July 28, 2009 06:11 ET

Industrial Experts Reveal the Secrets of Successful Simulation

CD-adapco to host three industry experts from Jacobs Technology, Schnitger Corporation and ZF Marine on a free webinar, 30 July 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 28, 2009) - In the midst of constant media reminders about how tough times are, it is difficult not to be at least a little gloomy about the prospects for the engineering business as a whole. Often reported board-room mantras of "cost cutting" and "rationalization" are most easily interpreted as justification to reduce the amount of engineering in product design and deployment.

Are these cuts really necessary? Recent developments in Computer Aided Engineering technology prove that not only is it possible to do more upfront engineering at a lower cost, but also that simulation is becoming even more pervasive, being used at every stage of the engineering process, and penetrating all levels of industry.

CD-adapco has delivered these benefits to many customers using Engineering Simulation, a method of virtually testing designs using desktop computers, providing in depth information about how a product or component will perform in service, before even the first prototypes are available.

The July 30th webinar will host three industry experts who will reveal the secrets of deploying Engineering Simulation to achieve maximum benefits within the design process:

Monica Schnitger, Industry Analyst and President of Schnitger Corporation will discuss how companies are using virtual product development environments to quickly add experienced engineering resources in the area of simulation during peak demand.

Chris Connor from Jacobs Technology (formerly Sverdrup) will talk about simulation, specifically their CFD work for NASA Johnson on the new James Webb Space Telescope.

Wayne Wingate from ZF Marine LLC will talk about their simulation and validation work on propeller design, the Virtual Tow Tank and the interaction of the hull and propulsion systems in the design.

Examples discussed will cover a broad spectrum of applications. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how simulation can be used and enhanced for optimal performance in their engineering environment.

The webinar will be held on 30 July 2009 at 15:00 BST (10 AM EDT, 16:00 CEST). Please visit to register.

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