Second Semi-Annual PS&ED Research Symposium Photo

Second Semi-Annual PS&ED Research Symposium

June 3, 2010, 1:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
ITW (1.350)
2133 Sheridan Rd. Evanston , IL 60208

2nd Semi-Annual PS&ED Research Symposium

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. —Invited talk by Dr. David Gorsich

Challenges in Analytically Modeling Ground Vehicle Systems to Predict Performance and Reliability

Dr. David Gorsich is the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). He is the primary technical advisor to the Director of TARDEC and responsible for the organizations science and technology strategy, as well as the review of the TARDEC’s basic research programs. He is the organization's primary focal point to organizations such as DARPA and ARO, and serves as the technical director of the U.S. Army National Automotive Center. Previously Dr. Gorsich was the Director of Strategic Plans and Programs at TARDEC, and the Associate Director for Modeling and Simulation. As TARDEC's Associate Director for Simulation, he also was responsible for the Center's High Performance Computing program. Before 2003, Dr. Gorsich served as a research scientist in TARDEC's Robotics Lab as well as the leader of National Automotive Center's Vehicle Intelligence team. He has held numerous other positions at TARDEC, within the Program Managers office, and in Washington D.C. He has over 130 publications in the areas of simulation, reliability-based design optimization, terrain modeling, spatial statistics and other approximation methods. He received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from M.I.T. in 2000, his M.S. in applied mathematics from George Washington University in 1994, and his B.S. in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University in 1990.

1:30 - 3:15 p.m. —PS&ED cluster project presentations

1:30 p.m.
Concurrent Design of Automotive Shape Memory Alloys and Actuators
Tengfei Jiang and Aaron Stebner
Faculty Advisors: Drs. Cate Brinson, David Dunand, Greg Olson

1:55 p.m.
Uncertainty Quantification of the Nanodiamond Drug Delivery System
Michelle Hallikainen and Robert Lam
Faculty Advisors: Drs. Wei Chen, Dean Ho, Wing Kam Liu, Ann Mckenna

2:20 p.m.
Validation and Prediction of Incremental Forming Process
Paul Arendt and Rajiv Malhotra
Faculty Advisors: Drs. Dan Apley, Ted Belytschko, Jian Cao, Wei Chen

2:45 p.m.
Material and Structure Design for Dynamic Energy Absorption
Ravi S. Bellur Ramaswamy, George Fraley, and Steve Greene
Faculty Advisors: Drs. Wei Chen, Horacio Espinosa, Wing Kam Liu, Greg Olson

Contact Wei Chen at 847-491-7019 or weichen@northwestern.edu for further questions.