Magic 2014

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December 9-11, 2014
Held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Event Sponsor: MSC Software
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Aarhaus University, Georgia Tech, Harley Davidson, US Army TARDEC, Trek Bicycle, Japan Ministry of Defense, Oshkosh Corporation, BAE Systems, Joy Global, Dynamic Simulation Technologies, John Deere, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Function Bay, MSC Software, Simertis GmbH, Caterpillar Inc., University of Iowa, University of Parma, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Politecnico di Milano, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, US Army ERDC, National Automotive Testing Center.


December 9, 2014
08:00 – 08:30 Guest check in [Continental Breakfast]
08:30 – 08:45 Introductions, Logistics and Goals of the Meeting Professor Dan Negrut, UW-Madison
08:45 – 09:45 Keynote Talk: “Vehicle Mobility – Goals & Challenges” Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar US Army TARDEC: 45 min talk + 15 min Q&A
09:45 – 10:15 Talk: “Benchmark Problems For Machine-Ground Interaction Simulations” Dr. Mike McCullough, British Aerospace Engineering (BAE) Systems
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00 “Resistive Force Theory Models of Locomotion on Granular Media” Tingnan Zhang, Georgia Tech (Presentation Slides)
11:00 – 11:30 “Overview of the ADAMS Software – New Features and Future Developments” Mike Collingridge, Director of Development – System Dynamics, MSC.Software
11:30 – 12:30 Brownbag Lunch (catered)

-Marty Gustafson – UW Online Masters of Eng. Degree in Data Analysis: 5 m.
-Peter Qian, Statistics Professor – Tools for Stat. Analysis & Dsgn. of Exp.: 5 m.
-Radu Serban – overview of Wednesday’s Chrono hands-on module: 10 m.
-Dan Negrut – overview of US Army Rapid Innovation Fund project: 10 m.

12:30 – 13:00 “Modeling, Simulation, and Validation of Tracked Vehicles” Dr. Holger Haut, Simertis Gmbh, Germany (Presentation Slides)
13:00 – 13:15 Coffee Break
13:15 – 14:15 Keynote Talk: “Modeling & Simulation for Tank R&D Including Vehicle-Ground Interaction” Dr. Koki Jumonji, Head, Turret Chassis & Propulsion Research Section, Technical Research & Development Institute, Ministry of Defense, Japan: 45 min talk + 15 min Q&A (Presentation Slides)
14:15 – 15:00 Keynote Talk: “Virtual Prototyping at Caterpillar” Mr. Keven W. Hofstetter, Caterpillar Inc. (Presentation Slides)
15:00 – 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 – 16:15 “Structure-Based, Minimal Coordinate Dynamics for Mobile Robotics” Dr. Abhinandan Jain, Jet Propulsion Laboratory-NASA
16:15 – 16:45 “Flexible Body Simulation in MBDyn” Professor Pierangelo Masarati, Politecnico di Milano (Presentation Slides)
16:45-17:15 “Recent Developments in Computational Mechanics with Applications to Terrain Modeling” Professor Eftychios Sifakis, Computer Science, UW-Madison
17:15-17:45 “Solver Technologies in RecurDyn” Dr. Graham Sanborn, FunctionBay, South Korea
18:30 – 20:30 Happy Hour and Dinner at Steenbock’s on Orchard (Wisconsin Institute for Discovery)

December 10, 2014
Tutorial slides pdf or pptx
(Tasora, Serban, Melanz, Taylor lead the tutorial)

  1. Description of the Chrono suite and of the Chrono::Vehicle vertical app
  2. Validation, software, documentation, and support
  3. Using Chrono for multibody dynamics-Basic features
  4. Using Chrono for multibody dynamics-Intermediate and Advanced features
  5. Hands-on tutorial: modeling and simulation of a slider-crank mechanism

December 11, 2014
Tutorial slides pdf or pptx
(Serban, Tasora, and Melanz lead the tutorial)

  1. Using Chrono::Vehicle for wheeled vehicle modeling, simulation, and visualization
  2. Hands-on tutorial: vehicle modeling using templates
  3. Hands-on tutorial: creating new subsystem templates