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Minimize Unexpected Mechanical Failures with the Latest Simulation Solutions for Oil and Gas Applications

Unplanned downtime is a challenge to the oil and gas industry and was recently estimated in a Kimberlite study to have an average annual financial impact of $49 million on oil and gas organizations. Unexpected failures can occur during manufacturing, installation and service. Failures such as fracture during manufacturing, collapse of reinforced pipping during installation, or fatigue failure of drills in service are some examples. Simulation tools have been demonstrated to reduce physical prototyping costs, while enabling designers and engineers with predictive methods to reduce the likelihood of failure. As computing power has exponentially increased in the last decade, so have the simulation capabilities of MSC Software CAE tools.

Join us for a complimentary one-day event as we discuss the latest advancements in simulation technology and methods for additive manufacturing, advanced reinforced materials and loads, stress, deformation and fatigue analysis. With the latest simulation advancements, improve the performance and reliability of mechanical systems and minimize unplanned downtimes.

When: December 10, 2019  Add To Calendar
JW Marriott Houston Downtown Map
             806 Main Street
             Houston, TX 77002
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
           5:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception Sponsored by Endurica



8:30am - 9:00am Registration Check-In & Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Welcome & Introductions

 Fred Harvey and Daniel Austin, MSC Software
10:00am -11:30am      Nonlinear Stress Analysis and Correlation Between Test & Simulation
      Elastomer Seal Analysis in HPHT Applications; Dr Shyu, Baker Hughes
     Recent Advancements in Nonlinear Simulation Technology;  Matt Kokaly, MSC Software
11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm - 2:00pm Advanced, Reinforced Materials in Oil & Gas Industry Applications
      Material Characterization for Finite Element Analysis; Ben Chouchaoui, Windsor Industrial Dev Laboratory
Rubber Fatigue and Life Prediction; Jesse Suter, Endurica LLC
      Materials Simulation Strategy in Energy; PY Lavertu, MSC Software
2:00pm - 3:00pm Improved Productivity of FEA and Meshing Workflows
      Enhanced Productivity Through Intuitive Modeling & Automated Simulation Workflows James Pura, MSC Software
3:00pm - 4:30pm  Mechanical Dynamics and Fluids in Oil & Gas Applications
      Applying Optimization techniques for Drilling Dysfunction Mitigation; Ben Thornton, MSC Software
       MSC CFD for Oil & Gas Including Multiphase and Multiphysics problems; Yuya Ando, MSC Software
4:30pm - 5:00pm Industry Feedback Session and Q&A
5:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Opportunity with Peers and Partners Sponsored by Endurica. Food and Drinks will be provided.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Improve Realistic Behavior of FEA Simulations - Reinforced materials like polymer, metal, and ceramic matrix materials are increasingly applied to a wide range of products due to their improved strength to weight and other performance characteristics like corrosion resistance, weight reduction, extended durability, etc.  The complex nature of these materials and process dependent properties, make it extremely difficult to predict part performance, which increases the reliance on costly and time intensive physical testing.  Learn how others leverage simulation to optimize material design at the microstructure level and then apply the correct characterization of material behaviors at the part level to achieve a strong correlation with physical testing.
  • Balance Drilling Performance with Risk Mitigation -  Drilling performance is highly dependent on environmental conditions and many system level influences which can seem highly unpredictable.   Efforts to reduce nonproductive time with monitoring systems and big data analytics often aid in misdiagnosis or identifying problems without enough lead time to prevent the issue. Drilling simulation is an effective means to increase understanding of how the system works, increase advanced warnings of impending problems, reduce false alerts, and explore various options to mitigate risk of damaging vibrations and dysfunction.
  • Enable Adoption of Additive Manufacturing for Production Parts - Challenges with adopting the additive manufacturing technologies can drive costs too high for acceptance.
    • Are production parts consistently printed within tolerance?
    • Do material properties meet product requirements?
    • Does stress analysis match physical test results?
    • Are several trials needed to print a quality part?
    • Is inconsistency driving costs or preventing adoption?
These questions, as they relate to metallic and plastic materials, can be readily addressed with the CAE software and methods discussed at this event.

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