Altair Technology Conference Australia 2023

20th October
Engineers Australia, Level 30, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne​

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Welcome to the Altair Technology Conference in Australia

Join us for a day filled with insightful presentations, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities with experts in the field. This event will provide you with the latest insights and knowledge on the convergence of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and the emerging field of Digital Twin Technology. Discover how these cutting-edge technologies can be leveraged to drive innovation, accelerate time-to-market, and reduce costs.

Our speakers will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Keynote sessions from thought leaders in the industry discussing the pivotal role of simulation and digital twin in product design and development.
  • Technical sessions highlighting the latest trends and best practices in simulation, HPC, AI, and digital twin technologies.
  • Real-world examples showcasing organizations that have successfully utilized these technologies to drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage.
  • Networking opportunities with experts in the field, fostering valuable connections and knowledge exchange

Networking Opportunities

Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to gain insights into the convergence of simulation, high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and the exciting field of digital twin technology. Connect with fellow professionals, exchange knowledge, and explore the possibilities that these technologies offer for your industry.

Let’s change tomorrow together!

#OnlyForward #Convergence #ATCAU

Our 2023 Speakers

Srirangam R Srirangarajan
Srirangam R Srirangarajan Altair Managing Director ASEAN | ANZ
Stephen Handscombe
Stephen Handscombe Creature Tech Mechanical Engineer
Josh Gallo
Josh Gallo Creature Tech Mechanical Engineer
Kris Kulkarni
Kris Kulkarni Schlam VP – Global Innovation and Product Engineering
Dr. Andrew Grima
Dr. Andrew Grima Bulk Materials Engineering Australia (BMEA) Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Luke Stone
Dr. Luke Stone Hatch Australia Mechanical Engineer
Dr Mustafa Ucgul
Dr Mustafa Ucgul Faculty of Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University (NSW) Senior Lecturer
Reuben Shar
Reuben Shar Thales Australia EW & EMI Systems Engineer
Dr Charles (Charlie) Williams
Dr Charles (Charlie) Williams FrazerLab Pty. Ltd. Senior Principal Engineer
Scott Hawkins
Scott Hawkins AMSL Aero Senior Structures Engineer
Suyash Sidhaye
Suyash Sidhaye Bremar Automotion Senior Project Engineer
Tim Woods
Tim Woods Bremar Automotion Engineering Manager
Nathan Snoxall
Nathan Snoxall Ford Australia Body NVH CAE Engineer
Andrew Corkery
Andrew Corkery Partner at PURE Design and Engineering Master of Engineering from University of Auckland
Akshay Vithal
Akshay Vithal Geodrones Australia Aerospace Engineer
Sibshankar Acharya
Sibshankar Acharya L&T Technology Services (LTTS), ANZ Regional Head
Nirman Jayarathne
Nirman Jayarathne Navantia Australia Lead Engineer - Innovation Group
David Meulendijks
David Meulendijks Rheinmetall CAE Engineer
Mahan Rudd, PhD, SMIEEE
Mahan Rudd, PhD, SMIEEE Altair Technical Specialist
Alex Quirk
Alex Quirk Altair Sales Manager
Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson Altair Technical Specialist
Manoj KV
Manoj KV Altair Technical Specialist
Tony Gray
Tony Gray Altair Technical Director
Clinton Chee
Clinton Chee Altair Solutions Specialist & Data Scientist
Srirangam R Srirangarajan
Srirangam R Srirangarajan Altair Managing Director ASEAN | ANZ
Stephen Handscombe
Stephen Handscombe Creature Tech Mechanical Engineer
Josh Gallo
Josh Gallo Creature Tech Mechanical Engineer
Kris Kulkarni
Kris Kulkarni Schlam VP – Global Innovation and Product Engineering
Dr. Andrew Grima
Dr. Andrew Grima Bulk Materials Engineering Australia (BMEA) Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Luke Stone
Dr. Luke Stone Hatch Australia Mechanical Engineer
Dr Mustafa Ucgul
Dr Mustafa Ucgul Faculty of Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University (NSW) Senior Lecturer
Reuben Shar
Reuben Shar Thales Australia EW & EMI Systems Engineer
Dr Charles (Charlie) Williams
Dr Charles (Charlie) Williams FrazerLab Pty. Ltd. Senior Principal Engineer
Scott Hawkins
Scott Hawkins AMSL Aero Senior Structures Engineer
Suyash Sidhaye
Suyash Sidhaye Bremar Automotion Senior Project Engineer
Tim Woods
Tim Woods Bremar Automotion Engineering Manager
Nathan Snoxall
Nathan Snoxall Ford Australia Body NVH CAE Engineer
Andrew Corkery
Andrew Corkery Partner at PURE Design and Engineering Master of Engineering from University of Auckland
Akshay Vithal
Akshay Vithal Geodrones Australia Aerospace Engineer
Sibshankar Acharya
Sibshankar Acharya L&T Technology Services (LTTS), ANZ Regional Head
Nirman Jayarathne
Nirman Jayarathne Navantia Australia Lead Engineer - Innovation Group
David Meulendijks
David Meulendijks Rheinmetall CAE Engineer
Mahan Rudd, PhD, SMIEEE
Mahan Rudd, PhD, SMIEEE Altair Technical Specialist
Alex Quirk
Alex Quirk Altair Sales Manager
Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson Altair Technical Specialist
Manoj KV
Manoj KV Altair Technical Specialist
Tony Gray
Tony Gray Altair Technical Director
Clinton Chee
Clinton Chee Altair Solutions Specialist & Data Scientist

