I wanted to extend my appreciation to you for having organized an amazing conference. It was a good chance for me to see how the program is used in applications outside of my field of study and meet some very inspiring people. I also picked up a number of tricks with FLOW-3D that I will surely use in the future. -Jason Duguay, Université de Sherbrooke
We are pleased to announce the presenters for the 2015 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conferences; 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 hydro power plants, simulating dam breaks and subsequent flooding, and solving manufacturing issues. Speakers from NYPA, ARCADIS-US, Hydro-Quebec, HDR, MetalTek International, USBR, 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. Go here for a full list of the presenters and their topics >
Free Water & Environmental Workshops
Two free hands-on workshops geared towards prospective users of FLOW-3D will be held in conjunction with the Americas Users Conferences on September 21 in Denver, CO and September 24 in Montreal, QC. The workshops will focus on modeling water and environmental flows with FLOW-3D. There is no cost to participate in these free FLOW-3D workshops. Participants will be given a complimentary 30-day license after the workshop.
Denver – September 22
The 2015 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference – Denver will be held September 22, 2015 at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Denver, CO. A half-day of FlowSight™ training will be offered the afternoon of September 21. The conference on the 22nd will be followed by a reception for all the conference attendees.
Tour of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Hydraulic Laboratory
In conjunction with the Users Conference in Denver, a tour at the Bureau of Reclamation’s hydraulic laboratory will be offered the morning of September 21 at 10-11:30 am. This tour is free with your conference registration, but you must sign up by Friday, August 28 in order to participate. The attendance at the tour is limited to 40 people, so be sure to sign up early! Go here for more information about this tour >
The Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel, is conveniently located in downtown Denver, close to Coors Field, Sports Authority Field, and LoDo. We have negotiated a special rate of 199 USD for our attendees. Space is limited, so we encourage you to make your reservations early. The deadline to secure your reservation at this rate is August 31.
Please call 1-800-KIMPTON to secure their rooms under the “2015 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference” or reserve your room online. If you are booking nights before or after the conference, please call in your reservation.
Montreal – September 25
The 2015 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference – Montreal will be held September 25, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Montreal, QC. A half-day of FlowSight™ training will be offered the afternoon of September 24. The conference on the 25th will be followed by a reception for all the conference attendees.
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
The Hotel Omni Mont-Royal is a four star hotel located in downtown Montreal, close to shopping, dining and cultural venues. We have negotiated a special rate of 185 CAD for our attendees. Space is limited, so we encourage you to make your reservations early. The deadline to secure your reservation at this rate is August 24.
Please call in your reservation for the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal at 1-800-THE-OMNI and reference the 2015 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference.
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, September 11. 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. All presentations will be distributed to the conference attendees and on our website after the conference is over.
Flow Science will offer a half-day training the afternoons of September 21 (Denver) and September 24 (Montreal) from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, preceding the Users Conferences. A lunch, provided by Flow Science, will be from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. 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.