North America User Forum 2017

Location: Troy, MI
Date: 6th - 7th September 2017

North America User Forum 2017

 

Romax North America User Forum 2017

Transformation of Transmissions: Engineering the next generation of electrified powertrains

6th - 7th September 2017, The Management Education Center, Troy

 

Our hugely successful North America Forum returns, taking place 6th - 7th September 2017, The Management Education Center, Troy

Romax product users, engineering project members, prospects and partners will gather together alongside Romax technical experts and product managers for a two-day conference to discuss the latest trends in transmission and drivetrain simulation technology, discover our new software product releases, learn new capabilities and network with peers. 

The world is evolving, the demand for energy efficiency means that drivetrains need to be more reliable, faster and designed with better accuracy. Furthermore, these systems need to be tightly controlled, power dense and efficient.

Our R17 software solution provides groundbreaking new capabilities in electric powertrain simulation and analysis, building on our theme from last year, 'Technology Integration in an Electro-mechanical World', we will be taking electrification one step further and sharing how our clients have implemented our new tools into their processes, further maximising their competencies.

Romax solutions continue to lead the market in transmission and drivelines NVH simulation, bearing contact analysis, gear technology and process integration and automation.


User Forum Highlights

  • Meet Romax Technical experts
  • Hear from renowned keynote speakers
  • Listen to user case studies and customer success stories
  • Network with your peers across industry
  • Meet fellow Romax users
  • Network at our evening event

 

Who should attend?

If you’re new to Romax, why not join us and find out more about our technology, watch product demonstrations, chat with our expert team and discover how other companies have implemented our tools in their processes.

Watch our 2016 Global Forums video and get a feel for what happens at a Romax User Forum.

Already part of the Romax Global Community? Join us and hear from renowned keynote speakers, find out the latest developments in our products and have one-to-one meetings with our team.

View presentations from our 2016 North American User Forum 

The Romax North America User Forum is aimed at engineers, designers, analysts, engineering managers and senior leaders involved with gears, drivetrains and bearings from within the automotive, EV, off-road, agriculture, heavy industry, bearings, marine and wind energy sectors.

Register now

Join us and maximise your CAE capabilities – register now by completing our short form on the left. 

For more information on our Forum, please email americaforum@romaxtech.com or call our Troy Office on +1 248 220 1201

 

6th September

  • 08:30
  • Registration and Coffee

  • Plenary Keynote Presentation

  • ELECTRIFICATION - PART 1

  • Expended trends in electrification of vehicle powertrains
    Dr Melanie Michon, Team Leader Electrification, Romax Technology

  • Validation of electro-mechanical NVH analysis with test data
    Dr Melanie Michon, Team Leader Electrification, Romax Technology

  • Customer Case Study

  • Tea and Coffee Break

  • ELECTRIFICATION - PART 2

  • Overview of Romax offerings in electrical machine design and analysis
    Dr Melanie Michon, Team Leader - Electrification, Romax Technology

  • Partner Presentation

  • Gear whine attenuation with topology optimization
    Chad Glinsky, Mechanical Engineer, Romax Technology
    Raja Rangarajan, Engineering Analyst, Romax Technology

  • Overview of Romax global engineering services for powertrain electrification
    Chad Glinsky, Mechanical Engineer, Romax Technology

  • 12:30
  • Lunch

  • ADVANCED EFFICIENCY 

  • Simulation of oil flow distribution in an EV transmission by data transfer from RomaxDESIGNER to Altair NFX
    Barry James, Chief Technical Officer, Romax Technology

  • Customer Case Study

  • Partner Presentation

  • Tea and Coffee

  • ADVANCED DYNAMICS

  • Advanced Bearing Dynamics
    Dr Michael Platten, Senior Product Manager, Romax Technology
    Chad Glinsky, Mechanical Engineer, Romax Technology

  • Prediction of gear dynamic factors in a high-speed gearbox with manufacturing errors
    Niranjan Raghuraman, Engineering Analyst, Romax Technology

  • 17:30
  • Summary of Day 1
    Andy Poon, CEO, Romax Technology

7th September

  • 8:30
  • Registration and Coffee

  • Induction and Day 2 Agenda
    Andy Poon, CEO, Romax Technology

  • Plenary Keynote Presentation

  • PROCESS INTEGRATION AND AUTOMATION

  • Complete integration of edrive/NVH
    Dr Melanie Michon, Team Leader Electrification, Romax Technology
    Dr Michael Platten, Senior Product Manager, Romax Technology

  • Partner Presentation

  • Automation and component selection: optimal catalogue bearing selection considering system effects
    Chad Glinsky, Mechanical Engineer, Romax Technology
    Travis Histed, Engineering Analyst, Romax Technology

  • Customer Case Study

  • Tea and Coffee Break

  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - BEARINGS

  • Overview of latest developments in bearing simulation technology
    Dr Michael Platten, Senior Product Manager, Romax Technology

  • Customer Case Study

  • Advanced bearing loss modelling considering load share, misalignment and lubricant effects
    Venkatakrishna Janakiraman, Engineering Analyst, Romax Technology

  • 12:30
  • Lunch

  • SOFTWARE RELEASES - PART 1

  • Romax software R18 – new capabilities for the next release
    Dr Michael Platten, Senior Product Manager, Romax Technology

  • Customer Case Study

  • Partner Presentation

  • Tea and Coffee

  • SOFTWARE RELEASES - PART 2

  • Future strategies for Romax software
    Dr Michael Platten, Senior Product Manager, Romax Technology

  • Customer Case Study

  • 17:30
  • Summary of Day 1 and close
    Andy Poon, CEO, Romax Technology

 

 

Romax Technology is pleased to announce the official call for papers for the Romax North American User Forum 2017.