MAIN AGENDA

Friday 20th October 2023
Main Conference, Level 30
8.55am - 9.00am

Welcome Note

Alex Quirk, Sales Manager ANZ, Altair

9.00am -9.20am

Convergence in Action: Realizing Innovation Through Digital Twins

Srirangam Srirangarajan, Managing Director ASEAN & ANZ, Altair

9.20am - 9.40am

Altair Corporate Updates

Alex Quirk, Sales Manager ANZ, Altair

This session will offer a comprehensive understanding of Altair’s  solutions and technologies, and its influential role in shaping industries worldwide. Dive into how Altair empowers organizations to conquer intricate engineering and business challenges while fostering a culture of innovation and sustainability. This will be  an engaging and informative session that highlights Altair’s dedication to propelling progress and shaping the future of technology. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into Altair and its profound impact on the ever-evolving tech ... Read More

9.40am - 10.00am

A Lifetime of CAE advocacy: Challenges, Triumphs, and Lessons

Kris Kulkarni, Vice President – Global Innovation and Product Engineering, Schlam

In this talk, Kris will reflect on his experiences as a champion of CAE throughout his career. Kris was an early pioneer at Caterpillar and LiuGong for full machine simulation. He will talk about technical as well as management challenges he had to overcome. He will share his experiences at both companies and will talk about change management strategies that he successfully used. He will also talk about the challenges he currently faces in his current company, and possible ways ... Read More

10.00am - 10.20am

Digital Twins : Transforming the Phygital Frontiers

Sibshankar Acharya, Regional Head Australia and New Zealand, LTTS

10.20am - 10.30am

Coffee Break

10.30am - 10.50am

Unveiling PURE: Innovations in Marine Engineering and Altair Product Integration

Andrew Corkery, Design Engineer, Pure Design & Engineering

This presentation will provide a concise overview of PURE’s involvement in prestigious events like IMOCA, SailGP, and the America’s Cup, along with a glimpse into their innovative special projects and cutting-edge ship structure developments. Discover how they harness Altair products to achieve engineering excellence in the maritime industry.

