As relatively new members of NAFEMS, we are thrilled to participate in the NAFEMS Italy Conference 2024, scheduled for May 2, 2024.

This conference, themed “Discovering the Frontiers of Innovation in Engineering Simulation,” stands as a pivotal event in the realm of engineering, offering a platform to navigate the challenges and solutions within engineering simulation. Covering a diverse range of topics such as multiphysics simulation, structural analysis, artificial intelligence, and more, the conference serves as a beacon for those immersed in the world of innovation. Among the highlights of the event is the presentation by our colleague, Emanuele Di Meo, on a study titled “Reduced-Order Model of a Time-Trial Cyclist Helmet for Aerodynamic Optimization through Mesh Morphing and Real-Time Interactive Visualization.”

This research, conducted in collaboration with the University of Rome Tor Vergata and RBF Morph, explores the development of Reduced-Order Models (ROMs) tailored for Digital Twins in the domain of aerodynamics. With a specific focus on optimizing a time-trial cyclist helmet, this study exemplifies the intersection of advanced computational techniques and practical engineering applications. The authors of this pioneering study include: Emanuele Di Meo, Research Fellow in Novel CAE-based Digital Twin Technologies, Andrea Lopez, PhD Student in Digital Twin Technologies, Corrado Groth, Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Machine Design, Marco Evangelos Biancolini, Associate Professor of Machine Design, and Pier Paolo Valentini, Full Professor of Computer-Aided Design and Virtual Prototyping at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

Our virtual booth at the conference promises to showcase our latest endeavors and engage with the extensive audience of CAE experts. Through immersive VR experiences, attendees can delve into our research, explore interactive demonstrations, and engage in meaningful discussions.

For those interested in accessing the full presentation of Emanuele Di Meo’s study, kindly follow the provided link here.