2018 nCode User Group Meeting - North America

Wednesday February 28th - Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Diamond Center at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan

Registration is now open for the 2018 nCode User Group Meeting!

HBM Prenscia invites you to attend the 2018 nCode User Group Meeting (UGM) - North America! The event will take place Wednesday, February 28th - Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at the Diamond Center at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan .

The 2018 nCode UGM will showcase HBM Prenscia's advanced technology for understanding product durability, analyzing measured data, and performing CAE-based fatigue analysis. Within the two-day agenda, users representing innovative companies are invited to share how the application of nCode software has empowered them to solve today's biggest engineering challenges. In addition, HBM Prenscia technical staff will share an in-depth look at new product features and best practices.  

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Event Details


Technology Updates

HBM Prenscia will showcase the latest updates to its solutions for digital signal processing, acoustic and vibration analysis, predicting fatigue life from FEA, and democratizing engineering software.


User Lead Presentations

Have the opportunity to listen to presentations by users representing innovative companies and a broad range of applications.



Have the opportunity to network and learn from other nCode users.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

7:30 - 9:00 am - Check-In & Breakfast                                                  

9:00 - 10:45 pm - Presentations
                                 What’s New in nCode 2018 - Frederic Kihm, HBM Prenscia
                                 New Method for Time Series Extraction - FCA US LLC
                                 Modal Analysis and Correlation - Frederic Kihm, HBM Prenscia

10:45 - 11:15 am - Networking Break

11:15 - 12:00 pm - Presentations Resume
                                 Web-based Analysis and Democratization - Jon Aldred, HBM Prenscia

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch                    

1:00 - 2:15 pm - Presentations Resume  
                                 Accelerated Test using a Time@RPM Duty Cycle - Harley Davidson

                                 Correlating Virtual Fatigue Results with Test Failures - Kurt Munson, HBM Prenscia

2:15 - 2:35 pm - Networking Break

2:35 - 4:30 pm - Presentations Resume
                                 Fatigue Damage Spectrum Analysis of Vibration Data for Ranking Durability Schedules - General Motors 
                                 Procedure to Run a Full-Scale Accelerated Fatigue Test on a Rail Car - Transportation Technology Center
                                 Analysis of Connected Vehicle Data - Andrew Halfpenny, HBM Prenscia
                                 Tips & Tricks - Kurt Munson, HBM Prenscia

4:30 - 5:30 pm - Customer Appreciation Reception

Thursday, March 1, 2018

7:30 - 9:00 am - Check-In & Breakfast                                                

9:00 - 10:30 pm - Presentations
                                 New Capabilities for Predicting the Durability of Welded Structures - Jeff Mentley, HBM Prenscia
                                 Whole Life Weld Analysis for Improved Accuracy through Combined Crack Initiation and Growth - Andrew Halfpenny, HBM Prenscia

10:30 - 11:00 am - Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00 pm - Presentations Resume
                                 Durability of Wheels Using Required Fatigue Strength - Accuride Corp. 
                                 An In-depth Look at the Differences Between the Duty Cycle and the Aerospectrum Loading Types - General Atomics

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch                    

1:00 - 2:20 pm - Presentations  
                                 What's New in nCode DesignLife 2018 - Jon Aldred, HBM Prenscia 

                                 Identification and Analysis of Critical Time Slices based on Damage Time History - Mahindra & Mahindra 
                                 Fatigue Analysis of Additive Manufactured Metals - Andrew Halfpenny, HBM Prenscia
                                 Materials Assurance and Characterization - Andrew Halfpenny, HBM Prenscia                  

2:20 - 2:40 pm - Networking Break

2:40 - 4:00 pm - Presentation Resume
                                 Random Vibration Fatigue Life Simulation of Bolt-on Metal Brackets using Abaqus and nCode - General Motors  
                                 Analysis of Composite Materials for Improved Vehicle Performance and Reduced Weight - Jon Aldred, HBM Prenscia
                                 Closing Comments


While the nCode UGM is free to attend, we do request that you register in advance so that we can confirm accurate numbers with the venue. Please complete this form in order to confirm your attendance.


You are invited to submit a presentation proposal that describes your experience using nCode software to address engineering challenges.

The deadline for submissions has past for the 2018 UGM. Contact us for additional speaking opportunities.

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Venue Information

Diamond Center at Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Ave

Novi, MI 48374

Here is a link to a map of the venue