Agenda

May 5, 2015

Registration & Breakfast -7:15a - 8:15a

Training/Workshops*- 8:15a - 10:45a
  1. Powertrain Workshop
  2. Lightweight Design (Composites) Workshop
  3. System Level Simulation Workshop
  4. FEKO Training (all day continuous training)
  5. Mechatronics Lab - embedded development 100% graphically (all day continuous)

Break - 10:45a - 11:00a

Training/Workshops*- 11:00a - 1:30p

  1. Automotive/Occupant Safety Workshop
  2. Multi-Body Simulation Workshop
  3. Design Faster and Lighter: Applications of Topology Optimization in Additive Manufacturing
  4. FEKO Training (all day continuous training)
  5. Mechatronics Lab - embedded development 100% graphically (all day continuous)

Lunch- 1:30p - 2:30p

Training/Workshops*- 2:30p - 5:00p

  1. Advancements in Design Exploration and Optimization
  2. Multiphysics Simulation
  3. Altair HPC & Enterprise Software Workshops
  4. Altair NVH Solutions
  5. FEKO Training (all day continuous training)
  6. Mechatronics Lab - embedded development 100% graphically (all day continuous)


Join the Fiesta! Celebrate with Altair! - 5:00p - 8:00p

Join us Tuesday, May 5, 2015 for the Cinco de Mayo Welcome Reception.

At this reception you will have the opportunity to enjoy themed dinner and cocktails while networking comfortably with our exhibiting partners.

Fiesta


May 6, 2015

Registration & Breakfast - 7:30a - 8:15a

8:30a - 9:00a
James Scapa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Altair
Altair's Company Vision

9:15a - 10:00a
Mike Whitens, Director, Vehicle and Enterprise Science, Research, Ford Motor Company
Keynote Presentation - Innovation Driven Mobility

Break - 10:00a - 10:30a

10:30a - 11:15a
Franck Mouriaux, General Manager, Structures, RUAG Space 
Featured Presentation - Motivations, Opportunities and Challenges of Additive Manufacturing for Space Application

11:15a - 12:30p
  • James Dagg, CTO, Modeling/Visualization, Altair
  • Uwe Schramm, CTO, Solvers/Optimization, Altair
  • Sam Mahalingam, CTO, HPC/Cloud Solutions, Altair
  • Altair Software Vision: Inspiring the Innovators

    Lunch- 12:30p - 1:30p

    1:45p - 2:15p
    Erik Larson & Linus Fernandes, Altair
    Hyperworks Tips & Tricks - Modeling & Visualization

    2:15p - 2:35p
    Ulrich Jakobus, Altair
    What's New - FEKO Introduction

    Breakout Sessions** – 2:45p to 3:45p

    Performance Optimization

    1. David Bowen, Boeing - Cutting Edge Optimization Methods for the Aerospace Industry
    2. Robert Taylor, Optimal Structures - Teaching Aerospace Design Optimization
    3. Murthy Kowsika, Fiat Chrysler - Optimization of Suspension Characteristics to Improve Handling Response Using HyperStudy

    Lightweight Design

    1. Nicolas Kawski, STELIA Aerospace - Topology optimization of nose and forward fuselage
    2. Adrian Chapple, Gestamp - Optimisation based Chassis Design
    3. Julien Chausse, Team Rafale ETS - Design and Optimization of a High Performance C-Class Catamaran with Hyperworks

    Access to New Technology - Electromagnetics

    1. Ulrich Jakobus, Altair - Advances in EM Simulations
    2. Dan Aloi, Oakland University - The Use of Simulation (FEKO) to Investigate Antenna Performance on Mobile Platforms
    3. Martin Vogel, Altair - Mitigation of Electromagnetic Interference Problems in Automotive and Aerospace Industries

    Lead Time Reduction

    1. David Downing, AMCOR - Creation of Solver decks from CAD geometry
    2. Sundar Gopalan, Altair, on behalf of NuVasive - Solid Hex Meshing the Human Lumbar Spine
    3. Vali Farahani, CalsonicKansei North America - An Automated Head Impact Process Setup for Automobile Instrument Panel Application

