The goal of the
VANESSA project was to establish a validation methodology and the associated
calibration procedures within a standards framework, and to promote the adoption
of the methodology within the European industrial and scientific
communities. Successful accomplishment
of this goal has been evidenced by achievement of the following scientific and technical
- To conduct international inter-laboratory studies (ILS) to evidence that the
reference material - for calibration of optical systems for strain field measurement -, and the validation protocol - for
computational solid mechanics models - form a solid basis for standardization.
- To prepare a CEN Workshop Agreement on validation of
computational solid mechanics models using strain fields from calibrated
- To raise awareness in the EU
industrial base and international engineering community of the validation
protocol through a programme of knowledge exchange and dissemination.
Partners include research laboratories,
finite element analysis experts, instrument suppliers, and industrial
end-users from the aerospace, automotive, and energy sectors.