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Thursday, January 26, 2017

CIMdata’s Dr. Keith Meintjes to Participate in Roundtable on Topology Optimization

Discussion will take a look at what optimization is and why some engineers are anxious about it.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 26 January 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces that Dr. Keith Meintjes, CIMdata’s Practice Manager for Simulation and Analysis, will join a roundtable discussion that will consider the outlook for Optimal Design Technology. Dr. Meintjes will be joined by Advanced Engineering Solutions’ Dr. Andreas Vlahinos.

Historically, engineers have been able to rely on industry knowledge, expertise, and aesthetics to decide how a product looks. Now, they have an alternative path available—one that involves generative design, a process where product shape is determined using physics-based simulation methods that consider performance requirements and objectives such as minimum cost and weight; topology optimization, a technique for generative design; and and other technologies that look for input from AI-like algorithms.

The roundtable discussion will be moderated Kenneth Wong of Digital Engineering (DE). Topics for discussion include: how design optimization works; whether the the AI- or software-proposed answers can be trusted; and whether automated design will give rise to the replacement of design engineers.

To learn more or to register for the roundtable discussion go to: Register Here

About Dr. Keith Meintjes

Dr. Keith Meintjes has over 30 years of experience in the development and application of simulation tools to transform product development. His achievements include novel methods for combustion simulation, patents for engine design, and strategic planning for the world’s largest commercial HPC facility. Prior to joining CIMdata, he spent nearly 30 years at General Motors and was responsible for the engineering requirements for GM’s Global CAE IT infrastructure and was named Senior Technical Fellow.

 

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