Featured Event: Symposium on CAE and Multidisciplinary Optimization

Altair and the University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering Department will co-sponsor a symposium entitled Computer-Aided Engineering and Multidisciplinary Optimization – Recent Advances, Technology, and Future on Friday, April 17, at the Duderstadt Center of the College of Engineering. Altair CTO James Dagg will present a keynote on the topic of topology optimization, and fellow Altairian Dr. David Schmueser will deliver the closing remarks. The event will feature a number of presentations delivered by professors and research fellows from the University of Michigan, Texas A&M University, Wayne State University, and Ford Motor Company.

Here is the agenda:

2:00  – 2:10 PM   Welcome & Opening Remarks

Prof. Panos Papalambros, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Prof. Greg Hulbert, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Dr. David Schmueser, Altair Engineering Inc.


2:10  – 2:35 PM  Topology Optimization-The Path to Most Efficient Structures Enabled by 3D-Printing

James Dagg, Chief Technology Officer, Altair Engineering Inc.


2:35 – 3:00 PM   On Non-Local and Strain Gradient Theories in Computational Structural Mechanics

Prof. JN Reddy, Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University


3:00 – 3:25 PM  High-Fidelity Aerostructural Optimization for the Next Generation of Aircraft

Prof. Joaquim Martins, Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Michigan


3:25 – 3:50 PM   Development of Computational Models As Part of the Global Human Body Models Consortium-The Perspective of the Head Injury Modeling Center

Prof. Liying Zhang,, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University


3:50 – 4:15 PM   Recent Development and Applications in Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Dr. Ren-Jye Yang, Senior Technical Leader, Optimization & Robustness, Ford Motor Company


4:15 – 4:30 PM   Break


4:30 – 4:50 PM   Synthesis of Passenger Car Suspensions from Static Design Factors

David Kline, Altair Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan


4:50 – 5:10 PM   Optimal Design of Commercial Vehicle Systems Using Analytical Target Cascading and HyperWorks

Dr. Namwoo Kang, Altair Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan


5:10- 5:15 PM   Closing Remarks

Dr. David Schmueser, Altair Engineering Inc.

Reserve your spot today!

Biba A. Bedi
Biba A. Bedi

About Biba A. Bedi

Biba has a background in business operations support functions of contract program management, human resources, key financial operations, marketing and communications. She joined Altair as a result of Altair’s acquisition of EMSS in 2014 and her current role of Director Corporate Communications and Client Relations includes management, coordination and production of the global Success Story pipeline, authoring success stories for HyperWorks®, content production support and author relations management for Altair Corporate magazine Concept to Reality (C2R), development of press releases, Altair newsletter A60 production, support integration and advancement of blog and social media strategy. She is the Corporate/Americas media POC, as well as presenter liaison for corporate technology conferences. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from St. Bede’s College (Himachal Pradesh University), in Shimla, India.