FLOW-3D World Users Conference 2023

FLOW-3D World Users Conference 2023
FLOW-3D World Users Conference 2023

We invite our customers from around the world to join us at the FLOW-3D World Users Conference 2023. The conference will be held on June 5-7, 2023 at the Sofitel Strasbourg Grande Ile in Strasbourg, France. Join fellow engineers, researchers and scientists from some of the world’s most renowned companies and institutions to hone your simulation skills, explore new modeling approaches and learn about the latest software developments. The conference will feature application-specific tracks, advanced training sessions, technical presentations by our customers, and the latest product developments presented by Flow Science’s senior technical staff. The conference will be co-hosted by XC Engineering

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open through March 31, 2023!

Share your experiences, present your success stories and obtain valuable feedback from the FLOW-3D user community and our senior technical staff. Abstracts should include a title, author(s) and a 200 word description and can be emailed to info@flow3d.com

Social Events

Opening Reception

The reception will take place at the conference hotel, Sofitel Strasbourg Grande Ile in the Vineyard from 18:00-19:00 on Monday, June 5. All conference attendees are invited to this event.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place the evening of Tuesday, June 6. All conference attendees are invited to this event. Time and location, TBA. Stay tuned for more details!

Conference Information

Important Dates

  • March 31, 2023: Abstracts Due
  • April 7, 2023: Abstracts Accepted
  • May 26, 2023: Presentations Due
  • June 5, 2023: Advanced Training Sessions
  • June 6, 2023: Conference Dinner

Registration Fees

  • Day 1 and 2 of the conference: 300 €
  • Day 1 of the conference: 200 €
  • Day 2 of the conference: 200 €
  • Guest Fee (social events only): 50 €
  • Training Sessions: Free!

Advanced Training Sessions

All training sessions are free for conference attendees!

Training Schedule

Monday, June 5, 2023
  • 1:30-300: FLOW-3D (x)
  • 3:00-3:30: Coffee break with refreshments
  • 3:30-4:00: Rescale & Cloud Computing
  • 4:00-5:30: FLOW-3D POST

FLOW-3D POST: Beyond the basics, simulation troubleshooting and advanced scene rendering

FLOW-3D POST is a flexible, powerful post-processing tool which allows the user to easily change focus from cell-level point property investigations up to complete scene advanced rendering. In this training we will explore two common post-processing functions. We will first learn how to extract point value information for either troubleshooting or run-time improvement purposes. This part is deeply technical but offers the reward of providing insights into why a simulation may be running into numerical difficulties or inefficiencies. In the second part  we learn how to create compelling images and animations by exploiting advanced rendering effects using vectors, ray tracing and moving camera effects.

FLOW-3D (x): Efficiency and improved simulation insights through automation

FLOW-3D (x) is a powerful addition to the FLOW-3D toolkit which allows users to easily connect, automate and optimize many simulation elements, from CAD parametric definitions through automated simulation and post-processing complete cycle workflows. In this training, users will learn how to use FLOW-3D (x) in conjunction with other software nodes in order to create robust simulation environments, thereby automating simulation and post-processing tasks to greatly improve workflow efficiency.

Attendees will receive a free 3-month license of FLOW-3D (x) after the conference.

Rescale: A new platform for FLOW-3D users to leverage cloud-based high performance computing (HPC) resources

Flow Science is offering a new cloud-based resource, Rescale, for customers to run FLOW-3D models on a wide selection of remote hardware. This training is structured around three topics: 

  1. Opening a Rescale account, running a model and post-processing data; 
  2. Running on Rescale in command line mode versus using Rescale in a user interface-based environment; and 
  3. Detailed benchmarking on many different types of hardware architectures available on Rescale, to clarify the cost-performance considerations tied to hardware choice and HPC deployment strategy. At the end of the training session, users will have a clear command of both the practicalities and the costs of running models on the Rescale platform.

Presenter Information

Each presenter will have a 30 minute speaking slot, including Q & A. 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. XC Engineering will sponsor the Best Presentation Award.

Travel

Conference Hotel

Sofitel Strasbourg Grande Ile

4 place Saint Pierre le Jeune
67000  STRASBOURG FRANCE

GPS: 48.585184, 7.746356
tel:+33-3-88-15-49-00
fax +33 3 88 15 49 99
H0568@sofitel.com

Visit the hotel website for train and airport information.

Meeting Room Rate

The meeting room block will be open from January 15 to April 15, 2023.

  • Classic room: 195.00 euros per night
  • Superior room: 220.00 euros per night
  • Superior room with balcony: 250.00 euros per night
  • Luxury room: 250.00 euros per night
  • Breakfast included for 1 person
  • Extra charge for double occupancy: 30.00 euros per night
  • Local tax: 3.30 euros per person and per night
  • Free of charge cancellation if notified more than 7 days prior to arrival.
Sofitel Strasbourg
Sofitel Strasbourg Lobby
Sofitel Strasbourg Terrace

Announcing the FLOW-3D 2022R2 Product Family Release

Announcing the FLOW-3D 2022R2 Product Family Release: A Unified Solver Offers Performance, Flexibility and Ease-of-Use

Santa Fe, NM, September 15, 2022 – Flow Science has released the FLOW-3D 2022R2 product family that includes FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D HYDRO and FLOW-3D CAST. In the 2022R2 release, Flow Science has unified the workstation and HPC versions of FLOW-3D to deliver a single solver engine capable of taking advantage of any type of hardware architecture, from single node CPU configurations to multi-node parallel high performance computing executions. Additional developments include a new log conformation tensor method for visco-elastic flows, continued solver speed performance improvements, advanced cooling channel and phantom component controls, improved entrained air functionalities, as well as boundary condition definition improvements for civil and environmental engineering applications.

