Bremen 2015

Going up North

The 33rd edition of the ANSYS Conference and CADFEM Users’ Meeting (ACUM) was held in the center of Bremen – farther north than ever. Once again, a total of 850 participants were able to take advantage of a wide range of presentations, fora, and short seminars and further their knowledge purposefully in the area of numerical simulation.


Plenary sessions: BMW i, crack propagation, Industry 4.0, ANSYS AIM

Among the many highlights in Bremen were the plenary presentations. Dr. Dirk Abendroth, head of BMW i powertrains, presented glimpses of the development of the electrical BMW i – models i8 and i3 (both of which could be examined directly in the exhibition). Prof. Michael Kalisk of TU Dresden reported on innovative methods of simulating crack growth. Jim Cashman, CEO of ANSYS, Inc., provided a look forward to the future of simulation. Television journalist Brigitte Büscher moderated a panel of representatives from industry, research, and the it’s OWL leading-edge cluster as they discussed the role of simulation in Industry 4.0. Within the framework of the Ansys Workbench plenary events (and later in a compact seminar), CADFEM and ANSYS introduced the new, integrated ANSYS AIM multiphysics solution.

Focus sessions, user presentations, fora, compact seminars

On Wednesday, the presenters held a total of six different focus sessions giving an overview of the various spectra of simulation: mechanical engineering, automotive, electronics, rotating machinery, mechatronics, and electrical drives. On Thursday, 13 parallel sessions were held, including the caMe Conference for Medicine and Biomechanics, the Digital Cities forum, and the Fosta research group study session. ( Friday rounded off the conference with various compact seminars and the CADFEM Forum on the topic of “Construction and Simulation” and the “Innovation and Simulation” forum.

I thought the conference was a complete success, very well organized, and technically helpful. The exceptional supporting program on Thursday evening was a great conclusion to a very full program. Many thanks and a big pat on the back for the entire conference organization team! M. Sc. Hans-Christian Lahne, Electric Drive Technology and Actuator Engineering Chairman, Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich

conference proceedings

All presentations had been pulished on DVD and are also online available.
ISBN-Number: 3-937523-12-X

Technical exhibition and evening event

The conference was also a perfect platform for networking and exchanging ideas – in the technical exhibition and the supporting program featuring 38 organizations that took place this year in and around the Klimahaus Bremerhaven on the Weser delta.
CADFEM and ANSYS would like to thank all attendees and exhibitors for their participation and, of course, our sponsors: HP, Intel, Fujitsu, and Lenovo. The place and time of the next ANSYS Conference and 34th CADFEM Users’ Meeting will be announced shortly. The event will take place in October 2016 in southern Germany.

Feedback participants

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Bremen 2015

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