Review 2019

Simulation in Kassel

Kassel is located in the centre of Germany. This year, it was also the center for all ANSYS users and those interested in simulation.

From 16th to 17th October, the participants of the 37th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference.

Already on Tuesday, 15.10.2019, the first guests came to the Get Together in the central exhibition. Here there was enough space to network, get to know exhibitors and listen to impulse lectures.
On Wednesday and Thursday, there were countless opportunities to learn about new developments, further their education and exchange ideas with other users.

On this page we show you again the highlights and hope to see you at the 38th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference on October 13th and 14th, 2020 in Stuttgart!



The conference in 3 min

As a thank you and a small reminder of the 37th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference at the Kongress Palais Kassel, we have summarized the event in a short, 3-minute video for you. And if you couldn't be there yourself, this will give you a brief impression. Have fun watching.

Keynotes, users presentations, forums

After the opening plenary session on Wednesday, the participants of the conference could inform themselves about the latest trends and developments in the industry in the new technology update sessions. From Autonomous Driving to Digital Twin to Screw Evaluation, numerous topics were represented.

How other users use ANSYS software could be admired in the 11 parallel sessions.

The focus of the 18th CADFEM Forum this year was the Digital Twin. Here, experts and interested parties discussed the various aspects and possible applications.
The participants of the Design Thinking Workshop were also able to become active.

The event on Thursday was rounded off by the final plenary session, which was moderated by Brigitte Büscher, as was the opening plenary session.


A total of 36 companies took part in the large exhibition in the ballroom of the Kongress Palais Kassel. Beside the main sponsors HPE , Open Telecom Cloud and Lenovo many CADFEM partners informed about their products and services around ANSYS. In addition to ANSYS, other direct CADFEM software partners were also present: ESSS (developer of ROCKY DEM for particle simulation), MDL (developer of motor-CAD for the design of electric drives).

At the digital exhibitor rally (confgames), exhibitors and conference topics came into contact particularly quickly and playfully.

Social Events

CADFEM and ANSYS invited to the Get Together in the exhibition on Tuesday evening to kick off the conference. There, participants had the opportunity to get in touch with exhibitors, to listen to networks or interesting presentations with other users in a relaxed atmosphere.

On this evening, the Merle Clasen Quartet provided musical accompaniment.

The big evening event took place on Wednesday in the Renthof Kassel.
It is not only known for its charm and excellent service, but also for its outstanding cuisine.
In addition to the culinary refinements, the guests were able to take advantage of the supporting programme.

Those who wanted to learn more about Hercules could listen to the narrative artist Mrs. Kirsten Stein in the library.
A relaxed atmosphere at the bar was provided by DJ Mr Brown and self-composed music by Florian Schlögel was available in the directly connected Brüderkirche.

The party band MR JAM played for the dance-lovers until late in the evening.


Best Paper Award 2019

M. Kannapinn (Technische Universität Darmstadt)

Endeavouring Intelligent Process Self-Control by Employing Digital Twin Methodology: Proof-of-Concept Study for Cooking Applications

M. Spang (SEMIKRON Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG, Nürnberg)

Simulation von Koppelinduktivitäten zwischen Kommutierungs- und Ansteuerkreisen in Leistungsmodulen

T. Wittmann (Technische Universität Braunschweig)

Numerical Simulation of Nucleation and Condensation in Nozzles and Radial Turbines

B. Kass (GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH, Radevormwald)

Designfindung und schwingfeste Auslegung einer im SLM-Verfahren gefertigten Fahrradkurbel sowie Abgleich mit dem Bauteilversuch

Feedback participants

++ + 0 - --
Overall impression 54 % 43 % 3 % 0 % 0 %
Presentations 21 % 60 % 16 % 3 % 0 %
Organisation 73 % 25 % 2 % 0 % 0 %
Kongresspalais Kassel 65,5 % 31 % 3,5 % 0 % 0 %
Get Together in the exhibition 49,5 % 37,5 % 11 % 2 % 0 %
Social Event at Renthof 68 % 29 % 3 % 0 % 0 %