Magic 2015 Fall

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December 8-9, 2015
Held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Event Sponsor: NVIDIA

A block of fifteen rooms at the Wisconsin Union Hotel are now available for MAGIC attendees to reserve. The rate is $130 per night for a single occupancy room. Check in time is 3:00 pm on 12/7 and check out is at 11:00 am on 12/10. To make a reservation, call 608-263-2600 and mention the Group Name “MAGIC 15.” Reservations must be received by the morning of November 8th, 2015. After that, reservations will be considered on a space and rate availability basis.

US Army TARDEC, US Army ERDC, US Navy, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Intuitive Machines, Caterpillar, NVIDIA, MSC.Software, Oshkosh Corporation, Siemens, John Deere, Simertis Gmbh, Harley Davidson, Eaton Corporation, Altair, Rescale, StatOil, SmartUQ, Dynamic Simulation Technologies, Progeneric, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Iowa, MIT, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics – Kaiserslautern University, University of Parma, University of Aarhus, Marquette University, and Johns Hopkins University.

The December edition of the Machine-Interaction Ground Consortium will follow a similar format as the MAGIC May 2015 Consortium. Day one will be devoted to invited talks on modeling and simulation issues in machine ground-interaction, with a focus on: cloud computing, Fluid-Solid Interaction, uncertainty quantification, tire modeling and simulation, and trends in advanced computing. Day two will be split between the remaining invited talks and presentations/hands-on related to Chrono. Highlights: presentations related to Chrono::Vehicle and Chrono::FEA.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015
(Location: Mechanical Engineering Building 1153, Mechanical Engineering Building)
07:30-08:00 Guest check in
08:00-08:15 Introductions, Logistics and Goals of the Meeting, Dan Negrut, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)
08:15-08:45 “Teramechanics in Planetary Exploration: Soil Modeling – From Real-time to High Precision” – Fabian Buse, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
08:45-09:15 “Research Challenges for Off-Road Vehicle Dynamics” – Emily Horn, John Deere
09:15-09:30 Coffee Break
09:30-10:00 “Uncertainty Quantification: what it is and why it is important to Machine Ground-Interaction” – Peter Qian, SmartUQ
10:00-10:30 “Advances in the Continuum Representations of Granular Material Dynamics” – Prof. Ken Kamrin, MIT (Presentation Slides)
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 “Simulation Based Vehicle Engineering-Including the Vehicle’s Environment” – Klaus Dressler, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics, Kaiserslautern University-Scientific Computing Center
11:30-12:30 Lunch (catered, brownbag)
12:30-13:00 “NVIDIA, Advancing HPC computing through GPU acceleration” – Bill Veenhuis, NVIDIA
13:00-13:30 “Roadmap and Lessons Learned on HPC Cloud Deployments” – Tony Spagnuolo, VP, Rescale (Presentation Slides)
13:30-14:15 “Recent Advances in NATO Reference Mobility Model” – Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar, US Army TARDEC
14:15-15:45 Networking Break/Poster Session/Coffee Break
15:45-16:15 “Floating Objects with Water Waves with GPUSH and Chrono” – Tony Dalrumple, Johns Hopkins University
16:15-16:45 “Application of a Tightly Integrated system-of-Systems Modeling Framework to Complex Subsea Blowout Capping Operations” – Steve Fitzgerald, Intuitive Machines
16:45-17:15 Poster Session/Networking/Coffee Break
17:15-17:45 “Frontiers of High-Fidelity Mechanical simulations in the Energy Industry” – Ivan Metrikin, Statoil, Norway
17:45-18:15 “Rider Aerodynamic Comfort Development at Harley-Davidson” – Rob Brummond, Snr. Prj. Engineer, Harley Davidson Motor Company
18:15-18:45 Wrap-up discussion, planning of next MaGIC event
19:00-21:00 Happy Hour and Dinner, Venue: Brocach Irish Pub on Monroe Street, Madison, WI

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
(Location: Tong Auditorium 1003 ECB, Engineering Centers Building)
08:00-08:30 “Co-Simulation and Solver Coupling: An efficient Way to Simulate Multiphysical Systems” – Prof. B. Schweizer, Darmstadt University, Germany
08:30-09:00 “Multibody Simulation with Altair/MotionSolve” – Rajiv Rampalli, VP of Software Development, Altair
09:00-09:30 “A MSC Adams-Marc-EDEM Cosimulation Framework” – Jose Ortiz, MSC.Software (Presentation Slides)
09:30-10:00 Networking Break
10:00-12:00 High level overview of Project Chrono

  • “Recent Developments in Chrono and Chrono::Vehicle” – Dr. Radu Serban, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “Granular Dynamics in Chrono” – Prof. Jonathan Fleischmann, Marquette University (Presentation Slides)
  • “Flexible Multibody Dynamics in Chrono using ANCF” – Antonio Recuero, University of Wisconsin Madison (Presentation Slides)
  • “Chrono-FSI: support for fluid solid interaction in chrono” – Arman Pazouki, University of Wisconsin Madison (Presentation Slides)
  • “The Path to Massively Parallel Computing in Chrono” – Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin- Madison (Presentation Slides)

12:00-13:00 Lunch (catered)
13:00-17:00 “Chrono::Vehicle Tutorial” – Dr. Radu Serban, Prof. Alessandro Tasora, PhD Candidate Mike Taylor