5th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference

1st – 2nd November 2018, Dublin 

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We are delighted to present the Program of this year’s User Conference and annual simulation summit which we host at Engineers Ireland in Dublin Ballsbridge (Technical Presentations on Day 1) and at the CADFEM Offices in Dublin City Centre (Workshops Day 2).

Since 2014, our Dublin Conference brings together Ireland’s and the UK’s most advanced engineering simulation users, design engineers and analysts who share their expertise and experiences with us. Our program offers you user presentations from industry and academia, as well as expert presentations from CADFEM Ireland, UK & Germany, ANSYS, OPTIS Northern Europe plus Hands-on Workshops on Digital Twin, Discovery and Additive Manufacturing. 

Aerogen will be presenting FEA and CFD with ANSYS.
Images: Courtesy of Aerogen Ltd

Attendance at the conference is free of charge. Please book your place now via the above Registration button or by email. 

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Conference, our venues, your travel and accommodation arrangements: info@cadfemireland.com
See Venue Location/Map links below. For list of nearby hotels and your transfer from Dublin Airport, please scroll down to bottom of this page.

Conference Program

Day 1 – 1st November 2018. Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge. Location. 

10.00-10.15  Opening & Welcome
Derek Sweeney (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Dublin)

10.15-10.45  Engineering Analysis in the Digital Transformation Era
Richard Tinsdeall, Gair Matthews (ANSYS UK Ltd)

10.45-11.05  ANSYS Discovery Live – Technology Update and Customer Success Story 
Marc Vidal (CADFEM GmbH Germany)

11:05-11.25  Computational Fluid Dynamics at CADFEM
Summary: What’s new with CFD Premium, migration path and HPC.
Adrian Dunne (CADFEM Ireland Ltd, Dublin)

11.25-11.45  Pre-stressed Impact Analysis with Workbench LS-DYNA 
Ian Turner (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, London)

11.45-12.05  Take the Lead on the Autonomous Revolution
– Test and Validate with Sensor Models on Virtual Testing
Dr Josselin Petit (OPTIS Northern Europe Ltd, an ANSYS Affiliate, UK)

12.05-12.25  Simulation for Additive Manufacturing
Christof Gebhardt (CADFEM GmbH Germany)

12.25-12.45  Digital Twin
Christof Gebhardt (CADFEM GmbH Germany)

12.45-14.00  Networking Lunch 

14.00-14.20  FEA and CFD with ANSYS in Aerogen
Finbarr Maguire, Eoin O’Donoghue (Aerogen Ltd, Galway)

14.20-14.40  Small Wind Turbine Development in ANSYS 
Fiachra Ó Brádaigh (Airsynergy, Granard)
Brief summary: 
Acoustic performance of a small wind turbine was assessed in ANSYS Mechanical using the Acoustics ACT extension.
Parametric analysis was performed to estimate sound pressure levels and the results were compared to real-world field data.
ANSYS was then used to optimise the acoustic design of the wind turbine.

14.40-15.00  ANSYS Pointing the Way To Pressure Relief
John A. Tomasko (BS&B Innovations, Ltd, Limerick)

15.00-15.20  The Measurement and Simulation of Head Impacts – A Breakthrough in Understanding Concussion  – Stephen Tiernan, Aidan Meagher (Institute of Technology Tallaght), Dr Michael Power (Beaumont Hospital and CorinthianSafety), Derek Sweeney (CADFEM and CorinthianSafety) 

15:20-16:00  Coffee Break

16.00-16.20  Towards the World’s Most Efficient Vehicle – Aerodynamic Simulations in Design of the Geec (Galway energy-efficient car)
Tom Dillon, Dr Rory Monaghan, Dr Nathan Quinlan (National University of Ireland, Galway) 

16.20-16.40  Modelling Vehicle Suspension Systems
Gary Fitzpatrick (Timoney Technology, Navan)

16:40-17:00  Structural and Ventilation Analysis of Gas Mixing Cabinets
Patrick Donnellan (Waterford Institute of Technology, South Eastern Applied Materials Research Centre)

17:00-17.20  Modelling a Heaving Spar Buoy in ANSYS CFX
Sean O’Callaghan (Swirl Generators Ltd, Rathvilly) 

17.20  Closing Remarks – Day 1 
Derek Sweeney (CADFEM UK & Ireland Ltd, Dublin)

19.30  Conference Networking Dinner  – Generously sponsored by ANSYS 
8A Brasserie in Monkstown, Dublin
Bus shuttle for dinner leaves Ballsbridge at 19.15.
Return to Ballsbridge, departure from 8A Brasserie: 22.30

Day 2 – 2nd November 2018. Location: CADFEM Ireland Offices,
The Steelworks, Unit G3, Foley Street, Dublin 1 – opposite Connolly Station see map 
Parking is available at Connolly Station.
Only 20 minutes from Dublin Airport: If you are travelling by air, we recommend you check out of your hotel in Ballsbridge/Donnybrook Dublin 4 in the morning, get a taxi (10 minute ride) to our offices, and the Airport Bus/Taxi from Connolly Station after the Workshops.

