FLOW-3D Workshops: Water Civil Infrastructure

FLOW-3D CFD Workshop Water Civil Infrastructure

Curious about FLOW-3D? Want to learn about how we go about modeling the most challenging free surface hydraulic applications? Interested in digging deeper and consolidating your gains?

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. In the morning, you will explore using hands-on examples, the hydraulics of typical dam and weir cases, municipal conveyance and wastewater problems, and river and environmental applications. In the afternoon, 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. There is no need for an advanced degree in numerical methods; practicing engineers in the water industry are the best audience for the materials presented.

All workshop registrants* will receive a 30-day license of FLOW-3D (a $2,000 value).

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Cancellation policy: For a full refund of the registration fee, 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 made.

2019 FLOW-3D Workshops

  • Wednesday, February 6 – Baltimore, MD – RKK
  • Wednesday, February 20 – Denver, CO – Denver Water
  • Friday, March 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Drexel University
  • Wednesday, March 6 – Portland, OR – FERC
  • Friday, March 8 – San Francisco, CA – SFDPW

Interested in hosting a workshop at your company? Request a CFD workshop >

Workshop Details

  • Registration is limited to 12 attendees
  • Cost: $499 (private sector); $299 (government); $99 (academic)
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Lunch provided by Flow Science
  • Bring your own laptop (and mouse!) to follow along or just watch

*This offer only applies to prospective or lapsed customers.

About the Instructors

Brian Fox, CFD Engineer

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.

John Wendelbo, Director of Sales

John Wendelbo, Director of Sales, focuses on modeling challenging water and environmental problems. John graduated from Imperial College with an MEng in Aeronautics, and from Southampton University with an MSc in Maritime Engineering Science. John joined Flow Science in 2013.

Workshop Locations

February 6, 2019
700 E Pratt St
Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21202

February 20, 2019
Denver Water
1600 W 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80204

March 6, 2019
805 SW Broadway (Fox Tower)
Suite 2040
Portland, OR 97205

March 1, 2019
Drexel University
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
AEL 275
3141 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia PA 19104

March 8, 2019
San Francisco Department of Public Works
Public Works University
30 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 3900
(between Fell & Market)
San Francisco, CA 94102

About our workshops

Our workshops provide attendees with a valuable opportunity to learn about FLOW-3D and its powerful multiphysics modeling capabilities. These workshops are designed to cover the fundamentals of specific modeling simulations, provide hands-on learning, and allow attendees to test drive the software by building a model from scratch. Additionally, each participant receives a free 30-day license and access to tutorial videos and practice examples.

FLOW-3D Workshop
A very successful FLOW-3D workshop for water and environmental applications in Bangkok, organized by our Thai partner DTA and hosted generously by King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). Special thanks to Prof. Chaiyuth Chinnarasri.

You’ve completed the one-day workshop, now what?

We recognize all will not be absorbed in one day, and you may want to use FLOW-3D on one of your own problems or compare CFD results with prior measurements in the field or in the lab. After the workshop, your license will be extended for another month to use on your workstation. During this time you will have access to our technical staff in order to help you work through your specifics: we are here to help you at every step.

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
  • All modelers working in the field of environmental hydraulics

Participants will 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.

Past Workshops

Moffatt & Nichol
San Diego, CA

Portland, OR

Vancouver, BC

Markham, ON

Montreal, QC

Knight Piesold
Denver, CO

Alden Lab
Holden, MA

Portland, ME

O’Brien & Gere
East Norriton, PA

Duluth, GA

Halff Associates
Richardson, TX

Baltimore, MD

Metropolitan Sewer District Wastewater Engineering & Education Center
Cincinnati, OH

Charlotte, NC

Hazen and Sawyer
New York, NY

Hazen and Sawyer
Raleigh, NC

Calverton, MD