Welcome to VANESSA
Validation of Numerical Engineering Simulations: Standardisation Actions

VANESSA is a support and standardisation action within the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme - NMP Theme under Grant Agreement No. NMP3-SA-2012-319116

A CEN Workshop Agreement on the validation of computational solid mechanics models has been developed. The validation methodology is based on comparisons to strain fields from calibrated optical measurement systems.     

Inter-Laboratory Studies (ILS) have been conducted to provide 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 future standardization.