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Day 1 Agenda
Wednesday May 16

(click here or scroll down for Day 2 program) Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building (FXB)
University of Michigan (North Campus)
1320 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
9:00 Check-in and Continental Breakfast

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Prof. Bogdan Epureanu
Director, Automotive Research Center

Dr. David Gorsich
Chief Scientist, U.S. Army TARDEC



Dr. Chris Gerdes
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director Revs Program at Stanford
Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS), Dynamic Design Lab

10:35 Break
10:50 Technical Session 1 (matrix of parallel sessions)
  1A: Algorithms & Intelligence 1B: Electrification & Thermal Management

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12:45 Lunch

Case Study 1

Stranded: Avoiding the erils of unknown environments through the synthesis of energy, soil, and adversary localization maps

Faculty: Kira Barton, Dimitra Panagou (University of Michigan)
Ardalan Vahidi (Clemson University)
Lauro Ojeda (University of Michigan)
Student: Michael Quann (University of Michigan)
Government: Denise Rizzo, William Smith (U.S. Army TARDEC)
Industry: Frank Koss, Andrew Dallas (SoarTech)

Abstract TBA


Case Study 2

Title TBA

Faculty: Hiroyuki Sugiyama (University of Iowa)
Shravan Veerapaneni (University of Michigan)
Hiroki Yamashita (University of Iowa)
Post-doc.: Eduardo Corona (University of Michigan)
Student: Guanchu Chen (University of Iowa)
Government: Paramsothy Jayakumar, Ruan Yeefeng (U.S. Army TARDEC)
Industry: Alsaleh Mustafa (Caterpillar Inc.)

A high-fidelity computational vehicle-terrain interaction model is essential for physics-based off-road mobility simulations in achieving accurate mobility performance prediction as well as reliable operational planning. This case study brings together two projects to address accuracy and computational efficiency of physics-based vehicle-terrain interaction simulation capabilities, which can be fully integrated into general multibody dynamics (MBD) simulation algorithms. For this purpose, a hierarchical multiscale terrain dynamics model is developed to eliminate phenomenological assumptions in existing constitutive models and is further extended to tire-soil interaction simulation. The finite-element (FE) model is utilized to predict macroscale soil deformation, while the microscale constitutive behavior is modeled by the representative volume element (RVE) using the discrete-element (DE) approach to describe complex soil failure phenomenon including strain localization. Validation and comparison with single-scale FE and DE approaches are presented. Furthermore, to improve computational efficiency of different components of the coupled MBD-FE-DE vehicle-terrain interaction simulation capability, fast solvers based on hierarchical low-rank factorizations are applied and the ensuing speedups are demonstrated on several test cases.

3:15 Break
3:30 -

Poster Session

Researchers will give in-depth exposition of their research by their posters. We expect an exciting exchange of ideas.

Day 2 Agenda
Thursday May 17

9:00 Check-in and Breakfast



11:00 Break
11:15 Technical Session 2 (matrix of parallel sessions)
2A: Structures, Systems & Reliability 2B: Fuels & Powertrains

Closing Remarks and Award Presentation

Prof. Bogdan Epureanu
Director, Automotive Research Center

Dr. David Gorsich
Chief Scientist, U.S. Army TARDEC

Poster Awards Committee


1:15 -
Post Review Networking