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Themes & Topics

CAASE18 will cover a wide range of topics, addressing every aspect of engineering analysis and simulation during a 3-day program.

Theme #1: Making the CAASE for Driving Design
(...of Physical Systems, Components & Products)

  • Acoustics
  • Advanced Composites
  • Advanced Materials Characterization
    • Microstructure Modeling
    • High-strength Steels, Aluminum, Hybrids, Nanomaterials
  • Biomimicry-Based Models (Nature-Inspired Design)
  • CFD
  • Cyber-Physical Integration
  • Electrical
    • Hybrid and Full Electrification
    • Battery Cell Development
  • Life Sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Medical Devices
  • Multibody Simulation
  • Multiscale & Multiphysics
  • NVH
  • Optimization
  • Real-Time Simulation
    • HiL (Hardware-in-the-Loop)
    • SiL (Software-in-the-Loop)
    • HUiL (Human-in-the-Loop)
    • e.g., Autonomous Navigation Technology
      • Voice Control Activation Simulation
      • Vehicle to Vehicle Communication
      • Vision Imaging Analysis (reads & monitors driver behavior)
  • Stochastics
  • Structural Analysis
    • Linear & Nonlinear Static & Dynamic
    • Crash & Impact
    • Durability & Damage Tolerance
    • Contact, Joints, Welds & Connections
  • Systems Simulation
    • Requirements Management
    • Concept-Phase System Simulation
    • MBSE
  • Thermal Analysis


Theme #2: Making the CAASE for Implementing Simulation Governance & Democratization

  • Simulation Governance:
    • CAE Tactical & Strategic Roadmaps
    • Collaboration/Data Sharing throughout the Extended Enterprise
      • Cross-Domain Technical Integration
      • PLM Integration
      • Subsystems to Components to Systems
    • Data Management
      • Simulation Data Management
      • Material Data Management
      • Compliance Management
      • Data Storage and Retrieval
      • Knowledge Capture and Reuse
      • Integration of Logical &Numerical Data Models
    • Process Management
    • Qualification of Simulation Personnel
      • Competencies & Skills
      • Mentoring & Training Programs
      • Is Academia Preparing Students for CAE?
      • Student Competitions
      • In-House Training Programs
    • Quality Assurance
    • Uncertainty Quantification
    • Validation & Verification
      • Integration of Physical &Virtual Testing
      • Smart Testing
      • Risk Management
  • Democratization:
    • CAE for CAD experts
      • Apps
      • UI improvements
      • Contextual Help/Support
    • CAE for SMBs/Accessibility
      • Licensing
      • Enlisting Services/Consulting
      • Out of the Box Capabilities
    • Collaboration: Mechanical, Electrical, Software
      • Collaboration Tools and Techniques
      • Capturing Proprietary Processes within Apps
      • Workflows/Co-Simulation
      • Pre- and Post-Processing
    • In-CAD Simulation vs. Dedicated CAE
      • Integration
      • When CAD Simulation is Enough
      • When CAE is Needed


Theme #3: Making the CAASE for Advancing Manufacturing Processes & Additive Manufacturing  

  • Practical Aspects of Analysis and Certification of Additive Manufacturing
    • Additive Manufacturing Process Analysis
      • Defect Prediction Analysis (e.g., distortion, residual stress, etc.)
      • Additive Manufacturing Process Design & Control
      • Multiscale / Multiphysics Additive Manufacturing Process Simulation
      • Micro-Structure & Simulated Materials Properties
      • Process-Oriented Additive Manufacturing Modeling (e.g., powder bed, wire-feed, robotic 3D printing, hybrid CNC machines, etc.)
    • Product Design Based on Additive Manufacturing
      • Design Methodology (i.e., explore upstream product design)
      • Modeling Methodology for Product Design (e.g., thermo-mechanical modeling)
      • Topology Optimization (e.g., shape, lattices, supports, etc.) 
    • Analysis and Certification of 3D Printed Parts
      • Analysis Methodology
      • Product Performance, Failure Criteria & Margin of Safety
      • Verification & Validation of Additive Manufacturing Simulation & 3D Printed Parts
  • Simulation of Manufacturing Methodologies & Processes
    • Assembly
    • Composites
    • Casting
    • Forging
    • Welding
    • Injection Molding
    • Sheet Metal Forming
    • Adhesive Bonding
    • Heat Treatment
    • Discrete Manufacturing Process
    • Smart Manufacturing System


Theme #4: Making the CAASE for Addressing Business Strategies & Challenges

  • Advanced Information Technologies
    • Deep Learning of IoT Data
    • Machine Learning
    • AI-Guided Simulation
    • Data Science, Big Data, and Data Analytics
  • Collaboration with Executives
    • ROI for Simulation Investment
    • Staffing
    • Hardware
    • Understanding and Confidence in Simulation
  • Cultural Challenges
    • Implementing New Processes
    • Vocabulary
    • Turf Wars
    • Trust in Results
    • Cross-Domain Technical Integration& Oversight
    • Business Partner & Supplier Integration
  • Emerging Standards
    • Systems Modeling Standards
    • ISO Standards for FEA & CFD
    • Integrating Digital Data in Support of the Industry 4.0 Initiative
  • Full Product Performance Lifecycle (PPL)
    • Digital Twins
    • Real-Time Asset Integrity Monitoring
    • Real-Time, Continual Verification& Validation
    • Product Maintenance Prediction
    • Ongoing Field Product/System Performance Improvement via Continuous Simulation
  • High-Performance Computing /Supporting Infrastructure
    • ROI
    • Cloud vs. Cluster vs. Data Center vs. SaaS
    • VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)
    • Mobile
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality
    • Use Cases (e.g., Manufacturing Processes, End-User Experiences, etc.)
    • Software Maturity and Integration
    • Information Visualization

Interested in submitting an abstract for presentation at CAASE18? Visit the "Call for Presentations" page for additional details. Remember that presenting authors' registration fees are waived! 

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