Mar 27 2008

Dassault Systèmes Announces 2008 International Abaqus Users’ Conference

Keynotes from The Boeing Company and Toyota Motor Corporation Highlight Benefits of Realistic Simulation

Paris, France, and Providence, R.I., USA, March 27, 2008 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that keynote lectures from The Boeing Company and Toyota Motor Corporation as well as more than 50 customer presentations will be featured at the annual international Abaqus Users' Conference (AUC), being held May 19–22, 2008, in Newport, Rhode Island.

The 2008 AUC keynote speakers are Kurt Kuhn, structural analysis tools manager, The Boeing Company and Hiroo Yamaoka, project general manager, advanced CAE division, Toyota Motor Corporation.

“We are extremely pleased that Mr. Kuhn and Mr. Yamaoka will provide insight into how their respective companies are using realistic simulation to drive innovation,” stated Ken Short, VP strategy and marketing, SIMULIA. “The 2008 AUC focuses on best practices of using and managing simulation technology and methods. When applied and managed properly, realistic simulation enables companies to lower costs and save time throughout the product development cycle while increasing product quality and innovation.”

Hosted by SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes’ brand for realistic simulation, the three-day conference will feature presentations by more than 50 customers and 16 technology partners on their use of simulation technology to accelerate product research and development. The agenda will also include General Lectures on new technology and methods for applying unified Finite Element Analysis, Multiphysics, and Simulation Lifecycle Management, and a number of industry-focused Special Interest Groups. The conference will be preceded by a full day of Advanced Seminars providing in-depth instruction on the theory and application of the latest Abaqus capabilities. 

Other conference highlights include industry-focused presentations from leading companies such as ATK, Dow Chemical, Faurecia, Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A., Ford Werke GmBH, Halliburton Company, Hankook Tire Company, Magna Powertrain, Mercury Marine, Motorola, NASA Langley Research Center, Robert Bosch Corporation, Rolls-Royce Marine, SCANIA, Siemens Power Generation, Tata Motors, Zimmer, and more. Engineering experts will present details of their simulation applications, such as crashworthiness and safety in  automotive and marine industries, material modeling in biomedical fields, fatigue analysis in automobiles, thermal analysis of disc brakes, analysis of building structures under fire conditions, hydroplaning simulation of tires, nonlinear buckling in energy exploration, and other topics.

A record number of industry partners are sponsoring this year’s event. Sponsors demonstrating complementary technology solutions include: ACUSIM Software, Advanced Micro Devices, AVL List GmbH, Beta CAE Systems SA, Capvidia BV, CD-adapco, CEI, Elysium Inc., e-Xstream engineering,  Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Granta Design Limited, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel Corporation, LMS International, Magna Powertrain/Engineering Center Steyr, Northwest Numerics & Modeling, Platform Computing, Quest Reliability, Red Cedar Technology, Safe Technology Limited, SGI, Software Cradle Co., and Zentech International Limited.

For more details and to register for the 2008 AUC, visit www.simulia.com/AUC2008.