The 2017 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference will be held at the Hotel Santa Fe, September 19-21, 2017 in Santa Fe, NM. Expand your CFD modeling horizons under some of the most expansive skies in the Southwest. Advance your simulation skills through training with technical support engineers, user collaborations, and presentations exploring new modeling approaches and the latest FLOW-3D developments. We invite you to join the community of FLOW-3D users from all over the Americas for this annual event.
Schedule a one-on-one meeting
As a conference attendee you will have direct access to our technical staff throughout the meeting, but we will also be available for individual meetings. Please contact us if you wish to set up a meeting with a Flow Science Developer or CFD Engineer.
The keynote speaker at the conference will be Dr. Edward Furlani, Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo SUNY, who will share his extensive experience with FLOW-3D.
Professor Furlani specializes in computational modeling for emerging applications in the fields of micro and nanoscale science and technology. Development of mathematical methods and models to enable the analysis and design of innovative materials and devices with design features and functionality that are engineered at the nanometer to micrometer length scale. Research interests include: microfluidics, broad applications with an emphasis on biomedical devices; nanophotonics, metamaterials, plasmonics, biosensing applications; and magnetic particle applications, transport, assembly and bioapplications, magnetic drug delivery, magnetic-assisted gene transfection (magnetofection) and bioseparation.
- Over 100 peer-reviewed publications
- Inventor of 152 US Patents.
- Over 100 Conference Presentations
- Author of textbook on applied magnetics
- Author of book chapters in the fields of micro and nanoscale magnetic
Technical Spotlight – Featured Presentations
Distinguished speaker, Dr. C.W. Hirt, Flow Science’s founder and Developer Emeritus, will discuss ongoing developments for the Granular Flow Model. Flow Science technical staff will also deliver talks on our current and ongoing developments.
State-of-the-Art Cloud Computing
Learn how FLOW-3D Cloud can be harnessed to solve large computational problems
Advanced Research: Additive Manufacturing
Harness FLOW-3D‘s extensive multiphysics suite to model complex processes in additive manufacturing
FLOW-3D Solver Developments
Delve into the new modeling capabilities, features, improved accuracy and increased performance.
User Interface Engineering
Find out what goes into building an intuitive experience for our users across products.
Call for Abstracts – Presentations & Posters | Deadline August 4th
The call for abstracts for both oral presentations and posters is now open. Share your experiences, present your success stories and obtain valuable feedback from your fellow FLOW-3D users and Flow Science engineers. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, August 4. Abstracts should include a title, author and a 150 word description. Please email your abstract to email@example.com; a full paper is not required for this conference. All presentations and posters will be distributed to the conference attendees and on our website after the conference. The registration fee for one author per poster or presentation will be waived.
The Poster Session is back! Join us on Tuesday, September 19 for the Poster Session and Opening Reception in Kiva A at the Hotel Santa Fe.
Two awards will be given for Best Presentation and Best Poster. Stay tuned for more details!
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
Flow Science will also offer a training devoted to optimizing simulation time and accuracy using the various numerical options that are available in our software packages. This training is included with the conference registration and will cover what the best numerical options would be for a wide range of applications. Some of the topics will include:
- Selecting the appropriate pressure solver for your simulation
- When to use implicit and explicit solvers
- The differences between different Volume-of-Fluid approaches
- Time-step and convergence controls
- Choosing the right momentum advection
At the end of the training, you will be able to understand what is the function of the different options available in the numerics tab, intelligently choose between them for optimal runtime and accuracy and handle numerically challenging situations!
At a Glance
Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Hotel Santa Fe, Kiva A & B
Instructors: Dr. Michael Barkhudarov, VP of R&D and Dr. Ioannis Karampelas, CFD Technical Support Engineer