Democratizing CAE will be the focus of an extensive mini-symposium within the NAFEMS 2016 Americas Conference taking place June 7-9 in Seattle. Building on last year’s pathbreaking Democratizing CAE webinar series hosted by NAFEMS Americas—itself a follow-on from a seminal forum on the topic at the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress—the mini-symposium will feature a rich array of proof-point case studies showing how engineering organizations across a wide range of industries are putting democratized CAE into practice today (click session titles to view presentation abstracts):
- Yes! Product Engineers with Limited CAE Expertise Can Safely Run Complex Simulation Using Simulation Apps, Malcolm Panthaki, Tim Keer, Comet Solutions, Inc.; Jeremy Jarrett, Kinetic Vision; Forrest Burney, BWAY Corp.
- “Democratization of Simulation” in an Automotive Supplier, Glen Steyer, Ravi Desai, American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
- Knowledge Capture for Multidisciplinary STOP Analysis, Tory Scola, Rebecca Stavely, Trevor Jackson, Charlie Boyer, Chad Stimson, Jim Osmundsen, Craig Turczynski, Josh Fody, Luke Murchison, Chris Hostetler, Tony Cook, Shane Seaman, NASA Langley Research Center
- Use of Meta-Codes and Webapps to Democratize High-End Structural Analysis and Optimization, M. Zack Eckblad, Intel Corporation; Malcolm Panthaki, Comet Solutions, Inc.
- Toward the Democratization of CAE with Software Containers, Wolfgang Gentzsch, Burak Yenier, UberCloud
- Moving CAE from Perspiration to Inspiration, Hugues Jeancolas, MSC Software Corporation
- Simulation for Everyone: Techniques to Help Democratize Simulation, Imran Riaz, Sanjay Ranganayakulu, ANSYS, Inc.
- Democratizing a Multivariate Statistical Model Validation Method through an Intelligent Fit-for-Purpose App, Juan Betts, Front End Analytics LLC
- Towards Cognitive Computer-Aided Engineering, Stefan Suwelack, Markus Stoll, Manuel Serf, Nikola Bursac, Albert Albers, Rolf Bendl, Rüdiger Dillmann, Stefanie Speidel, Karlsruhe Institute für Technologie (KIT)
- AweSim: A Platform for Web-Based HPC Applications, Alan Chalker, Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC)
- Cloud-Based Multiphysics Computational Simulation Applications, Jeff Crompton, Kyle Koppenhoefer, AltaSim Technologies LLC
- Technical Requirements for the Deployment of Engineering Simulation Apps, Ricardo Actis, Barna Szabo, Engineering Software Research & Development, Inc. (ESRD)
A particular highlight promises to be the concluding session with its state-of-the-practice review and outlook, lessons-learned perspective from a leading practitioner, and wrap-up panel discussion:
- Democratization Using Simulation Apps: Wading through the Hype! Where Do We Go From Here? Malcolm Panthaki, Comet Solutions, Inc.
- Lessons Learned from an Enterprise Practitioner, Glenn Valine, GKN Driveline
- Panel Discussion: Democratization
In the panel session, users and vendors will discuss the impact of democratization and the importance of capturing and reusing expertise in a way that extends and expands the use of simulation in product development processes. The panel will be led by:
- Glenn Valine, GKN Driveline
- Juan Betts, Front End Analytics
User representatives on the panel:
- Sreevidhya Anandavally, Magna International
- Ravi Desai, American Axle & Manufacturing
- M. Zack Eckblad, Intel
- Jeremy Jarrett, Kinetic Vision
- Tory Scola, NASA Langley Research Center
- Stefan Suwelack, KIT
Vendor representatives on the panel:
- Ricardo Actis, ESRD
- Alan Chalker, AweSim/OSC
- Jeff Crompton, AltaSim Technologies
- Hugues Jeancolas, MSC Software
- Malcolm Panthaki, Comet Solutions
- Imran Riaz, ANSYS
- Burak Yenier, UberCloud
The mini-symposium will be chaired by industry veteran Dr. Dennis Nagy of BeyondCAE.
For subject-matter background, see our coverage of NAFEMS Americas’ Democratizing CAE webinar series:
- Democratizing CAE: Simulation Apps Offer Potential Hundredfold Growth in CAE Usage
- Expert Knowledge Captured and Reused for Design Space Exploration
- Democratizing CAE with SPDM at GKN Driveline
- Simulation apps shrink costs, time-to-market for packaging container manufacturer
- New frontiers in simulation process automation