We are pleased to announce that the 2018 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference will be held August 7-8 at the Warwick Hotel in Denver, CO. Advanced training for water & environment professionals with a focus on fish passage modeling will be held on August 6. We invite you to join the community of FLOW-3D users from all over the Americas for this annual event to hone your simulation skills, explore new modeling approaches and learn about the latest software developments. We welcome Ryan Edison, PE, Senior Hydraulic Engineer at AECOM and a FLOW-3D user for 18 years as this year’s keynote speaker!
Thank you for organizing yet another stimulating FLOW-3D users conference that provides the perfect setting for learning about ongoing free surface flow simulations from topics ranging from drop formation in inkjet printing to tsunami waves, from casting with molten metals to additive manufacturing, from dam breaking and design of embankments to stratified flows in oceans.
– Vivek Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
Call for Abstracts!
The call for abstracts is now open. Share your experiences, present your success stories and obtain valuable feedback from your fellow FLOW-3D users and our technical staff. Abstracts should include a title, author and a 200 word description. Please email your abstract to email@example.com. The deadline to submit an abstract is June 15 and abstract notifications will be sent out on June 29. Both the registration and training fees will be waived for presenters.
Each presenter will have a 30 minute speaking slot, including Q & A. Presentations are due by Friday, July 27. All presentations will be distributed to the conference attendees and on our website after the conference. A full paper is not required for this conference. Please contact us if you have any questions about presenting at the conference.
Water & Environmental Training
Complex porous rock wall (gabion) fishway passage flow analysis
Training Fee: $300
Fishway passages that rely on a mix of porous rock-filled structures with additional slotted weir action offer a complex set of simulation challenges and an ideal premise to explore best practice for model setup and in-depth results analysis. Drawing on a recent full scale fishway passage project, we will explore the many facets of the analysis, including best practice model setup, detailed validation and verification procedures, and advanced post-processing data analysis and visualization. The training will be divided into the following sections:
- Presentation of design and modeling challenges
- Base model: setup and best practice
- Porous media model: setup, verification and validation
- Hydraulic controls: weir and discharge analysis, verification and validation
- Results and analysis: species specific flow representations
- Early-Bird Registration by June 15: $200
- Regular Registration after June 15: $300
- Training: $300
- Guest Fee: $50
About the Instructor
Brian Fox is a Water and Environmental applications engineer with Flow Science. Brian received an MS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University with a focus on river hydraulics and sedimentation. He has over 10 years of combined experience working within private, public and academic sectors in water and environmental engineering applications. His experience includes using 1D, 2D and 3D hydraulic models for projects including fish passage, river restoration, bridge scour analysis, sediment transport modeling and analysis of hydraulic structures.
Boasting an ideal location that connects Denver’s vibrant downtown area with all the charm and attractions of the local Uptown Neighborhood, Warwick Denver offers a true urban retreat in the Mile High City. We have negotiated a limited block of rooms at a rate of $190 per night, which is good for 3 nights before and after the conference dates. You must make your room reservation by July 16, 2018 to receive this rate. To make your reservation, please call the Warwick directly and identify yourself as part of the ‘FLOW-3D Conference’.
Room rates include free wifi, a waived urban retreat fee, complimentary bike rentals. Additionally, we have negotiated special parking fees for our attendees. Overnight valet parking is $20 per night and daytime parking is $14 per day.
Reservations +1 (303) 861-2000 or +1 (800) 525-2888
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Do you have questions about the conference? Please call or email Amanda Ruggles at 1-505-982-0088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.