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Symposium: Structural, Multidisciplinary Design and Simulation-Based Optimization – Recent Applications & Future

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The Symposium on Structural, Multidisciplinary Design and Simulation-Based Optimization will consist of an open forum of university researchers, professors, and graduate students, who, along with industry experts and Altair senior staff, will discuss how simulation-based optimization can enable efficient industrial design and research through the application of robust design methodology.

• Focused discussion on recent trends and advances in developing multidisciplinary design approaches for application to architectural and heavy-duty vehicle design, and advanced materials research.

• An undergraduate and graduate student poster session summarizing optimization course and research work in the Northwestern University Mechanical Engineering Department


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Poster Session
McCormick Building
1st Floor Atrium

2:00 -2:15 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks
Prof. Wei Chen, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
Dr. David Schmueser, Altair Engineering

2:15 – 2:40 PM Key Note Presentation: Design of Meta-Materials Outside the Homogenization Limit Using Multiscale Analysis and Topology Optimization
Prof George Fadel, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University

2:40 – 3:05 PM Key Note Presentation: Driving Design with Optimization:  Getting Your Design Right from the Start
James Dagg, SoildThinking, Altair Engineering

3:05 – 3:30 PM Key Note Presentation: Structural Design Exploration--Are we there yet? (An Industry Perspective)
Dr. Julian Norato, Caterpillar, Inc.

3:30 – 3:45 PM Break

3:45 – 4:05 PM Structural Optimization in Architectural Design
Dr. Alessandro Beghini, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, LLP

4:05 – 4:25 PM Large Scale Topology Optimization using PareTO
Prof Krishnan Suresh, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

4:25 – 4:45 PM Shape and Topology Optimization With Isogeometric Analysis
Prof. Xiaoping Qian, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

4:45 - 5:05 PM Topology Optimization of Light-trapping Structure in a Thin-film Solar Cell
Shuangcheng Yu, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

5:05- 5:30 PM Poster Session Awards & Closing Remarks
Dr. David Schmueser, Altair Engineering

Monday, December 10, 2010

1:00 – 5:30 PM CST

Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering
Technological Institute Building, Auditorium LR4
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

Northwestern University, Mechanical Engineering Department

Altair Engineering

1:00 – 5:30 PM CST

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