Machine-Ground Interaction Consortium

Event Sponsor:

MSC Software

December 9th through 11th 2014, University of Wisconsin-Madison campus

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Day 1: Research Talks, Tuesday December 9th

08:00 – 08:30 Guest check in [Continental Breakfast]

08:30 – 08:45 Introductions, Logistics and Goals of the Meeting Professor Dan Negrut, UW-Madison

08:45 – 09:45 Keynote Talk: “Vehicle Mobility - Goals & Challenges” Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar US Army TARDEC: 45 min talk + 15 min Q&A

09:45 – 10:15 Talk: “Benchmark Problems For Machine-Ground Interaction Simulations” Dr. Mike McCullough, British Aerospace Engineering (BAE) Systems

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00 “Resistive Force Theory Models of Locomotion on Granular Media” Tingnan Zhang, Georgia Tech (Presentation Slides)

11:00 – 11:30 “Overview of the ADAMS Software - New Features and Future Developments” Mike Collingridge, Director of Development - System Dynamics, MSC.Software

11:30 – 12:30 Brownbag Lunch (catered)

[Marty Gustafson – UW Online Masters of Eng. Degree in Data Analysis: 5 m.]

[Peter Qian, Statistics Professor – Tools for Stat. Analysis & Dsgn. of Exp.: 5 m.]

[Radu Serban – overview of Wednesday’s Chrono hands-on module: 10 m.]

[Dan Negrut – overview of US Army Rapid Innovation Fund project: 10 m.]

12:30 – 13:00 “Modeling, Simulation, and Validation of Tracked Vehicles” Dr. Holger Haut, Simertis Gmbh, Germany (Presentation Slides)

13:00 – 13:15 Coffee Break

13:15 – 14:15 Keynote Talk: “Modeling & Simulation for Tank R&D Including Vehicle-Ground Interaction” Dr. Koki Jumonji, Head, Turret Chassis & Propulsion Research Section, Technical Research & Development Institute, Ministry of Defense, Japan: 45 min talk + 15 min Q&A (Presentation Slides)

14:15 – 15:00 Keynote Talk: “Virtual Prototyping at Caterpillar” Mr. Keven W. Hofstetter, Caterpillar Inc. (Presentation Slides)

15:00 – 15:45 Networking Break

15:45 – 16:15 “Structure-Based, Minimal Coordinate Dynamics for Mobile Robotics” Dr. Abhinandan Jain, Jet Propulsion Laboratory-NASA

16:15 – 16:45 “Flexible Body Simulation in MBDyn” Professor Pierangelo Masarati, Politecnico di Milano (Presentation Slides)

16:45-17:15 “Recent Developments in Computational Mechanics with Applications to Terrain Modeling” Professor Eftychios Sifakis, Computer Science, UW-Madison

17:15-17:45 “Solver Technologies in RecurDyn” Dr. Graham Sanborn, FunctionBay, South Korea

18:30 – 20:30 Happy Hour and Dinner at Steenbock’s on Orchard (Wisconsin Institute for Discovery)

Day 1 photo

Day 2: Project Chrono Overview, Wednesday December 10th


Tutorial slides pdf or pptx

(Tasora, Serban, Melanz, Taylor lead the tutorial)

  1. Description of the Chrono suite and of the Chrono::Vehicle vertical app
  2. Validation, software, documentation, and support
  3. Using Chrono for multibody dynamics-Basic features
  4. Using Chrono for multibody dynamics-Intermediate and Advanced features
  5. Hands-on tutorial: modeling and simulation of a slider-crank mechanism

Day 2 photo

Day 3: Chrono::Vehicle Tutorial for Army Collaborators, Thursday December 11th


Tutorial slides pdf or pptx

(Serban, Tasora, and Melanz lead the tutorial)

  1. Using Chrono::Vehicle for wheeled vehicle modeling, simulation, and visualization
  2. Hands-on tutorial: vehicle modeling using templates
  3. Hands-on tutorial: creating new subsystem templates

Day 3 photo

© 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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