Broadcast One

Wed, Mar 1

  • Los Angeles: 8.00
  • New York: 10.00
  • London: 16.00
  • Paris: 17.00

Mind the gap between composites characterization and simulation

Guest speakers: Peter Snape from

Tomas Katafiasz from

Join us on Wednesday, March 1 to learn how novel composites characterization methods, model development and simulations can increase your knowledge of composites behavior and speed up qualification. Find out how to bridge the gap between characterization and simulation information.

At this no-cost webinar you will:

  • Find out more about UK-DATACOMP, a collaborative project for advancing crash simulation for composites
  • Discover innovative composites characterization methods and simulations from Imperial College London, including a novel test method for compact tension
  • Learn from Granta and Altair about simulation workflow from test data capture to simulation integration
  • See a demonstration on simulation workflow that illustrates best practice in composites and simulation data management.


Who should join the web seminar?

This session will be of particular interest to:

  • Materials and process engineers
  • Simulation engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • R&D scientists
  • Continuous process improvement professionals.

About the presenters

Peter Snape, Technical Specialist at Altair Engineering, is an experienced engineer in the field of computer simulation, primarily within the automotive sector with a background in crashworthiness of automotive products. More recently he has specialised in the application of advanced composites for automotive and defence programs and led the AMSCI-funded UK-DATACOMP collaborative project.

Tomas Katafiasz, Imperial College London, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Aeronautics working with Prof. Lorenzo Iannucci on developing advanced composites for automotive applications. Tomas and the Imperial College research group develop novel test methods and material models for simulation, working closely with aerospace, composite and automotive industries. He will introduce a new test for compact tension of woven and through-stitched fabrics developed during the UK-DATACOMP project.

Dr Donna Dykeman, Senior Project Manager, Collaborative R&D at Granta Design, is an experienced researcher in the field of polymer composites manufacturing, characterization, and durability. She coordinates Granta’s involvement in collaborative projects and industry groups in areas including composites, manufacturing, built environment and eco design.

Najib Baig is responsible for product management and strategic product direction at Granta Design. His specific responsibilities include the product management of Granta’s materials innovation products, including composites, simulation and additive manufacturing. He has worked with dozens of leading engineering organizations – in aerospace, automotive and other industries – to solve challenges related to materials and process information management.