2020 FLOW-3D Workshop Schedule
Los Angeles, CA
Quebec City, QC
Niagara Falls, NY
St. Louis, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA
- Registration is limited to 15 attendees
- Cost: $499 (private sector); $299 (government); $99 (academic)
- 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
- 30-day FLOW-3D license
- Bring your own laptop and mouse to follow along, or just watch
- Lunch provided by Flow Science
Workshop Cancellation and Licensing Policy
Flow Science reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time, due to reasons such as inclement weather, insufficient registrations, or instructor unavailability. In such cases, a full refund will be given, or attendees may opt to transfer their registration to another workshop. Flow Science is not responsible for any hotel, transportation, or any other costs incurred.
Attendees who are unable to attend a workshop may cancel up to one week in advance to receive a full refund. Attendees must cancel their registration by 5:00 pm MST one week prior to the date of the workshop; after that date, no refunds will be given. Alternatively, an attendee can request to have their registration transferred to another workshop.
Workshop licenses are available to prospective or lapsed users only. Existing users are welcome to register for a workshop, and should contact email@example.com to discuss their licensing options.
About our Workshops
Curious about FLOW-3D? Want to learn about how we go about modeling the most challenging free surface hydraulic applications?
Our workshops are designed to deliver focused, hands-on, yet wide-ranging instruction that will leave you with a thorough understanding of how FLOW-3D is used in key water infrastructure industries. Through hands-on examples, you will explore the hydraulics of typical dam and weir cases, municipal conveyance and wastewater problems, and river and environmental applications. Later, you will be introduced to more sophisticated physics models, including air entrainment, sediment and scour, thermal plumes and density flows and particle dynamics. By the end of the day, you will have set up six models, absorbed the user interface and steps that are common to three classes of hydraulic problems, and used the advanced post-processing tool FlowSight to analyze the results of your simulations. This one-day class is comprehensive yet accessible for engineers new to CFD methods.
Workshop attendees will receive a 30-day license of FLOW-3D.
Who should attend?
- Practicing engineers working in the water resources, environmental, energy and civil engineering industries
- Regulators and decision makers looking to better understand what state-of-the-art tools are available to the modeling community
- University students interested in using CFD in their research
- All modelers working in the field of environmental hydraulics
What will you learn?
- How to import geometry and set up free surface hydraulic models, including meshing and initial and boundary conditions.
- How to add complexity by including sediment transport and scour, particles, scalars and turbulence.
- How to use sophisticated visualization tools such as FlowSight to effectively analyze and convey simulation results.
- Advanced topics, including air entrainment and bulking phenomena, shallow water and hybrid 3D/shallow water modeling, and chemistry.
You’ve completed the one-day workshop, now what?
We recognize all will not be absorbed in one day, and you may want to further explore the capabilities of FLOW-3D by setting up your own problem or comparing CFD results with prior measurements in the field or in the lab. After the workshop, your license will be extended for 30 days. During this time you will have the support of one of our CFD engineers who will help you work through your specifics. You will also have access to our web-based training videos covering introductory through advanced modeling topics.
If you would like to host a workshop, we are happy to travel to your location.
How does it work?
You provide a conference room for up to 15 attendees, a projector and Wi-Fi. Flow Science provides the training, workshop materials, lunch and licenses. As host, you also receive three workshop seats free of charge, which you can offer to your own engineers, to consultants, or to partnering companies.
About the Instructors
Brian Fox is a senior applications engineer with Flow Science who specializes in water and environmental modeling. 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.
Karthik Ramaswamy is a CFD engineer with Flow Science, where he specializes in water and environmental applications such as stormwater conveyance, municipal infrastructure, and wastewater treatment, as well as coastal and marine applications. Karthik holds a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been with Flow Science since 2017.