15th FLOW-3D European Users Conference


The 15th FLOW-3D European Users Conference will be held June 2-3, 2015 at the Hotel Westminster in Nice, France. A half-day of FlowSight™ training will be offered the afternoon of June 1. We invite all FLOW-3D and FLOW-3D Cast users and those interested in learning more about our software products to join us for a stimulating CFD conference in the heart of the French Riviera. The conference will take place in the Président Room.

Speakers Announced

We are pleased to announce this year’s speakers; their topics and breadth of experience using FLOW-3D promise an exciting and informative conference.  FLOW-3D users from both the commercial and academic arenas will present and discuss their work, including topics such as modeling reservoirs, simulating medical devices, and solving manufacturing issues (automotive and metal casting applications) using FLOW-3D. Speakers from Roche Diagnostics, Reutter GmbH, CIE Automotive, Protesa, and a variety of leading research institutions are part of a diverse lineup of presenters. In addition to the work presented by our customers, Flow Science representatives will present current and upcoming developments for the software.

Access the full list of speakers and their talks >

  Download the conference schedule >

Social Events

The conference will commence with an opening reception, the evening of Monday, June 1. Flow Science would like to invite all conference attendees and their guests for a welcome aperitif and appetizers in the Belle Epoque room at the Hotel Westminster. The reception is from 18:00-20:00.

The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 2 at Le Grand Balcon at 19:30. All conference attendees are invited to this free event, and you can sign up to attend when you register online.

FlowSight Training

Energy dissipating dropshaft structure analysis

Energy dissipating dropshaft structure analysis, visualized with FlowSight

Flow Science will offer a half-day training the afternoon on June 1 from 13:00-17:00 in the Président Room at the conference hotel. This training is geared towards beginning and intermediate users of FlowSight and will:

  • Get you up to speed with both the basic and advanced features of FLOW-3D’s state-of-the-art postprocessor
  • Help you understand the workflows that will help you analyze your results in depth and efficiently
  • Demonstrate how to communicate your results with effective and engaging layouts

During the training we will use three application examples (high pressure die casting, water & environmental and microfluidics) to showcase FlowSight’s capabilities and value. We will start with a summary of how the simulations were set up, then describe what we want to learn from the simulations, and finally, demonstrate the specific postprocessing tasks for each application. These include:

  • Window layout, templates, and multi-case analysis
  • Creating components: isosurfaces, 2D clips, volume rendering, streamlines, calculators and probe and history time series data
  • Advanced presentation topics: exporting images, animations and flipbook techniques

Attendees will receive a USB key that contains the prepin, STLs and FlowSight context files for each application so that they can reproduce the demonstrated cases after the conference. Sign up for this complimentary training when you register online.

Information for Presenters

The conference fee for one presenter per presentation will be waived. Presentation formats can be either a PowerPoint file or a file format that can be opened in PowerPoint. A full paper is not required for this meeting. Final presentations are due Friday, May 22. Each presenter will have a 30 minute speaking slot — 20 minutes for presenting and 10 minutes for Q & A. Please contact us if you have any questions about presenting at the conference. Please email us your presentation or to request a link to our FTP DropBox.

Download the PowerPoint Presentation Template here >

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the conference and how nice it was to meet you and your colleagues from Flow Science. The conference was excellently organised, and we attendees were very well taken care of. It was fascinating for me to get a flavour of the broad range of areas to which the software can be applied, and has been very useful in helping me to get started with it. Many thanks!

– Jonathan Burch, Tonejet Limited

Important Dates

  • Presentations Due: Friday, May 22
  • Late Registration: Starts after Friday, May 22
  • FlowSight Training: June 1, 13:00 – 17:00
  • Opening Reception: June 1, 18:00 – 20:00
  • Conference: June 2-3
  • Conference Dinner: June 2, 19:30

Online Registration

The conference registration fee of 150 € includes the two-day conference, opening reception and conference dinner as well as lunches and morning and afternoon coffee breaks both days of the conference. Register by Friday, May 22 to receive this rate.

New this Year – Best Presentation Award!

This year we will be giving out an award for the best presentation based on a live vote by the conference attendees. In addition to this recognition, the winner of the best presentation award will receive an iPad Air 2 16Gb. Sponsored by XC Engineering.

Conference Hotel Information

The official conference hotel is the Hotel Westminster, which is located across the Promenade des Anglais from the Mediterranean Sea. We have negotiated a special rate of 179 euro, including breakfast and free wi-fi; 35 euro supplement for a sea view room. The deadline to reserve a room at this rate was March 22.

Reserve your room

To make a reservation, go to www.westminster-nice.com and enter ‘FLOWS‘ in the promo code box. Or, call directly to the reservation desk:
+ 33 4 92 14 86 09 and give the ‘FLOWS‘ code.