The annual Users Conference is an exciting event where users advance their simulation skills through interactions with Flow Science staff engineers, collaboration with other users, exploring new modeling approaches, and learning about the latest FLOW-3D features—this year in the home of deep-dish pizza, Second City Improv, and the Miracle Mile.
2016 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference
Thursday, September 22
Warwick Allerton Hotel
Huron Room (23rd Floor)
We are pleased to announce the speakers for this year’s conference. David Goettsch of General Motors, will kick off the conference with his keynote address: Reducing Metal Damage during the Pouring Operation.
Workflow Process Optimization Training
The free training will focus on helping you increase workflow efficiency, take advantage of automation techniques, extend functionality using customization, and employ active simulation control. This training is free to conference attendees, but you must sign up when you register for the conference.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 1 – 5 pm in the Huron Room (23rd Floor) at the conference hotel.
Active Simulation Control
Active simulation control in FLOW-3D is an event-based system integrated into the solver that enables events which trigger actions. Probes can be stationary, move with fluid, or be attached to objects. The probes monitor a number of variables and are assigned conditions in order to create these actions. Probes are applicable to boundary conditions, moving objects, data output, fluid sources, simulation termination and more. This training will teach users how to use probe controlled events and provide a number of useful examples.
Batch Postprocessing and Report Generation
Generating images, animations and numerical data for providing reports to customers can be require a significant amount of time. Using FLOW-3D’s batch postprocessing functionality along with the option to generate reports saves a significant amount of time and helps avoid repetitive work. Training on batch postprocessing and report generation will teach users how to automate the creation of graphic and numeric results and place them in an HTML report file.
FLOW-3D provides many source routines as a means of adding to or enhancing the existing functionality of our solver. Customizations can range from modifying fluid properties, to interacting with moving objects, to calculating quantities not currently available in FLOW-3D. Customization training will teach users the core concepts required for writing routines to access arrays and variables and how to iterate through mesh cells containing various items such as fluids or solids.
Located on the Magnificent Mile just steps from world-class shopping and dining, and close to the Chicago Loop, the Navy Pier and many other Windy City points of interest, Warwick Allerton offers stylish accommodations and generous amenities. This luxury hotel in Downtown Chicago is ideally situated on Michigan Avenue and is perfect for business or pleasure.
We have negotiated a special rate of $224 for conference attendees, which includes free wi-fi in the guest rooms. Free wi-fi will also be available in the meeting rooms. The room block rate has been extended until Monday, September 12. You must select a minimum of 2 nights and then click on the “Check Availability” button to see the room options. If you need help reserving a room, please contact Amanda Ruggles at email@example.com or call the hotel directly at 1-312-274-6474 and tell them that you are with our group.
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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 9. 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 your presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org or 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.
We encourage presenters to include details about the selections used in the simulation(s) that form the basis of their presentation to share with the conference attendees. Ideas for this would include how you may have managed to run a simulation faster, what combination of models you activated, what numerical options you selected, and so on.