By combining the workstation and HPC versions of our products, we are making the latest HPC optimizations available to our workstation users who run on lower CPU core counts, removing the delay for our HPC customers getting their hands on the latest developments, and maintaining only one unified code base, which makes our development efforts that much more efficient. With this release, we’re going to be nimbler and faster to market than ever before, said Dr. Amir Isfahani, President & CEO of Flow Science.

Committed to user success, FLOW-3D products come with high-level support, video tutorials and access to an extensive set of example simulations. Customers can also take advantage of Flow Science’s CFD Services to augment their product experience, including customized training courses, HPC resources and flexible cloud computing options.

A FLOW-3D 2022R2 product release webinar focusing on how to optimize run times on workstations and an overview of performance gains will be held on October 6 at 1:00 pm ET. Online registration is now available. 

A full description of what’s new in all products is available for FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D HYDRO and FLOW-3D CAST.

About Flow Science

Flow Science, Inc. is a privately held software company specializing in computational fluid dynamics software for industrial and scientific applications worldwide. Flow Science has distributors and technical support services for its FLOW-3D products in nations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australasia. Flow Science is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Media Contact

Flow Science, Inc.

683 Harkle Rd.

Santa Fe, NM 87505

info@flow3d.com

+1 505-982-0088

Optimization and Workflow Automation Software FLOW-3D (x) 2022R1 Released

Optimization and Workflow Automation Software FLOW-3D (x) 2022R1 Released

Flow Science releases a new version of its optimization and workflow automation product that will change the way its customers use CFD software. Santa Fe, NM, August 17, 2022 — Flow Science, Inc. has released FLOW-3D (x) 2022R1, an optimization and workflow automation software that integrates seamlessly with the FLOW-3D product family. FLOW-3D (x) offers a powerful platform for users to arrive at the best design solution, achieving greater certainty while reducing modeling and analysis time. FLOW-3D (x) 2022R1 marks a significant development upgrade to the workflow automation and design optimization capabilities of FLOW-3D (x). The development objectives for this release center around performance and improved user experience. Remote execution, running simulations in parallel, and fully integrated batch post-processing are some of the new features that make FLOW-3D (x) 2022R1 an integral tool for the FLOW-3D user community.
Our customers are already solving the toughest CFD problems on the market, and the addition of this tool to their FLOW-3D product portfolio will allow them to do that better and faster. FLOW-3D (x) will transform your simulation workflow and let you delve into your parameter space like never before, said Dr. Amir Isfahani, CEO of Flow Science.
FLOW-3D (x) puts power and efficiency into the hands of users through its core functionality and connectivity, allowing them to explore solutions using optimization, workflow automation, distributed solving, parameter sensitivity studies, simulation calibration, CAD and Microsoft Excel plugins, and Python interoperability. A live product webinar exploring the new functionality of FLOW-3D (x) will be held on Thursday, August 25 at 1:00 pm ET. Learn more about FLOW-3D (x).

About Flow Science

Flow Science, Inc. is a privately held software company specializing in computational fluid dynamics software for industrial and scientific applications worldwide. Flow Science has distributors and technical support services for its FLOW-3D products in nations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australasia. Flow Science is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Media Contact

Flow Science, Inc.

683 Harkle Rd.

Santa Fe, NM 87505

info@flow3d.com

+1 505-982-0088

Flow Science Receives the 2022 Flying 40

Flow Science is named one of the fastest growing technology companies in New Mexico for the seventh year running.

Santa Fe, NM, July 28, 2022 – Flow Science has been named one of New Mexico Technology’s Flying 40 recipients for the last seven consecutive years. The New Mexico Technology Flying 40 awards recognize the 40 fastest growing technology companies in New Mexico each year, highlighting the positive impact the tech sector has on growing and diversifying New Mexico’s economy.

Flow Science continues to deliver best-in-class CFD products and service to our customers at top engineering companies worldwide. The strength of our business model has allowed us to not simply weather the economic storm brought on by the pandemic and other world events, but to grow in both revenue and workforce. We’re very proud to be recognized by New Mexico Flying 40 yet again and look forward to continuing our success and contributing to New Mexico’s economic growth, said Dr. Amir Isfahani, President & CEO of Flow Science.

The Flying 40 awards are based on three revenue categories: the top revenue growth companies with revenues between $1 million and $10 million, the top revenue growth companies with revenues of more than $10 million, and the top revenue-producing technology companies irrespective of revenue growth. Growth is measured over five years, from 2017-2021.