    Break- 3:45p - 4:10p



    Breakout Sessions** – 4:10p to 5:30p


    Performance Optimization - Fluid Dynamics

    1. Marc Ratzel, Altair CFD Shape Optimization with HyperWorks
    2. Stuart Walker, Altair, on behalf of Procter & Gamble (P&G)-  Detailed CFD analysis of a plate heat-exchanger using HyperWorks
    3. Shi-Ing Chang, CalsonicKansei - CFD Simulation of an Automotive HVAC system
    4. Fabian Mauss, LOGE AB -  Lund Combustion Engineering

    Access to New Technology - Electromagnetics

    1. Debasish Banerjee, Toyota - Kilohertz Magnetic Field Manipulation for Automotive Applications
    2. CJ Reddy, Altair - Design and Analysis of FSS Radomes
    3. Chenchen Li, University of Texas-Austin - Modeling the Dynamic Radar Signatures of Wind Turbines Using FEKO
    4. CJ Reddy, Altair, on behalf of Eritek - Modeling Cellular/Wi-Fi Transmission Through Patterned Low-E Coated Window Glass

    Lead Time Reduction

    1. Cong Wang, General Motors -  Enablers in FE Processors for Modularization and Simulation Data Management
    2. Avinash Tadi, Automotive Lighting - Lead time reduction using Altair’s packaged solutions for Automotive Lighting
    3. Pei Guo, General Motors -  Subsystem Squeak & Rattle Analysis Using Altair’s SnRD Director
    4. Steve Walters, Honda OptiStruct improves efficiency in powertrain engineering by partnering with AVL/Excite

    Lightweight Design - 3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing

    1. Robert Taylor, Optimal Structures - Structural Component Design Optimization for Additive Manufacture
    2. Jerry Chung, American Axle - Manufacturable Axle Design Directly from Inspire Optimization Result
    3. Issmail Meskin, Valeo - Affordable composite to reduce mass in automotive
    4. Jaideep Bangal, solidThinking - Optimize for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing

    Come Party like MARTY & Rock with DOC!

    Join us at the Back to the Future Event on Wednesday, May, 6 from 5:30p - 8:30p.
    Travel Back To The Future at the ATC 2015 After Hours Social.

    Come see and experience the DeLorean time machine replica! This event will bring together colleagues, presenters, and product experts to gather in a casual and relaxed setting for strolling dinner and cocktails.

    Delorean-Time-Machine


    May 7, 2015

    Registration & Breakfast -7:30a - 8:30a

    8:30a - 9:15a
    Kevin Kerrigan, Senior Vice President, Automotive Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
    Keynote Presentation - Michigan; We run on Brainpower

    9:15a - 10:00a
    Ken Dudley, Senior Researcher, NASA LaRC
    Featured Presentation - A Multifunctional Aerospace Smart Skin Emerges from Computational Models and Physical Experiments

    Break - 10:00a - 10:30a

    10:30a - 11:15a
    Stewart (Denny) Moore, Principal Engineer, Applied Mechanics, General Dynamics, Electric Boat
    Featured Presentation - Shipbuilding Success in a Shrinking Defense Budget Era

    11:15a - 11:45a 
    Andrew Barr & Manohara Mariyappa
    Hyperworks Tips & Tricks - Solvers

    11:45a - 12:15a

    Richard Kolk & Peter Darnell, Altair
    What's New - VisSim Introduction, Model Based Development with VisSim Embedded

    Lunch- 12:15p - 1:15p

    Breakout Sessions** – 1:30p to 2:50p

    Performance Optimization

    1. Guilherme Carneiro, Fiat - Implementation of Global Platforms in Automotive Industry
    2. Fabio Bressan, Cytec Industries - Composite Material Characterization to design structures for non linear material conditions
    3. Jean Michel Terrier, Altair, on behalf of PSA/Ecole Polytechnique - Fine modeling of automotive component to capture the rupture
    4. Srikar Vallury, CoreTech System (Moldex3D) - Moldex3D and HyperWorks for Effective Design Validation, Optimization of Plastic Parts and Molds

    Lightweight Design - Composites

    1. Sascha Pazour, PART Engineering GmBH- Accurate Simulation of Short-Fiber-Reinforced Automotive Parts
    2. Subir Roy, Altair - Forming Simulation of Woven Composite Fibers and its Influence on Crash Performance
    3. Frank Abdi, AlphaStar - GENOA and Hyperwork integrated Advance Composite Product
    4. Greg Harte, Altair- Composite Optimization Manufacturing Process Link for Ply Book Output

