Title EASIT2 - Analyse de technologie et transfert d'innovation de simulation (carré)
Project Number UK/10/LLP-LdV/TOI-305
Project Type Projets de transfert d'innovation
Marketing Text L’objectif principal du Projet EASIT2 était de construire un référentiel de compétences unique en son genre couvrant toutes les compétences impliquées dans la mise en œuvre des technologies de simulation numérique dans l’industrie (Mécanique des Solides, FEA et Mécanique des fluides, CFD). L’objectif était de généraliser et d’étendre à tous les secteurs et toutes les industries les résultats du projet CCOPPS plus spécifiquement centré sur le secteur des systèmes sous pression. Le projet a été conduit en partenariat étroit entre l’Université de Strathclyde (leader du projet CCOPPS), NAFEMS, association internationale sans but lucratif (déjà membre du projet CCOPPS), une société de services spécialisée en développement logiciel et formation et une sélection de grandes et moyennes entreprises européennes appartenant à 9 secteurs industriels clés.
The use of engineering analysis and simulation continues to increase across all sectors of industry and it is recognized that in order to face competition from elsewhere in the world, European companies must introduce competitive products and prepare effectively for the challenges that new technologies will bring. There is also evidence that engineering capability is being lost, as some organizations down-size and relocate functions elsewhere in the world. Worries relating to ageing personnel and loss of experience, is also not uncommon in these circumstances. Concerns surrounding the inappropriate use of simulation by untrained staff also persists. Europe clearly requires a sufficient supply of well-qualified engineers if companies are to retain high quality jobs locally. Given that engineering simulation is a key component in bringing new products to the market in shorter time-scales, it is therefore vitally important that engineers are able to make effective use of analysis and simulation tools. The EASIT project was directly aimed at addressing these issues.
The main aim of the project was the development of a unique innovative and versatile Competence Framework, focussed on the use of engineering analysis and simulation tools across all sectors of industry.
The goal was to transfer, modify and extend the innovative output from the previously completed and highly successful CCOPPS project, which was based on the pressure systems industry sector, to industry in general.
The project was managed by a strong EU-wide partnership involving the University of Strathclyde (leader of the CCOPPS project), NAFEMS - a unique non-for-profit company membership organization (a key CCOPPS project member), a leading engineering software developer/training provider and a range of large and small industrial concerns covering 9 key European industry sectors.
The project output included a Generic Educational Base, which consists of Statements of Competence in 23 topic areas and these specify the desirable educational requirements for analysts working in these areas. The project built upon the successful FENET Thematic Network, which involved over 110 University and Industrial partners throughout Europe and lso the CCOPPS project, which delivered an Educational Base and 2 work-based learning modules in the power and pressure systems industry sector. The goal was to transfer the innovative and ground-breaking developments from the CCOPPS project, to other industry sectors.
A Competence-based Registered Analyst Scheme was developed, along with a wider Competence Framework for recording, monitoring and planning staff development activity in companies active in this area of technology.
The EASIT Generic Educational Base covered the following areas (modules):
1. Beams, Membranes, Plates and Shells
2. Buckling and Instability
3. Composite Materials and Structures
4. Creep and Time-Dependency
5. Dynamics and Vibration
7. Finite Element Analysis
8. Flaw Assessment and Fracture Mechanics
9. Materials for Analysis and Simulation
10. Mechanics, Elasticity and Strength of Materials
11. Nonlinear Geometric Effects and Contact
13. Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour
15. Computational Fluid Mechanics
16. Simulation Management
18. Fundamentals of Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer
19. Noise and Acoustics
20. Non-deterministic and Stochastic Analysis
21. Multi-scale Analysis
23. Multi-body Dynamics
This list was drawn up as a result of an initial study of industry needs. The development of the Generic Educational Base also included the additional functionality missing in the CCOPPS Educational Base and highlighted by the CCOPPS Industrial Evaluation – the ability to allow individuals to store their records of achievement on-line; the ability to add new references and the ability to add notes.
Formation tout au long de la vie
Validation, transparence, certification
Marché du travail
Formation ouverte et à distance
Activités Spécialisées, Scientifiques Et Techniques
Enseignement à distance
Transparence et certification
There are three deliverables from the project: an educational base, a competency framework and a competency-based professional qualification. Following the end of the project, NAFEMS has ownership of the three project deliverables detailed below.
1. Educational Base
(located at http://www.easit2.eu/?page_id=6)
The educational base is a set of statements outlining and explaining the competencies a competent simulation engineer should possess. It covers areas of technology including:
Finite Element Analysis; Mechanics; Elasticity & Strength of Materials; Materials for Analysis & Simulation; Fatigue; Flaw Assessment & Fracture; Non-Linear Effects & Contact; Beams, Membranes, Plates & Shells;
Dynamics & Vibration; Optimisation; Plasticity; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour; Simulation Management; Buckling & Instability; Multi-Physics; Composite Material & Structures;
Heat Flow & Mass Transfer; Creep & Time Dependency; Multi-Scale Analysis; Probabilistic Analysis; Noise, Acoustics & Vibro-Acoustics; Electromagnetics; Multi-Body Dynamics.
Within the educational base, links will be provided to relevant books and training courses that can be utilised by individuals to fulfil the competencies contained within the
2. Competency Framework
The Competency Framework is a computerised system that allows the skills and competencies developed by individuals to be tracked and logged. This can then be used by individuals to plan and monitor their development as a simulation engineer throughout their career. The competency framework can also be used by organisations as a database of their staff competencies - individually and of their combined workforce.
You can view the Competency Framework as an anonymous user at https://www.easit2.it/test1/.
3. Competency-Based Professional Qualification
(available at www.nafems.org/PSE)
The Professional Qualification is a competency-based replacement for the NAFEMS ‘Registered Analyst Scheme’ (RA Scheme) based around
the competencies set out in the Educational Base and Competency Framework. The current ‘RA Scheme’ attempts to qualify the experience and skills of engineering analysts and simulation engineers through a series of methods including interviews, references and tracking of experience using a points based system. Its replacement will be a competencybased equivalent with an electronic opposed to paper-based application process.
All project files can be found on the project website at www.easit2.eu