10.50am - 11.10am

HyperWorks 2023 - The Next Generation

Tim Wilson, Technical Specialist, Altair

HyperMesh has been the flagship simulation application from Altair for decades now as it has set the standards for user experience, streamlined workflows and embraces an open architecture.  With ever greater expectations for product performance and shorter development cycles, simulation and optimisation are more important than ever for an engineer to achieving these goals.  HyperMesh supports the ‘digital thread’ with input from all the common CAD and PLM systems and can pre and post process multiple solver formats for FEA and ... Read More

11.10am - 11.30am

Design Exploration on the New Ford Ranger

Nathan Snoxall, Body NVH CAE Engineer, Ford

11.30am - 11.50am

EDEM Simulation of Earth Anchors on Recovery Vehicles

David Meulendijks, CAE Engineer (Rheinmetall) & Andrew Grima, COO (BMEA)

Modelling the force required for earth anchors to penetrate soils and the tractive forces generated during recovery operations is limited using analytical models only. Integrating EDEM with multi-body dynamics tools provides great realism in recovery vehicle simulations and enable engineers to understand the behaviour and performance of earth anchors. This presentation will give an overview of the utilisation of DEM and multi-body simulation tools to model and evaluate the interaction and engagement of earth anchors with different types of soils ... Read More

11.50am - 12.10am

Dynamic Modelling of Animatronic Figures

Stephen Handscombe, Mechanical Engineer & Josh Gallo, Mechanical Engineer, Creature Tech

This presentation will showcase real-world applications and insights, demonstrating how Altair Inspire optimizes mechanical, structural, and kinematic aspects, ensuring the creation of captivating and reliable animatronic figures

12.10pm - 12.30pm

Test-FEA Correlation of Dynamic Impact Events on a FOPS using Altair RADIOSS

Tim Woods, Engineering Manager, & Suyash Sidhaye, Senior Project Engineer, Bremar Automotion

FOPS (Falling Object Protection Structure) are frames fitted to vehicles in construction, agriculture and forestry industries in order to protect the operators from accidental falling objects. The content covered here was part of the work carried out by Bremar Automotion to design and test a FOPS to equip 4×4 vehicles used in forestry. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the process and show the close correlation achieved between the physical test and the dynamic FEA simulation ... Read More

12.30pm - 12.50pm

What’s new in Altair Inspire

Tony Gray, Technical Director, Altair

This presentation will cover some of the more important developments in Altair Inspire over the last few years – and those currently in development. From the advances in sketching and parametric design, through to the latest manufacturing constraints coming in topology optimization. This ... Read More

12.50pm - 1.45pm

Lunch

1.45pm - 3.00pm

Break Out Sessions (Refer to the Tracks Tab)

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Coffee Break

3.30pm - 3.50pm

FEA within a startup

Scott Hawkins, Senior Structures Engineer, AMSL Aero

From my own experiences most design tasks are developments of existing designs, looking to increase capacity and or range and reducing costs. Generally new aircraft designs have a shared heritage in the aircraft of the past, but with innovation this link can still be acknowledged while tackling the challenges of designing the next revolution in aviation. I have been the Senior Structures Engineer at AMSL Aero for over the last four years where we are developing long range, efficient, electric ... Read More

3.50pm - 4.10pm

Start Up Pitch (Enable Aerospace)

4.10pm - 4.20pm

Digital Vanguard to Enable Enhanced Regulatory Compliance

Akshay Vithal, Aerospace Engineer, Geodrones Australia

This presentation initially provides an overview of the company (Geodrones Australia). Following this, Geodrones Australia’s Heavy-Lift LOG-UAS is introduced, along with an outline of its digital engineering journey. In addition to this, an introduction regarding how the ALTAIR suite will assist in achieving a digital twin of the UAS, will be presented.

4.20pm - 4.30pm

Closing Remarks & Lucky Draw

Srirangam Srirangarajan & Alex Quirk, Altair

4.30pm onwards

After Event Drinks

Data Analytics Track, Level 30 (Main Conference Room)
1.45pm - 2.05pm

Introducing Altair Rapid Miner - End to End Data Analytics and Machine Learning solution

Clinton Chee, Solutions Specialist & Data Scientist, Altair

We will explore the transformative power of data analytics and the ease of zero-coding machine learning. In an increasingly data-driven world, these tools have become indispensable for professionals across industries, and this event promises to be a remarkable opportunity to dive into their myriad benefits. The session will kick off with an introduction to Monarch and Panopticon, leading players in the data preparation and visualisation landscape. This will be followed by Rapid Miner for zero-coding machine learning and data workflow design. ... Read More

