MathWorks Automotive Conference 2012
Automotive experts from leading OEMs and suppliers came together at the MathWorks Automotive Conference 2012 to network, exchange ideas, and discuss challenges and successes with system-level design and embedded controls development.
Sessions and classes at the conference covered applications of Model-Based Design for vehicle electrification, AUTOSAR, safety systems, design verification, and production code generation.
- Keynote by Sameer Prabhu, director of industry marketing at MathWorks
- MathWorks sessions on process maturity assessment, AUTOSAR, computer vision, and production code generation
- Industry sessions from Autoliv, John Deere, Lear Corp., and others
- UNO III concept bike exhibit by BPG Werks
- Networking with automotive engineers from OEM and suppliers
Innovation Marketplace for Start-Up Companies
Are you an electronics technology startup company or entrepreneur wanting to establish yourself within the mobility industry?
Do you have a single product or focused product line that needs exposure to OEMs or financial partners?
SAE Convergence is the perfect opportunity for you to meet the right people!
For over 30 years, the Convergence Conference & Exhibition has served the transportation community by delivering relevant electronic technology solutions to OEMs, tier suppliers and the military with a captivating line-up of invited presenters addressing “hot-button” topics from a managerial perspective.
This year, SAE, the Convergence Technical Committee and the 2012 host company General Motors are proud to announce the addition of the NEW! Innovation Marketplace – an opportunity to connect people, companies, ideas and innovation!
- Opportunity to meet automotive leadership, all in one place: OEM’s, Tier 1’s, top Executives and Media!
- Face-to-face networking: lounges, receptions and more!
- Promote your company’s participation pre-show with SAE-provided toolkit!
North American Testing Expo 2012
The North American Testing Expo 2012 is offering a special introduction of the all new AVL COMPACT product family, an out-of-the-box easy to install and cost effective solution for engine development, component testing and the performance market. During the Testing Expo researchers, students, and faculty will have a Live Demonstration of the AVL COMPACT on Tuesday, October 23rd from 5 to 8pm in the Pearl Room at The Suburban Collection Showcase (location of the North American Testing Expo) in Novi, Michigan.
If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Neilly Peri (email@example.com) by Friday, October 19th.
Download the Product Launch Reception invite: Invitation PDF
Diary of an Entrepreneur
Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
TechTown hosts this event where Vince Thomas, founder and CEO of Troy-based Billhighway, will offer lessons and cautionary tales from his journey to creating a successful startup. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. To register CLICK HERE
TechCrunch Meetup in Detroit
On November 7 TechCrunch is hosting a free meetup at Detroit’s Hockeytown Cafe. Come out, have some drinks on our sponsors and talk startups with the TechCrunch crew. The festivities kick off at 6pm and conclude at 10pm.
2301 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
For more information:
|ANSYS Webinar Series
Automotive Exhaust Aftertreatment Simulations
Computational Fluid Dynamics Applications for Offshore and Marine – 2012 Update
Computational Structural Mechanics Applications for Offshore – 2012 Update
Power Electronics for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Optimized Design of Rotating Machinery for Durability and Fatigue
Modeling Engine Ports Using ANSYS CFD
Understanding Hardware Selection for Structural Mechanics
ANSYS Ask The Expert Webinar Series
Ask-The-Expert – Best Practices for Scale-Resolving Simulations (SRS) with ANSYS CFD
Ask the Expert – Battery Cell Electrochemical and Thermal Modeling
Ask-the-Expert – Best Practices for Meshing Complex CAD Geometries in ANSYS Icepak
Ask-The-Expert – External Data Mapping in ANSYS Workbench and Mechanical 14.0
Ask-The-Expert – Modeling Rotordynamic Behavior in ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL 14.0
Upcoming Webinar: Computer Vision with MATLAB
This webinar is offered at the following date/time(s):
22 Jun 2012 8:00 AM CDT
Computer vision uses images and video to detect, classify, and track objects or events in order to understand a real-world scene. In this webinar, you will learn about new capabilities for computer vision with the MATLAB product family. Through product demonstrations, you will see how to:
- Detect, extract, and match features such as corners and SURF features
- Perform automatic image registration with RANSAC to estimate the geometric transformation
- Recognize objects with the Viola-Jones algorithm
- Track objects with the color histogram-based CAMShift algorithm
This webinar assumes some experience with MATLAB and Image Processing Toolbox. We will focus on the Computer Vision System Toolbox.
