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User Conference 2013

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Software Cradle is to hold User Conference 2013. This year we invite Professor Akira Obata from Nippon Bunri University (Micro Flying Robot Laboratory), a reknowned figure for his research on micro wind turbine, and our software users to introduce and share their application case examples. We welcome all current and potential users to join us and benefit from this once-a-year conference where developers, clients, and engineers come and exchange useful information.

Event Information


October 18, 2013
10:00~17:30 ()Entrance from 9:15)

Tokyo venue

The Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

Osaka venue

Osaka Dai-ichi Hotel<

Attendence No admission required
(prior registration needed)


Special Lecture The Story of unique micro windmill turbine system using what dragonfly taught us
Professor Akira Obata, Nippon Bunri University (Micro Flying Robot Laboratory)
Other Lectures
(Order of presentation)
Toyota Motor Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Nabtesco Corporation
Dalian Jiaotong University/Beijing Computing Center
Sponsor Presentations Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
NEC Corporation/NEC Soft, Ltd


  Hall 1 Hall 2
9:15-10:00 Doors open
10:00-10:15 Opening
10:20-11:20 Professor Akira Obata, Nippon Bunri University (Micro Flying Robot Laboratory)
The Story of unique micro windmill turbine system using what dragonfly taught us
The unique behavior of micro fluid will be introduced by visualization technique, and the technology of dragonfly which controls micro fluid very skillfully will be introduced. Lastly, newly obtained “Transfer Technology of Insect Functions” for engineering and the applied results such as dragonfly type flying robots and micro-flex dragonfly windmills will be introduced.
11:25-12:05 Software Cradle Co., Ltd/
New functions of the next versions and future plan
New features of SC/Tetra, scSTREAM, and HeatDesigner V11, and the plan of V12 will be introduced.
12:05-13:20 Lunch provided by Software Cradle
13:20-14:00 Toyota Motor Corporation
Introduction of the computational fluid dynamics utilization
I would like to introduce the utilization of computational fluid dynamics in our company and the cooperation activity with Cradle for the application expansion.
Application of optimization techniques for electronics thermal design
In recent years, improvements in hardware and software increase the combination use of CAE and optimization techniques for designing. As the application examples of optimization techniques for electronics thermal design, this presentation will introduce the following two cases: optimal layout of heat sink and fan of forcedly-cooled electronics, analysis of naturally-cooled chassis using HeatDesigner and the optimization option. The detailed procedures from model creation to analysis of Excersice, and the operation of optimization option and actual procedures, will be explained to give you a clear picture of optimal design.
Application of Fluid Analysis for Oil-hydraulic Circuit Design of Automatic Transmission
A valve body controls oil pressure and distributes flow rate in an automatic transmission. An oil-hydraulic circuit of a valve body requires a structure (shape) with small pressure loss for achieving high responsiveness and ensuring necessary flow rate. This presentation will introduce the application of a fluid analysis to reduce pressure loss, related accuracy validation, and approach to automation.
Panasonic Corporation
Long term effort to realize real useful CFD.
Since the latter half of 1990, we have addressed the technical development and process innovation of CFD software which will be indispensable for design engineers. Consequently, high-accuracy CFD software directly evaluating 3D design data has been established, and is used as a familiar tool in the development process of many products. As our next step, we are now developing a unique system for establishing CFD software as not just an evaluation technology, but as technology which supports design engineers to resolve their problems. This presentation will introduce our approaches up to now through demonstration.
14:55-15:35 Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
Optimum design of a small axial flow fan using SC/Tetra and Optimus, optimized design support tool (sequel)
In recent years, optimized design support tools have been widely used for many design engineers. Thus, increasingly complex design development requires an optimization technique considering analyses in multiple fields. This presentation will introduce a case study including newly-added contents about structural analysis on the case about a small axial flow fan introduced at the 2011 User Conference. Specifically, we would like to introduce the optimization considering fluid/structural analysis by using the results of fluid analyses with SC/Tetra for the boundary conditions of a structural analysis.
NEC Corporation/NEC Soft, Ltd.
The introduction of cloud service "HPC Online" and HPC cluster solution "LX series"
(1)HPC OnLine:We provide our customers with "computer resources", "analysis applications", and "technical support" through the internet on a monthly fixed rate. This presentation will introduce the following three features through introduction case studies:
 <1. > Supporting various applications
 <2. > Flexible contract quantity and period
 <3. > A number of introduction cases

(2) LX series:This is the solution of HPC Cluster system provided to the customers placing much value on the cost performance or the scalability in a small or a large scale simulation.
15:35-15:55 Intermission
15:55-16:35 Nabtesco Corporation
FSI Analysis of Closing Valves Using SC/Tetra and Abaqus/Explicit
To design high speed solenoid valves, drag force on the valve body and valve opening caused by bounces of the valve body must be reduced. We are conducting fluid-structure interaction analyses using SC/Tetra and Abaqus/Explicit to reproduce these phenomena and improve its design. Validation with the experiments and analysis results of improvement are presented.
Wind-resistant Design of High-rise Buildings Using LES
Recent development of techniques on computational fluid engineering has enabled us to simulate the complicated flow such as the wind around buildings in urban area. Large Eddy Simulation (LES) is expected to be adopted as an effective technique to evaluate wind load on buildings for wind-resistant design of structural flames, cladding and components. In this lecture, the accuracy of LES to estimate the fluctuating pressures on a high-rise building is shown on the basis of comparison with experimental results.
16:40-17:20 Dalian Jiaotong University / Beijing Computing Center
Application for High Speed Train and Cloud Service Platform for Industry
Some CFD simulations will be presented, such as the aerodynamics researches about High Speed Train tunnel intersection, High Speed Train pantograph characteristics with fluid-solid coupling, using SC/Tetra with support of Beijing Computing Center.
Mechanical Planning and Design with BIM
Our designers are able to evaluate HVAC system using CFD analysis. However, inputting data for CFD analysis is very complicated which puts a large burden on the designers. Therefore, we developed software ('S-Pre') which integrates the CFD analysis data into BIM.
17:20-17:25 Closing remark Closing remark
17:30-19:30 Reception