Nastran on a daily basis for longer than they can remember.

Noon to 1pm: Please join us for catered lunch, provided.


Mark Sherman linked in

1:00 - 1:45: New Features from FEMAP 11.3

Lead FEMAP developer, Mark Sherman, will discuss new features in the recently released FEMAP 11.3, detailing how analysis studies can help you organize your FEA data, reduce complexity, and save time.

>George Laird FEA composite modeling

1:45 - 2:30 — Basics of FEA Composite Modeling From Verification to Validation

George Laird from Predictive Engineering and Applied CAx will present basic guidelines that guide the practicing engineer in ensuring that their FEA model is correctly predicting accurate results. Case studies will be presented in the analysis of solid and sandwich laminates from linear to nonlinear transient dynamic (i.e., impact).

Brian Reiling fatigue analysis

2:45 - 3:30 — Practical Fatigue Analysis in 5 Simple Steps

With over two decades of practical metal fatigue experience in various aerospace roles, Brian Reiling will present his lessons learned in a format that will cover the basics to the classic pitfalls that often invalidate the accuracy of a fatigue analysis.

Paolo Feraboli composites

3:30 - 4:30 — KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Composites, Testing and its Usage in State-of-the-Art Automobiles

Keynote speaker Dr. Paolo Feraboli from the Lamborghini laboratory in Seattle discusses composites, testing and its usage in state-of-the-art automobiles. Joining him will be guest presenter, Dr. Bonnie Wade, Laboratory Manager & Research Engineer at Automobili Lamborghini.

 4:45 - 5:45 — Post-Event Reception

Please join us for a post-event reception with drink ticket provided, appetizers, and bar.



Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Hosted by: Applied CAx and Siemens PLM.
Future of Flight Aviation Center
8415 Paine Field Blvd
Mukilteo, WA 98275