FLOW-3D Newsletter
15th FLOW-3D European Users Conference
We are pleased to announce the speakers for the 15th FLOW-3D European Users Conference. Their topics and breadth of experience using FLOW-3D promise an exciting and informative conference. We invite the FLOW-3D community to join us in Nice, France this June 2-3. See the full list of speakers >
 

Free Webinar: Modeling Spillways, Stilling Basins and Hydraulics Controls

With a long history of successful use within the dam and river hydraulics industry, FLOW-3D is a popular modeling tool used by professionals to numerically model the flow in and around hydraulic control and energy dissipation structures. In this webinar presentation, we will answer a series of questions that address the practical application of CFD modeling for dam-related hydraulic structures. Register online for this free webinar on May 7 at 1:00 pm EDT.

Fish Ladder Design

Fish Ladder Design
Barriers to fish migration resulting from perched culverts are an unfortunate reality of the extensive road networks that span North America. Perched culverts result from a combination of improper culvert installation techniques and sediment scour. Vertical barriers are known to have an important influence on the distribution of fish species in fluvial habitats and are one of the leading causes of small waterway habitat fragmentation. Read the case study >

Cavitation Model

FLOW-3D's Cavitation Model
With FLOW-3D's cavitation model, users can simulate damaging cavitation within water and environmental structures, potential cavitation damage to propellers, pumps, valves, and pipelines, cavitation during high pressure die casting that can cause die damage and casting porosity, formation of thermal bubbles within MEMS devices, boiling behavior for heat transfer surface, and mixing due to cavitation dynamics. Read more about this model >
 

Using Tabular Data for Faster Results

The biggest factor affecting the accuracy of the interpolation procedure is how quickly the dependent variable changes in comparison to the total range of the independent variable, so keep this in mind when using tabular temperature-dependent or strain rate-dependent input data. Most material properties vary gradually enough that this is not an issue, but the FLOW-3D v11.1 release will include additional diagnostics to identify potential inaccuracies in the property data representation before the simulation is run.

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Upcoming Events

Technical Papers

Tiziana Heiss, Ulrich E. Klotz and Dario Tiberto, Platinum Investment Casting, Part I: Simulation and Experimental Study of the Casting Process, Johnson Matthey Technol. Rev., 2015, 59, (2), 95, doi:10.1595/205651315×687399

K.S. Oh, J.D. Lee, S.J. Kim and J.Y. Choi, Development of a large ingot continuous caster, Metall. Res. Technol. 112, 203 (2015) © EDP Sciences, 2015, DOI: 10.1051/metal/2015006, metallurgical-research.org

Saurabh Singh, Ann Junghans, Erik Watkins, Yash Kapoor, Ryan Toomey, and Jaroslaw Majewski, Effects of Fluid Shear Stress on Polyelectrolyte Multilayers by Neutron Scattering Studies, © 2015 American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00037, Langmuir 2015, 31, 2870−2878, February 17, 2015

S. Michael Scurlock, Amanda L. Cox, Drew C. Baird, Christopher I. Thornton and Steven R. Abt, Hybrid Modeling of River Training Structures in Sinuous Channels, SEDHYD 2015, joint 10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, 5th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, April 19-23, 2015, Reno, Nevada

Access 100's of technical papers that feature FLOW-3D results in our online bibliography >

Flow Science Employee News

Adwaith Gupta
In April, Adwaith Gupta began his career at Flow Science as Technical Marketing Engineer. In his new role, Adwaith will work closely with the sales, marketing, support and development teams, creating technical content to support and promote the marketing and sales of Flow Science’s portfolio of products. He will graduate in June with a Master’s of Science in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology from Stanford University. He reports to Amanda Ruggles, Director of Marketing. Welcome, Adwaith!
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