The 2018 VR&D Users Conference was a great success. We would like to thank those of you who attended the 2018 VR&D Users Conference in Plymouth, Michigan and especially to those who presented. We had many informative presentations from experts in their respective fields, with lively question and answer sessions after each one. Each presentation highlighted new and innovative ways of using VR&D’s optimization technology in various industries.
We appreciate the support and hope to see everyone at our next Users conference.
|Time||Presentation Title||Name of the presenter|
|08.00 AM||Registration Begins|
|08.30 AM||Welcome||Dr. Gary Vanderplaats, VR&D|
|08.45 AM||Keynote Address: Approaching New Vehicle Development Holistically||Dr. Simon Xu, Engineering Manager at General Motors|
|09.30 AM||VR&D Product Presentation||Mr. Juan Pablo Leiva, VR&D|
|10.00 AM||COFFEE BREAK|
|10.20 AM||Analysis led Design via Optimization||Mr. Kevin Brittain, Cummins|
|10.45 AM||Advanced Capability & Application of GENESIS Software: Topology Optimization||Mr. Ranga Chakravarty, General Motors|
|11.10 AM||The GENESIS of Corvette Racing, Seat Construction:
Designing out of the Box… You’ve Cornered Yourself Into
|Mr. Grant Browning, Pratt & Miller|
|11.35 AM||Design Automation and Upcoming Features in VisualDOC||Mr. Rohan Bokil, VR&D|
|12.00 PM||LUNCH BREAK|
|01.00 PM||Democratization of Topology Optimization with GENESIS & CREO||Dr. Andreas Vlahinos, AES|
|01.25 PM||Topological Optimization Case Histories at GE Healthcare||Mr. Doug Grant, GE Healthcare|
|01.50 PM||Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM):Topology Optimization using GENESIS and Current Challenges||Dr. Chandan Mozumder, General Motors|
|02.15 PM||MESHWORKS – Fast modeling tools for non-parametric &
|Mr. Ray Chaney, DEP|
|02.40 PM||Multimaterial Lightweighting Door System Using Optimization-Led
Design Software ACP OpDesign
|Dr. Akbar Farahani, ETA|
|03.05 PM||COFFEE BREAK|
|03.25 PM||Structure Integration and Design Optimization in the Vehicle Architecture Development||Dr. Siliang Zhang, PATAC|
|03.50 PM||Optimization in the presence of bifurcations: A simple crash example||Dr. Edmondo Di Pasquale, Simtech|
|04.15 PM||A Case Study on Clean Side Duct Radiated Shell Noise Prediction||Dr. Ringo Zhang and John White, FCA|
|04.40 PM||Advanced Capability & Application of GENESIS Software: Sizing Optimization||Mr. Ranga Chakravarty, General Motors|
|05.05 PM||TECHNICAL PRESENTATION END|
|05.05 PM||Networking Session/Social hour|
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A Special Thanks to our Sponsors
The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Road Plymouth, Michigan 48170
(Click here to get direction)
Ample of free parking space is available for conference attendees.
October 2, 2018
Free of cost but early registration is required.
Hotel Booking Information:
We have reserved a limited number of rooms for guests needing accommodation. You can make reservation either by visiting website at The Inn at St. John’s or by calling the hotel at 734-414-0600 and mentioning group name, Vanderplaats Research & Development Inc. to get group booking discount. Reference code for website booking is VR100118Z. Please book directly before September 17, 2018.
Top reasons to attend the conference:
- Learn the latest developments in Simulation and Optimization Technology.
- Learn about the latest enhancements in GENESIS, Design Studio, VisualDOC, SMS, GSAM/GTAM, ESLDYNA, and other VR&D software.
- See how VR&D users are utilizing our latest design optimization resources.
- Share experiences and novel results obtained from using VR&D solutions.
- Discuss future developments that you would like to see in VR&D software for the benefit of your company’s products.
- Free training workshops from experts on October 4th & 5th at our Novi office.
- Reception and networking event.