David is a Principal Engineer with over 20 years engineering experience ranging from the development of automotive radar systems in Europe to offshore diamond mining in Southern Africa to the oil and gas industry in Australia.
David has been with Wood for almost 9 years, based in the Perth Australia office. As an advanced Abaqus user he oversees all FEA related activities for the Specialist Engineering Consulting group.
David works on green field, brown field and tie-back projects for oil and gas operators on the Australian North West Shelf and across Asia. In addition to this he has carried out several integrity assessments pertaining to both subsea, topside and onshore facilities addressing pipeline, mechanical and structural issues.
David is a Chartered Engineer through the IMechE in the UK, a Member of Engineers Australia and on the Curtin University Industry Advisory Committee.
Leveraging Abaqus to Support ASME & API Vessel Fitness for Service Assessment
This presentation is a case study show casing how Abaqus was utilized, in conjunction with API and ASME VIII standards, to carry out a fitness for service assessment of an operating vessel that had been found to have severe localized internal corrosion during a routine inspection.
Sinan has over 8 years’ experience in consulting for Realistic Simulation across various industries such as Automotive, Biomedical, Defense, Mining, Oil & Gas and Renewable energy sector. He is currently stationed in the Perth office of Simuserv Pty Ltd, managing technical support and training for Dassault Systemes SIMULIA products in the Australia/New Zealand region along with providing engineering consulting services.
He has expertise in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and has significant experience in solving complex nonlinear FEA problems and has been able to develop skills in numerous disciplines such as: composite structures, nonlinear dynamics, buckling, durability, heat transfer & computational fluid dynamics. He has a proven track record to plan, execute and interpret numerical analysis applied to mechanical/structural design, verification, and fitness-for-service applications. He is a certified trainer for Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA Abaqus and is also a NAFEMS certified Professional Simulation Engineer (PSE).
Topological Optimisation for Health & Fitness application using Isight
This presentation discusses a novel workflow using Isight, Abaqus & Python API to perform topological optimization on the midsole of a typical maximum cushion shoe with the aim to minimize peak plantar pressure distribution which is typically seen underneath the metatarsal and the heel of the foot during a midstance phase.
Tse-Tong CHIA received a B. Eng. Degree (first-class honors) from the National University of Singapore in 1986 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He has been with the DSO National Laboratories, Singapore, since 1986, where he held various roles. He is currently a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. He is also an adjunct Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Temasek Laboratories at the National University of Singapore. His former interests were in computational electromagnetics and scattering.
Now he focuses mainly on electromagnetic design and applications, including lenses, reflectarray/transmit array antennas, and metasurface. He has more than 10 years of experience using CST Microwave Studio. He actively supervises students from as young as 15 years old to undergraduates in school projects and internships and introduces them to CST as the electromagnetics simulation software of choice.
Design of Cost-Effective Metasurfaces for Efficient Broadband Polarization Conversion
In this talk, we will present two novel cost-effective metasurface designs which can achieve broadband polarization conversion. The designs are optimized in CST Microwave Studio Suite to obtain the set of parameters that gives the highest polarization conversion ratio (PCR) for the largest frequency range. We fabricated two prototypes. The first prototype achieved a PCR>0.9 between 8.9 and 12.2 GHz. The second prototype achieved a PCR>0.9 between 8 and 17.85 GHz.
Klaus KROHNE is responsible for the SIMULIA sales and technical sales in Asia Pacific. He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany in 2002 and his Doctor of Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland in 2007. From 2007 to 2009 he was a Researcher with the A*Star Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore. His research interest is in the area of electromagnetic simulation and component optimization techniques. In 2009 he joined CST (Computer Simulation Technology) South East Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore, which was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 2016.
Brent is a structural analyst with a broad and diverse experience base and specialist knowledge in process development and workflow automation, python integration and automation, computational strength and life assessment and a keen interest in digital twin and probabilistic analysis paradigms.
He obtained Bachelors of Engineering (Mechanical) and Science (Applied Mathematics) from the University of Western Australia, followed by a doctorate degree in computational fracture mechanics.
