Magic 2016

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August 3-4, 2016
Held at the Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, MI

Event Sponsors: Altair and SmartUQ
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Day 1:
The Simulation-Based Engineering Lab at the University of Wisconsin – Madison will host the “Next Generation Mobility Modeling and Simulation” workshop on August 3, 2016, at the Suburban Collection Showplace, in Novi, Michigan. The workshop will bring together engineers and researchers whose contributions are expected to shape up the next generation of modeling and simulation tools for manned/unmanned vehicle off-road mobility. In a broader context, the workshop’s emphasis is on topics aligned with the mission of the NATO Applied Vehicle Technology Panel, which oversees the development of the next generation NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM). There will be networking opportunities throughout the day and a reception scheduled for the evening of August 3, 2016.

Day 2:
On August 4, MaGIC registrants will attend, at no additional cost, the NDIA’s 8th Annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium (GVSETS) Technical Sessions. The five GVSETS technical sessions include selected paper presentations on the following topics: Modeling, Simulation, Testing, and Validation (MSTV), Autonomous Ground Systems (AGS), Power and Mobility (P&M), Systems Engineering (SE), and Vehicle Electronics and Architecture (VEA). The window to submit abstracts has closed.


Location: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Michigan 48374
08:00-08:05 Welcome and Introduction, Dr. Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin Madison & Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar, U.S. Army TARDEC
08:05-08:10 Opening Remarks, Dr. David Gorsich, U.S. Army TARDEC
08:10-08:40 “Next Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model” Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar, U.S. Army TARDEC (Presentation Slides)
08:40-09:10 “Vehicle Dynamics: a Verification and Validation Perspective” Henry Hodges, NATC
09:10-09:25 First Morning Break
09:25-09:55 “Off-road vehicle mobility simulation using coupled flexible multibody dynamics, discrete element method, and smoothed particle hydrodynamics” Dr. Tamer Wasfy, Advanced Science and Automation Corp.
09:55-10:25 “Computational geomechanics for fluid-infiltrating, thermal-sensitive and partially frozen granular materials” Steve WaiChing Sun, Columbia University (Presentation Slides)
10:25-10:55 Second Morning Break
10:55-11:25 “Intelligent Vehicles and Robotics” Steve Peters, Open Source Robotics Foundation
11:25-11:55 “Computer simulations on today’s massively parallel architectures”, Joshua A. Anderson, University of Michigan
11:55-12:25 “Bridging the gaps between weather, mobility, and geospatial intelligence – delivering integrated knowledge-based toolsets supporting weather-informed decision making” John Eylander, U.S. Army ERDC
12:25-1:25 Lunch
13:25-13:55 “Satellite/Model Data Assimilation for Understanding Terrain and Soil Parameters” Andy Jones, Colorado State University (Presentation Slides)
13:55-14:25 “Delivering the Engineering Value of D-Wave’s Quantum Computer” Steve Reinhardt, D-Wave Systems, Inc. (Presentation Slides)
14:25-14:55 First Afternoon Break
14:55-15:25 “Lessons Learned When Quantifying Simulation Uncertainties” Dr. Mark Andrews, SmartUQ LLC
15:25-15:55 “Safe and Efficient Data-Driven Model Reduction for Critical Engineering Applications” Benjamin Peherstorfer, MIT (Presentation Slides)
15:55-16:10 Second Afternoon Break
16:10-16:40 “Project Chrono: An Integrated Software Solution for Ground Vehicle Mobility”, Radu Serban, University of Wisconsin Madison (Presentation Slides)
17:00-21:00 GVSETS Brickyard BBQ and Grand Prix Reception @ JD Racing Indoor Karting, 44225 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Novi, MI 48377 (Shuttle service available from the Hyatt Place Novi to JD Racing)