Wisconsin Forum On Advanced Computing In Engineering - 2014
Focus of the event:
1) Collaborate on a pre-competitive basis to identify and investigate modeling, simulation, and validation techniques that place us collectively in a position to address machine-ground interaction grand challenges, including the following: a) Accurate and efficient terrain/soil modeling b) Tire modeling for off-road analysis c) Characterization of vehicle/terrain interaction for wheeled and tracked vehicle mobility d) Characterization of implement/terrain interaction for applications such as digging, drilling, etc. 2) Serve as a forum that aligns academic research with industry needs 3) Facilitate university-to-industry technology transfer 4) Train a new generation of engineers in theoretical, computational, and practical aspects related to the topic of machine ground interaction.
Keynote talk: Virtual Product Development at Caterpillar (Dr. Alsaleh)
Keynote Talk: Multi-Body Dynamic Simulation in the Motorcycle Development Process at Harley-Davidson (Barry Hoff, Harley-Davidson)
Advances in Tire/Terrain Modeling and Simulation (Dr. Justin Madsen, Postdoc, UW-Madison)
An Absolute Nodal Coordinate Formulation Tire Model for Ground Mobility Simulation Professor Hiroyuki Sugiyama, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Event Schedule - Tuesday May 13th
Chrono, a Software Capability for Computational Dynamics Problems (Professor Tasora, Italy)
TBA - Steven Peters, Open Source Robotics Foundation, Mountain View, CA
Round Table Discussion [Brown Bag Lunch]: MaGIC – The Machine-Ground Interaction Consortium:
Discussion points: o Is there a need? o What would the vision be? o Strategic details: milestones, deliverables o Operation details: pre-competitive basis participation, consortium structure, meeting frequency, etc.
Will you attend the social that will be held the night of the first day of the event?
Example: Vilas Associate Professor Dan Negrut received his Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Iowa, working under the supervision of Carver Distinguished Professor Edward J. Haug. After graduation, he spent six years as engineer at Mechanical Dynamics, Inc., a software company located in Ann Arbor, MI. In 2004 he served as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. He spent 2005 as Visiting Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division. At the end of 2005 he joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he leads the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab (http://sbel.wisc.edu). The lab currently operates the third fastest supercomputer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2012, he co-founded and is the current director of the Wisconsin Applied Computing Center. Sponsors of his research include the National Science Foundation, US Army, NASA, Nvidia, AMD, Caterpillar and several other national and international industry partners. Dan’s research focuses on high performance computing and large scale multibody dynamics. In 2009, he received a National Science Foundation Career Award. Since 2010 he has been an NVIDIA CUDA Fellow. In 2012, he received the College of Engineering Harvey Spangler Award for Technology Enhanced Instruction. He is a 2014-2016 Vilas Associate Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.