Machine-Ground Interaction Consortium

May 12-13, 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus


Event Sponsored by Red Cedar Technology

Machine-Ground Interaction Consortium


A block of ten rooms at the Wisconsin Union Hotel are now available for MAGIC attendees to reserve. The rate is $130 per night for a single occupancy room. Check in time is 3:00 pm on 5/11 and check out is at 11:00 am on 5/14. To make a reservation, call 608-263-2600 and mention the Group Name “MAGIC.” Reservations must be received by the morning of April 18th, 2015. After that, reservations will be considered on a space and rate availability basis.

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


US Army TARDEC, US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, Caterpillar, MSC.Software, Simertis Gmbh, BAE Systems, Harley-Davidson, Oshkosh Corporation, Red Cedar Technology, John Deere, Energid, Dynamic Simulation Technologies, Mevea (Finland), SimLab Soft (Jordan), Progeneric, Hendrickson, Computational Dynamics Inc, Intuitive Dynamics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Iowa, University of Parma, University of Aarhus, University of Illinois at Chicago, Georgia Tech, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Beijing Institute of Technology

Official Participant List

Overview of the May Meeting:

The May edition of the Machine-Interaction Ground Consortium will follow a similar format as MAGIC 2014. Day one will be devoted to invited talks on modeling and simulation issues in machine ground-interaction, with a focus on: optimization in engineering product development, unmanned ground vehicles: from simulation to prototyping, tire modeling and simulation, and Real-time simulation. Day two will be split between the remaining invited talks and presentations/hands-on related to Chrono. Highlights: presentations related to Chrono-Engine, Chrono::Vehicle, Chorno::FSI, Chrono::Track, and Chrono embedding in 3rd party CAD tool.

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Tuesday, May 12th: Invited talks on machine-ground interaction topics

(Location: Tong Auditorium, room 1003 Engineering Centers Building)

07:45 – 08:30 Guest check in

08:15 – 08:30 Introductions, Logistics and Goals of the Meeting, Prof. Dan Negrut, UW-Madison

08:30 – 09:00 “Real Time Simulation for Off-Road Vehicle Analysis,” Pasi Korkealaakso, Technical Director, Mevea (Finland) (Presentation Slides)

09:00 – 09:30 “Some Thoughts About Vehicle Dynamics Modeling & Correlation,” Dr. Xiaobo Yang, Oshkosh Corporation

09:30-09:45 Coffee Break

09:45 – 10:15 “Bio and Robophysical Locomotion On and In Granular Media: Experiments, Models and Challenges,” Prof. Daniel Goldman, Georgia Institute of Technology (Presentation Slides)

10:15 – 10:45 “Advances in Modern Design Exploration,” Dr. Bob Ryan, President and CEO at Red Cedar Technology

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30 “Future Mechanics-Based CAD/Analysis Systems” Prof. Ahmed Shabana, University of Illinois at Chicago (Presentation Slides)

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch (catered)

12:30 – 13:00 “Game Theory-Inspired Evaluation of Ground Vehicle Autonomy,” Dr. Ryan Penning, Energid

13:00 – 13:30 “State of the Lab,” Prof. Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Presentation Slides)

13:30 - 14:15 Networking Break

14:15 - 14:45 “Micro-Mechanics and Model Parameters for Soil and Soil-Machine Interaction Applications,” Dr. Mustafa Alsaleh, Caterpillar (Presentation Slides)

14:45 – 15:30 “Machine Design from a Soil Point of View,” Prof. Ole Balling, Aarhus University, Denmark (Presentation Slides)

15:30 – 16:15 Networking Break

16:15 – 16:45 “Advances and Open Problems in Soil Modeling,” Prof. William Likos, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Presentation Slides)

16:45 – 17:15 “Tire Modeling Using Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis,” Prof. Hiroyuki Sugiyama, University of Iowa

17:15 – 18:00 Networking Break

18:00 – 18:30 “Modeling Ground Vehicle with Soft Soil and Fluid Interaction using Multibody Dynamics and Particle Methods,” Prof. T. Wasfy, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Presentation Slides)

18:30 – 19:00 Group Discussion. Wrap up. (PDF of Group Discussion Notes)

19:00 - 21:00 Happy Hour and Dinner, Steenbock’s on Orchard (Wisconsin Institute for Discovery)

(Location: Tong Auditorium, room 1003 Engineering Centers Building)

09:00 – 09:15 “Overview of 2nd Day, logistics issues,” Prof. Dan Negrut, UW-Madison

09:15 - 09:45 “Assessing the Performance of Computational Engineering Codes,” Omkar Deshmukh, M.S. Student, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)

09:45 - 10:15 “Integration of Chrono in a CAD Tool,” Ashraf Sultan, CEO, Simlab Soft (Presentation Slides)

10:15 – 11:00 Networking break

11:00 – 11:30 “Chrono Fluid-Solid Interaction,” Dr. Arman Pazouki, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)

11:30 – 12:00 “Interfacing Chrono and PhysBam,” Mridul Aanjaneya, Post-Doc student, UW-Madison

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (catered)

13:00 – 14:00 “Chrono-Engine Overview,” Professor Alessandro Tasora, University of Parma, Italy (Presentation Slides)

14:00 – 14:30 “Chrono-Parallel Overview,” Dr. Radu Serban, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)

14:30-15:00 “Support for DEM Simulation in Chrono,” Dr. Jonathan Fleischmann, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)

15:00-15:30 Networking break

15:30 – 16:00 “Chrono::Vehicle Overview,” Dr. Radu Serban, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)

16:00 – 16:30 “Preview of Tracked Vehicle Support in Chrono::Vehicle,” Dr. Holger Haut, UW-Madison (Presentation Slides)

16:30 – 17:00 Wrap up, Networking

© 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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