2011 SCC Ends on a Flamenco Note!

By Tom
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As part of the conference organizing team, the long days and Barcelona nights are very tiring. But when I see that all of the attendees and conference sponsors really value our work, it makes all the hard-work worthwhile. Based on the immediate feedback that I received from the delegates, both those who have attended for many years as well as first-timers – the 2011 SIMULIA Customer Conference was a smashing success!

Wednesday night 400 SCC attendees and I embarked on the night’s entertainment with a short but energetic walk up to the conference banquet.

Our annual banquet took place at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) inside the National Palau of Montjuïc at the heart of Catalunya. The striking MNAC building is set on the side of a hill to the South of the city. The Palau and its grounds have so many spectacular views over Barcelona I needed an extra hand to count them all. We took the conference photo (above) overlooking the entire city. The museum had incredible acoustics

As I walked into the Oval Room inside, the Palau was lit up with more than one hundred individual lights to bring it to life during our dinner. It was absolutely breathtaking. To conclude the evening we were entertained by a fiery flamenco group which raised the roof and got a standing ovation from the crowd. I’ll certainly remember the evening for a long time to come.

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Here’s a little taste of the Flamenco performance:

Thursday the conference continued to provide strong content as we had another 25 customer presentations. One interesting paper was presented by Dana Coombs from Synthes on the Simulation of lubars spine biomechanics using Abaqus. In the Process Automation track, Thales Alenia Space Italia gave an overview of their analysis work using Isight to study and optimize the design for guidance navigation, control and aero thermal characterization of a space vehicle.

SIMULIA managers in our industry and product group presented two General Lectures that were attended by more than 300 delegates. The first lecture detailed the groundbreaking work university researchers and SIMULIA are doing with Realistic Human Simulation. Subham Sett, our Life Sciences Industry Lead, gave a compelling overview of the need to be able to simulate the human body and how it interacts with products, medical devices, and nature.

The final lecture of the conference demonstrated SIMULIA’s next generation Version6 simulation software which leverages collaboration technology from Dassault Systèmes and FEA and Multiphysics technology from the SIMULIA brand. Christina Feist, and Fabien Letailleur, and Paul Lalor gave a live demo that highlighted the impressive modeling, visualization, and collaboration tools that leverage underlying Abaqus FEA to perform realistic simulation.

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It’s an understatement to say the SCC Barcelona has been fantastic! Truly, the customer’s positive comments bring me more energy as I write this blog and the team packs up our gear all around me! Thanks to all my team members! And a big thank you to all customers that attended and presented. The conference could not be possible with the support of our partner sponsors. I have to give a shout out to our conference manager Christina Apostal, it was the first SCC she has managed and she has already booked the Rhode Island Convention center for our 2012 SCC.

I hope to see all of my old and new friends in Providence at the same time next year!

Adios Barcelona . . . Vamos a Providence!

Tom

eCar Design Challenge

By Jonathan
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Be Authentic…Do What’s Right…Simplicity…Mobility Services…New Usages…

Sustainable Mobility to address pending environmental, economical and social issues…

There is a new generation of car users, people who feel responsible for their environment. Citizens of all social categories, who strive for the right measures to be taken.

If this means something to you and your passionate about being part of the solution then the eCar Design Challenge is where you can express yourself!

Dassault Systèmes, in collaboration with 40 Fires, is hosting this international design challenge for professionals, students and design enthusiasts.

The car will transport 2 passengers and their luggage with ease. It will have a carbon fibre monocoque. The vehicle will be powered by H2 fuel cell technology, driven by 4 hub motors, one in each wheel. This innovative technology will allow a completely new design layout and therefore a fresh approach to the architecture of the vehicle. For recycling reasons the car body will be finished in raw carbon. New usages & services need to be invented together with a holistic company-philosophy that will seriously address the pending environmental, economical and social issues. Aerodynamics will play a key role in the vehicle design and therefore the car’s frontal footprint must be taken into account.  The vehicle should be aesthetically advanced without being shocking.

