Science in the Age of Experience

 May 15-18, 2017 • Chicago, IL



Keynote Speakers

Science in the Age of Experience opens on Tuesday May 16 with a morning of detailed Technology Updates and a special afternoon of plenary material including speakers such as Scott Berkey and Bruce Engelmann from SIMULIA, Max Carnechhia and Reza Sadeghi from BIOVIA, Bernard Charlès and Pascal Daloz from Dassault Systèmes plus two special Keynote speakers highlighting the emerging role in using the virtual world to unite simulation and materials for Science in the Age of Experience.

We also are pleased to have two SIMULIA Keynote Speakers complimenting the technical program and providing their own views on the intersection of simulation, materials, and science.

SIMULIA Keynote 1

Juho Könnö

Juho Könnö

Manager, Digital Design Platform - Wärtsilä Corporation

Biography: Juho is responsible for the Digital Design Platform development in the Engines Technology department of the Marine Solutions division in Vaasa, Finland. Since joining Wärtsilä in 2011 he has worked mainly on structural analysis of 4-stroke engines, also leading several development and research projects focusing on multidisciplinary virtual validation methodology. He holds a Master of Science degree from Helsinki University of Technology and a Doctor of Science degree from Aalto University, both in applied mathematics and mechanics. Outside office hours you have a fair chance of finding him working on precision agriculture practices on his nearby cereals farm.

Title:  Securing product performance with requirements based validation on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

Abstract: In Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, we provide innovative products, systems and services based on our customers’ needs. To guarantee that we meet the requirements set for the product, it is essential that our product development is based on clearly defined targets and requirements in all phases of the product development lifecycle.

This presentation will shed light on how the requirements based validation concept is realized in the design of a large 4-stroke engine. At the heart of this methodology is a data centered approach built on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform which encompasses the whole virtual validation scope and provides relevant views to the validation data catering for different needs. By coupling the requirements directly to the simulation results within the platform we arrive at a truly simulation driven design by integrating all the design decision data together with the simulations used to drive the design.

SIMULIA Keynote 2

Dr. Yonggang Huang

Dr. Yonggang Huang

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering - Northwestern University

Biography: Yonggang Huang is the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He is interested in mechanics of stretchable and flexible electronics, and mechanically guided deterministic 3D assembly. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. His recent research awards include the Larson Award (2003), Melville Medal (2004), Richards Award (2010), Drucker Medal (2013), and Nadai Medal (2016) from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Young Investigator Medal (2006) and Prager Medal (2017) from the Society of Engineering Sciences (SES); International Journal of Plasticity Medal (2007); Guggenheim Fellowship (2008); and ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering (2009) and ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science (since 2014). He is the Editor of Journal of Applied Mechanics, a member of the Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division (Chair, 2019-2020), and was the President of SES (2014).

Title:  Stretchable Electronics and Deterministic 3D Assembly

Abstract: Recent advances in mechanics and materials provide routes to integrated circuits that can offer the electrical properties of conventional, rigid wafer-based technologies but with the ability to be stretched, compressed, twisted, bent and deformed into arbitrary shapes.  Inorganic electronic materials in micro/nanostructured forms, intimately integrated with elastomeric substrates offer particularly attractive characteristics in such systems, with realistic pathways to sophisticated embodiments.  Simulations play a key role in this development by identifying the underlying mechanism and providing analytical solutions to guide design and fabrication.  I will present our research on stretchable silicon [1] and its applications to stretchable and foldable circuits [2], electronic-eye camera [3,4], semi-transparent and flexible LED [5], epidermal electronics [6], dissolvable electronics [7,8], injectable, cellular-scale optoelectronics [9], and soft, microfluidic assemblies of sensors, circuits and radios [10].  Review of stretchable electronics has been published [11].

1. Khang et al., Science 311, p 208, 2006.
2. Kim et al., Science 320, p 507, 2008 (inner cover article).
3. Ko et al., Nature 454, p 748, 2008 (cover article).
4. Song et al., Nature 497, 95-99, 2013 (cover article).
5. Park et al., Science 325, p 977, 2009.
6. Kim et al., Science 333, p 838, 2011.
7. Hwang et al., Science 337, 1640-1644, 2012 (cover article).
8. Kang et al., Nature 530, 71-76, 2016.
9. Kim et al., Science 340, 211-216, 2013.
10. Xu et al., Science 344, 70-74, 2014.
11. Rogers et al., Science 327, p 1603, 2010.

SIMULIA Keynote 3

Bernie Riemer

Bernie Riemer

Senior Research Engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Biography: Bernie Riemer had the good fortune to land an engineering job at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory back in the ‘80s. Supporting the advancement of science has provided a relentless series of challenges, from fusion energy to neutron sources. Having told a supervisor “I like a challenge”, he got one with the Spallation Neutron Source mercury target. “Twenty tons a minute of mercury flowing through a vessel, being hit with a megawatt of pulsed proton beam … ‘sounds like fun!” The thermal, stress and dynamics issues – combined with mercury cavitation – make for some interesting design and analysis.

Title:  The Spallation Neutron Source - a Tool for Materials Discovery

Abstract: Mr. Riemer will describe the Spallation Neutron Source – a facility that provides pulsed neutron beams for science. SNS produces neutrons with an accelerator-based system that delivers high-energy proton pulses to a flowing mercury target. The pulses generate a dynamic response in the target vessel that must be evaluated for fatigue. It also leads to mercury cavitation as pressure waves reflect off the vessel wall. Both erosion and fatigue have caused leaks and interrupted neutron production. Reliability is fundamental to satisfying sponsor expectations. The target engineering team employs computational tools in pursuit of robust operation, including Abaqus, fe-safe, Isight and Tosca.