Magic 2015 Spring

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May 12-13, 2015
Held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Event Sponsor: Red Cedar Technology

A block of ten 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 5/11 and check out is at 11:00 am on 5/14. To make a reservation, call 608-263-2600 and mention the Group Name “MAGIC.” Reservations must be received by the morning of April 18th, 2015. After that, reservations will be considered on a space and rate availability basis.

US Army TARDEC, US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, Caterpillar, MSC.Software, Simertis Gmbh, BAE Systems, Harley-Davidson, Oshkosh Corporation, Red Cedar Technology, John Deere, Energid, Dynamic Simulation Technologies, Mevea (Finland), SimLab Soft (Jordan), Progeneric, Hendrickson, Computational Dynamics Inc, Intuitive Dynamics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Iowa, University of Parma, University of Aarhus, University of Illinois at Chicago, Georgia Tech, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Beijing Institute of Technology.

The May edition of the Machine-Interaction Ground Consortium will follow a similar format as MAGIC 2014. Day one will be devoted to invited talks on modeling and simulation issues in machine ground-interaction, with a focus on: optimization in engineering product development, unmanned ground vehicles: from simulation to prototyping, tire modeling and simulation, and Real-time simulation. Day two will be split between the remaining invited talks and presentations/hands-on related to Chrono. Highlights: presentations related to Chrono-Engine, Chrono::Vehicle, Chorno::FSI, Chrono::Track, and Chrono embedding in 3rd party CAD tool.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015
(Location: Tong Auditorium, room 1003 Engineering Centers Building)
07:45 – 08:30 Guest check in
08:15 – 08:30 Introductions, Logistics and Goals of the Meeting, Prof. Dan Negrut, UW-Madison
08:30 – 09:00 “Real Time Simulation for Off-Road Vehicle Analysis,” Pasi Korkealaakso, Technical Director, Mevea (Finland) (Presentation Slides)
09:00 – 09:30 “Some Thoughts About Vehicle Dynamics Modeling & Correlation,” Dr. Xiaobo Yang, Oshkosh Corporation
09:30-09:45 Coffee Break
09:45 – 10:15 “Bio and Robophysical Locomotion On and In Granular Media: Experiments, Models and Challenges,” Prof. Daniel Goldman, Georgia Institute of Technology (Presentation Slides)
10:15 – 10:45 “Advances in Modern Design Exploration,” Dr. Bob Ryan, President and CEO at Red Cedar Technology
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 “Future Mechanics-Based CAD/Analysis Systems” Prof. Ahmed Shabana, University of Illinois at Chicago (Presentation Slides)
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch (catered)
12:30 – 13:00 “Game Theory-Inspired Evaluation of Ground Vehicle Autonomy,” Dr. Ryan Penning, Energid
13:00 – 13:30 “State of the Lab,” Prof. Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Presentation Slides)
13:30 – 14:15 Networking Break
14:15 – 14:45 “Micro-Mechanics and Model Parameters for Soil and Soil-Machine Interaction Applications,” Dr. Mustafa Alsaleh, Caterpillar (Presentation Slides)
14:45 – 15:30 “Machine Design from a Soil Point of View,” Prof. Ole Balling, Aarhus University, Denmark (Presentation Slides)
15:30 – 16:15 Networking Break
16:15 – 16:45 “Advances and Open Problems in Soil Modeling,” Prof. William Likos, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Presentation Slides)
16:45 – 17:15 “Tire Modeling Using Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis,” Prof. Hiroyuki Sugiyama, University of Iowa
17:15 – 18:00 Networking Break
18:00 – 18:30 “Modeling Ground Vehicle with Soft Soil and Fluid Interaction using Multibody Dynamics and Particle Methods,” Prof. T. Wasfy, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Presentation Slides)
18:30 – 19:00 Group Discussion. Wrap up. (PDF of Group Discussion Notes)
19:00 – 21:00 Happy Hour and Dinner, Steenbock’s on Orchard (Wisconsin Institute for Discovery)

Wednesday, May 13, 2017
(Location: Tong Auditorium, room 1003 Engineering Centers Building)
09:00 – 09:15 “Overview of 2nd Day, logistics issues,” Prof. Dan Negrut, UW-Madison
09:15 – 09:45 “Assessing the Performance of Computational Engineering Codes,” Omkar Deshmukh, M.S. Student, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)
09:45 – 10:15 “Integration of Chrono in a CAD Tool,” Ashraf Sultan, CEO, Simlab Soft (Presentation Slides)
10:15 – 11:00 Networking break
11:00 – 11:30 “Chrono Fluid-Solid Interaction,” Dr. Arman Pazouki, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)
11:30 – 12:00 “Interfacing Chrono and PhysBam,” Mridul Aanjaneya, Post-Doc student, UW-Madison
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (catered)
13:00 – 14:00 “Chrono-Engine Overview,” Professor Alessandro Tasora, University of Parma, Italy (Presentation Slides)
14:00 – 14:30 “Chrono-Parallel Overview,” Dr. Radu Serban, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)
14:30-15:00 “Support for DEM Simulation in Chrono,” Dr. Jonathan Fleischmann, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)
15:00-15:30 Networking break
15:30 – 16:00 “Chrono::Vehicle Overview,” Dr. Radu Serban, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)
16:00 – 16:30 “Preview of Tracked Vehicle Support in Chrono::Vehicle,” Dr. Holger Haut, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)
16:30 – 17:00 Wrap up, Networking