Training Sessions at the FLOW-3D World Users Conference 2020

Advanced Training Sessions

In conjunction with the FLOW-3D World Users Conference 2020, advanced training sessions will be held the afternoon of June 8 at the conference hotel. Taught by senior technical staff and experts in their fields, advanced training topics include version up seminars for FLOW-3D CAST and FLOW-3D AM users, as well as sessions focused on troubleshooting techniques and municipal applications using FLOW-3D. The courses are designed so that everyone, regardless of their application, can participate in the troubleshooting session. You can sign up for multiple training sessions when you register online.

Version Up: FLOW-3D CAST

Instructor: Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Phys. Matthias Todte, Flow Science Germany

This one-hour FLOW-3D CAST training course will begin with an introductory overview and a review of the new features and GUI design changes in FLOW-3D CAST v5.1. Through examples, new workspaces will be covered in detail, including Investment Casting, Continuous, Sand Core Making, Centrifugal as well as the new Exothermic Sleeve capabilities and database. We will also discuss the new solidification model available in FLOW-3D CAST v5.1.

Training Details

Date: Monday, June 8
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Cost: 100 €

Version Up: FLOW-3D AM

Instructor: Raed Marwan, President, Flow Science Japan

This one-hour course is open to FLOW-3D AM users as well as those interested in exploring the powerful capabilities of FLOW-3D AM for simulating additive manufacturing and laser welding processes. An overview of the additive manufacturing processes that can be simulated using FLOW-3D AM will be briefly introduced at the beginning of the training. The training will then focus on how to set up simulations for Selective Laser Melting (SLM) processes. The training will cover the powder laying process for single and multi-layer beds, powder spreading, and powder melting.

Training Details

Date: Monday, June 8
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Cost: 100 €

Municipal Applications

Instructor: Brian Fox, MSc, Senior Water & Environmental Applications Engineer, Flow Science

CFD is rapidly gaining use as an advanced tool for the design and analysis of municipal systems for stormwater conveyance and water/wastewater treatment. FLOW-3D’s well-known strengths in free surface simulation provide excellent capabilities for simulating the complex flows encountered in stormwater conveyance structures. Our multiphysics capabilities offer a powerful tool for linking the physical, chemical and biological processes that are critical for the design and analysis of water/wastewater treatment systems.

In this two-hour training session we will explore FLOW-3D’s current capabilities along with recent and proposed developments for municipal applications. This class will be divided into four segments:

  • Review of air entrainment and two-fluid options for spiral, baffle and tangential dropshafts 
  • Simulation of contact tanks with the reaction kinetics model
  • How to use the settling sludge model for clarifier technology applications
  • Activated sludge modeling: advanced chemistry in FLOW-3D

Attendees will leave the training with in-depth knowledge of FLOW-3D’s modeling capabilities for municipal applications. For users interested in expanding their service offerings, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about capabilities for this exciting and fast growing market. 

Training Details

Date: Monday, June 8
Time: 13:00 – 15:00
Cost: 200 €

Troubleshooting Techniques

This two hour training is intended for all users of FLOW-3D products, regardless of application.

Instructor: Brian Fox, Senior Water & Environmental Applications Engineer, Flow Science

Understanding how to identify and resolve simulation and setup issues is a critical skill for every serious CFD modeler. In this workshop we will discuss how to efficiently diagnose and address issues with FLOW-3D simulations to help keep projects moving forward on schedule. Beginning from troubleshooting techniques and the overall process, we will review the methods and practical tools available in FLOW-3D for identifying, investigating and diagnosing problems simulation errors. We will then proceed to discuss model setup options that can be used to address these issues. Throughout the class, we will apply the approach to interactively troubleshoot several real simulations to demonstrate the troubleshooting process and techniques that will help you work more efficiently on your own simulations. Finally, we will describe how to use the ideas from this training in a preventive manner in your workflow.

Training Details

Date: Monday, June 8
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Cost: 200 €