Cummins, Ford and CIMdata: first keynotes announced for the International modeFRONTIER Users' Meeting 2016

Mar 23, 2016 -- The modeFRONTIER International Users' Meeting 2016 is fast approaching and ESTECO has given a hint at what attendees can expect by announcing three keynote speakers from prominent organizations: Bob Tickel from Cummins, Mario J. Felice from Ford Motor Company and Stan Przybylinski from CIMdata are set to take the stage in Trieste in May.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the design and development of IC engines and 15 years’ in analysis-led design tools and methods , Bob Tickel has been at Cummins since 1988, where he currently holds the position of Director of Structural & Dynamic Analysis. At the modeFRONTIER International Users' Meeting 2016, Mr. Tickel will speak about how, over the past 15 years, the company has transitioned from a test-centric to an analysis-centric culture. His presentation will cover the history of Cummins’ analysis led design (ALD) initiative and highlight how the company developed tools and processes that resulted in an across the board improvement of analysis-led design throughout the organization’s various business units.

Mario J. Felice, Manager of the Global Powertrain NVH CAE Engineering Department at Ford Motor Company, heads a large team of CAE engineers located in North America, Europe, Australia and South America and is responsible for the analytical support of powertrain development programs focused on the delivery of NVH refinement in terms of Smoothness, Quietness and Sound Quality.

His presentation titled Multi-Physics Simulation as applied to the NVH Refinement of Ford Motor Company’s Powertrains will focus on the analytical capabilities currently used at Ford Motor Company for the design and development of powertrains and provide insight into the company’s simulation process as well as highlight how Ford applies optimization to drive powertrain design from component to full system level.

From Validation to Front-End Innovation: an update on the global simulation market is the title of the speech to be held by Stan Przybylinski, Vice President of Research at CIMdata. His talk will focus on the evolution of the business and practice of simulation to support the product lifecycle, highlighting market results, recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the new requirements levied by smart, connected products.

And this is just the beginning: more than 15 speakers have already been confirmed and last week ESTECO announced  a “UM16 Training Day”. The training event will be held on 19th May - the day after the Users' Meeting - and is reserved to all UM16 delegates and ESTECO Academy members. ( Click here for training program and registration)

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