WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Meet Senior Decision Makers From International OEMs With The Following Job Titles:


Directors, Chiefs, Heads of, Supervisor, Managers And Specialists In The Following Areas:

  •     Lightweighting
  •     Lightweight Design
  •     CAE
  •     Virtual Design
  •     Staff Researcher
  •     Material Scientist        
  •     Technical Specialist
  •     Technical Lead
  •     Structural Analysis
  •     Simulation
  •     Modeling
  •     Mechanical Design
  •     R&D
  •     Materials
  •     Crashworthiness
  •     Vehicle Safety
  •     Simulation Technical
  •     FEA
  •     Metallic Materials
  •     Safety Performance
  •     Vehicle Engineering
  •     Concept Development
  •     Durability
  •     NVH
  •     Virtual Simulation
  •     Data Scientist
  •     CAE Modeling
  •     Crash Safety
  •     Advanced Vehicle
  •     Group Engineering
  •     Body Structures
  •     Lightweight Construction 
  •     Vehicle Weight
  •     Composites
  •     Polymers and Fluids
  •     Materials Concepts
  •     Lifecycle Assessment
  •     Sustainability

2017 CONFERENCE AGENDA

Day 1: Improve The Accuracy Of Modeling And Simulation Of Lightweight Composites And Adhesive Joining

Chaired By Fred Walker, CAE Lead Engineer, Aston Martin

8.50 Chair Opening Remarks

OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL SESSION FEATURING STRATEGIC LEVEL DECISION MAKERS FROM LEADING OEMS

9.00 Strategic-Level Perspectives On Methodologies For Modeling Composites And Adhesive Bonding Joints Whilst Reducing The Number Of Tests: What Are The Optimal Strategies? How Do You Model Variability?

This Keynote Panel Will Discuss The Current Landscape Of Modelling And Simulation For Composite Materials And Adhesive Bonding Joints With The View To Answer Important Questions:

  • Where are the current high costs for processing simulation testing and result?
  • What are the best strategies for reducing prototype test costs and create the most efficient modeling and simulation results?
  • How enhanced modeling and simulation techniques can contribute to the efficiency of overall manufacturing process?

Panelist: Jose Luis Galaviz, Tech Lead, FCA US LLC

Panelist: Dr Kathy Wang, CAE Lead, General Motors

Panelist: Nand Kochhar, Global Chief Engineer,Ford Motors Company

Moderated by: Fred Walker, CAE Lead Engineer, Aston Martin

9.40 Question and Answer Session

OEM CASE STUDIES: MODELING AND SIMULATION OF ADHESIVE JOINT

Delegates will benefit from a series of OEMs case studies on methodologies for modeling adhesive joints to better predict failure rates

CASE STUDY: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY MODEL ADHESIVE BONDING JOINTS

9.50 Addressing Complex Challenges And Predicting Future Development Of Modeling Adhesive Joints

  • What are the steps to successfully model a mixed-material joint using adhesive?
  • Understanding industry best practise for application of adhesive bonding to create a simulation model
  • How to accurately simulate adhesive bonding strength in a simulation

Dr. Reza Bihamta, CAE Expert, General Motors

10.20 Questions and Answer Session

10.30 Networking Break In Exhibition Area

CASE STUDY: ADHESIVE JOINTS FOR COMPOSITES TO UHSS

11.00 Develop New Techniques And Processes for Modeling Adhesive Joints Between UHSS And Composites

  • Seek out durability and fatigue of adhesive bonding joints in a high load setup
  • Model UHSS & composite characteristics following the use of adhesive bonding
  • Determine how corrosion can affect the adhesive joint in a simulation
  • Evaluate the modelling of composite to UHSS

Mohammed Omer, CAE Crash And Safety Engineer, Ford Motors Company 

11.30 Questions and Answer Session

PREDICTIVE SIMULATION OF ADHESIVE JOINT IN A CRASH SCENARIO

11.40 Structural adhesive characterization and computational modeling

  • Test methods to characterize structural adhesives.
  • Integration of mechanical properties in computational models.
  • Experimental tests for assessment of substructure and full vehicle computational models.

Professor Duane Cronin, University Research Chair in Impact Mechanics and Material Characterization, University of Waterloo

12.10 Questions and Answer Session

12.20 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area

MULTI-MATERIAL JOINING METHODS

13.20 Fatigue Failure And Modeling Of Spot Welds And Mechanical Joints Between Two Sheets Of Similar And Dissimilar Materials

  • Understand fatigue failure mechanisms of laser welds, adhesive joints, friction stir spot welds, resistance spot welds, ultrasonic spot welds, SPRs, clinch joints, and flow drill screws
  • Understand analytical solutions and tools to analyze fatigue failure of spot welds and joints.
  • Use analytical solutions to benchmark FEA results and analyze fatigue failure of spot welds and joints.