2.05pm - 2.25pm

Harnessing Data and Digital Twins to accelerate Product Development

Manoj KV, Technical Specialist, Altair

Businesses are increasingly recognizing the untapped potential of elevating digital twins to new heights, where the convergence of simulation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) plays a pivotal role. The fundamental requirement to Digital Twin development is effective processing of data, be it from real world sensors or synthetic simulations. This AI based Digital Twins is usually augmented with the traditional systems simulation approach, to develop and deploy one total digital twin.   These real time, dynamic virtual replica of physical ... Read More

2.25pm - 2.45pm

Innovative Trends of Future Naval Vessels

Nirman Jayarathne, Lead Engineer - Innovation Group, Navantia Australia

This presentation will delve into the future of naval vessels, where Digital Twins, autonomy, and robotic teaming are revolutionizing maritime defense. Discover the transformative technologies poised to elevate efficiency and mission readiness, while gaining unique insights from experts in the field.

2.45pm - 3.00pm

Open Discussion

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Coffee Break and Back to Main Conference Hall

Electromagnetics Track, Level 31 (Learning)
1.45pm - 2.05pm

Practical modelling approaches for RF simulation on large platforms

Mahan Rudd, PhD, SMIEEE, Technical Specialist, Altair

Increased utilization of RF systems on large platforms such as aircraft and naval ships has led to a complex electromagnetic environment on those platforms. Studying the co-existence of these RF sub-systems before deployment is essential for the acceptable performance of the entire system after integration. However, conducting such an investigation during the integration is not an easy task. In this presentation we will present some of the common challenges encountered when modelling large platforms and some practical approaches that can ... Read More

2.05pm - 2.25pm

Efficient EMI Management in Coexisting RF Environments

Reuben Shar, EW and EMI Systems Engineer, Thales Australia

In this session, the speaker will unravel the complexities of managing EMI in environments where multiple Radio Frequency (RF) systems coexist. Discover how those computational methods and model-based analysis have become essential tools in ensuring safety, performance, and compatibility. Through this presentation, a comprehensive EMI management approach will be explored, including the use of computer-based EM software and automated 3D modeling to optimize antenna placement and minimize Radiation Hazards (RADHAZ). The speaker will dive into a meticulous methodology for addressing ... Read More

2.25pm - 2.45pm

Simulation of HF OTHR Arrays and Components using FEKO

Dr Charles (Charlie) Williams, Senior Principal Engineer, FrazerLab Pty. Ltd.

Electromagnetic simulations of large HF arrays, such as used on Over-the-Horizon Radar, have been performed for over 30 years. Advances in computers and the use of FEKO has meant that the simulation region of the arrays has been extended to include much more of the terrain characteristics external to the antennas themselves, including realistic ground screen representations. Simultaneously, for the Transmit Arrays, the network capabilities of FEKO have allowed the model to incorporate circuit components of the transmitter drive chain, ... Read More

2.45pm - 3.00pm

Open Discussion

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Coffee Break and Back to Main Conference Hall

EDEM Track, Level 31 (Discovery)
1.45pm - 2.05pm

Optimising Bulk Material Handling Equipment Design with Altair EDEM

Dr Andrew Grima, Chief Operating Officer, Bulk Materials Engineering Australia (BMEA)

Bulk material handling equipment and transportation systems play a key role in many industries to maximise plant efficiencies and productivity. Many mechanical and flow issues related with bulk materials can be traced back to inadequately designed equipment due to a lack of understanding of material flow and reliable modelling of equipment performance. Altair EDEM simulation offers engineers an alternative to traditional approaches and allows for the accurate simulation of bulk materials as EDEM provides high fidelity representation of bulk material ... Read More

2.05pm - 2.25pm

Unlocking Success in Digital Engineering: DEM Case Studies for Dealing with Bottlenecks

Dr. Luke Stone, Mechanical Engineer, Hatch Australia

Digital engineering is a growing industry; consultants must adapt to emerging capabilities and utilise the tools available to deliver successful outcomes. Hatch have used Altair EDEM software to exceed clients expectations creating positive outcomes to fulfill their needs and solve their materials handling problems. This presentation will cover a variety of case studies demonstrating how DEM can be used for debottlenecking.

