Certification Program

Certification Program of Computational Mechanics Engineer

The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) has initiated the certification program of Computational Mechanics Engineers in 2003 in conjunction with a number of computational mechanics-related societies in Japan. The purpose of this program is to qualify the levels of knowledge as well as skill of a computational mechanics engineer needed to perform reliable and accurate computational mechanics analyses by himself / herself. The scope of this program will cover the wide range of levels from beginners to high level engineers, and includes the finite element method, the boundary element method, the finite different method and other numerical analysis methods used in computational mechanics. It is planned to design the highest level of the program to be equivalent to NAFEMS’ Registered Analyst of the International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community.

Since 2003, JSME has carried out examination for the certification of Grade 2 engineers in a field of solid mechanics twice and that of Grade 1 engineer in a field of solid mechanics once. Grade 2 engineers are expected to conduct reliable linear elastic analyses, while Grade 1 engineers are expected to conduct reliable nonlinear analyses. The total of 106 persons for Grade 1 and the total of 370 persons for Grade 2 have passed the examination for the certification by 2004. In 2005, three kinds of examinations for Grade 1 and 2 in a field of solid mechanics and for Grade 2 in a field of thermo-fluid mechanics will be conducted.

It is expected that this qualification will be mandatory requirement for computational mechanics engineers in the near future. JSME strongly hopes engineers working in the field of computational mechanics to challenge acquisition of this certificate.

Machinery Condition Analyst (Vibration) in accordance with ISO 18346-2

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