About the Presenter: Bruce Tannenbaum works on image processing and computer vision applications in technical marketing at MathWorks. Earlier in his career, he developed computer vision and wavelet-based image compression algorithms at Sarnoff Research Center.
2012 Americas HyperWorks Technology Conference
3 Days FREE to the WSU Community. Wayne State University Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni (and their family) are invited to visit the 2012 Americas HyperWorks Technology Conference. The Tech Conference is being held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance building downtown beginning May 15. The event will feature some the world’s best talent in Computer-Aided Engineering simulation.
The event will feature internationally renowned speakers, contain hand’s-on workshops, discussion panels, roundtables, and exhibits of suppliers, vendors, and OEM’s of the CAE industry. The event is a great opportunity to network, collaborate on possible research, job hunt, scout the future of CAE, team with possible companies on projects, show-off the Warrior passion and entertain friends and family to an exciting day of technology.
In order to attend the event, registration is required. Please visit http://altairhtc.com/RegionalHome.aspx?region=na
We will be handing out free goodies at the event to anyone we see wearing WSU gear. Wear a WSU hat, jacket, shirt, button or more and receive a surprise. If you have any questions or comments please e-mail RobertKakos@wayne.edu. We would love to hear about your adventure!
Altair Engineering’s HyperWorks is a computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software platform that allows businesses to create superior, market-leading products efficiently and cost effectively. HyperWorks accomplishes this in two significant ways:
- A flexible software licensing model that replaces expensive traditional licensing plans with a pay-per-use system. Employees across organizational and geographic boundaries will be able to access simultaneously not only the HyperWorks suite, but also a broad range of complementary third-party programs and other Altair products at no extra cost.
- Simulation-driven design technologies that enables achievement of performance, timing, and cost targets through rapid, low-cost, virtual exploration that accelerates informed decision making throughout the product life cycle.
HyperWorks provides the most comprehensive, open-architecture CAE solution in the industry, including best-in-class modeling, analysis, visualization and data management solutions for linear, nonlinear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction, and multi-body dynamics applications. Committed to an open-systems philosophy, Altair HyperWorks continues to lead the industry with the broadest interoperability to commercial CAD and CAE solutions in the PLM market space.
Often some of the most sought after sessions on a conference agenda are the training sessions. This year at HTC 2012, Altair brings together HyperWorks experts with comprehensive training material so you and your teams can get the training you need.
With hundreds of improvements and enhancements made to 11.0, it makes this version of HyperWorks the most feature-rich version to date. HTC 2012 will have eight sessions dedicated to seminar-based training on select products and topics held in two hour sessions. Trainings will be available Tuesday, May 15th. After training sessions, apply the new material in the Hand-On Training Lab. The Lab will be available for the duration of the conference. Training provided at the HTC 2012 is available at no additional cost.
In this seminar-based training, the following topics will be covered:
This session will focus on the use of HyperWorks tools for CFD applications. Students will be exposed to both basic and advanced capabilities and simulation techniques. Basic topics involve the meshing and set-up of a simple fluid flow application. Advanced topics will focus on the set-up, simulation, and post-processing of multi-physics applications.
Connectors are very convenient when working on complex models with hundreds of connections, but even if there is only a small number of connections the use of connectors is beneficial. This training is directed towards both inexperienced and experienced users in the field of connectors.