Dr Jwo Pan, Professor for Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

13.50 Questions and Answer Session

COMPOSITE MATERIALS

This section examines composite material models to better understand changes in material properties in a dynamic impact simulation scenario  

TESTING CAMPAIGNS FOR MATERIAL CARDS

14.00 Developing Innovative Methods In Building Composite Material Testing Cards For Simulation

  • Comprehending effective layouts and configuration for testing of composite material cards
  • Understand methodology for effective test campaigns to build material cards
  • How to accurately create material cards including weight dependency
  • How to spot signs of micro-cracking during material testing

Dr. P. K. Mallick, Director for CLAMP, University of Michigan

14.30 Questions and Answer Session

14.40 Networking Break In Exhibition Showcase Area

CASE STUDY: OEM METHODOLOGY ON HOW TO MODEL COMPOSITE MATERIAL

15.10 Streamlining The Complexity of Composite Material Modeling To Cut Turnaround Time For Simulation And Testing

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEM) of composite material trends
  • How to model shattering behaviour of composite material
  • Learn scope and limitation of CAE simulation
  • Understand how to achieve reliable, consistent material failure result
  • Understand the strategy on how to build and accurate CAE composite model

Abdul Motin, CAE Engineer, Ford Motor Company

15.40 Questions and Answer Session

OEM ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: MICROCRACKING
15.50 Improve Predictions For Micro-cracking To Optimize Composite Material Selection For Vehicle Desig n

  • What are the effects of micro-cracking in composite material cards?
  • How to identify a drop in the properties of material
  • How to conduct simulation processes of micro cracking without compromising the cost of several prototype testing campaigns.

16.45 Round Table Finding Presentation

17:00 Chair's Closing Remarks

17:10 - 18:10 Networking Drinks Reception In Exhibition Area

Day 2: Prediction Accuracy Optimisation For Failures In Metallic Material & Eliminate External Factors Affecting Simulation Data Of Welding And Fasteners

Chaired By Fred Walker, CAE Lead Engineer, Aston Martin

8.50 Chair's Opening Remarks

CASE STUDY: DESIGN AND AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, AN AEROSPACE PERSPECTIVE

09:00 Non conventional Laminate Design for High Performance Composites

  • Understand evolution of design and manufacturing methodologies for advanced CFRP composites
  • Learn about nonconventional laminate design and automated manufacturing
  • Compare conventional and nonconventional laminate designs
  • Observe failure characteristics of nonconventional composites
  • Learn about new trends in additive manufacturing of CFRP via 3D printing

Dr Zafer Gurdal, Chair Holder, McNair Center For Aerospace Innovation & Research

09.30 Questions and Answer Session

METALIC MATERIAL

This section examines metallic material, UHSS, Aluminium and Magnesium to improve existing modeling and simulation outcome

MODELLING UHSS STRUCTURE FAILURE

09.40 Systematic Approach to develop wheel separation strategy for IIHS small overlap through component simulation & testing while reducing full vehicle crash test numbers

  • Analyze UHSS structure failure in simulation
  • Examining controlled arm fracture and failure
  • Discover simulation and testing result for vehicle chassis in a full  crash simulation.

Michael Guerrero, Senior Research Engineer, Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center

10.10 Question and Answer Session

10.20 Networking Break In Exhibition Showcase Area

METALIC MATERIAL

This section examines metallic material, UHSS, Aluminium and Magnesium to improve existing modeling and simulation outcome

KEYNOTE CASE STUDY: ALUMINIUM MODELING

10.50 The all-Aluminium body structure of DB11. A lighter, stronger, more dynamic Aston Martin.

  • Optimization of Aluminium structures in DB11
  • A unique method for heat treatment of Aluminium alloys
  • Modelling of Aluminium structures for robust performance in high impact crash scenarios

Fred Walker, CAE Lead Engineer, Aston Martin

11.20 Questions and Answer Session

GROWING AND EVOLVING NDT TOOLS ON COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) VOXEL DATA ON LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS

11:30 Understanding software engineering tools on CT scans (Voids, Fiber Orientation, Metrology, Transport Phenomena, Foam)

  • Understanding what is Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Locate pores, holes, and inclusions and get detailed information about these defects
  • Performs virtual stress tests on your scanned part and help you assess the impact of discontinuities on the part's stability
  • Calculate, e.g., local fiber orientations, local fiber volume fractions, global fiber orientation distributions, and global volume fractions
  • Export analyzed material properties for use in your simulation software

Roger Wende, North America Manager, Volume Graphics

12.00 Questions and Answer Session   

12.10 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area

ALUMINIUM FORMING LIMIT  

13.10 New Methodologies For Predicting The Forming Limit Of An Aluminium Part In A Simulation

  • Know how to predict the forming limit of an aluminium part in a simulation
  • Understand when an aluminium part is deformed beyond its maximum limit
  • Introducing state of art methodology on aluminium forming limit

Steven Sheng, Formability Engineer, General Motors

13.40 Questions and Answer Session

MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF MAGNESIUM

13.50 Streamline Processes For Magnesium Modeling To Achieve Cost Efficiency

  • Evaluate how to magnesium model behaviour to closely represent stress and strain and safeguard accuracy being represented to the physical test
  • Consider the different reactions to the material during impact and how it impacts the overall structure of the vehicle
  • Discuss magnesium model and simulation techniques with suppliers on how to improve overall industry methods

Fadi Abu Farha, Assistant Professor, Clemson University

14.20 Questions and Answer Session

14.30 Networking Break In Exhibition Showcase Area

AHSS MODELING

15.00 Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Approach To Lightweighting With Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS)

  • Understand how multi-scale material modeling enables accelerated development of new materials
  • Understand features of new material models
  • Discover automotive structure lightweighting potential with 3rd generation AHSS

Dr. Vesna Savic, Senior Engineer, General Motors

15.30 Questions and Answer Session

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: EXAMINATION OF NOISE VIBERATION HARSHNESS (NVH) ON COMPOSITE MATERIAL

15.40 Eliminate NVH To Achieve Accurate Composite Material Simulation Results

  • What are the challenges NVH presents towards the performance of material mode       
  • What are the impacts of NVH on both metallic and composite structures
  • How NVH is impacting both external and internal sections of a vehicle

Moderated by: Fred Walker, CAE Lead Engineer, Aston Martin

16.40 Chair's closing remarks

16.50 Apple TV prize draw.

End of Conference

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