To be held 6th-7th  September, in Troy, Michigan at the Management Education Center.

 

Romax Technology users are encouraged to submit contributions showing how they have used Romax products and services to solve design challenges and optimise their driveline design process. We welcome involvement from OEMs and suppliers within the automotive, EV, off-road, agriculture, heavy industry, aerospace and bearings sectors.

 

Particular topics of interest include:

 

  • Advanced usage of RomaxDESIGNER, CONCEPT, CAD FUSION and DynamicFUSION
  • Bearing analysis using Romax products
  • Transmission efficiency improvements
  • Solving noise and vibration issues
  • Electrification and e-drive solutions

 

We are encouraging our Romax users to present at our North American User Conference to share experiences and case studies on the challenges you have faced and the solutions you have implemented and how Romax has helped you achieve this.

Presenting and attending the Romax North American User Forum is also an opportunity to meet software and engineering experts from Romax including senior management and technical leaders; and have one to one meetings with product demonstrations.

 

How to submit an abstract

 

Please email your abstract to Americaforum@romaxtech.com

 

Your proposal should include the following information:

 

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation topic – link to above topic list
  • Max 1 page summary of your intended presentation including detailed information e.g. on innovation, methodology, results summary, conclusion
  • Contact details for author and presenter: name, company name, job title, email address, phone

 

For more information on submitting an abstract please email paula.cook@romaxtech.com or call our Troy Office on +1 248 220 1201

 

In addition to our forum, we will be carrying out the following workshops. Each attendee will receive a complimentary place on either of these workshops which will both take place on 8th September after the User Forum.

 

 

Bearing Workshop

Bearings are used in gear boxes to support the shafts and keep the gears aligned. We will look at bearings in detail to better understand the types of bearings, their nomenclature and basic internal geometry. Once this is understood, you will have a better understanding of the options you have for bearings in your application. Choosing the correct bearing type is not all that must be considered. How it will be installed and what failures can occur will be looked at as well. We will then look at the common bearing capacity standards and life analysis methods associated with some of these standards. To end the workshop, we will use RomaxDESIGNER to apply this knowledge to analyze bearings and examine the results in a gearbox model.

 

eNVH

Modern vehicle propulsion systems increasingly use electric motors as the prime mover. The electric motor is typically coupled with a mechanical gearbox to provide desirable torque characteristics for vehicle propulsion and efficiency characteristics for a given drive cycle. The electric motor and gearbox have individual NVH characteristics, but must be considered together to accurately capture the system level NVH performance that can lead to excessive passenger noise and/or poor sound quality. In this workshop, we will review the mechanisms of noise and vibration in electro-mechanical propulsion systems, including motor torque ripple, motor radial forcing functions, rotor imbalance, and gear whine. To start the workshop, NVH theory will be covered for motors and gears. Then, practical examples will be reviewed. To complete the workshop, RomaxDESIGNER simulation tools will be used to apply our knowledge to predict the NVH performance of an electro-mechanical propulsion system.

 

Please click here to register for one of the workshops 

North America Forum 2017 - Romax Speakers

Dr Melanie Michon

Team Leader - Electrification, Romax Technology

Melanie has gained a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, and MSc and BEng degrees in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology and Hogeschool Limburg in The Netherlands, respectively. She has sixteen years of professional experience leading to a strong expertise in the fields of electrical machines and power electronics for automotive and renewable energy applications. She joined Romax in April 2014 as R&D Programme Manager, where she has managed a range of collaborative R&D projects in automotive, aerospace and wind and successfully set up partnerships and gained funding for collaborative research. Her current role involves developing and commercialising new electro-mechanical design and analysis capabilities, as well as continuing to seek new opportunities for research partnerships.

Dr Michael Platten

Senior Product Manager, Romax Technology

 A specialist in noise and vibration measurement, simulation and analysis for the automotive and aerospace sectors, Dr. Platten brings over 18 years’ experience in this field. Michael has a BEng in Electro acoustics and a PhD in noise and vibration in aircraft structures from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 1999.
Michael has worked at Romax for ten years where his responsibilities include new product specification for dynamic simulation and product entry, as well as supporting the company’s global consultancy for training and sales in noise and vibration.

Mr Barry James

Chief Technical Officer, Romax Technology

Barry James graduated from Clare College, Cambridge and started his career at Ricardo plc as Development Engineer. He first joined Romax over 20 years ago and during his time at Romax he has worked as Applications Engineer, Engineering Manager and Chief Engineer. He wrote the first training course for Romax and established the design team. Barry now manages the R&D Team and has a keen interest in developing new methods for hybrid and electric vehicle design. 

Mr Raja Rangarajan

Engineering Analyst, Romax Technology

Mr Travis Histed

Engineering Analyst, Romax Technology

Mr Venkatakrishna Janakiraman

Engineering Analyst, Romax Technology