Successful CAESES European Users’ Meeting 2017

Successful CAESES European Users’ Meeting 2017

Successful CAESES European Users’ Meeting 2017

First of all, thanks a lot to all attendees of the CAESES® European Users’ Meeting 2017 (27-29 Sep) for making this event such a huge success! Everyone from FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS fully enjoyed meeting and chatting with you, and we got inspired by your ideas and your positive feedback.

Thanks to everyone for coming!



On the first day, we had three CAESES® workshops (advanced maritime / advanced turbomachinery & powertrain / apps). The goal was to show some of the advanced modeling details as well as tips and tricks that we use ourselves at FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS in our daily project work. In particular, we discussed geometry modeling features that are not that obvious and which tremendously help to create robust variable models for automated optimization.

Our colleague Carsten talking about the efficient design of turbomachinery and powertrain components



This was a fantastic exhibition! Software vendors, CAE consultants and academic representatives shared their expertise with the attendees to discuss current challenges and trends in the CAE sector. The TU Berlin (faSTTUBe) showed their current Formula student race car where people could sit in the car to “carefully” touch the steering wheel 😉

Exhibition area for chatting about the latest CAE trends

Exhibition area at the CAESES European Users’ Meeting 2017


User Presentations

All presenters did a great job! It was really entertaining to listen to the given presentations. The audience could get a very good overview of where and how CAESES® is used for the design and optimization of flow-exposed products: Turbines, propellers, ship hulls, manifolds, pumps, race cars …  At the same time, one could get an idea of how challenging all these different applications are, with all their complex design constraints and pressing time-schedules.

Caterpillar explained how the use CAESES for automated propeller design

Caterpillar explained how they use CAESES for automated propeller design

David Bendl from VOITH presented his latest CAESES-related design projects


Split Sessions

On day two, we had several split sessions which were grouped by the topics Maritime, Turbomachinery and Powertrain, Optimization and CAESES® Apps. All sessions were nicely filled up, and it gave the audience the opportunity to ask more detailed questions in the corresponding field of interest.

Grouping of the audience by offering field- and industry-specific sessions

Grouping of the audience by offering field- and industry-specific sessions


Academic Exhibition

In the exhibition area, the attendees had a chance to get information about recent academic projects. In these projects, CAESES® had been coupled to other CAE-tools in order to optimize flow-exposed components such as race car wings, ship hulls and exhaust manifolds.

academic exhibition

Exhibition of recent and ongoing academic projects that cope with CFD-driven shape optimization


Free Download of Presentations

All presentations can be downloaded from this page.


Thanks to our Sponsors!

Not to forget – once again, thanks a lot to our sponsors for coming to Potsdam and actively participating in this event. It was great to have you with us!

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