The following topics will also be discussed:
- Connector Browser
- Classification of connectors
- Connectors and the imprint functionality
- Seam partitioning
This session will focus on the use of HyperWorks tools for Automotive Crash applications. Attendees will be exposed to the interface of TeamCenter-HyperMesh integration for batchmeshing and setting up the model in HyperCrash for Analysis. Demonstrations of advanced concepts in the RADIOSS solver for crash analyses will be covered.
This session will focus on the use of HyperMesh for Advanced Midsurfacing operations. Students will be exposed to advanced capabilities and tools such as extending surfaces, target assignment, re-run process, and thickness assignment capabilities.
This session will focus on the use of NVH Director True Full Vehicle Simulation framework for NVH analysis. Students will be exposed to the HyperWorks tool suite for Subsystem NVH modeling, full vehicle model assembly and loadcase setup, NVH post-processing and diagnostics, and NVH model reduction and optimization.
Durability is one of the key aspects of vehicle product design. There is an ever-growing need to accurately replicate durability tests in a virtual environment to not only design durable components but also to consider durability analysis upfront in the product development cycle.
In this interactive workshop, students will learn:
- How industries are currently applying CAE to analyze vehicle durability
- How different groups coordinate their efforts to assess the fatigue life of components
- How Altair HyperWorks can help users with virtual durability analysis
Students will not only receive a detailed overview of the durability processes, but also have the opportunity to interact with our domain experts.
This session will focus on the following topics:
- Zone-based Vs Ply-based HyperWorks composite modeling approach
- CATIA – CPD based composite modeling
- Fibersim Interface
- Conventional shell vs. Continuum shell / solid composite modeling
Students will also learn about optimization and future HyperWorks enhancements. HyperWorks tips for ply based-PCOMPP and Zone based (PCOMP/PCOMPG) modeling for Multi laminate structures will also be covered.
You can register for these sessions by clicking here.
Tips & Tricks
You will also have a chance to attend the popular Tips & Tricks Session. This session is designed to enable organizations to best apply the capabilities required for implementing product development best practices, the new Tips & Tricks session will provide users with information to more efficiently perform development functions.
UPDATE: A second session has been added! Please view the agenda for more details.
Hands-On Training Lab
Experience HyperWorks in the Hands-On Training Center which will be running interactive material that will enable users to try specific exercises in the newest version of HyperWorks software.
Self Paced Courses
Don’t have time to attend class? Need a specific topic right now? Altair is now offering self paced classes available at anytime to our customers! The Self Paced classes use our See It, Try It, Do It methodology to instruct users. Check out the Self Paced Course List to take entire courses or just a particular section as needed, and remember to visit the Hands-On Training Lab at HTC 2012 to learn more and experience these courses first-hand.
For courses at our regional offices and partner universities, don’t forget to visit our Training home page to check out the latest course schedule in your area.
Make the most of your time in Detroit and get the training you need to keep yourself and your teams productive by registering today.
