The FLOW-3D European Users Conference 2019 will be held June 3-5 at the Diana Sheraton Majestic in Milan, Italy. Join engineers, researchers and scientists from some of Europe’s most renowned companies and institutions to hone your simulation skills, explore new modeling approaches and learn about the latest software developments. This year’s conference features metal casting and water & environmental application tracks, advanced training for workflow automation with a focus on optimization, in-depth technical presentations by FLOW-3D users, and the latest product developments presented by Flow Science’s senior technical staff. The conference will be co-hosted by XC Engineering, the official distributor of FLOW-3D products in Italy and France.
We are pleased to announce that we have added a tour of Milan to the conference program. All conference attendees are invited to attend this complimentary tour, thanks to our sponsor, Protesa SACMI.
We are pleased to announce the following confirmed speakers and their topics for this year’s conference. Join these speakers for an exciting conference lineup by submitting your abstract today! Because of the holiday weekend, we will be accepting abstracts until Tuesday, April 23rd. Learn more >
Customer Case Studies
- “Modelling of upper stage cold gas reaction control propulsion system,” Francesco De Rose, ArianeGroup GmbH
- “Numerical modeling of microfluidics cells,” Julien Bœuf, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
- “Predicting phase change in cryogenic tanks during sloshing with CFD,” Philipp Behruzi, ArianeGroup GmbH
- “Simulation of fluid dynamics in cooling channels of ICE pistons using the Non-Inertial Reference Frame motion model,” Florian Wirth, Federal-Mogul Nuremberg GmbH
- “The challenge to reduce powertrain component’s weight,” Claudio Mus, Endurance Overseas
- “A peek into FLOW-3D future developments,” Michael Barkhudarov, Flow Science, Inc.
- “Exothermic feeders for gravity casting,” Malte Leonhard, Flow Science Deutschland GmbH
- “FLOW-3D v12.0 – Modernized interface, streamlined workflows and greater accuracy,” John Wendelbo, Flow Science, Inc.
- “New developments for additive manufacturing and laser welding,” Raed Marwan, Flow Science Japan
- “New frontiers in solidification modeling: FLOW-3D CAST v5.1,” Michael Barkhudarov, Flow Science, Inc.
Share your experiences, present your success stories and obtain valuable feedback from the FLOW-3D user community and our senior technical staff. We welcome abstracts on all topics including those focused on the following applications:
- Metal Casting
- Additive Manufacturing
- Civil & Municipal Hydraulics
- Micro/Nano/Bio Fluidics
- General Applications
Abstracts should include a title, author(s) and a 200 word description. Please email your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 23.
Registration and training fees will be waived for presenters.
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 this year’s Best Presentation Award.
We strongly encourage presenters to attend both days of the conference.
Advanced Training: Workflow Automation
Engineers need to be able to deliver project analyses faster and more efficiently than ever before. This is why FLOW-3D and FLOW-3D CAST have built-in options for workflow automation, a modular text-driven structure that allows for easy scripting, and batch postprocessing. In this advanced training, we will review the features that can help you save time and money through automation and optimization.
The Workflow Automation advanced training will take place the afternoon of June 3, from 13:00 – 17:00 at the Diana Majestic Sheraton. You can sign up for the training when you register for the conference.
- April 19: Abstracts Due
- April 26: Abstracts Accepted
- May 24: Presentations Due
- June 3: Advanced Training
- June 3: Opening Reception
- June 4: Conference Dinner
- Advanced Training – Automation: 300 €
- Day 1 & Day 2 of the Conference: 300 €
- Day 1 of the Conference: 200 €
- Day 2 of the Conference: 200 €
- Guest Fee (social events only): 50 €
We invite you to see the sights of Milan! All conference attendees are invited to a complimentary city tour on Tuesday, June 4. The tour will take place after the conference on June 4 from 17:30 – 19:15. Immediately following the tour, we will convene for the conference dinner at Toscanino. Please sign up for the tour when you register for the conference. Thank you to our tour sponsor, Protesa SACMI.
- Milan Central Station, Pirelli Tower
- Palazzo Lombardia
- Porta Nuova Skyscrapers District
- Indro Montanelli Park, Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte, Natural History Museum, Planetarium
- Via Montenapoleone Fashion District
- Brera Art District
- Sforza Castle
- Via Dante
- Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio
- Stock Exchange
- Duomo di Milano and Piazza
The conference will commence with an Opening Reception on Monday, June 3 at 18:00. We invite all conference attendees and their guests for a welcome aperitif and appetizers. The reception will take place in the Gazebo in the conference hotel’s garden.
We are excited to announce that this year’s conference dinner will be held at Toscanino. Attendees will experience an excellent representation of the cuisine of Tuscany. The dinner will be held the evening of Tuesday, June 4. All conference attendees are invited to the conference dinner as part of their registration.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Diana Majestic. The Sheraton Diana Majestic is a historical hotel located in the heartbeat of Milan that works as the perfect base for shopping, business or discovering the city’s rich history. The hotel is located at Viale Piave 42, 20129. If you wish to book accommodations at the hotel, please contact the Sheraton Diana Majestic directly through their website or call +39 02 20581.
There are many hotels near the Sheraton Diana Majestic. We’ve researched some of these possibilities and ranked our choices below, along with their distance from the conference hotel.
Milan is the second most populous city in Italy, after Rome and is Italy’s first industrial city, with a multifaceted identity that offers attractions in the field of art, commerce, design, education, fashion, finance, and tourism. The city is brimming with iconic art and architecture from Roman times to the Renaissance and beyond to the contemporary era. Famous symbols of the city include the Duomo, an Italian Gothic cathedral that took 600 years to complete and now stands as the largest church in Italy, and Sforza Castle, home to several Dukes and Duchesses of Milan, as well as artists including Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Today the city is recognized as the world’s fashion and design capital, thanks to several international events and fairs including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, which are among the world’s largest in terms of revenue, visitors and growth.
500th Anniversary of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci
2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. A series of events are planned around the world and of course in Italy, and Florence and Milan in particular, the two cities where Da Vinci spent most of his time. Milan is preparing for this period with many events: usually-closed rooms containing Leonardo’s fresco of the Sforza Castle will be open to the public, and Leonardo’s Codex and other art pieces, including tapestries and models, will be shown throughout the city.
Da Vinci’s Il Cavallo Case Study
‘Realizing Da Vinci’s Il Cavallo’ was a collaboration between XC Engineering and Institute and Museum of the History of Science (IMSS). Using Da Vinci’s notes on the casting of Il Cavallo, collected in a 34-page handbook, the IMSS and XC Engineering were able to demonstrate that Il Cavallo, often referred to as “the horse that never was,” can be successfully cast as designed. Read the full case study >