Check out the line-up of events at the 2023 N.E.R.D. Symposium, including education in the morning and engineer/service provider meetings in the afternoon.
Suspension System Simulations: From Fatigue to Riding and Handling Analysis
MingYao Ding, Principal/VP Engineering at Ozen/Ansys
MingYao Ding is a Principle and VP of engineering at Ozen engineering. He has spent 20 years conducting advanced engineering simulations include 13 years at Ansys Inc. He has deep experience across many industries and enjoys helping companies and engineers solve complex problem through engineering simulation software9:00 am - 10:30 am
Vehicle Communication Standards Update
Bob Augustine, Vice President of Business Development at Opus IVS
Bob has been in the automotive business for 30 years, including both dealership and Independent Aftermarket service department experience. Since 1994, Bob has specialized in diagnostic equipment, working for CAS, Mac Tools, Vetronix/ETAS/Robert Bosch LLC. He has held positions in sales, sales management, product development, product marketing and National Accounts. Bob was also employed by Christian Brothers Automotive Corporation, based in Houston, TX, as Technical Training Manager, supporting 200+ franchise locations in 32 states. He is currently Vice President of Business Development with Opus IVS (Intelligent Vehicle Support), working with both Drew Technologies, Autologic, Blue Link and AutoEnginuity companies, specializing in vehicle networking, ADAS and autonomous diagnostics. Bob is also a board member for the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), executive board member of the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) and co-chairman of the Emerging Technology Committee for the Collision Industry Conference (CIC).
Alternative ICE Technology
Tobi Burek, Chief Engineer at Ricardo, Inc.
Tobi Burek is Chief Engineer at Ricardo and specializes in engine design and development for a wide range of market sectors including passenger car, off-highway, high performance gasoline, large stationary genset and marine. Tobi has a Masters in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering from Newcastle University and joined Ricardo as a graduate in 2007. With over 15 years' of professional experience, Tobi leads and delivers complex, multi-year engineering programs for global OEMs, Tier 1 Suppliers and Governments.
Nick Dominato, Co-Founder & Chief Everything Officer, AutoBolt
Co-Founder & Chief Everything Officer of AutoBolt. AutoBolt is the glass industry's leading and most accurate glass lookup engine, powered by as-built vehicle data. AutoBolt empowers glass shops to order the right part the first time, quote and capture the job on that first customer phone call, and ditch the dealer calls!AutoBolt is the glass industry's leading and most accurate glass lookup engine, powered by as-built vehicle data. AutoBolt empowers glass shops to order the right part the first time, quote and capture the job on that first customer phone call, and ditch the dealer calls!
Bridging the Gap from 'Runs Good' to Emissions Compliance
Greg Banish, Engineering Manager, Calibrated Success, Inc.
I am an automotive engineer, trainer, and consultant, with over 20 years of experience as a powertrain calibrator for several major OEMs. My background and education is primarily in mechanical engineering (BSME with Automotive Specialty from GMI/Kettering University, 1999) and combustion systems. As a former high performance shop owner, I tuned thousands of unique combinations. I have lots of first hand experience with the challenges faced by tuners and enthusiasts alike who are constantly looking for an edge when it comes to engine and powertrain controls. I've had the rare opportunity to work on some really interesting projects over the years ranging from 9-second drag racers to the latest in gasoline direct injection technology and hybrids. I have been teaching high performance fuel injection control since 2005. My first two books published in 2007 and 2009 continue to top the rankings in their genre on Amazon with over 90,000 copies sold worldwide and better than 4.5 star review ratings. My third book will be released 2023, focusing on OBD and emissions. I have hosted classes across the US since 2005 and worked 1-on-1 with tuners, shop owners, and OEM engineers on a wide range of projects. As part of my OEM career, I have done calibration, emissions, and management work for GM, Ford, Lotus, Roush, and FCA.
Designing Parts for Sanctioning Body Approval
Billy Godbold, President at Godbold Engineering
Visualizing Fuel Injector Spray Characteristics that Impact Engine Performance
Dr. Paul Puzinauskas, University of Alabama
Dr. Paul Puzinauskas currently serves as an associate professor in mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Maryland and his MS and Ph.D. degrees, also in Mechanical Engineering, from The University of Michigan. He has recently been assigned to lead an initiative to expand motorsports research, development and training activities on UA's campus. Paul has had a long interest in motorsports that started with bracket racing his 1969 Plymouth Road Runner. He has had some success related to instrumentation in the extreme environments associated with motorsports engines and has consulted with well-known NASCAR, NHRA and IHRA programs.
Dr. Josh Bittle, University of Alabama
Dr. Bittle's ongoing research activities include: High-speed spatially resolved two-color pyrometry, rainbow schlieren deflectometry, and chemiluminescence imaging both individually and simultaneously to study high pressure diesel-like fuel spray mixing, ignition, and combustion for diesel and automotive applications; Experimental and computational analysis of fuel-air mixing under supercritical conditions; and Advanced real-time control-based emissions mitigation of heavy-duty diesel engines.
Casting prices, casting properties, and AM design: GE Additive Binder Jet – Primed for the Automotive Industry, GE Additive
The SEMA Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) provides automotive aftermarket engineers, programmers and product developers with information on vehicle trends and new technology. Through education, networking and research, ETTN helps its members stay at the forefront of the latest technology in the automotive aftermarket.