SAMTECH To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of SAMCEF FEA Code During Its Users Conference

Liege, Belgium, January 2005. SAMTECH, the European technology leader for the development of Integrated Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Solutions will hold its 9th Users Conference on 2nd and 3rd February 2005, in Paris, France. This conference will also be the opportunity to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the European Finite Element code SAMCEF, in presence of the European Space Agency and SNECMA, one of the historical and most important SAMCEF users.

The 9th SAMTECH Users Conference will be organized in the Salons de l’Aveyron, famous congress centre located in the charming Bercy area in Paris. During these two days of conference, senior engineering managers and their technical staff will have the opportunity to share their experience and present case studies that illustrate the use of SAMTECH advanced software technologies to improve their product development processes. The conference will allow participants to discover the latest technology evolutions in Computer Aided Engineering using Finite Element Method and Optimisation techniques; they will also exchange best practices in various engineering domains such as stress analysis, multi-body simulation, composite structures, inflatable structures analysis, thermal analysis, ablation, fatigue, fracture mechanics, post-buckling, multi-disciplinary optimisation, multi-physics, CAD/CAE integration, professional solutions � and more.

The opening session will start with a short presentation of SAMCEF history by Eric Carnoy, SAMTECH CEO, notably evoking the creation of the Aerospace Laboratory of University of Liege in 1961 by Professor Fraeijs de Veubeke and the first US Air Force contract that lead in 1965 to the initial development of ASEF, the linear static analysis module of SAMCEF. These developments were initiated by Professor Fraeijs de Veubeke and a young researcher who became later Professor Sander and created SAMTECH in 1986 in order to provide an industrial environment to its first important customers (SNECMA, SNIAS (now EADS ST), SEP (now SNECMA), SABCA, SONACA, etc) �

“We are delighted to welcome as keynote speakers, Michel Klein, Head of Structure & Thermal Division of ESA-ESTEC, the technical Centre of the European Space Agency, and Jean-Marc Theret, Head of the Turbine Design Department of SNECMA Moteurs”, said Eric Carnoy, Chief Executive Officer of SAMTECH. “They will give attendees an exclusive view of the strategic technologies used in the space and aeronautical industries now, and in the future.”

More than 30 technical papers will be presented, from various industrial sectors like space, aeronautics, automotive, civil engineering, machine tools, manufacturing� We will welcome speakers from universities and research centres collaborating with SAMTECH as well as scientists representing a broad range of famous companies including in particular ABB, AERMACCHI, AIRBUS, AIR LIQUIDE, ALENIA AERONAUTICA, EADS, SNECMA, SONACA, RHEINMETALL, TECHSPACE AERO�

SAMTECH technical staff will be available during the breaks to demonstrate new functionalities presented during the conference and to discuss ideas for future versions of SAMTECH software. All the sessions will be simultaneously translated in English and French.

More information regarding the conference program and registration can be found on the conference web site at


SAMTECH s.a. is the European leading provider of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) integrated with Multi-Body Simulation (MBS) and Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO). Founded in 1986 from the Aerospace Laboratory of University of Liege, SAMTECH develops and markets the general-purpose Finite Element Analysis code SAMCEF, the Multi-Disciplinary Optimization platform BOSS quattro and the multi-physics environment OOFELIE. SAMCEF was developed at the Aerospace Laboratory of University of Liege since 1965. SAMTECH, created much later (in 1986) provides in particular very competitive industrial integrated general-purpose software products for linear FEA (SAMCEF Linear), non-linear FEA/MBS thermo-mechanical problems (SAMCEF Mecano & Thermal). SAMTECH provides industries also with specific Professional Solutions addressing specific applications to be solved in the industrial environment and based on the various disciplines that are useful in this sector. These core products answer to a wide range of industrial needs from the preliminary phases of design to the most advanced verification analyses. The software technology of SAMTECH has an unsurpassed reputation for its quality and reliability. It has been adopted by many major companies across all engineering disciplines as an integral part of their design process. SAMTECH Group currently employs over 180 people, with 9 direct offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain for technical support, sales and services, plus a network of technically advanced distributors in other markets. SAMTECH is a Dassault Systemes partner for the development of its products embedded in or connected to CATIAV5. SAMTECH is certified to ISO9001:2000 quality standards and operates more and more through a network of subsidiaries and representatives in key locations around the world.

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