2016 North America Open Meeting

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Oct 11, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Inn at St. John’s
44045 5 Mile Road
Plymouth MI
United States

BETA CAE Systems, the leading contemporary industry supplier of CAE software, and its business partner in North America, BETA CAE Systems USA Inc, have the pleasure to invite you to the 2016 North America Open Meeting.

The event will take place on October 11, 2016 at The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, MI.

During this event you will have the opportunity to participate in sessions on the latest developments and real case applications, on various CAE disciplines and industries, of ANSA, Eπilysis, µETA, and SPDRM (Simulation Process Data and Resources Manager).

BETA CAE Systems and BETA CAE Systems USA, Inc. would like to extend their appreciation to Nick Karditsas, Director of Engineering, Bosch Battery Systems, LLC for accepting our invitation to be our guest speaker.

Technical discussions & demonstrations will offer you the opportunity to discuss with our engineers the software features, their application, and the future developments.
A team of CAE experts from BETA CAE Systems and BETA CAE Systems USA, Inc. will be pleased to meet you in person and exchange knowledge, experience and visions.

There is no participation fee for the event.

The attire will be business casual.

The event is hosted by BETA CAE Systems USA, Inc.


07:30 – 08:00 Registration & Breakfast
Plenary Session
08:00 – 08:05 Introduction
John Skarakis, President and Technical Director, BETA CAE Systems USA
08:05 – 08:10 Welcome
Dimitris Angelis, President, BETA CAE Systems
08:10 – 08:25 Company Presentation & Products Roadmap
Sam Saltiel, CCO, BETA CAE Systems International
08:25 – 08:55 Lithium Batteries for Next Generation E-Powertrains
Nick Karditsas, Robert Bosch Battery Systems
08:55 – 09:40 Latest Developments in BETA CAE Product Line
David Dang, BETA CAE Systems USA
09:40 – 10:10 ACP OpDesign: The Optimal Design Gateway
Alexis Kaloudis, BETA CAE Systems International
10:10 – 10:30 Break, Technical Discussion and Demonstrations
Track 1
Track 2
10:30 – 11:00 Επilysis: a new FEA solver
Vassilis Pavlidis, BETA CAE Systems International
Frames Automation Tool
Vasanth Gandhi and Sunil Earla, BETA CAE Systems USA
11:00 – 11:30 Model Build Automation
Anthony Carlson, Daimler Trucks North America LLC
ANSA Kinetics for CFD Ride Height Adjustments
Ranjeeth Naik, BETA CAE Systems USA
11:30 – 12:00 Automation of Door Dynamic Simulation Setup Using ANSA Task Manager
Parag Nittur and Parameshwaran Pasupathy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Model Diff Tool
Yatin Kumbhar and Sunil Earla, BETA CAE Systems USA
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Track 1
Track 2
13:00 – 13:30 Stochastic and Robustness for Impact Load Cases
Onkar Mande and Joshua Sims, BETA CAE Systems USA/SIMULIA
Random Vibrations and Fatigue Reliability of Linear and Nonlinear Systems
Z.P. Mourelatos, V. Geroulas and V. Tsianika, Oakland University & BETA CAE Systems USA
13:30 – 14:00 New Technologies for Occupant Safety Model Set-up and Analysis
Kostis Kiouptsidis, BETA CAE Systems International
Design Improvement Through Enhanced Processes Available Within NVH Console
V. Pavlidis, BETA CAE Systems International
14:00 – 14:30 Load Measurement with True-Load and µETA
Tim Hunter, Wolf Star Technologies
Reliability-Based Design and Topology Optimization using Adjoint Methods
D.I. Papadimitriou, Z.P. Mourelatos and S. Patil, Oakland University & BETA CAE Systems USA
14:30 – 14:50 Break, Technical Discussion and Demonstrations
Plenary Session
14:50 – 15:20 Simulation, Process, Data and Resources Management (SPDRM) – Latest achievements
Irene Makropoulou, BETA CAE Systems
15:20 – 15:50 The evolution of BETA CAE Systems suite scripting capabilities into a full CAE development platform
Joshua Sims, BETA CAE Systems USA
15:50 – 15:55 Closing Remarks
15:55 – 16:55 Reception & Raffle
Technical Discussion and Demonstrations