The SimScale platform was built on the idea of democratizing computer-aided engineering (CAE) by bringing it to engineers and designers worldwide and empowering them to build their products faster, better, and more cost-efficiently. Since the launch of SimScale, we have collaborated with numerous engineering associations, companies, and universities to achieve that ambitious goal. Today, we are proud to announce our collaboration with another well-known organization—VDI, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (English: Association of German Engineers).
VDI is the largest engineering, technical, and scientific organization in Western Europe, with over 150,000 registered members in Germany, including engineers and natural scientists. Established in 1856 in Germany, VDI represents the interests of the 150,000 individual engineers, by supporting, promoting, and representing them in their work. VDI brings experts together for interdisciplinary dialogues, and its members share their knowledge with others for the general good. Over 12,000 honorary experts volunteer their time to contribute to the accumulated specialist knowledge pool of VDI. VDI promotes and supports the interest of young people in technical careers and helps them make initial contacts with the professional world of engineers. At a national and international level, VDI supports interdisciplinary cooperation between the fields of industry, business, society, engineers and its members.
Planned Joint Events and Activities
To kick off the new collaboration, SimScale and VDI have already planned a number of exciting joint activities for the coming months. Among other things, simulation experts from SimScale attended the VDI Students and Young Engineers Congress on May 12th, where we delivered a special live workshop for the student members of VDI.
Workshop “Virtual Engineering — Agile and Simulation-Based Product Design”
The workshop titled “Virtual Engineering — Agile and Simulation-Based Product Design” was held at the Students and Young Engineers Congress in Dusseldorf on May 12, 2017. It gave the participants a practical introduction to engineering simulation and CAE tools, as well as their applications to the design process. During the workshop, every student had an opportunity to take on the role of a design engineer and gain insight into a real design optimization workflow. The participants were split into groups and worked independently to optimize the structural design and performance of an aircraft wing. At the end of the workshop, each group had a chance to present their design concepts and get feedback from our CAE experts.
The workshop covered the following topics:
- Introduction to Engineering Simulation
- Practical Work in Small Teams
- Basic Principles of Agile Product Design
- Case Study: Structural Design of an Aircraft Wing
The event was headed by Milad Mafi, Partner Relationship Manager at SimScale. After first being introduced to Engineering Simulation at the age of fourteen, Milad worked as a CFD engineer and consultant for numerous leading simulation software vendors and their clients, in industries including racing, automotive, and aerospace. As part of his role at SimScale, Milad aims to create innovative learning environments in order to democratize the application of simulation technology.
For more details about the workshop, please visit the official website of VDI (available in German).
Exclusive CAE Workshop for VDI Members
In addition to the workshop above, SimScale has planned a second dedicated CAE workshop, which will be exclusive to the members of the VDI organization. It will cover computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) and will be open to any VDI engineer interested in the applications of simulation technology. The workshop will introduce its participants to the theoretical and practical foundations of engineering simulation, and its application to product design optimization. No prior knowledge or additional software is required. Two one-hour sessions will be hosted online in June:
June 22, 2017 – Session 1: Flow Simulation
June 29, 2017 – Session 2: Structural Simulation
Upon completion of the workshop, all participants will be eligible for a certificate and will receive free access to our Professional Training (regular enrollment fee €500). All further details, as well as the registration link, will be sent to the members of VDI.
Interested in joining the biggest engineering network in Western Europe? VDI is offering a free three-month membership exclusively to SimScale users. Sign up now!