|Tuesday, May 15, 2012||
|Wednesday, May 16, 2012||
|Thursday, May 17, 2012||
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
|1:00 – 3:00 pm:||HyperWorks Seminar-based TrainingSession 1 – CFD TrainingSession 2 – Connectors Training
Session 3 – Optimization Training
Session 4 – Crashworthiness Training
|3:15 – 5:15 pm:||HyperWorks Seminar-based TrainingSession 5 – Advanced Midsurfacing TrainingSession 6 – NVH Training
Session 7 – Vehicle Durability Training
Session 8 – Composites Training
|5:15 – 8:00 pm:||Evening Reception|
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
|7:30 – 8:30 am:||Registration / Breakfast / Exhibitor Networking|
|8:30 – 9:30 am:||Featured Speaker Session – Renaissance BallroomAltair, James Scapa
|9:30 – 10:15 am:||Featured Speaker Session – Renaissance BallroomSystems Planning & Analysis, Inc.,
Simulation, Reality and Humans
|10:15 – 10:30 am:||Networking Break|
|10:30 – 10:40 am:||10 Minute Time Out – Altair ProductDesign|
|10:40 – 11:25 am:||Featured Speaker Session – Renaissance BallroomDallara Automobili, Luca Pignacca
Speed and Safety: Composite Materials in Motorsport
|11:25 – 12:10 am:||Featured Speaker Session – Renaissance BallroomGartner, Inc., Marc Halpern
Defining and Navigating a Realistic Simulation Roadmap
|12:10 – 1:00 pm:||Lunch – Ambassador Ballroom|
|1:15 – 4:15 pm:||Customer Breakout SessionsSession 1 – Automotive SafetyFord Motor Company, Bhimaraddi Alavandi
Integrated Vehicle & Occupant Simulation using RADIOSS
Session 3 – Aerospace
Session 4 – University
Georgia Institute of Technology, Fabian Zender
|4:15 – 4:30 pm:||Networking Break|
|4:30 – 4:40 pm:||10 Minute Time Out – HyperWorks Partner Alliance|
|4:40 – 5:25 pm:||Tips & Tricks Session #1 – Renaissance Ballroom|
|5:30 – 8:30 pm:||Evening Reception – forty two degrees north restaurant|
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
|7:30 – 8:30 am:||Registration / Breakfast / Exhibitor Networking|
|8:30 – 10:00 am:||Featured Speaker Session – Renaissance BallroomAltair HyperWorks, Detlef Schneider,
Paolo Sansalvadore, Mahalingam (Sam) Srikanth & James Dagg
Increasing the Pace of Innovation with HyperWorks
|10:00 – 10:10 am:||10 Minute Time Out – HyperWorks Training|
|10:10 – 10:30 am:||Networking Break|
|10:30 – 12:00 pm:||Customer Breakout SessionsSession 5 – CFDHPC Advisory Council, Gilad Shainer &
AcuSolve Optimizations for Scale
Session 7 – Energy
Session 8 – Impact/Drop Test
|12:00 – 1:00 pm:||Lunch – Ambassador Ballroom|
|1:15 – 2:45 pm:||Customer Breakout SessionsSession 9 – OptimizationAtkins, Trey Turner
Optimization Study of a Steel Blast Wall
Session 10 – Multi-body Dynamics
Session 11 – Automation
Session 12 – Biomechanics
|2:45 – 3:00 pm:||Networking Break|
|3:00 – 3:10 pm:||10 Minute Time Out – HiQube|
|3:10 – 4:00 pm:||Tips & Tricks Session #2 – Renaissance Ballroom|
|4:00 pm:||Closing Session – Renaissance Ballroom|
Modeling Elastomers in MSC Nastran
Many Mechanical Engineering students at WSU, College of Engineering will have an opportunity to model elastomers as part of larger projects. Elastomers such as rubber require special treatment due to material non-linear behavior, MSC Nastran provides a rich set of resources for accurately modeling real-world problems involving high geometric and material non-linearities. Applications of MSC Nastran in non-linear domain are wide ranging.
When inventing new products or designs our talented engineering graduates have to take into consideration many real-world challenges when working with elastomers. For example,
- Pre-stress Seal behavior due to assembly, operation, or weathering
- Environmental operational strains such as boots, bellows, gaskets, door-seals, bushings, mounts and other visco-elastic constraints
- Common condition simulation, contact patch calculations and fatigue life
- Contact Stress analysis of seals subjected to pressure, temperature and frictional effects
To learn more about modeling elastomers in MSC Nastran register for this upcoming free webinar.
Date: April 3, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. Eastern or 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Duration: 45 Minutes
Presented by: Fouad Hafiani, Senior Application Engineer;
Webinar Host: Srinivas Reddy, Sr. Product Marketing Manager
Bio: Fouad Hafiani, MSME from UNH, has been working with nonlinear FEA for 18 years. Over the last few years, he provided technical support and training classes for MSC products including MSC Nastran, Patran, Marc/Mentat. Prior to joining MSC, he worked as CAE/FEA engineer as well as a product design and development engineer of polymers and elastomers. He documented material characterization procedures of elastomers including EPDM, TPV, TPE, and PVC for better correlation. He has an FEA Certification from GM, and supported programs and projects from concept to launch. Currently Fouad works as a Senior Application Engineer and supports several products including Marc/Mentat, Nastran, and Patran.
