United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC/COP18)

November 26 - December 7, 2012:

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP18)


Peer Technologies has been sponsoring the joint e5/ICCA presence with an invited talk on The Chemical Industry's Contribution to Energy and GHG Emission Savings: Energy Efficient Design of new Methods and Materials.

E5/ICCA Side Event at COP18 on December 4, 2012 | 14:30 - 15:45    UNFCCC COP-18, BINGO Room:

Innovation, the Environment and the 2050 Goal: Coordinating the Efforts of Industry and IGOs to Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change

E5/ICCA Side Event at COP18 on December 7, 2012 | 13:15 - 14:45    UNFCCC COP-18, Side Event Room 6:

The Chemical Industry's Contribution to Building Energy Efficiency and GHG Reduction

Qatar National Convention Centre, DOHA, QATAR

Nomination for participation as Observer-NGO at COP18/CMP8 was achieved by the European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5) in support of the Global Center for Efficiency of Resources and Materials (GCERM). 

For details and press coverage of the presentations please refer to: 


HP-CAST CAE: Keynote on Multi-Domain Physics Simulation

October 1-2, 2012 – HP-CAST CAE is HP’s High Performance Computing user group for Computer Aided Engineering.
The objective is to periodically let HP’s customers and technology partners

  • Share information about the role and future of simulation in the industry.
  • Understand viable software and infrastructure technology paths to sustain corporate initiatives around Simulation.
  • Gather operational methodologies and best practices to deploy disruptive technologies in production.

For the first time, an HP-CAST CAE meeting was organized in Europe due to the importance and wide-spread adoption of technical/scientific simulations in the European Union, especially in the automotive, aviation and tools industries. Peer Technologies was asked to deliver the keynote speech on Multi-Domain Physics Simulation: Class of Problems, Ease of Use, Limitations.

For details please refer to https://www.hpe.com/de/de/solutions/hpc-high-performance-computing/hp-cast.html

ZIM: Advancing Technologies in Industry

July 2012 – Research funding extended. The Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM) is a German nationwide, open technology and market development program for mid-sized companies and for industrial research facilities that cooperate with them. ZIM was extended into early 2014 and remains the basic program for market-oriented technology promotion of innovative SMEs in Germany. The intensive cooperation between companies with economic-related research facilities is supposed to accelerate the transfer of advanced technologies in industry.

We can assist you if you are interested in starting a ZIM project targeted at new products in the field of computer-aided design or numerical simulation of multi-domain physics problems. Please talk to us!

In case you are a company with less than 500 employees? Then apply now for a research grant of ZIM.

For details please refer to www.zim-bmwi.de (in German)

Peer Technologies at ACUM 2012, Zurich

June 21-22, 2012 – Dynamics is the central topic this year. Everything is dynamic, nothing is static. During the last 5 years, ANSYS has received very many new opportunities in the field of dynamics. Which dynamic effects will affect lifetime? Why can material damping help to avoid fatigue? What are the effects not being considered by a static calculation?

Zai AG and TechnoCarbon Technologies have pioneered hybrid composites consisting of Carbon fibers and carefully selected minerals. The zai Spada ski is an award winning high performance sports equipment leveraging this new technology. Peer Technologies has added new physical material properties to ANSYS in order to successfully model the dynamics of such hybrid composites as demonstrated in a well-received talk at ACUM 2012, Zurich. 

For details please refer to www.usersmeeting.ch

Peer Technologies at 1st DYNACOMP, Arcachon

May 22-24, 2012 – DYNACOMP, the 1st International Conference on Composites Dynamics, has brought together representatives from the industrial and academic world concerned with dynamic issues of composite materials and structures, over a wide frequency band and various encountered solicitations, from low-frequency to shocks.

Outstanding papers were on the following topics:

  • Dynamic modeling and optimal design of composites
  • Acoustic transmission
  • Dynamic control of composites
  • Damage tolerance design and inherent damping
  • Experimental validation vs. modeling

Peer Technologies’ contribution was on the modeling and validation of carbon fiber reinforced mineral composites that are characterized by orthotropic material parameters concerning stiffness, strength and damping. Moreover, hybrid mineral composites exhibit significantly higher material damping than thermoset materials with simultaneous advantages in mass production and recycling applicability. Thus, influencing the matrix material, the fibers, the textile processing, the fiber volume content as well as the lay up enables the potential of adjusting the material parameters in a wide range. Changing damping and stiffness properties results in targeted modifications of the structural dynamic behavior and sound emission of composite structures.

For details please refer to https://www.avantage-aquitaine.com/past-events/dynacomp/