University of Minnesota
University Relations
myU OneStop

Go to unit's home.

Home | Seminars and Symposia | Past seminars/symposia: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DTC Leading Edge Seminar Series

An Overview of Modeling and Simulation at 3M Company


Dave Lindeman
Lead Research Specialist
3M Company

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
3:30 p.m. reception
4:00 p.m. seminar

401/402 Walter Library

View presentation (PDF 1.9MB) LindemanLike most technology-driven companies, 3M increasingly relies on numerical simulation methods to derive and optimize products and manufacturing processes. Due to the diversity of 3M's product lines and technologies, computational methods for structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, acoustics, optics, and electromagnetics — as well as chemistry — are all used. This presentation will provide an overview of the modeling methods and tools used at 3M, with examples illustrating the impact that modeling has had on product and process development efforts.


For twenty-five years, 3M Lead Research Specialist Dave Lindeman (BSAE, MSAE) has worked on the development and application of simulation methods for design and optimization of products and processes. Dave's areas of expertise include computational structural mechanics, heat transfer, and electromagnetics.