About this Webcast!
Though elastomers are widely used in engineering structures, their modeling and analysis is not very well understood among engineers. Because of large deformations and their unique nonlinear behavior, close attention needs to be paid while modeling these materials. This webinar provides you an overview of some key aspects of elastomer modeling and how you can simulate elastomeric components in MSC Nastran.
Join this webcast to…
- Learn about the elastomer modeling capabilities in MSC Nastran;
- Learn how to perform a nonlinear analysis with elastomers;
- See a demo of the pre & post-processing.
Who Should Attend?
- CAE Analysts
- Product Design Engineers
- Engineering Managers
Following the webcast, you will be able to join in a live Q&A to have your specific questions answered.
Topic: MATLAB Virtual Conference 2012
Accelerating the pace of engineering and science with MATLAB and Simulink. Engage with MATLAB and Simulink users from around the world at this year’s MATLAB Virtual Conference.
Date: Wed. March 28
Whether you are new to MathWorks products or an experienced user, the MATLAB Virtual Conference will show you how to get the most out of MATLAB® and Simulink®. The agenda for this free event features sessions for users with a range of experience levels. Choose from:
- Introductory sessions covering the basics
- “What’s new” sessions highlighting the latest features and capabilities, including those in Release 2012a, planned for March
- Sessions presented by industry experts, who share examples of their success with MATLAB and Simulink
- Presentations showcasing how MATLAB and Simulink inspire learning and advance research in academia
The MATLAB Virtual Conference offers you everything that a physical event provides and more. You can:
- Network with MathWorks experts and your industry peers
- Explore MathWorks and partner booths to learn about the latest technologies
- Get answers to your specific product questions
This free event features live sessions across all time zones. The presentations are organized into four tracks to meet your needs:
- Track 1 – Discover MATLAB and Simulink: MathWorks engineers demonstrate the core capabilities of the MATLAB and Simulink product families.
- Track 2 – Find Out What’s New: MathWorks engineers highlight new features and capabilities from recent releases, including Release 2012a, which became available March 1.
- Track 3 – See What Industry Experts Are Doing: Users from around the world show how they solve challenging problems with MATLAB and Simulink.
- Track 4 – Explore MATLAB and Simulink in Academia: Presentations showcase how MATLAB and Simulink inspire learning and advance research.
Click on the above image to see what you can expect at the conference.
Conference Preview 2:13
•Argonne National Laboratory
•EUtech Scientific Engineering GmbH
Agenda / Time:
- See the agenda for the Asia Pacific Conference Hall (PDF)
- See the agenda for the Europe Conference Hall (PDF)
- See the agenda for The Americas Conference Hall (PDF)
Register: CLICK HERE
Please feel free to post comments about the conference. We have worked feverishly to secure and offer students, faculty, researchers these sort of flexible and timely opportunities. We are eager to learn of the impact and interest.
Technical Webinar: Improve Troubleshooting with New Data Analytics
Optimize Analysis and Enhance Collaboration with New Features in the Aspen InfoPlus.21® Product Family
Date: Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT (GMT – 04:00) / 4:00 p.m. Europe Summer Time (Paris‚ GMT + 02:00)
Featured Presenter: Lynn McMahon, Director of PM&E Product Design, AspenTech
Lynn has more than 25 years of experience delivering AspenTech’s performance management solutions to many customers worldwide including DuPont, Invista, TransAlta, Braskem and BASF.
Topic: New data analytics minimize time to find vital process information. Expanded data distribution capabilities increase collaboration. Combined, these new features increase the overall information value to the organization.
Don’t miss this tutorial that will help you learn how to better leverage these valuable tools.
Can’t attend the live webinar?
Simply register and we will send you an on-demand version.