SIMULIA Central Regional Users Meeting 2011

From September 27, 2011 to September 29, 2011
Crowne Plaza – O’Hare, Rosemont United States

Join us at this year's RUM and discover how experts in engineering and academia are applying the latest simulation technology and methods to accelerate and improve product development. Attend the one-day RUM and also join us for two one-day seminars following on September 28 and 29.

Join industry colleagues to participate in a valuable exchange of industry knowledge and networking.

Topics will cover latest product enhancements as well as customer presentations offering insight into how industry leading companies are applying Abaqus, Isight and SLM to accelerate the exploration of real-world physical behavior of materials and products in order to improve performance, safety, and quality of life.

Join us for our Post-RUM seminars. Choose from two different seminars.

September 28: Isight Primer for Abaqus Users

Attend this free one-day seminar and learn how Isight can help you automate your manual design processes. Isight facilitates rapid integration of simulation tools including internally developed programs and commercial CAD/CAE/Math/Office applications. Learn how to integrate "wrap" an Abaqus model into Isight, automate your Abaqus simulations using the Loop component, explore design alternatives using DOE, Approximations and Optimization and more.

September 29: Topology and Shape Optimization in Abaqus

Learn how to use the exciting new features of Abaqus/CAE including the new Abaqus Topology Optimization Module (ATOM).  ATOM provides the ability to perform topology and shape optimization within the native Abaqus/CAE environment. When used in combination with finite element analyses, ATOM can help you refine your designs and produce lightweight, strong and durable components. Additionally, using structural optimization techniques can significantly reduce the number of design iterations required during a product development process leading to savings in tooling costs and vastly reduces the time to market for the product.  As an added bonus, all attendees will receive a 60-day free trial with full support.


We are pleased to have the following presenters this year sharing their use of realistic simulation within their organization. In addition to our customer presentations, SIMULIA Executives will highlight on new trends and software enhancements within the SIMULIA product portfolio.

Customer Presentations

Realistic Induction Heat Treatment Simulation of Steel Part Based on Abaqus 6.11 Time-Harmonic Eddy Current Analysis Capabilities
Weizhou Li, Product Develop & Global Technology, Caterpillar Inc.

Experimental Correlation of an N-Dimensional Load Transducer Augmented by Finite Element Analysis
Timothy G. Hunter, President, Wolf Star Technologies, LLC

Finite Element Analysis on the Welded Bellows Seal
T.Y. Chen, Senior Staff Engineer, John Crane Inc.

Synthesis, Simulation and Scripting: Experimental Designs in Modeling Nonwoven Webs
Ted Tower, Corporate Research & Engineering, Kimberly Clark Corporation

Simulation Driven Design Enabling Robust Design
Alexander Karl, RRC Lead Robust Design, Rolls-Royce

SIMULIA Presentations

Our Partner Sponsors are a significant asset to our conference. These featured sponsors offer innovative complementary solutions that will help you streamline your overall engineering process. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at


This year's meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago - O'Hare. Below please find information and directions to the hotel. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservations. The special rate is only available until September 12.

Crowne Plaza Chicago - O'Hare
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Tel: 888-233-9527


This year's RUM is free of charge to our customers. Register early to reserve your spot. Plan to join us after the RUM for our two seminars: Isight Primer for Abaqus Users and Topology and Shape Optimization in Abaqus.

To register, please fill out the following form. Registration will end on Friday, September 23.

Registration Fees

Cost per person

Regional Users Meeting


Post-RUM Seminar - 9/28: Isight Primer for Abaqus Users


Post-RUM Seminar - 9/29: Topology and Shape Optimization in Abaqus



For more information, please contact us.

Dassault Syst

SIMULIA Central Regional Users Meeting 2011

Location Crowne Plaza – O’Hare, Rosemont
Country United States

Crowne Plaza – O’Hare, Rosemont