Awards: The winning designer will come with DS to the Frankfurt Auto Show in September and present to professionals and the public

The Jury:

3 phases:

  • Sketch It (13th June to 17th July) – post your 2D sketches (3 exterior views + 2 interior views)
  • Model It (18th July to 28th August) – the 5 finalists chosen by the community and the jury will be supported by DS to model their designs in 3D
  • Experience It (29th August to 9th September) – the winning design will be integrated into a 3D virtual experience illustrating the new usages and services

Registration and submission details can be found on the eCar Design Challenge community, just follow the video below to logon and get access:

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Good luck and have fun!

Yours sustainably,

Jonathan

Postcard from Barcelona – SIMULIA Customer Conference Day 2

By Chuck
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SCC 2011 customer conference Dassault systèmes 3DS DS4 system systemes catia solidworks delmia enovia simulia 3dvia exalead swym 3Dswym draftsight 3Dperspectives 3Dperspective 3D CAD CAM PLM product lifecycle management 2.0 PLM2.0 lifelike experience system engineering sustainable development design digital eraThe morning started with sweet pastry and strong coffee at the Ayer Hotel at Plaça d’Espanya, followed by a short walk to the Hotel Fira Palace conference venue passing by the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, where the conference banquet would be held at the end of the day.

Wednesday’s program opened with a keynote by Anita Bestelmeyer, of BD, a global medical device manufacturer with over 29,000 employees and $7 billion annual revenue. BD’s corporate CAE group uses simulation based optimization to save millions of dollars, and create game-changing designs that deliver competitive advantage.

Anita spoke fondly of 20 years of Abaqus usage and shared memories of 15 prior conferences.  Anita leads a small Corporate CAE team who perform structural and injection molding analysis and computational fluid dynamics. They also analyze thermoforming for simulation of blister packs which provide sterile barriers for medical products and use web enabled tools to share information with 600 collaborators across three business segments.

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Anita Bestelmeyer answers questions after her keynote

Anita’s group worked with SIMULIA to develop methods for many challenging new applications. She showed simulation results from a high impact burst of a container filled with thousands of beads, safely filling a receptacle with empty syringes, and “cutting edge” modeling of tissue penetration to determine peak insertion and drag forces on needles and lances.

Results were also presented from Abaqus/CFD for a fluid structure interaction simulation for blood collection studies on healthy vs. weak veins and a high pressure flow simulation.

There were 35 more customer presentations throughout the day and more complementary technology sessions.  I attended the life sciences track where Markus Reiterer of Medtronic presented a study of surface cracks in shot peened titanium to understand the influence of residual stresses on the crack growth using J integral methods.

Yara Safi of RWTH Aachen University in Germany, one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions, presented an investigation of the failure behavior of a cranial implant-skull model.

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Another highlight of the day was a general lecture on Isight by David Barnes who drew a compelling analogy between emerging automated simulation practices using Isight with the industrial revolution. The software is able to automate simulation processes creating what amounts to an automated assembly line for simulation.

Breaks between sessions provided networking opportunities with attendees and time to visit displays from 24 conference sponsors, who showcased complementary solutions while refreshments were enjoyed in the partner gallery.

The day wrapped up with an overview and demos of Abaqus 6.11 by Eric Weybrant and Asif Khan.  Topology optimization and bi-directional capability added to the CATIA V5 Associative Interface were among the new features highlighted. New multiphysics capabilities include Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics and introduction of low frequency electromagnetic simulation.  Performance enhancements include the support of GPGPU for Abaqus/Standard. A more detailed description of the Abaqus 6.11 release is available online.

All-in-all the second day of the SIMULIA conference exceeded my expectations and those of our partners and customers and I’m eagerly awaiting participating in day three.

Best,

Chuck.

SCC 2011 customer conference Dassault systèmes 3DS DS4 system systemes catia solidworks delmia enovia simulia 3dvia exalead swym 3Dswym draftsight 3Dperspectives 3Dperspective 3D CAD CAM PLM product lifecycle management 2.0 PLM2.0 lifelike experience system engineering sustainable development design digital eraChuck Anastasia is a member of the SIMULIA Strategy & Marketing team based in Providence.



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