2012 Overset Grid Symposium Invited Speakers

Confirmed invited speakers for the 2012 Overset Symposium include:

Strand Meshes and the Critical Path to a Paradigm Shift in Aircraft Acquisition

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:00am

Dr. Robert Meakin, Project Manager, CREATE-AV

DoD High Performance Computing Program Office

photo of Robert Meakin

Dr. Meakin received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Stanford University in 1986. He is currently the Program Manager for CREATE-AV in the DoD HPCMPO and is also a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Alabama at Birmingham. He served as the Technical Director for the HPC Institute for Advanced Rotorcraft Modeling and Simulation from 2005-2008, and has 20 years additional experience as research scientist and developer of high-fidelity simulation software at NASA and US Army Research Centers. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has authored over 40 publications in professional journals, refereed conference publications, and books. His technical areas of expertise include multi-physics software engineering, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, computational geometry, multiple-body proximate flight with contact detection and collision dynamics, numerical methods, parallel and scalable computing, and moving boundary problems.

IAF Integrated Overset Grid Capability Using Mesh Libraries and
Input Databases

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:00am

Major Motti Adar, Head of Aerodynamics Group

Israeli Air Force

photo of Motti Adar

Major Motti Adar has been at the Israeli Air Force since 1997. During his service at the IAF he served in the Armament Compatibility Group as the lead engineer, specifically in the fields of store separation analysis, captive carriage loads, and environmental conditions. At the Armament Compatibility Group Major Adar was also in charge of the establishment of CFD capabilities, focusing on utilizing CFD for store separation simulations and captive load predictions. Since 2010 Major Adar is positioned in the Aerodynamics group at the IAF engineering department and is in charge of the development of CFD capabilities for the various requirements at the Israeli Air Force. He has a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in aerospace engineering from the Technion IIT and is currently serving as the head of the Aerodynamics Group.

Automotive Aerodynamics and the Use of CFD in the Automotive Community

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:30pm

Mr. Tom Ramsay, Head of Computational Methods Group

Honda R&D Americas

photo of Thomas Ramsay Mr. Ramsay is currently a senior engineer at Honda R&D Americas in the Vehicle Research Division, where he is the Leader of the newly formed Computational Methods Group, which conducts CFD for most passenger cars and light trucks developed for the North American market. Before working at Honda R&D, Tom worked at Battelle Memorial Institute in the National Security Division where he did anti-armor research, munitions design and development, and counter-explosive and counter-narcotic research. Tom received a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, both from The Ohio State University in 1989 and 1993, respectively. Tom is active in AIAA, having recently been a Chair of the Columbus Section as well as a member of the Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee and is currently the Membership Officer of the Columbus Section. Tom is also a member of SAE and belongs to the Vehicle Aerodynamics Forum Committee, the Vehicle Configuration Committee, and the Motorsports Engineering Conference Committee.