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A thematic network for promoting best practice industrial application of Finite Element Technology


Project timeline
August 2001
48 months
July 2005
General Information
The broad objectives of FENET can be summarised as follows: To improve the quality and effectiveness of finite element applications in industry; To promote technology and knowledge transfer between industries; To improve understanding of industry's finite element related RTD needs in academia and research organisations.

The detailed objectives are: To assemble and collate best practice information for the industrial application of finite element and related technologies and promote these widely in European industry (e.g. guidelines for best practice & how to guides, as part of a programme of continuous professional development); To improve uptake of latest finite element technology RTD results in industry (e.g. technical benchmarks, Web based learning, certification of engineers, accreditation for courses etc.); To identify gaps in existing knowledge and stimulate new consortia and projects for EC support (e.g.state of the art reviews).
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-GROWTH-2001
Project TypeThematic Network
Contract NumberG1RT-CT-2001-05034
Co-ordinatorNAFEMS Ltd. (UK)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Norbert Huber, Institute of Materials Research, phone: +49-4152-87 2500 (initial contact: Prof. Wolfgang Brocks, Institute of Materials Research)
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe


(completed July 2005)

Last Update: 16. April 2021