The development of a competence framework for engineering analysis and simulation

Wood, James and Morris, Tim and Prinja, Nawal (2011) The development of a competence framework for engineering analysis and simulation. In: 21st International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, 2011-11-06 - 2011-11-11.

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    Engineering analysis and simulation has always played a significant role in the nuclear sector and its use continues to increase across all branches of industry. To remain competitive in an increasingly global environment and to ensure the safety and reliability of products, companies must prepare effectively for the challenges that new engineering simulation technologies will bring. Concerns surrounding the inappropriate use of simulation by staff without the appropriate competences persist, as analyses become more advanced, increasingly embracing more complex physical phenomena and interactions, often in an effort to model reality more faithfully. These trends and the associated competencies required, emphasize the need for life-long learning and continual staff development. Organisations clearly require a sufficient and ongoing supply of well-qualified engineers and the recently funded EASIT2 project is directly aimed at addressing and managing these issues.