AKRON—Registration is open for the Tire Society's 40th annual conference on tire science and technology, which will be held virtually Aug. 30 through Sept. 3.
Sessions will be held in the morning hours of the Eastern time zone (afternoon in Europe and evening in Asia) to encourage global participation.
The keynote address will be delivered by Mike Anderson, General Motors' Executive Director for Global Virtual Design, Development and Validation. Anderson and his team are responsible for the computer-aided engineering of every component, sub-system, and integration area of all current and future GM vehicles. He is also president-elect of FASITA, a world body promoting excellence in mobility engineering and a member of the Exascale Computing Project Industry Council.
The first plenary lecturer is Christian Oertel, a professor at Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Mechatronics. His areas of research range across tire mechanics, along with the development of the tire model family RMOD-K; vehicle system dynamics, including tire models and full vehicle multibody simulations; tire testing and the tire property lab at TH Brandenburg; and virtual tire modeling, including the development of a finite element and database-based system. His talk is entitled Virtual Tires: Requirements, Fields of Application, and Ways of Implementation.
Michael Stackpole, the founder and president of Stackpole Engineering Services, will deliver the second plenary lecture. Stackpole is an industry veteran, having worked in the areas of tire/vehicle simulation development, tire testing and custom tire modeling at Goodyear and Bridgestone Americas. His company for 20 years has provided engineering services in support of OEM vehicle and tire manufacturers as well as professional race programs across the globe. His talk is entitled The Evolution of Engineering Tools and the Virtual World in Motorsports: A Personal Story.
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