Magic 2017

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November 14-15, 2017
Held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Event Sponsor: Intuitive Machines (Houston, TX)

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A block of rooms at the Hampton Inn Hotel will be available for MaGIC attendees to reserve for November 13-16. To make a reservation, call 608-255-0360 and mention the Group Name “MAGIC 17”, or click here. Reservations must be received by the morning of Ocotber 27, 2017. After that, reservations will be considered on a space and rate availability basis.

US Army TARDEC, US Army ERDC, Oshkosh Corporation, Harley Davidson, Energid, RAMDO Solutions, Google, Council for Industrial Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa), SmartUQ, Dynamic Simulation Technologies, Mandli Technologies, Kinemetrix, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Iowa, University of Parma, Marquette University.

Day one will be devoted to invited talks on modeling and simulation issues. Highlights: an overview of the Next Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model; quick overview of trends in Machine Learning; tracked and wheeled vehicle simulation in Chrono::Vehicle; connected and autonomous vehicle simulation; uncertainty quantification; and, trends in advanced computing. Day two will be split between the remaining invited talks and presentations/hands-on related to Project Chrono.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
(Location: Room 1025 ECB, Engineering Centers Building)
07:30-08:00 Guest check in
08:00-08:15 Introductions, Logistics and Goals of the Meeting, Dan Negrut, Professor, UW-Madison
08:15-08:45 “Down to ‘Earth’ Applications of Chrono at Intuitive Machines,” Steve Fitzgerald, Intuitive Machines
08:45-09:15 “An Overview of the Rocks3D Geomechanics Simulation Package: Focus on Performance,” Dr. Josh Danczyk, Caterpillar
09:15-9:45 Coffee Break/Networking
09:45-10:30 “Wheeled and Track Vehicle Simulation in Chrono::Vehicle,” Dr. Radu Serban, Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:30-11:00 “An Overview of MOBSIM: The South African Military Mobility Modelling Software,” J.D. Reinecke, Council for Industrial Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break/Networking
11:30-12:00 “Modeling Plowing and Cutting Processes in Soils,” James P. Hambleton, Professor, Northwestern University
12:00-13:15 Lunch (catered)
13:15-13:45 “Development of Reliability Analysis and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (RAMDO)”, K. K. Choi, President, RADMO Solutions, and Professor, University of Iowa
13:45-14:15 “Overview of Synchrono – A Platform for Physics-Based Multi-Agent Simulation,” Dan Negrut, Professor, UW-Madison
14:15-15:00 Coffee Break/Networking
15:00-15:45 “Machine Learning: Myth and Reality,” Rob Nowak, Professor and Computational Science Technical Lead, Grainger Institute for Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
15:45-16:15 “An Overview of the Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds (AVPG),” Peter Rafferty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
16:15-16:30 “Overview of the Master of Engineering in Data Analytics (MEDA) Distance Learning Program,” Wayne Pferdehirt, Program Director, Department of Engineering Professional Development, UW-Madison
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break/Networking
17:00-17:30 “SmartUQ: Uncertainty Quantification and Management in Digital Engineering,” Dr. Peter Chien, President, SmartUQ
17:30-17:45 Wrap-up discussion, planning of next MaGIC event
17:45-18:30 Networking
19:00-21:00 Happy Hour and Dinner. Venue: Brasserie V on Monroe Street, Madison, WI

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
(Location: Room 1025 ECB, Engineering Centers Building)
09:00-9:30 “Overcoming Uncertainty in Robotic Simulation and Control by Leveraging Deformable Terrain Modelling and High Fidelity Simulation,” Dr. Daniel Melanz, Senior Robotic Research Engineer, Energid Technologies
09:30-10:00 “Using Chrono as a Virtual Testing Environment for Autonomous Vehicles on Granular Terrain,” Jon Fleischman, Professor, Marquette University
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break/Networking
10:30-11:00 “An industry perspective on opportunities for autonomous vehicle simulation,” Eric Nutt, Chief Technical Officer, Mandli Communications
11:00-11:30 “Computational Dynamics with Chrono: from Watch Design to Historical Building Collapse Analysis,” Alessandro Tasora, University of Parma, Italy
11:30-12:00 “Overview of Research Projects in the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab,” Dan Negrut, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:00-13:00 Lunch (catered)