North America User Group Meeting 2017 
September 26th-27th, Hilton Lisle/Naperville, Lisle, Illinois
Cobham Technical Services – Opera Simulation Software, is pleased to announce the 2017 North America User Group Meeting. This will be held at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville hotel from Tuesday, September 26th to Wednesday September 27th.

The annual North America User Group Meeting is your chance to meet fellow users of Opera and learn from their experience. There will be presentations covering a number of application fields from users, invited speakers and Cobham. You can expect to gain useful insight into the simulation of electrical machines, magnets, charged particle devices and others. You will have the opportunity to discuss future enhancements to the software. As usual, this event will be conducted in an informal atmosphere to help promote discussion between users and Cobham. This will also be your chance to meet some of the principal designers of Opera.

We welcome proposals to present at the user group meeting. To submit an abstract, please visit our submission page by clicking the button below.

NAUGM 2017 Agenda

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Day 1    

Tuesday September 26th

 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast  
 9:30 a.m. Chairman’s Welcome Robert Tims
(EMS Development)
10:00 a.m. What’s New in Opera  Kevin Ward
10:30 a.m. Coffee  
11:00 a.m. What’s Coming in Opera Kevin Ward
11:30 a.m. Design and Development of Permanent Magnet Systems for Medical Applications Heeju Choi
(Electron Energy)
12:30 p.m. Lunch  
 2:00 p.m. Modeling & Meshing in Opera-3d including Interops Dan Ilea
 2:30 p.m. Analysis of a Transverse Gradient Dipole Magnet Mark Jaski
(Argonne Nat’l Lab)
 3:30 p.m. Coffee  
 4:00 p.m. Using Opera to Predict the Persistent-Current Effect in High-Field Superconducting Accelerator Magnets Xiaorong Wang
(Lawrence Berkeley)
 4:45 p.m. Afternoon Q & A  
 5:00 p.m. Close  
 6:00 p.m. Conference Dinner  
Day 2   

Wednesday September 27th

 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast  
 9:30 a.m. Multiphysics in Opera-3d & Python Yuriy Zhilichev
10:00 a.m. Opera Machine Designer Dan Ilea
10:30 a.m. Coffee  
11:00 a.m. Magnetic Modeling for the Fermilab Mu2e Experiment  Henry Glass
11:45 a.m. Building Biot-Savart Coils from CAD Files Yuriy Zhilichev
12:30 p.m. Lunch  
 2:00 p.m. Python & Opera-2d Scripting Dan Ilea
 3:00 p.m. Coffee  
 3:30 p.m. Recent Developments to Opera’s Magnetron Sputter Simulation Kevin Ward
 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Q & A  
 4:30 p.m. Chairman’s Address & Election Bob Tims
(EMS Development)
 4:45 p.m. Close