4th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference – Ireland & UK

4th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference – Ireland & UK

Date:    12th & 13th October 2017
Venue: Engineers Ireland, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4


“We really enjoyed the Conference and the content of all the presentations was very informative as always.”

 Dr John Mc Namara, Timoney Technology. Nov. 2016


It was a great pleasure for all our team to welcome wide more than 50 attendees to our annual Networking Platform for Simulation.

Simulation and technology experts and ANSYS users from across Ireland, and the UK, from different industries and the academia, met to hear about the latest developments and applications.

We were amazed to hear about the speed and agility ANSYS AIM and ANSYS Discovery Live, two new ANSYS products, will bring to our simulations. Further exciting presentations were delivered by experts from the renewable energy fields, biomedical and aerospace sectors, the Dairy Processing Technology Centre, as well as by experts from Motor Design, Dynardo (optimisation), ANSYS, CADFEM Ireland, UK and Germany.

In the spirit of our motto “Simulation is more than Software” we are delighted to launch a full suite of new CADFEM ANSYS Training offerings and the CADFEM Knowledge PortalThe exciting feature of these courses is their focus on the application of engineering using the ANSYS suite of products rather than just the process of using the software.

Stay tuned!  You will be able to download most of the presentations of the conference program here soon!

We will also make separate product announcements and provide advice for your training needs. If you have an urgent requirement, please contact us right away.

Official Conference Flyer with Programme

Conference Programme

Day 1 – 12th October 2017

9:30 am    Welcome and Introduction
Derek Sweeney (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Dublin)

9:35 am    Simulation for Product Design & Development – An Outlook
Derek Sweeney (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Dublin)

10:00 am   ANSYS – Corporate Update, Product Enhancements and New Capabilities
Richard Tinsdeall, Gair Matthews (ANSYS UK Ltd)

10:30 am  Simulation of Electric Connectors using ANSYS AIM
Matt Wilhite (Product IQ Consulting Limited, Malahide)

11:00 am  Coffee Break

11:30 am  Product Simulation for Every Engineer:
ANSYS Discovery Live & ANSYS AIM
We will demonstrate the simplicity, usability and how both products can be used to make your design process more productive
Marc Vidal (CADFEM GmbH, Germany)

12:10 pm   Structural Design of Tidal Turbines using ANSYS Workbench
Matthieu Morhan (Openhydro Group Ltd., Greenore)

12:40 pm   Development of a Lightweight Vehicle Add-on Armour System Utilising Shear Thickening Fluid
Saviour Okeke, Andrew Keppel (Department of Aerospace, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Institute of Technology Carlow)

1:10 pm   Networking Lunch

2:20 pm    A Comparison of the ‘Effective Notch Stress Method’ and the ‘Theory of Critical Distances’ for Structural Analysis of Welds on a Small Wind Turbine Nacelle using ANSYS Mechanical
Fiachra Ó Brádaigh (Airsynergy Ltd, Granard)

2:50 pm   ANSYS CFD for Aerodynamic Simulation for Novel Turbine Device
Adrian Dunne (CADFEM Ireland Ltd., Dublin), Colm Caren (Caren Meicnic Teoranta, Dublin) 

3:20 pm   ANSYS in Aerogen
Finbarr Maguire, Eoin O’Donoghue (Aerogen Ltd, Galway)

3:50 pm   Coffee Break & Networking 

4:20 pm   More secure in the Cloud, but don’t just take my word for it!
Ronan Guilfoyle (Amazon Web Services)

4:50 pm   ANSYS Software, HPC, Licencing and Hardware on Demand
Bob Moore (CADFEM Ireland Ltd, Cork) and Derek Sweeney (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Dublin)

5:20 pm   Closing Remarks – Day 1  
Derek Sweeney (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Dublin)

7:30 pm   Conference Networking Dinner at 8A Brasserie in Monkstown

Day 2 – 13th October 2017

9:30 am   Opening Remarks – Day 2
Derek Sweeney (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Dublin)

9:40 am   Drop Test Analysis with ANSYS/LS-DYNA
Ian Turner  (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Croydon)    

10:10 am   Electric Drive Complete Solution
This presentation will outline an efficient electric motor simulation workflow combining the analysis tools from MDL with ANSYS advanced physics simulation to cover magnetic and thermal effects in machine design.
Dr James Goss, Head of Technology (Motor Design Ltd, UK) and Jens Otto (CADFEM GmbH, Germany) 

10:50 am   Coffee Break & Networking

11:20 am   Vibration and Acoustics for Electric Drive Development inside ANSYS (CADFEM ANSYS Extension)
This presentation will cover a most complete application workflow to describe magnetic excited vibration and noise effects for electric motors.
Jens Otto (CADFEM GmbH, Germany)

11:50 am   Shortening a Space Valve Electromagnetics Design Cycle with ANSYS Maxwell
Jim White (Nammo, Dublin)

12:20 pm  Sensitivity Questions for Electric Machines and Answers via Meta-Models
Markus Stokmaier (DYNARDO GmbH, Germany)

12:50 pm  Network Lunch

2:00 pm   The use of ANSYS to Drive Innovation in Medical Devices
Gabriel Arias (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Croydon)

2:30 pm   Simulation and Concussion Mechanisms – Research Update
Dr Stephen Tiernan, Gary Byrne (Institute of Technology Tallaght)

3:00 pm   Increasing the Efficiency of an Aerofoil by Drag Reduction using Boundary Layer Control
Brian Considine, Andrew Keppel (Department of Aerospace, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Institute of Technology Carlow)

3:30 pm   Coffee Break & Networking 

4:00 pm   Application of CFD in Spray Dryers 
Dr Ken O’Connell (Dairy Processing Technology Centre, Limerick)

4:30 pm   Our All New CADFEM ANSYS Training Offering & 
the CADFEM Knowledge Portal
The exciting feature of our new courses is their focus on the application of engineering using the ANSYS suite of products rather than just the process of using the software.
Ian Turner (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Croydon)

5:00 pm   Conference Close  
Derek Sweeney (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Dublin)

For further information and assistance, please contact Barbara Leichtenstern, blei@cadfemireland.com

Derek Sweeney and the CADFEM UK & Ireland Team


Travel information:  Our Conference venue, Engineers Ireland, is located on Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, in a beautifully listed building overlooking Herbert Park. This charming  part of Dublin is very well served by public transport and by Aircoach, the Dublin Airport Express bus service.

Conference venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Location, parking,  nearby hotels:

Recommendation for our guests from the UK and Europe:
Aircoach Route 702 brings you straight into Ballsbridge: http://www.aircoach.ie/timetables/route-702-dublin-airport-greystonesbray
Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge: https://www.claytonhotelballsbridge.com/
Herbert Park Hotel Ballsbridge: http://www.herbertparkhotel.ie

Aircoach Route 700 brings you to Donnybrook, around the corner from Engineers Ireland:
Hampton Hotel (ca 8 mins walk to venue)  http://www.hamptonhotel.ie/
Morehampton Townhouse (ca 10 mins walk) http://www.morehamptontownhouse.com/

Please contact us for advice.




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