Advanced Simulation for Modern Engineers

March 28, 2019   Wellington, New Zealand
Thursday
March 28
  • 1:45 PM

    2:00 PM
    Lunch and Registration
  • 2:00 PM

    2:15 PM
    Introduction to Simuserv
    • Amy Lovisa, Business Development Manager, Simuserv
  • 2:15 PM

    2:45 PM
    Realistic Simulation Evolving Life Sciences

    Oliver will introduce realistic simulation technology and show how these tools are being used to advance the design of medical devices.

    • Oliver Marshall, Application Engineer, Simuserv
  • 2:45 PM

    3:30 PM
    How to Build Robust Structures – a Heavy Vehicle Case Study

    Amy will demonstrate how Abaqus and advanced FEA can be used to generate light weight design for a semi-trailer chassis without compromising strength and integrity.

    • Amy Lovisa, Business Development Manager, Simuserv
  • 3:30 PM

    3:45 PM
    Tea/Coffee Break
  • 3:45 PM

    4:15 PM
    How Electromagnetic Simulation is Advancing the Energy, Process and Utilities Industry

    Amy will introduce electromagnetic simulation technology and demonstrate the ways simulation is advancing the energy, process and utilities industry

    • Oliver Marshall, Application Engineer, Simuserv
  • 4:15 PM

    5:00 PM
    Buckling Restrained Braces: Testing and Future Best Practice

    BRB’s are a new seismic device – installed after the Canterbury Earthquakes. This means there is no evidence of their performance within a full structural system following a major earthquake event. Currently, for a commercial building design to incorporate BRBs it must follow the alternative design process. Where the designer has to prove to a peer reviewer, that the braces will perform as intended. Testing has been limited to uniaxial loading of the specimen only. New computer technology and software development of FEA has enabled us to develop realistic simulations for this application. Also having access to a new research computer cluster has accelerated our ability to iterate through modelling parameters. Dan will discuss the traditional method for incorporating BRBs in a building design and how the FEA strategy he has developed can be used in other building projects to reduce cost.

    • Dan Court-Patience, Post Graduate, University of Canterbury
  • 5:00 PM

    5:30 PM
    Networking and Refreshments