The FLOW-3D European Users Conference 2019 will be held June 3-5 at the Sheraton Diana 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.

Conference Proceedings Available!

We are pleased to announce that the conference proceedings for the FLOW-3D European Users Conference 2019 are now available for download. As always, our users have outdone themselves with the originality and quality of their presentations.

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 14:00 – 18:00 at the Diana Majestic Sheraton. You can sign up for the training when you register for the conference.

Important Dates

  • May 24: Presentations Due
  • June 3: Advanced Training
  • June 3: Opening Reception
  • June 4: Tour of Milan
  • June 4: Conference Dinner

Conference Fees

  • 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 €
Download Conference Proceedings

Past conference presentations are available through our website.

Tour of Milan!

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 city tour

Tour Highlights

  • 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
  • Navigli
  • Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio
  • Stock Exchange
  • Duomo di Milano and Piazza

Opening Reception

The conference will commence with an Opening Reception on Monday, June 3 at 19:00. 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.

Conference Dinner

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.

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 this year’s Best Presentation Award.

Conference Hotel

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.

Nearby Hotels

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.

#1: Hotel Teco
Via Lazzaro Spallanzani 27, 20129 Milan (0.7 km)
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 #2: Hotel Sanpi Milano
Via Lazzaro Palazzi 18 | Corso Buenos-Aires/Area Porta Venezia, 20124 Milan (0.65 km)
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 #3: WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo
Corso Buenos Aires 3, 20124 Milan (0.35 km)
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#4: Best Western Plus Hotel Galles
Piazza Lima 2, 20124 Milan (1.0 km)
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#5: Hotel Manin
Via Daniele Manin 7, 20121 Milan (1.2 km)
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#6: Hotel Cavour
Via Fatebenefratelli 21, 20121 Milan (1.2 km)
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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.

Milan Underground

If you are coming from the airport to the conference hotel, you can take the Milan Underground. The stop for the hotel is P.ta Venezia.

Castello Sforzesco - in the heart of Milan city centre. Courtesy Shutterstock.
Castello Sforzesco - in the heart of Milan city centre. Courtesy Shutterstock.
Modern skyscrapers and architecture (vertical gardens). Courtesy Shutterstock.
Modern skyscrapers and architecture (vertical gardens). Courtesy Shutterstock.

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 >

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