North America User Group Meeting 2018
September 25th-26th, Hilton Lisle/Naperville, Lisle, Illinois
Dassault Systèmes Opera Simulation Software, is pleased to announce the 2018 North America User Group Meeting. This will be held at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville hotel from Tuesday, September 25th to Wednesday September 26th.

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 Dassault Systèmes. 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 Dassault Systèmes.

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 2018 Agenda

Day 1     Tuesday, September 25, 2018


9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:30 a.m.

Chairman’s Welcome

Robert Tims

 (EMS Development)

9:45 a.m.

Opera Update 2018 – exciting future developments to the Opera FEA software

 Nigel Atkinson

 (Dassault Systemes)

10:20 a.m.

Hints and Tips (part 1)

 Dan Ilea

 (Dassault Systemes)

10:30 a.m. Coffee
11:00 a.m.

Training – Using the Opera Optimizer to Solve Inverse Problems

 Yuriy Zhilichev

 (Dassault Systemes)

11:30 a.m.

Magnets for Medical and Scientific Applications

 Heeju Choi

(Electron Energy)

12:30 p.m. Lunch  
2:00 p.m. Training: COMI & Python – working in harmony

 Dan Ilea

 (Dassault Systemes)

2:30 p.m.

Magnetically Shielded Enclosures for Mu2E

 Henry Glass

 (Fermi Lab)

3:30 p.m. Coffee  
3:50 p.m. Hints and Tips (part 2)

 Dan Ilea

 (Dassault Systemes)

4:00 p.m.

Training: Including Opera’s High Frequency Solvers in Multiphysics Analyses

 Yuriy Zhilichev

 (Dassault Systemes)

4:45 p.m. Afternoon Q & A
5:00 p.m. Close   
6:00 p.m. Conference Dinner   


Day 2    Wednesday, September 26, 2018


8:30 a.m.

Board Tour Bus for Fermi Lab Tour


9:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Fermi Lab Tour

Kirk Road

Batavia, IL

12:30 p.m.


2:00 p.m.

Opera 2d version 20 preview

 Dan Ilea

 (Dassault Systemes

3:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Simulation of a Pierce Electron Gun with the Maxwell Random Velocity Sampling Emission Model

 Stephen Elliott

(Thin Film Consulting)

4:15 p.m. Afternoon Q & A
4:45 p.m.

Chairman’s Address & Election

 Bob Tims

 (EMS Development)

5:00 p.m.