To experience the capabilities and applications of the latest ANSYS technologies and the state of the art of engineering simulation, we invite you to our offices where CADFEM experts will conduct the following Workshop Sessions in our Training Rooms.
Please click on the Register Button and choose 1 Morning + 1 Midday Workshop for yourself.
(Each Workshop’s Morning & Midday Program is identical)

10:00-11.15  Hands-on Workshops Morning Sessions: Digital Twin – Discovery – Additive Manufacturing

11.15-11.45  Networking Break – Refreshments

11:45-13.00 Hands-on Workshops Midday Sessions:  Digital Twin – Discovery – Additive Manufacturing

Workshop Digital Twin
Conducted by Christof Gebhardt (CADFEM GmbH Germany) 
Overview: The Digital Twin – Simulation in Operation

During our Workshop you will:
Deduct a digital twin based on a system simulation model
Feed real world sensor data of a physical asset to its digital twin
Judge the product state with virtual sensors in an IoT platform
You will see:
The connection of physical and digital world by a hands-on example.
How virtual sensors provide additional understanding on product degradation and availability
How to organize digital twins individually or as fleet by an IoT platform
Used Software: ANSYS Twin Builder, Amazon AWS IoT, sensors & embedded hardware

Workshop Discovery 
Conducted by Marc Vidal (CADFEM GmbH Germany) & Adrian Dunne (CADFEM Ireland Ltd, Dublin)
Overview: Find the best idea in seconds! 

Image: Connector Design 
Discovery Live is a groundbreaking technology which allows you to sketch an idea right away and get immediate response on how it will behave in reality. And even more: every change to your ideas gives you an immediate insight on how the same will improve your design.
During our Workshop you will use Discovery Live for practical CFD and structural mechanics examples. Similar to a training course, we will lead you through the functionalities. This workshop gives you a perfect, hands-on start for using Discovery Live on your own ideas.

Workshop Additive Manufacturing
Conducted by Derek Sweeney (CADFEM Ireland Ltd)
Courtesy TH Ingolstadt, Germany

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is a technology that produces three-dimensional parts layer by layer from a variety of materials. It has been rapidly gaining popularity as a true manufacturing process in recent years. For all its advantages, it can present problems of distortion, cracking and reduced strength. Simulation can be used to solve these problems. ANSYS has a comprehensive software suite to simulate the printing process. In this round table workshop, we will show you the ANSYS software tools and workflows
Used Software: ANSYS Additive Suite

Travel information:  The Conference venue (of Day 1, 1st November) Engineers Ireland is located on 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 – Enter Clyde Road at the corner of US Embassy.  This part of Dublin is very well served by public transport and by Aircoach, the Dublin Airport Express Bus.
Taxi Dublin Airport to Ballsbridge: ca 28 Euro, 25 mins.

For details on location of our venue, parking and nearby hotels, please check: http://www.engineersireland.ie/Services/Facilites/Location.aspx

Recommendation for our guests from the UK and Germany: Aircoach Route 702 Dublin Airport to Ballsbridge

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, popular hotel with restaurant, bar in charming historic building, 15 minutes walk to Engineers Ireland

Herbert Park Hotel Ballsbridge, modern hotel at the Park, ca 8 minutes walk to Engineers Ireland

Aircoach Route 700 Dublin Airport to Donnybrook, around the corner from Engineers Ireland

Hotels in Donnybrook 
Hampton Hotel (ca 8 mins walk to venue)
Clayton Hotel Burlington Road (ca 7 mins) 
Morehampton Townhouse (ca 10 mins)

Please contact us for assistance, advice on your accommodation, transfers to our venues/airport, parking etc. We are happy to help: info@cadfemireland.com

—–  November 2017: “Thank you for all the effort that went into the conference proceedings. Airsynergy got great benefit from the conference discussions and networking opportunities.”
Fiachra Ó Brádaigh, Research & Development Engineer – Airsynergy. Presenter at the 4th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference Dublin, Nov. 2017 


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