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A CIMdata Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council Workshop


Wednesday, June 25, 2014
GE Aviation Brian H. Rowe Learning Center
One Neumann Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Welcome Reception at The Blue Goose Sports Bar, 11060 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
    Please join us for beers, burgers, and networking.
Morning Sessions - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | Welcome and Introduction
    Dr. Keith Meintjes, Simulation & Analysis Practice Manager, CIMdata [Bio]
  • 8:45 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. | Simulation Automation
    Ravi Desai, Director, CAE & CAD Product Engineering, American Axle & Manufacturing [Bio]
    Engineering even at its finest, is an iterative process. Active knowledge and data management is critical to the “first time capable designs”. In today’s global multi-location engineering environment, it is imperative that design and simulation processes are executed in a consistent and error free mode all the time. Automating simulation processes is a way to achieve increased productivity while driving standardization and enabling forward deployment. This presentation will review various approaches, efforts involved, and cost/benefit analysis of automating simulation processes used in designing a complex automotive driveline system. Simulation automation is an essential tool in any modern engineering organization.
  • 9:25 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. | Real Life Challenges with Simulation Data Management
    Arun Ramaratnam, Engineering Systems Project Leader, PLM and Engineering IT, Cummins Filtration [Bio]
    With increased emphasis on simulation-led design, engineers are working on simulations more than ever. Data generated by simulations are typically large in size. Effectively managing the data promotes re-use and reduces simulation cycle time. Managing simulation data doesn’t get any easier for global companies with multiple locations considering the simulation file sizes. This presentation talks about the challenges faced by global companies to get the right information, at the right time, to the right person, in the quickest possible way.
  • 10:05 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. | Networking Break
  • 10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Simulation Market Trends and Analysis
    Dr. Keith Meintjes, Simulation & Analysis Practice Manager, CIMdata [Bio]
    Simulation solution providers are continuing to expand their capabilities, particularly for up-front multidiscipline and systems analysis. Simulation continues as one of the fastest-growing components of PLM, though CIMdata’s research shows the growth rate slowed in 2013. Issues of efficiency and sustainability continue to present new challenges for simulation. This presentation will share some of those challenges and show how simulation can play a critical supporting role.
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 .m. | Panel Discussion: Simulation at the Leading Edge
    Moderated by Dr. Keith Meintjes, Simulation & Analysis Practice Manager, CIMdata [Bio]
    – Jon Quigley, Director of Multiphysics, Altair Engineering [Bio]
    – David L. Conover, Chief Technologist, Mechanical Products, ANSYS[Bio]
    – Malcolm Panthaki, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Comet Solutions [Bio]
    – Dr. Mahesh Turaga, Technical Director for Aerospace, Dassault Systèmes [Bio]
    – Michael Bloor, Chief Operating Officer, ESI North America [Bio]
    – Paul Caito, Director, CAE Center of Excellence, Siemens PLM Software [Bio]

    Leading solution providers gather to discuss the status and current issues for simulation and analysis. These include: leveraging simulation to support and enable systems engineering; simulation data management – why the slow rate of adoption; the rise of multi-discipline simulation; and democratizing simulation for wider use.
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Networking Over Lunch
Afternoon Sessions – Wednesday, June 25, 2014
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. | Implementing Automated CAE and Data Management
    Dan Turk, Principal Systems Engineer, Honda R&D Americas [Bio]
    Honda R&D Americas has developed and implemented automated CAE tools for design engineers and simulation experts. The tools utilize best in class industry applications in an integrated manner that manages the flow of information and controls the automation from application to application.This presentation will cover the project goals, requirements, struggles, failures and successes. The presentation will include some illustrated examples that show the integration methods and the types of solutions obtained.
  • 1:40 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. | Maturity Assessments Theory & Practice
    John MacKrell, Vice President, Systems Engineering Knowledge Council Lead, CIMdata [Bio]
    The discussion in this session will center on the use of a maturity model to evaluate an organization’s current state in the use of S&A across three domains of expertise (technology, process, and organization) vs. best practices for S&A. The assessment can also help organizations select a desirable to-be state and the actions required to achieve that state. Such a model will be described and an example shown. Furthermore, the potential of linking the levels of maturity to benefits will be described.
  • 2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. | Networking Break
  • 2:40 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. | Working Session: Managing simulation as a strategic capability for sustained competitive advantage
    Facilitated by Dr. Keith Meintjes, Simulation & Analysis Practice Manager, CIMdata [Bio]
    The CIMdata Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council focuses on the effective use of simulation for product and manufacturing system development. The research agenda is driven by the members and has recently included Simulation Governance and the Democratization of Simulation. CIMdata is also developing a detailed scorecard and capability assessment for simulation. This tool assesses capability and best practices on a 5-point scale over many aspects of simulation. As such it provides a method for self-assessment and identifies gaps to aid with planning for capability improvements. During this session the scorecard will be reviewed in detail and a copy will be provided to workshop participants. In future work, CIMdata will use the scorecard to evaluate industry and individual company capabilities.
  • 4:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Closing Comments
    Dr. Keith Meintjes, Simulation & Analysis Practice Manager, CIMdata [Bio]
    Summary of main workshop takeaways and next steps.

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