November 14-15, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus
2017 Sponsor: Intuitive Machines (Houston, TX)
- Registration fee: $200 per participant. Event is free for lab sponsors and participants from US government agencies such as US Army, etc. The registration fee includes catered lunch, snacks, coffee and non alcoholic drinks. The MaGIC registration allows participants to attend the subsequent 2.5 days Project Chrono software tutorial (Nov. 15-17) for free.
A block of rooms at the Hampton Inn Hotel will be available for MaGIC attendees to reserve for November 13-16. To make a reservation, call 608-255-0360 and mention the Group Name “MAGIC 17”, or click here. Reservations must be received by the morning of Ocotber 27, 2017. 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.
Access UW-Madison Wireless as a Guest
Refer to this link for instructions to login to UW-Madison’s wireless as a guest: https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=22915#guests
Participants (preliminary list)
US Army TARDEC, US Army ERDC, Oshkosh Corporation, Harley Davidson, Energid, RAMDO Solutions, Google, Council for Industrial Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa), SmartUQ, Dynamic Simulation Technologies, Mandli Technologies, Kinemetrix, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Iowa, University of Parma, Marquette University.
Overview of the November Meeting
Day one will be devoted to invited talks on modeling and simulation issues. Highlights: an overview of the Next Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model; quick overview of trends in Machine Learning; tracked and wheeled vehicle simulation in Chrono::Vehicle; connected and autonomous vehicle simulation; uncertainty quantification; and, trends in advanced computing. Day two will be split between the remaining invited talks and presentations/hands-on related to Project Chrono.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
(Location: Mechanical Engineering Building)
07:30-08:00 Guest check in
08:00-08:15 Introductions, Logistics and Goals of the Meeting, Dan Negrut, UW-Madison
08:15-08:45 “Down to ‘Earth’ Applications of Chrono at Intuitive Machines,” Steve Fitzgerald, Intuitive Machines
08:45-09:15 “An Overview of the Rocks3D Geomechanics Simulation Package: Focus on Performance,” Dr. Josh Danczyk, Caterpillar
09:15-9:45 Coffee Break/Networking
09:45-10:30 “Next Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM): An Overview of the Vision, Progress, and the End Game,” Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar, US Army TARDEC
10:30-11:00 “An Overview of MOBSIM: The South African Military Mobility Modelling Software,” J.D. Reinecke, Council for Industrial Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break/Networking
11:30-12:00 “Modeling Plowing and Cutting Processes in Soils,” James P. Hambleton, Professor, Northwestern University
12:00-13:15 Lunch (catered)
13:15-13:45 “Wheeled and Track Vehicle Simulation in Chrono::Vehicle,” Dr. Radu Serban, Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
13:45-14:15 “Development of Reliability Analysis and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (RAMDO)”, K. K. Choi, President, RADMO Solutions, and Professor, University of Iowa
14:15-15:00 Coffee Break/Networking
15:00-15:45 “Machine Learning: Myth and Reality,” Rob Novak, Professor and Computational Science Technical Lead, Grainger Institute for Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
15:45-16:15 “An Overview of the Wisconsin Autonomous Vehicle Proving Grounds (AVPG),” Peter Rafferty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
16:15-16:45 Coffee Break/Networking
16:45-17:15 “SmartUQ: Uncertainty Quantification and Management in Digital Engineering,” Dr. Peter Chien, President, SmartUQ
17:15-17:30 “Overview of the Master of Engineering in Data Analytics (MEDA) Distance Learning Program,” Wayne Pferdehirt, Program Director, Department of Engineering Professional Development
17:30-17:45 Wrap-up discussion, planning of next MaGIC event
19:00-21:00 Happy Hour and Dinner. Venue: Brasserie V on Monroe Street, Madison, WI
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017: Invited talks & Chrono-related presentations
(Location: Tong Auditorium 1003 ECB, Engineering Centers Building)
09:00-9:30 “Overcoming Uncertainty in Robotic Simulation and Control by Leveraging Deformable Terrain Modelling and High Fidelity Simulation,” Dr. Ryan Penning, Senior Robotic Research Engineer, Energid Technologies
09:30-10:00 “Using Chrono as a Virtual Testing Environment for Autonomous Vehicles on Granular Terrain,” Jon Fleischman, Professor, Marquette University
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break/Networking
10:30-11:00 “An industry perspective on opportunities for autonomous vehicle simulation” Eric Nutt, Chief Technical Officer, Mandli Communications
11:00-11:30 “Computational Dynamics with Chrono: from Watch Design to Historical Building Collapse Analysis,” Alessandro Tasora, University of Parma, Italy
11:30-12:00 “Overview of Research Projects in the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab,” Dan Negrut, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:00-13:00 Lunch (catered)
Project Chrono Tutorial
The hands-on Chrono tutorial will commence at the conclusion of the MaGIC event and be run by Radu Serban, Alessandro Tasora, Mike Taylor and Dan Negrut.
- Start date: Wednesday, November 15 @ 3 pm
- End date: Friday, November 17 @ 5 pm
- Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Emphasis: General Chrono functionality