MSC Software is hosting 2 complimentary workshops highlighting the latest and innovative simulation methods to model multibody dynamics and fluid dynamics for aerospace and robotic applications.

These workshops are open to NIAR's faculty, researchers, students and local industry professionals.

Workshop Series Overview

Day 1 - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - MSC Adams for Aerospace and Robotics
  • This workshop will introduce the attendee to concepts in multibody dynamics and use of the MSC Adams software. Adams is the industry standard for modeling the motion and forces involved in multibody systems.  Adams is also capable of co-simulation with FE programs and block-diagram controls tools.  A product called Adams/Machinery allows one to quickly build models with complex components like gears, belts, cables, chains, cams, and motors.
8:00am - 8:30am: Intro to Multibody Dynamics
8:30am - 9:00am: Intro to Adams and Demo
9:00am - 9:45am: Hands-on Exercise
9:45am - 10:00am: Break
10:00am - 10:30am:  More Advanced Concepts and Demos
10:30am - 12:00pm: Hands-on Exercises
12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch and Q&A

Day 2 - Thursday, August 22, 2019 - CFD Analysis using scFLOW – Thermofluid Analysis for Internal and External Flows
  • This workshop will introduce the attendee to the capabilities of CFD in general and the scFLOW software package.  scFLOW is a state-of-the-art, general purpose CFD software from MSC’s Cradle business unit.  scFLOW’s modeling capabilities support many applications in the field of aviation including aerodynamics and turbomachinery.
8:30am - 9:45am: Intro to scFLOW
9:45am - 10:00am: Break
10:00am - 10:30am: Demo
10:30am - 12:00pm: Hands-in Exercise
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Q&A

Benefits of Attending

  • Reduce prototype testing costs - Before a new mechanical design is selected, dozens or hundreds of design variations must be considered. Simulation allows engineers to rapidly evaluate numerous designs before devoting to expensive prototype testing.
  • Increase the performance of mechanical systems – Improving a mechanical system requires a firm understanding of the physics involved. This workshop discusses advanced simulation tools that accurately model complex physical behaviors an enables engineers with critical information to improve mechanical designs.
  • Access to a Multibody Dynamics or CFD Expert - This workshop will be led by an industry expert knowledgeable in the motion and forces involved in multibody systems or computational fluid dynamics. Take this opportunity to discuss your project and goal with our industry experts.

Workshop Location
1800 Innovation Boulevard
Wichita, KS 67208
Experiential Engineering Building Room #164

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The following subject matter experts from MSC’s field and applications teams will present the material and be ready for one-on-one discussions with you.

Dr. David Welsh

Technical Manager

David Welsh has over 25 years of experience in numerical modeling, with a focus on CFD. He has worked as both a code developer and an application engineer, covering a wide range of fluid flow and heat transfer applications while supporting customers in the commercial, academic and government sectors. David is a Technical Manager for the Cradle business unit at MSC Software. He has been with the Cradle group since 2008 and presently works on a wide range of tasks including services projects, customer training, and proposal development. David’s qualifications include an M.S. from Imperial College, London and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

Chris Davidson

Lead Application Engineer

Chris Davidson is a Lead Application Engineer at MSC Software, where he has been for the last 13 years. He specializes in system dynamics, covering the Adams motion program and the Easy5 control system software. He also has a background in FEA and fatigue. Prior to coming to MSC, Chris worked at Smiths Aerospace, Ford Motor Company, and the Boeing company. He received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Washington