Koblenz 2017

Simulation connects us.

Simulation in product development was the core motivation, the guiding inspiration which brought almost 900 attendees together at the 35th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference, from 15th-17th November 2017 in Koblenz.

The success-proven program concept of technology and user presentations, compact seminars, forums, along with partner solutions presented in the accompanying exhibition offered each attendee the unique opportunity to collect a package of specific information based on individual needs. Among other topics of current interest, the plenary sessions focused on Discovery Live, ANSYS‘ innovative solution for real-time simulation, and on the role of simulation in today’s agile product development.


Further education &
advanced training, exchange,
best practice, updates

Up to 12 parallel program sessions addressed a broad spectrum of simulation applications in the fields of electromagnetics, CFD, structural mechanics, as well as in system simulation, multiphysics and embedded software.

In addition, specific focus sessions introduced cross-domain applications for example for electro mobility, computational medical engineering, urban simulation in 3D city models, and other areas. Further current topics presented were: additive manufacturing, the digital twin as a solution for predictive maintenance, optimization of pump design and optimization of material flow by particle simulation, among others.

Many attendees participated in the best practice-workshops and compact seminars and took full advantage of the opportunity to network with other users, as well as with experts from CADFEM and ANSYS, and partners of CADFEM in the parallel exhibition.

ANSYS Discovery Live:
Understanding physical
correlations immediately

ANSYS Discovery Live celebrated a real premiere in Koblenz. This new ground-breaking technology of ANSYS will enter the market officially in the beginning of 2018 and change the way engineers design today. The software allows real time simulations of mechanical, thermal and fluid physics thus enabling engineers to immediately understand physical correlations, assess design modifications, and develop the product not only from a geometrical but also from a physical perspective.

Time-consuming iterations between 3D-modeling and simulation are no longer needed, because 3D-modeling now simulates the physical properties.

Exhibition, sponsors,
social evening in the palace

The accompanying CAE exhibition took place in the Atrium of the Rhein-Mosel-Halle, at the heart of the conference. Apart from the main sponsors Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel, CADFEM and ANSYS, and CADFEM’s partner companies, many other organizations presented their products, services, expertise and exhibits, for exampleZF, Voltabox, Lenovo, Bertrandt, DatapointLabs, just to name a few.

On Thursday and on the occasion of the major traditional CADFEM Social Evening attendees were invited to the adjacent Electoral Palace of Koblenz where everyone enjoyed a relaxing evening, local delicacies and live-music in elegant historic surroundings.

Koblenz 2017

Best Paper Award 2017

Conference in pictures

The CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference has been accompanied and documented by a film crew and photographer. Please enjoy the short movie about the event along with a small selection of photos via the CADFEM YouTube Channel. We hope that both bring back good memories of your time in Koblenz and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again next year.

Please book the dates in your diary:
The 36th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference will take place
10th–12th October 2018 at Leipziger Messe (The Leipzig Trade Fair).

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