Early career roles focused on the development, enhancement and utilization of Abaqus for multi-scale mine analysis, later relocating to Germany and the United Kingdom to lead analysis teams dedicated to the application of both commercial and propriety finite element codes in support of turbo-machinery technology development, championing integration of optimisation and robust design workflows to drive method, design and technology enhancements.
Returning to Australia in 2019, Brent currently supports the Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA portfolio, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the South East Asia geo.
Alan is the SIMULIA Sales Director for AP South and is responsible for Sales Management of the SIMULIA products. Prior to this role, he was also the technical leader for SIMULIA in AP South. Alan Joined DS Japan in 2009 as a presales consultant, progressing to Fatigue Lead in the Asia Pacific.
Prior to DS, Alan worked in a Japanese consulting company responsible for structural and geotechnical analysis. He also worked as a Postdoctoral researcher for the Tokyo Institute of Technology, under the Center of Urban Earthquake Engineering. Before Japan, He was a member of the faculty at the University of the Philippines, teaching Solid Mechanics, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, and Design of Concrete and Steel Structures.
He holds a doctorate from the Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and had his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
Opening Remarks, What's New in SIMULIA Structures and Electromagnetics Portfolio?
Dr. CHUA Cier Siang is a SIMULIA Industry Process Consultant Senior Specialist working on pre- and post-sales activities for electromagnetic domain in Asia Pacific South. Prior to his current role, Cier Siang worked for CST South East Asia as an Application Engineer since 2013.
He received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. During his Ph.D, he was working on micro-fabricated slow-wave structures for W-band traveling wave tube amplifier for satellite application.
After completing his studies, he joined A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing as a Scientist. His professional areas of interest include electromagnetic and charged particle dynamic simulations, wave-guiding structures, antennas, and vacuum electron devices. To date, he has authored and co-authored 27 technical papers and a patent granted in Singapore and US.
Matthias MEIENHOFER holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil in Switzerland.
After completing his Master Thesis at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and graduating from his University in Switzerland, he relocated to Singapore and started working as an RF Engineer.
Initially joining Dassault Systèmes Singapore in 2018 as a Consultant for their Electromagnetic Simulation Solutions, he is now a Sales Manager managing the AP-South Region.
In this Role, he is responsible for Dassault Systèmes' advanced Simulation Software Portfolio under the Brand SIMULIA, which offers Engineering Solutions across multiple Disciplines and Industries.
Young-Chang CHO is an Industry Process Expert Specialist in the Transport & Mobility Industry Enablement group in Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA Corp. For over 8 years in the company (formerly Exa Corporation) he has been developing and deploying industry-leading simulation solutions for vehicle aerodynamics, design optimization and thermal management. Currently he is responsible for the deployment of Brake System Engineering and Electric Drive Engineering solutions. Before joining Dassault Systèmes, he studied at the University of Michigan for his doctoral program in Aerospace Engineering.
Dr. LIU Jun is a Research Scientist at Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR. He obtained his bachelor and master’s degree in Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China in 2007/2009, and PhD’s degree in mechanical engineering from National University of Singapore in 2013. After two year’s research fellow work in NUS, he joined IHPC in 2015 as a research scientist. Dr LIU’s research interests are focused on multi-scale/multi-physics modeling of complex material and hybrid system; numerical modeling and process optimization in advanced manufacturing; nonlinear constitutive modeling and finite element implementation. He has more than 20 publications on high quality peer-review journals and international conferences. He also has worked as PI and co-PI for more than 10 research grants and industrial collaborations with multinational corporations.
Simulation aided design and optimization of smart material and soft-hybrid robotic systems
Soft robotics have been developed rapidly in many areas in recent years, including medical application, deep-sea exploring, soft actuators for food/agriculture industry, etc. However, unlike traditional rigid robotics, there is a lack of theoretical models and simulation tools for modeling these types of soft and hybrid robotics, because of their complex behavior and infinite degree of freedoms. The involvement of nonlinear and multi-physics behavior of material in soft-hybrid robotic systems application will further increase the complexity of developing a general simulation methodology. In this presentation, we will introduce some work on the modeling of smart material and soft-hybrid robotic systems, as well as their optimization design. Based on these work, the effort of developing soft-hybrid robotic systems could be greatly reduced by leveraging the capability of numerical modeling and simulation.