SBEL and WACC frequently host consortia that invite modeling, simulation, and visualization experts to present on research on the application of advanced computing to problems in engineering. These events bring together a diverse, international group of researchers from industry, start-ups, government, and academia.
The May edition of the Machine-Ground Interaction Consortium will follow a similar structure as last year’s meeting in December. Researchers from around the world will present research talks on trends in vehicle-ground interaction siumulation and high performance computing. An in-depth tutorial of Chrono for tracked-vehicle dynamics will be conducted on the second day.
The first Machine-Ground Interaction Consortium was held from December 9th-11th 2014. The event was a huge success, with over 40 people participating in presentations on modeling and simulation of vehicle-ground interaction. Over 25 people took part in the second day’s hands-on tutorial of Project Chrono. MAGIC drew a diverse group of researchers from the U.S. Army TARDEC, Caterpillar, MSC Software, the Japanese Ministry of Defense, NASA, among others.
The May 2014 edition of W-FACE focused on machine-ground interaction issues related to terrain/soil modeling, tire modeling, and vehicle-terrain interactions.
The first edition of W-FACE brought together distinguished researchers from many prominent institutions to discuss the state-of-the art in hardware and software used for modeling, simulation, and visualization. Participants included 3M, Altair, Boeing, Caterpillar, Cooper Industries, GlaxoSmithKline, John Deere, MathWorks, MSC Software, Motionport, Nvidia, Oshkosh Corporation, Xerox, Proctor & Gamble, and the U.S. Army TARDEC.