“In the midst of the worst pandemic of the past century these employers not only stayed open and provided thousands of jobs, they were able to grow their employee base. All of New Mexico should join us in celebrating these accomplishments,” said Sherman McCorkle, President and CEO of the Sandia Science & Technology Park Development Corp. and host of this year’s event.

Learn more about the Flying 40.

About Flow Science

Flow Science, Inc. is a privately held software company specializing in computational fluid dynamics software for industrial and scientific applications worldwide. Flow Science has distributors and technical support services for its FLOW-3D products in nations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australasia. Flow Science is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Media Contact

Flow Science, Inc.

683 Harkle Rd.

Santa Fe, NM 87505

info@flow3d.com

+1 505-982-0088

Learning CFD from Afar

This blog was contributed by Garrett Clyma, CFD Engineer at Flow Science.

Passion Meets Opportunity

It’s difficult for a high school student to predict a specific career path, especially in the broad world of engineering. At that stage in my life, all I knew was that I was good at math, loved science, and had an interest in space travel, largely in part to the booming developments of SpaceX and the anticipation of the James Webb Space Telescope. Majoring in aerospace engineering was the obvious choice, prompting me to move across my home state to attend Western Michigan University.

As I progressed through my degree, I saw for the first time that there was more to solving engineering problems than just design, manufacturing, and process engineering. I enjoyed social situations and interacting with other students, which furthered my interest away from a purely technical engineering career. Although learning about space will always remain a hobby, my time in school and at internships caused me to think outside the realm of aero- and astronautics to a career in which I could combine my love for science and problem solving, while still using my social skills. I was introduced to CFD for the first time through my senior capstone project, which concentrated on the design of a scramjet combustion test lab. Using software to simulate the supersonic flow within the wind tunnel sparked my interest in numerical modeling and had me questioning, “where else is CFD used?”

It just so happens that, from a combination of luck and opportunity, I was able to land a post-graduate remote internship with Flow Science in a career path I was extremely interested in and could picture myself excelling in. This internship offered me a three-month opportunity to increase my competitiveness for a full-time position.

Strategic Objectives

CFD is, simply put, complicated. How was I, a college graduate with sparse CFD experience, to become well versed enough to solve and convey complex topics for highly technical clients in just 3 months? My manager, John Wendelbo, and I laid out a plan with two objectives.

  • Objective #1: Develop my CFD modeling skills to be competitive for a Sales Engineer position
  • Objective #2: In the process, fine-tune my presentation skills and develop a strong familiarity with value propositions, sales pipelines, and the inner workings of sales group processes.

To accomplish my objectives, we set a generalized plan for me to learn the FLOW-3D product family, spending about 3 weeks on each software. The idea was to work from lower to higher complexity CFD concepts and continue a steady buildup of aptitude in modeling while approaching the software like any new user, by utilizing the extensive directory of user training materials. This would give me a strong base of CFD knowledge while also providing plenty of opportunities to pick the brains of my colleagues, asking relevant questions when needed (and irrelevant questions when curious) to accomplish my second objective.

Working remotely from a different state had implications that I had yet to experience in a working environment. The lack of face-to-face interaction with my co-workers could have had a negative impact on relationship-building and productivity. To combat that possibility, I introduced myself to each of my colleagues over Zoom throughout my internship and allowed them to put a face to a name and exhibit my positive, motivated, and curious approach to work. I organized myself by creating daily, weekly, and monthly goals to circle back to and adjusted my work habits to be as productive at home as I would be in an office.

Onward and Upward

Due to the broad design of my internship, I was exposed to an array of industries, physics concepts, and software features rather than focusing on one or two specific applications. Since similar physics phenomena are present across different engineering problems, learning a range of applications provided me with a more thorough understanding of which physics models are important to include and which are not for an effective simulation. Modeling microfluidic capillary flows brought me insight to surface tension physics which I could apply to melt pool modeling in laser powder-bed fusion and bubble formation in boiling water. Additionally, setting up simulations to validate experimental research let me practice creating models of real situations which included exploring the changing flow rate over a labyrinth hydraulic weir and spillway and the effect of gravity on electron beam penetration of a metal disc.

Garrett Clyma attends Rapid tct 2022
Garrett (left) with coworker Ibai Mugica (right) at the RAPID+TCT Additive Manufacturing Tradeshow in Detroit, MI

The variety in my experience continued when I got to leave my “home office” for a few days to attend the RAPID+TCT 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Conference in Detroit, MI alongside two colleagues that had flown in. The energy there was high and foot traffic at our booth reflected that. I enjoyed speaking to academics, engineers, executives, and investors about what they are looking for in applications relating to CFD respective to their roles in the business or engineering process. Walking the conference floor exposed me to different companies’ capabilities and trends present within the industry, both of which will help me make informed decisions in my role.

It’s fun for me to look back and think about how I arrived at this stage of my academic and professional career and there’s no shortage of people to thank. I’m now very happy to say that, after a successful internship, I’ve been hired full-time as a CFD Engineer with the sales team focusing on additive manufacturing and metal casting applications.

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