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  • Apr
    24

    SPREE Seminar: Dan Negrut

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    Billion-Degree of Freedom Computational Dynamics: From Granular Flows to 3D Printing and on to River Fording Simulation

    Abstract
    This talk will focus on how a Lagrangian perspective on dynamics is used to capture the time evolution of complex systems, e.g., granular flows, fluid-solid interaction problems, etc. In this context, the aspects that turn out to be more challenging are tied to the handling of friction, contact, geometry, large deformations and numerical solution scaling. The talk will highlight modeling and numerical solution techniques developed to address several of these challenges. Our solution methodology contributions have been implemented in an open-source simulation platform called Chrono, which is available on GitHub and used by hundreds of individuals to analyze large multi-physics dynamics problems. The talk will touch on several applications tied to granular dynamics, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, robotics, and ground vehicle mobility.

    Bio
    Dan Negrut received his Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Iowa under the supervision of Professor Edward J. Haug. He spent six years working for Mechanical Dynamics, Inc., a software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2004 he served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He spent 2005 as a Visiting Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division. At the end of 2005 Dan joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His interests are in Computational Science and he leads the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab (http://sbel.wisc.edu). Lab sponsors include US Army TARDEC, US Army ERDC, Army Research Office, and National Science Foundation. The lab’s projects focus on high performance computing, computational dynamics, terramechanics, robotics, and fluid-solid interaction problems. Dr. Negrut received in 2009 a National Science Foundation Career Award. Since 2010 he is an NVIDIA CUDA Fellow. He is one of the technical leads of Project Chrono, an open source physics-based simulation engine (http://www.projectchrono.org/).

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    TIME Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    29

    SPREE Seminar: Marco Salviato

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • May
    31

    Center for Physical Genomics and Engineering Symposium

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    9:00 AM Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium, McGaw Pavilion

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    TIME Friday, May 31, 2019 at 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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    CONTACT Ben Keane    b-keane@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • May
    31

    EES Seminar: Chrissy Cabay

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, May 31, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    5

    SPREE Seminar: Craig Foster

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Jun
    8

    Spring classes end

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Saturday, June 8, 2019

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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