2.25pm - 2.45pm

Revolutionizing Tillage Tool Design: Virtual Testing for Enhanced Soil Productivity

Dr Mustafa Ucgul, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University (NSW)

Agricultural productivity is tied to soil quality, and overcoming soil constraints is crucial for optimising crop yields. The use of appropriate tillage tools plays a vital role in this endeavour. However, selecting the tool is complex, as evaluating their performance often requires laborious and resource-intensive field experiments. These field tests are limited to specific times of the year, leading to delays in research and development. A solution to this challenge lies in the application of computer simulation and software technology ... Read More

2.45pm - 3.00pm

Open Discussion

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Coffee Break and Back to Main Conference Hall

Friday 20th October 2023
Main Conference, Level 30
Data Analytics Track, Level 30 (Main Conference Room)
Electromagnetics Track, Level 31 (Learning)
EDEM Track, Level 31 (Discovery)
8.55am - 9.00am

Welcome Note

Alex Quirk, Sales Manager ANZ, Altair

9.00am -9.20am

Convergence in Action: Realizing Innovation Through Digital Twins

Srirangam Srirangarajan, Managing Director ASEAN & ANZ, Altair

9.20am - 9.40am

Altair Corporate Updates

Alex Quirk, Sales Manager ANZ, Altair

This session will offer a comprehensive understanding of Altair’s  solutions and technologies, and its influential role in shaping industries worldwide. Dive into how Altair empowers organizations to conquer intricate engineering and business challenges while fostering a culture of innovation and sustainability. This will be  an engaging and informative session that highlights Altair’s dedication to propelling progress and shaping the future of technology. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into Altair and its profound impact on the ever-evolving tech ... Read More

9.40am - 10.00am

A Lifetime of CAE advocacy: Challenges, Triumphs, and Lessons

Kris Kulkarni, Vice President – Global Innovation and Product Engineering, Schlam

In this talk, Kris will reflect on his experiences as a champion of CAE throughout his career. Kris was an early pioneer at Caterpillar and LiuGong for full machine simulation. He will talk about technical as well as management challenges he had to overcome. He will share his experiences at both companies and will talk about change management strategies that he successfully used. He will also talk about the challenges he currently faces in his current company, and possible ways ... Read More

10.00am - 10.20am

Digital Twins : Transforming the Phygital Frontiers

Sibshankar Acharya, Regional Head Australia and New Zealand, LTTS

10.20am - 10.30am

Coffee Break

10.30am - 10.50am

Unveiling PURE: Innovations in Marine Engineering and Altair Product Integration

Andrew Corkery, Design Engineer, Pure Design & Engineering

This presentation will provide a concise overview of PURE’s involvement in prestigious events like IMOCA, SailGP, and the America’s Cup, along with a glimpse into their innovative special projects and cutting-edge ship structure developments. Discover how they harness Altair products to achieve engineering excellence in the maritime industry.

10.50am - 11.10am

HyperWorks 2023 - The Next Generation

Tim Wilson, Technical Specialist, Altair

HyperMesh has been the flagship simulation application from Altair for decades now as it has set the standards for user experience, streamlined workflows and embraces an open architecture.  With ever greater expectations for product performance and shorter development cycles, simulation and optimisation are more important than ever for an engineer to achieving these goals.  HyperMesh supports the ‘digital thread’ with input from all the common CAD and PLM systems and can pre and post process multiple solver formats for FEA and ... Read More

11.10am - 11.30am

Design Exploration on the New Ford Ranger

Nathan Snoxall, Body NVH CAE Engineer, Ford

11.30am - 11.50am

EDEM Simulation of Earth Anchors on Recovery Vehicles

David Meulendijks, CAE Engineer (Rheinmetall) & Andrew Grima, COO (BMEA)

Modelling the force required for earth anchors to penetrate soils and the tractive forces generated during recovery operations is limited using analytical models only. Integrating EDEM with multi-body dynamics tools provides great realism in recovery vehicle simulations and enable engineers to understand the behaviour and performance of earth anchors. This presentation will give an overview of the utilisation of DEM and multi-body simulation tools to model and evaluate the interaction and engagement of earth anchors with different types of soils ... Read More

