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Flow Science's 30th Anniversary

30 Years of Improving the World Through Accurate Flow Modeling

Flow Science is now in its 30th year of offering solutions in computational fluid dynamics. In addition to its flagship software, FLOW-3D, Flow Science has expanded its product range to include FLOW-3D/MP, the distributed-memory version of FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D Cast, a specialized version for casting users and FLOW-3D/ThermoSET, a thermosetting resin CFD software. Read more at the Flow Science's 30th Anniversary page.

Winner of the 4th 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest!

Mario Oertel, University of Wuppertal, FLOW-3D Simulation Winner
Mario Oertel

Congratulations to Mario Oertel, the winner of the 4th and final Flow Science 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest! Mario won an iPad and his winning entry, Do our design guidelines represent the art of nature? is featured as the application note in this issue of the FLOW-3D News.

We would like to make special mention of runner up, Frank Lan of URS. His entry: CFD Assisted Spillway and Stilling Basin Design is featured in the Hydraulics Validations & Studies section of the website.

Congratulations, Mario and thanks to everyone who entered the contest!

Winner of the 3rd Flow Science 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest

Matthias Haselbauer, RMD Consult, Munich, Germany and Carlos Barreira Martinez, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Read the winning entry: Turbulent structures as success criterion for fish passages.

Winner of the 2nd Flow Science 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest

Ying-Chieh Lin, Hervé Capart and Der-Liang Young of Department of Civil Engineering and Hydrotech Research Institute / National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan

Read the winning entry: Modeling Local Bridge Scour during Flood Event.

Winner of the 1st Flow Science 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest

Armen A. Girgidov of B.E.Vedeneev All-Russian Research Institute of Hydraulic Engineering in Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Read the winning entry: Recommendations for Type and Construction of the Nizhne-Zejskaya HPP Spillway.

Happy Birthday, Flow Science! CFD = Cake, Food and Drinks

Flow Science's Birthday Cake - Celebrating 30 years of CFD

Turning 30 is not as bad as it sounds. On the official anniversary of Flow Science's 30th Anniversary, Friday, October 1, 2010, Flow Science held an Open House to celebrate improving the world through accurate flow modeling for 30 years with Flow Science employees and their families, business associates and customers in the area. Browse the Open House Album at the FLOW-3D Facebook page.

Retrospective - Celebrating 30 Years of CFD

Flow Science employees take a hike up in Los Alamos
Flow Science employees take a hike up in Los Alamos.

For a blast from the past, go to the FLOW-3D Facebook page to see photos from the early days of Flow Science.

Browse the third album: 2001-2010: Turning 30

Browse the second album: 1991-2000: FLOW-3D Retrospective

Browse the first album: 1980-1990: The First CFDecade


FLOW-3D Memory Lane

Do you have Flow Science memories that you'd like to share with us? Send us an email or post on the FLOW-3D Facebook page.