Project Chrono Tutorial

January 9-13, 2017

Madison, Wisconsin


  • Dan Negrut and Radu Serban, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Alessandro Tasora, University of Parma, Italy


  • Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 1153ME
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Register Here!

Registration fees:

  • For participants from industry: $900
  • For participants from federal/state organizations: $300
  • For participants from academia: $200

Registration fee covers:

  • Training material
  • Reception (Tuesday evening)
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks each day of the tutorial (no breakfast/lunch on Monday)


A block of fifteen rooms at the Wisconsin Union Hotel are now available for Chrono Tutorial attendees to reserve. The rate is $149 per night for a double occupancy room. These are the only types of rooms available during these dates. Check in time is 3:00 pm on 01/08 and check out is at 11:00 am on 01/13. To make a reservation, call 608-263-2600 and mention the Group Name “Chrono.” Reservations must be received by the morning of December 20th, 2016. After that, reservations will be considered on a space and rate availability basis.

Note: for those that require state or federal rate hotel rooms, please mention this when booking. There are specific arrangements that need to be made when reserving your room.

For more information about hotel options in Madison, refer to this document.

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Day-by-day schedule pdf

Day 1: January 9, 2017

Day 2: January 10, 2017
  • General concepts of Multibody Dynamics pptx pdf

  • Basic MBS modeling support in Chrono pptx pdf

  • Visualization alternatives in Chrono pptx pdf

  • Hands on, basics of Chrono modeling pptx pdf

  • Handling of frictional contact in Chrono pptx pdf

  • Collision detection in Chrono pptx pdf

  • Solution methods: time steppers and linear solvers pptx pdf

  • Hands on, simulating friction and contact in Chrono pptx pdf

Day 3: January 11, 2017
  • Aspects related to parallel computing pptx pdf

  • Chrono::Parallel and support for granular dynamics pptx pdf

  • Chrono - Python interplay pptx pdf

  • Chrono::SolidWorks plugin pptx pdf

  • Support for robotics in Chrono pptx pdf

  • ANCF support for flexible body dynamics in Chrono pptx pdf

  • Co-rotational FEA in Chrono pptx pdf

  • Validation of the Chrono FEA solution pptx pdf

  • Chrono FEA API pptx pdf

  • Chrono FEA hands on pptx pdf

Day 4: January 12, 2017

Day 5: January 13, 2017
  • Co-simulation framework for vehicle/terrain simulation pptx pdf

  • Chrono interplay with MATLAB/Simulink pptx pdf

  • Chrono support for multi-physics pptx pdf

  • Looking ahead: Autonomous vehicle simulation support in Chrono pptx pdf

  • Feedback, course evaluation, wrap-up

© Simulation Based Engineering Laboratory, Dan Negrut 2017. SBEL is led by Mead Witter Foundation Professor Dan Negrut in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison

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