11.50am - 12.10am

Dynamic Modelling of Animatronic Figures

Stephen Handscombe, Mechanical Engineer & Josh Gallo, Mechanical Engineer, Creature Tech

This presentation will showcase real-world applications and insights, demonstrating how Altair Inspire optimizes mechanical, structural, and kinematic aspects, ensuring the creation of captivating and reliable animatronic figures

12.10pm - 12.30pm

Test-FEA Correlation of Dynamic Impact Events on a FOPS using Altair RADIOSS

Tim Woods, Engineering Manager, & Suyash Sidhaye, Senior Project Engineer, Bremar Automotion

FOPS (Falling Object Protection Structure) are frames fitted to vehicles in construction, agriculture and forestry industries in order to protect the operators from accidental falling objects. The content covered here was part of the work carried out by Bremar Automotion to design and test a FOPS to equip 4×4 vehicles used in forestry. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the process and show the close correlation achieved between the physical test and the dynamic FEA simulation ... Read More

12.30pm - 12.50pm

What’s new in Altair Inspire

Tony Gray, Technical Director, Altair

This presentation will cover some of the more important developments in Altair Inspire over the last few years – and those currently in development. From the advances in sketching and parametric design, through to the latest manufacturing constraints coming in topology optimization. This ... Read More

12.50pm - 1.45pm

Lunch

1.45pm - 3.00pm

Break Out Sessions (Refer to the Tracks Tab)

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Coffee Break

3.30pm - 3.50pm

FEA within a startup

Scott Hawkins, Senior Structures Engineer, AMSL Aero

From my own experiences most design tasks are developments of existing designs, looking to increase capacity and or range and reducing costs. Generally new aircraft designs have a shared heritage in the aircraft of the past, but with innovation this link can still be acknowledged while tackling the challenges of designing the next revolution in aviation. I have been the Senior Structures Engineer at AMSL Aero for over the last four years where we are developing long range, efficient, electric ... Read More

3.50pm - 4.10pm

Start Up Pitch (Enable Aerospace)

4.10pm - 4.20pm

Digital Vanguard to Enable Enhanced Regulatory Compliance

Akshay Vithal, Aerospace Engineer, Geodrones Australia

This presentation initially provides an overview of the company (Geodrones Australia). Following this, Geodrones Australia’s Heavy-Lift LOG-UAS is introduced, along with an outline of its digital engineering journey. In addition to this, an introduction regarding how the ALTAIR suite will assist in achieving a digital twin of the UAS, will be presented.

4.20pm - 4.30pm

Closing Remarks & Lucky Draw

Srirangam Srirangarajan & Alex Quirk, Altair

4.30pm onwards

After Event Drinks

1.45pm - 2.05pm

Introducing Altair Rapid Miner - End to End Data Analytics and Machine Learning solution

Clinton Chee, Solutions Specialist & Data Scientist, Altair

We will explore the transformative power of data analytics and the ease of zero-coding machine learning. In an increasingly data-driven world, these tools have become indispensable for professionals across industries, and this event promises to be a remarkable opportunity to dive into their myriad benefits. The session will kick off with an introduction to Monarch and Panopticon, leading players in the data preparation and visualisation landscape. This will be followed by Rapid Miner for zero-coding machine learning and data workflow design. ... Read More

2.05pm - 2.25pm

Harnessing Data and Digital Twins to accelerate Product Development

Manoj KV, Technical Specialist, Altair

Businesses are increasingly recognizing the untapped potential of elevating digital twins to new heights, where the convergence of simulation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) plays a pivotal role. The fundamental requirement to Digital Twin development is effective processing of data, be it from real world sensors or synthetic simulations. This AI based Digital Twins is usually augmented with the traditional systems simulation approach, to develop and deploy one total digital twin.   These real time, dynamic virtual replica of physical ... Read More

2.25pm - 2.45pm

Innovative Trends of Future Naval Vessels

Nirman Jayarathne, Lead Engineer - Innovation Group, Navantia Australia

This presentation will delve into the future of naval vessels, where Digital Twins, autonomy, and robotic teaming are revolutionizing maritime defense. Discover the transformative technologies poised to elevate efficiency and mission readiness, while gaining unique insights from experts in the field.

