The 2017 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference will be held at the Hotel Santa Fe, September 19-21, 2017 in Santa Fe, NM. 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.
The conference registration fee of $150 includes the two-day conference, opening reception, conference dinner, lunch each day and the 1/2 day numerics training on September 19. The registration fee for presenters and poster authors will be waived.
Conference Hotel Room Block Extended
The conference will be held at the Hotel Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM. The Hotel Santa, an award winning hotel, is steps away from the Historic Plaza and the Railyard District. The hotel features free wifi throughout the hotel, free parking and a complimentary shuttle within a 5 mile radius. We have negotiated a block of rooms for a special rate of $159 that includes the hotel’s resort fee. The Flow Science room block has been extended until August 27.
Access Technical Staff
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.
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.
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