Introductory workshop 2023

FLOW-3D HYDRO Introductory Workshops

If you are new to CFD or to FLOW-3D HYDRO and want a broad overview of its capabilities, this workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of 3D CFD simulation and the core capabilities of FLOW-3D HYDRO. Through a series of hands-on tutorials, we will walk you through the entire simulation process, from problem statement to solution. This includes a discussion on simulation strategy, a model setup workflow tutorial, post-processing, and verification/validation. Lastly, we will review capabilities of multiphysics models such as sediment transport, air entrainment, dispersed multiphase flows, and moving objects. After completion, attendees will be capable of setting up and running their own basic free surface flow simulations.

Workshop Details

  • Workshops are online, hosted through Zoom
  • Registration is limited to 10 attendees
  • Cost: $499 (private sector); $299 (government); $99 (academic)
  • 30-day FLOW-3D HYDRO license (see our Registration and Licensing Policy)

Workshop Dates

Introduction to FLOW-3D HYDRO workshops run from 11:00am – 2:00pm ET (8:00am – 11:00am PT) over two consecutive days.

  • October 10 – 11, 2023
  • November 7 – 8, 2023

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 and faculty interested in using CFD in their research or in the classroom.
  • 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 to effectively analyze and convey simulation results.

You’ve completed the workshop, now what?

We recognize that you may want to further explore the capabilities of FLOW-3D HYDRO 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. 

  • A Windows machine running 64 bit Windows 10
  • An external mouse (not a touchpad device)
  • Dual monitor setup recommended
  • Webcam recommended
  • Dedicated graphics card; nVidia Quadro card required for remote desktop
For more info on recommended hardware, see our Supported Platforms page.

Registration: Workshop registration is available to prospective users in the US and Canada. Prospective users outside of these countries should contact their distributor to inquire about workshops. Existing users should contact to discuss their licensing options.

Cancellation: Flow Science reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time, due to reasons such as 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 costs incurred.

Registrants 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. If available, an attendee can also request to have their registration transferred to another workshop.

Licensing: Workshop licenses are for evaluation purposes only, and not to be used for any commercial purpose other than evaluation of the capabilities of the software.

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About the Instructors

Joshua Todd, PE, Flow Science

Joshua Todd, PE is an Application Engineer at Flow Science, Inc who specializes in the water resources and coastal engineering industries. Joshua received a M.S. in Coastal Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology with a focus in 3D modeling of coupled wind/wave/storm surge events. He has over 8 years of experience in using 2D and 3D hydraulic models including CFD modeling of riverine flows, wastewater treatment plants, floating structures, coastal defense structures, dams, and spillways.

Ryan Jones, Sr. CFD Engineer

Ryan P. Jones, Ph.D. is a senior CFD engineer with Flow Science, Inc. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in the academic, government and private sectors developing and applying CFD across a wide range of applications.  Ryan’s past experience includes projects related to nuclear safety, hydro-electric design and retrofit, flooding and debris flow hazard and mitigation, landslide induced tsunami hazards, discrete particle mechanics focusing on granular segregation, and riverine restoration.

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