2.45pm - 3.00pm

Open Discussion

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Coffee Break and Back to Main Conference Hall

1.45pm - 2.05pm

Practical modelling approaches for RF simulation on large platforms

Mahan Rudd, PhD, SMIEEE, Technical Specialist, Altair

Increased utilization of RF systems on large platforms such as aircraft and naval ships has led to a complex electromagnetic environment on those platforms. Studying the co-existence of these RF sub-systems before deployment is essential for the acceptable performance of the entire system after integration. However, conducting such an investigation during the integration is not an easy task. In this presentation we will present some of the common challenges encountered when modelling large platforms and some practical approaches that can ... Read More

2.05pm - 2.25pm

Efficient EMI Management in Coexisting RF Environments

Reuben Shar, EW and EMI Systems Engineer, Thales Australia

In this session, the speaker will unravel the complexities of managing EMI in environments where multiple Radio Frequency (RF) systems coexist. Discover how those computational methods and model-based analysis have become essential tools in ensuring safety, performance, and compatibility. Through this presentation, a comprehensive EMI management approach will be explored, including the use of computer-based EM software and automated 3D modeling to optimize antenna placement and minimize Radiation Hazards (RADHAZ). The speaker will dive into a meticulous methodology for addressing ... Read More

2.25pm - 2.45pm

Simulation of HF OTHR Arrays and Components using FEKO

Dr Charles (Charlie) Williams, Senior Principal Engineer, FrazerLab Pty. Ltd.

Electromagnetic simulations of large HF arrays, such as used on Over-the-Horizon Radar, have been performed for over 30 years. Advances in computers and the use of FEKO has meant that the simulation region of the arrays has been extended to include much more of the terrain characteristics external to the antennas themselves, including realistic ground screen representations. Simultaneously, for the Transmit Arrays, the network capabilities of FEKO have allowed the model to incorporate circuit components of the transmitter drive chain, ... Read More

2.45pm - 3.00pm

Open Discussion

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Coffee Break and Back to Main Conference Hall

1.45pm - 2.05pm

Optimising Bulk Material Handling Equipment Design with Altair EDEM

Dr Andrew Grima, Chief Operating Officer, Bulk Materials Engineering Australia (BMEA)

Bulk material handling equipment and transportation systems play a key role in many industries to maximise plant efficiencies and productivity. Many mechanical and flow issues related with bulk materials can be traced back to inadequately designed equipment due to a lack of understanding of material flow and reliable modelling of equipment performance. Altair EDEM simulation offers engineers an alternative to traditional approaches and allows for the accurate simulation of bulk materials as EDEM provides high fidelity representation of bulk material ... Read More

2.05pm - 2.25pm

Unlocking Success in Digital Engineering: DEM Case Studies for Dealing with Bottlenecks

Dr. Luke Stone, Mechanical Engineer, Hatch Australia

Digital engineering is a growing industry; consultants must adapt to emerging capabilities and utilise the tools available to deliver successful outcomes. Hatch have used Altair EDEM software to exceed clients expectations creating positive outcomes to fulfill their needs and solve their materials handling problems. This presentation will cover a variety of case studies demonstrating how DEM can be used for debottlenecking.

2.25pm - 2.45pm

Revolutionizing Tillage Tool Design: Virtual Testing for Enhanced Soil Productivity

Dr Mustafa Ucgul, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University (NSW)

Agricultural productivity is tied to soil quality, and overcoming soil constraints is crucial for optimising crop yields. The use of appropriate tillage tools plays a vital role in this endeavour. However, selecting the tool is complex, as evaluating their performance often requires laborious and resource-intensive field experiments. These field tests are limited to specific times of the year, leading to delays in research and development. A solution to this challenge lies in the application of computer simulation and software technology ... Read More

2.45pm - 3.00pm

Open Discussion

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Coffee Break and Back to Main Conference Hall

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