Conference Program:

Tuesday, June 3, 1997

7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
      * Dr. Walter Bryzik, Chief Scientist, Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), U.S. Army
      * Dr. Panos Papalambros, ARC Director and Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan
    9:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
      * Dr. Richard Chait, Director, Army Research and Laboratory Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
      * Dr. William Powers, Vice-President for Research, Ford Motor Company
      * Mr. Robert M. Chapman, Former Chair of the Partnership for New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) Task Force, U.S. Department of Commerce
    10:30 Break
    11:00 DELPHI FORECAST STUDY
      Results of a detailed survey of experts regarding future trends in the use of simulation for engine design as well as vehicle dynamics and structure.
    11:30 CASE STUDY I: HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS
      Predictions of vehicle handling, mobility, and fuel economy using proper (variable complexity) models of vehicle suspension, powertrain, and tires.
    12:30 Lunch (Pierpont Commons)
    2:00 CASE STUDY II: TRACKED VEHICLES
      Dynamic simulation and animation of vehicle traversing bump course, and investigation of vibration of the track and hull/turret.
    3:00 Break
    3:15 CASE STUDY III: MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES/HMMWV
      Demonstration of overall model of HMMWV dynamics, including powertrain, tires, stable numerical integration, real-time simulation for operator-in-the-loop simulation, multiaxial fatigue life prediction and design optimization.
    4:15 Wrap-Up
    4:30 W.E. LAY AUTOMOTIVE LABORATORY TOUR
    6:30 RECEPTION: NORTH CAMPUS HOLIDAY INN
      Software vendors involved with the ARC and ARC researchers will demonstrate the capabilities of their simulation software.


Wednesday, June 4, 1997
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
    8:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
      * Mr. Dennis Wend, Director of Technology Transfer, TARDEC National Automotive Center (NAC), U.S. Army
      * Dr. Dennis Assanis, ARC Deputy Director and Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan
    9:00 PARALLEL TECHNICAL SESSIONS
      * Vehicle Terrain Dynamics
        Thrust Area I
        Leader: Jeffrey Stein, University of Michigan
      * Vehicle Hardware-Human Interface Simulation
        Thrust Area II
        Leader: Edward Haug, University of Iowa
  • Stable and Efficient Numerical Simulation of Vehicle Dynamics
    E. Haug, D. Negrut and R. Serban, University of Iowa
  • Multi-Rate Integration/Model Validation
    J. Freeman, L. Buzdugan, D. Solis and C-T. Lee, University of Iowa
  • Roadway Surfaces For Real-Time Simulation
    Y. Papelis, University of Iowa
  • Simulator Sickness Adaptation As A Function Of Scenario Intensity And Motion Cueing
    G. Watson, University of Iowa
  • Singularity and Component Flexibility Analysis
    E. Haug and J. Chen, University of Iowa
  • Nonlinear Analysis of Bushings and Development of Bushing Models
    J. Chen, C. Wu and S. Yoon, University of Iowa
      * Modeling and Simulation of Vehicle Structures
        Thrust Area III
        Leader: Christophe Pierre, University of Michigan
  • Multiaxial Fatigue Life Prediction Methods
    J. Tang, V. Ogarevic, J. Chen and H. Wang, University of Iowa
  • Reliability-Based Design Optimization for Fatigue Life
    K. Choi, X. Yu and K-H. Chang, University of Iowa
  • Meshless Methods for Nonlinear Structural Analysis
    J. Chen, C. Wu, S. Yoon and H. Wang, University of Iowa
  • Shape Design Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization Using Meshless Method
    K. Choi, I. Grindeanu, K-H Chang and J. Chen, University of Iowa
      * Advanced Propulsion Simulation
        Thrust Area IV
        Leader: Naeim Henein, Wayne State University
      * System Integration
        Thrust Area V
        Leader: Greg Hulbert, University of Michigan