    Lead Time Reduction

    1. Youn Park, Ford Motor Co. - Pedestrian Impact Simulation Process with HyperWorks
    2. Scott Janowiak, Mahle - Lead time reduction using Automatic Reporting Director (ARD) for MAHLE
    3. Mark Corritore, CalsonicKansei North America - An Automated Rigidity Cylinder Setup for Automotive Cockpit Module Rigidity Analysis
    4. James Smith, F-Tech - Automated Reporting Solution

    Break - 2:50p - 3:00p



    Breakout Sessions** – 3:00p to 4:20p


    Performance Optimization

    1. Edward Abramoski, Ford Motor Co. - Passenger Side Occupant Safety Simulation using RADIOSS
    2. Pardeep Jindal, Ford- Driver Occupant Safety Simulation using RADIOSS
    3. Francis Arnaudeau, Altair- Latest HyperWorks Developments for Automotive Safety Analysis
    4. Pak Lui, HPC Advisory Council - Performance Evaluation, Scalability Analysis, and Optimization Tuning of Altair HyperWorks’ Solvers on a Modern HPC Compute Cluster

    Access to New Technology

    1. Jeff Mentley, HBM nCode - Fatigue Life from Sine-on-Random Excitation
    2. Arthur Fairfull, Granta Design - Materials Gateway for HyperMesh – Enabling CAE to build on enterprise materials knowledge
    3. Kyung Choi, Ramdo Solutions - Development of Reliability Analysis and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (RAMDO) Software
    4. Neil Bishop, CAEfatigue Limited - Time v Frequency Domain Analysis For Large Automotive Systems Using CAEfatigue in Combination with Optistruct and Hyperview

    Lead Time Reduction - Vertical Applications

    1. Diwakar Krishnaiah Jeeda, General Motors-Cranktrain Components CAE Analysis automation Using Simlab
    2. Jeff Skinner, Thumb Tool & Engineering Ensuring Extrusion Product Quality at Die Design Stage
    3. Hari Palaniswamy, Altair Hot Stamping Process Simulation Using Integrated Structural and CFD Analyses

    * - Training Sessions:

    Each session is in a different room and will take place during the entire time listed.

    ** - Breakout Sessions:

    All presentations listed under that topic will take place in one room during the time listed.

    Feko Training

    The training includes in-depth instructions to the pre-processing and solver interface, CADFEKO and the post-processing interface, POSTFEKO. Following introduction to basic principles, there will be Hands-on examples demonstrating the capabilities of FEKO for various applications.

    What Will I Learn?

    • Latest features in CADFEKO
    • Features available in POSTFEKO
    • How to design and analyze antennas in FEKO
    • How to solve electromagnetic problems related to automotive industry, in FEKO

    Who Should Attend?

    • Anyone working in the field of Electromagnetics
    • Anyone working on Antennas, EMI/EMC, Bio-electromagnetics, etc.

    Speaker

    Martin Vogel

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 8:15am – 5:00pm
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    Lightweight Design (Composites) Workshop

    Attendees to this workshop will learn how to utilize the HyperWorks and Altair Partner Alliance suite of tools to design lightweight composite parts. The first portion of the workshop will demonstrate the process for designing a lightweight composite part including draping, ply shape concept design, and laminate detailed design within HyperWorks. The second portion of the workshop will demonstrate the simulation of an injection molded part utilizing HyperWorks and Altair Partner Alliance solutions.

    What Will I Learn?

    • Ply-based composite modeling in HyperWorks
    • Including draping simulation data in composite analysis and design optimization simulations
    • Ply shape concept design optimization with composite free-size technology
    • Laminate detailed design optimization with composite size technology
    • Simulating injection molded parts utilizing HyperWorks and Altair Partner Alliance solutions

    Who Should Attend?

    • Composite Structure & Design Engineers
    • Composite Structure & Design Engineering Managers

    Speakers

    Jeff Wollschlager and Sridhar Ravikoti

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 8:15am – 10:45am
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    Mechatronics Lab - embedded development 100% graphically

    In order to demonstrate that Model Based Development of Embedded Systems can be achieved without hand-coding a single line Altair has developed a complete Mechatronics Curriculum.

    The lab will illustrate on physical experiments how VisSim Embedded and Texas Instruments C2000 LaunchPads can be employed for embedded development.

