Global Adams Automotive User Meeting

System Dynamics for Automotive Development



Please join MSC’s System Dynamics team to explore the newest capabilities in Adams and share best practices with industry colleagues from leading automotive and ground vehicle firms. The event, held during the week of the SAE World Congress, will feature several customer presentations and an “ask the developers” panel discussion. Your participation will provide you with a valuable opportunity to learn from other organizations, network with other system dynamics engineers, and influence Adams development plans.

The meeting theme is “Coupling Technologies to Drive Next-gen Solutions”. The CAE landscape is evolving rapidly, as corporate silos are broken down, engineering processes are revamped, and computer hardware delivers faster computation. The System Dynamics business unit at MSC Software is working closely with customers and partners to bridge the gaps that exist in today’s simulation technologies and engineering processes, enabling a move from point solutions to process-driven, value-added workflows. With our market-leading Adams product, we are focused on ensuring that we take steps to satisfy next-gen requirements, and are developing new technologies and leveraging complementary ones to build the software that our customers want today and will need tomorrow. Process. Vision. Focus.

Date: April 7, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Detroit, MI
Crowne Plaza Pontchartrain (Downtown Detroit - Near COBO Center)

2 Washington Blvd.

Detroit, MI. 48226

(313) 965-0200

Admission Fee: Complimentary (Meals included)



Time Topic Speaker
08:00 am - 09:00 am Breakfast and Registration
09:00 am - 09:30 am Welcome and Introduction Dominic Gallello, President & CEO, MSC 
Peter DoddVP System Dynamics, MSC 
09:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote:
Development of an Integrated Environment for Vibrational Full Vehicle Analysis
Luca Castignani, Automotive Technical Director, Ferrari
10:00 am - 10:30 am Driving Innovation in Vehicle Design Bob RyanCEO, Red Cedar Technology
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Adams Product Update Chris Baker, Product Manager-System Dynamics, MSC Software
Anthony Gugino, Motion/System Dynamics Development Manager, MSC Software 
Ingo Porsche, Motion Development Manager, MSC Software
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm Why Are You Modeling? John HeiderPrincipal, Cayman Dynamics
01:30 pm - 02:00 pm Scania Use Case  Fredrik Warnstrom, ESS Project Manager, MSC Software
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm VI-grade Technology Update for the Automotive Industry Brian CheungManaging Director, VI-grade Inc.
02:30 pm - 02:45 pm Coffee Break
02:45 pm - 03:15 pm Partner Presentation Gerald Hofmann, Partner, Cosin Scientific Software
03:15 pm - 03:45 pm Simulation Process and Data Management Presentation Leo KilfoyGeneral Manager Engineering Lifecycle Management, MSC Software
03:45 pm - 04:45 pm "Ask the Developers" Panel Discussion Adams Product Development Team
04:45 pm - Close Closing Remarks Peter DoddVP System Dynamics, MSC 
05:30 pm - 09:00 pmEvening Event

Free Training Day, April 8:

MSC Software’s System Dynamics team is offering a FREE full-day training session to attendees of the User Meeting on April 8th in Troy, MI. Lunch and shuttle will be provided.

Training topics include the following:

  • Adams/Tire
  • FTire (Cosin)
  • FMI Co-simulation with Adams
  • NEW Nonlinear Technologies

Benefits of Attending:

  • Share best practices with leading automotive firms
  • Learn about the newest developments in Adams
  • Meet the Adams development team
  • Provide input to influence future development plans
  • Free admission and lunch
  • Convenient time and location relative to the 2014 SAE World Congress

Who Should Attend:

  • Multi-body dynamics team members and stakeholders in the automotive, off-highway, and defense industries
  • Current and prospective Adams users
  • Managers and Engineers from associated product development and IT organizations
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