    What Will I Learn?

    • Model based embedded Development
    • Automatic code generation
    • Support of chip peripherals like PWM, I/O, ...
    • Model-, Processor-, Hardware-In-The-Loop

    Who Should Attend?

    • Controls engineers interested in implementing their algorithms on target hardware
    • Lecturers interested in offering a Mechatronics Lab

    Speaker

    Richard Kolk

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 8:15am – 5:00pm
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    New Powertrain Simulation Technologies

    Attendees to this workshop will learn how HyperWorks offers a complete and efficient solution to model, simulate and optimize powertrain systems. Practical examples evaluating NVH, coolant and air flow (CFD), lubrication and thermal-mechanical durability load cases will be reviewed. Novel new optimization techniques for radiated noise, engine mount and overall crankcase light-weighting will be presented.

    What Will I Learn?

    • Multi-disciplinary simulation for flow, lubrication, strength, NVH, thermal-mechanical and durability of powertrain systems
    • Innovative new optimization techniques for powertrain design
    • Advantages of a single solver environment for NVH and thermal-mechanical simulation
    • Latest updates for parametric CAE template based model generation with Simlab

    Who Should Attend?

    • Powertrain simulation engineers Engineers interested in new optimization approaches for powertrain design

    Speakers

    Arnaud Sohier, Dave Mason, Nirmalkumar Subbaiah, and Manohara Mariyyapa

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 8:15am – 10:45am
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    System Level Simulation Workshop

    System simulation of today's complex products requires the integration of various physical subsystems like mechanics, hydraulics, controls and others. This workshop will demonstrate how Altair's HyperWorks product line can satisfy this requirement. Special emphasis will be given to the new 1d-system simulation capability allowing the combination of signal based and physical based modeling. Co-simulation with Multibody systems as well as the Functional Mock-Up Interface (FMI) will be illustrate by application examples.

    What Will I Learn?

    • 1d-simulations
    • Modeling and simulation of mechanical, hydraulic, controls, and electrical systems
    • Co-simulation
    • Employment of the Functional Mock-Up Interface

    Who Should Attend?

    • Engineers interested in system simulation
    • Engineers interested in combining signal based and physical modeling
    • Engineers interested in using 1d-simulation in the concept phase

    Speaker

    Michael Hoffmann

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 8:15am – 10:45am
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    Advancements in Design Exploration and Optimization

    Design innovation, competing requirements, design exploration, multiple models, compute resources and cloud computing. These are some of the key aspects and challenges that designers and engineers are faced with daily in their product development process. Join us for this workshop to learn how recent advancements in Altair OptiStruct and Altair HyperStudy can be applied for design optimization and exploration studies respectively. The topics that will be covered include the use of OptiStruct to optimize multiple models simultaneously through the Multi Model Optimization framework, the new and innovative lattice structure optimization for additive manufacturing or 3D printing, and the use of HyperStudy for design exploration in the cloud.

    What Will I Learn?

    • Multi Model Optimization with OptiStruct
    • How to design and optimize structures – lattice structures – manufactured by 3D printing techniques
    • What is new in design exploration
    • Case Study: Automotive Seat Design in the Cloud

    Who Should Attend?

    • Design engineers
    • CAE analysts
    • Engineering managers

    Speakers

    Warren Dias and Fatma Kocer

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 2:30pm – 5:00pm
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    Altair HPC & Enterprise Software Workshops

    Includes 3 components:

    1. What's New In PBS Professional 13.0
    2. collaborating With PBS Portal Products
    3. Software Asset Optimization

    Join us to understand:

    • What’s new in PBS Professional® 13.0, Altair’s market-leading workload manager
    • How Altair portals can simplify and help with collaboration in HPC & CAE computing environments
    • How Altair’s Software Asset Optimization (SAO) helps right-size your expensive software investments

    What Will I Learn?

    • What’s new in PBS Professional 13.0 – get an exclusive update on the new version!
    • Overview of Altair Portals (Compute Manager, Display Manager, Simulation Manager & PBS Analytics)
    • How to use SAO to improve utilization of software licenses

    Who Should Attend?

    HPC, IT admins, PLM/CAE decision makers and end users

    Speakers

    Samuel Goosen, Venkat Parameshwaran, Alhad Joshi

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 2:30pm – 5:00pm
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    Altair NVH Solutions

    This workshop introduce Altair full frequency and multi-physics solutions for solving the most pressing problems in the NVH field. It will provide an overview of Altair’s solutions designed to facilitate the best in class NVH design process at automotive OEMs, coupled with real-time demonstrations of key product features. The focus of the workshop is on effective NVH problem resolution.

    What Will I Learn?

    • Altair’s full frequency, multi-physics solvers
    • Advanced pre-processing for NVH engineers including full vehicle assembly and loadcase management
    • Advanced post-processing for effective root cause investigation and counter measure studies
    • Advanced acoustics solutions for trim modeling, noise reduction, and sound radiation
    • Use of dynamics reduction techniques (CMS and CDS superelements) to reduce runtime
    • Optimization and stochastics

    Who Should Attend?

    • NVH engineers and specialists
    • NVH managers

    Speaker

    Jianmin Guan

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 2:30pm – 5:00pm
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    Design Faster and Lighter: Applications of Topology Optimization in Additive Manufacturing

    When topology optimization is utilized to generate designs for additive manufacturing, many exciting new benefits present themselves (lightweight parts, stronger parts, no wasted materials, cost savings, etc.). This presentation will answer a number of questions. This presentation will include multiple real-world examples of companies using topology optimization to design for and enhance the benefits of additive manufacturing. It will also include hands on session using Inspire for additive manufacturing example.

    What Will I Learn?

    • What is topology optimization?
    • Why does topology optimization makes sense for additive manufacturing?
    • Who has been applying topology optimization?
    • What are the future opportunities?

    Who Should Attend?

    • Mechanical engineers who wants to apply topology optimization for additive manufacturing applications.
    • Anyone who wants to learn about future of design and manufacturing.
    • Anyone who wants to learn how industry is using this technology.

    Speaker

    Jaideep Bangal

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 11:00am – 1:30pm
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    Multi-Body Simulation Workshop

    In this workshop, learn how MotionSolve is used to design and evaluate new suspension systems, optimize the ride and handling characteristics of vehicles, assess system durability, simulate for low frequency vibration avoidance, design and optimize steering systems, and validate Mechatronics components

    What Will I Learn?

    • Why Use MotionSolve For Multi-body Dynamics Simulation
    • How customers are applying MotionSolve to solve real world applications
    • Live demo: How can I use MotionSolve to improve mechanical system performance
    • Hands-on training

    Who Should Attend?

    • Product development managers & directors
    • CAE product engineers and designers
    • Multi-body Engineers

    Speaker

    Keshav Sundaresh

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 11:00am – 1:30pm
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    Multiphysics Simulation

    Engineers are requiring ever more complex simulations in order to capture real world behavior of their products. One of the areas which is gaining emphasis is Multiphysics, or simulation that takes into account more than one of the traditional areas of CAE. This workshop will introduce you to this exciting and growing area of simulation.

    What Will I Learn?

    • An introduction to Multiphysics
    • How and why it applies
    • Altair’s vision for Multiphysics
    • Example applications

    Who Should Attend?

    • Engineers and managers interested in the trends of CAE

    Speaker

    Jon Quigley

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 2:30pm – 5:00pm
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

    Occupant Safety Workshop

    Streamline the process of occupant safety systems simulation by using RADIOSS for both sled and vehicle crash models. Altair engineers will demonstrate occupant safety simulation using HyperWorks for the complete cycle: set-up, component/sled simulation, post processing, DOE, optimization and robustness studies. In addition methods for airbag modeling (uniform pressure and FVM methods), stitching, folding, and packaging will be discussed.

    What Will I Learn?

    • Sled system simulation and safety system components simulation in RADIOSS
    • Airbag modeling and pre-simulation methods (folding, packaging etc.).
    • Model set-up of occupant safety system and template generation for post processing
    • DOE and optimization set-up

    Who Should Attend?

    • Occupant Safety CAE Engineers/Managers from OEM, Tier 1 and Engineering Services
    • Crash CAE Engineers/Managers from OEM, Tier 1 and Engineering Services

    Speaker

    Ravi Kodwani

    Complimentary Workshop

    Tuesday May 5, 2015 11:00am – 1:30pm
    Ford Motor Company CEC

    As there may be hands on examples, participants are requested to bring their own laptops/machines for the workshop.

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