The call for abstracts for the 15th FLOW-3D European Users Conference is now open. Share your experiences, present your success stories and obtain valuable feedback from your fellow FLOW-3D users and Flow Science staff. The conference will be held June 2-3, 2015 at the Hotel Westminster in Nice, France. A half-day of FlowSight™ training will be offered the afternoon of June 1. We invite all users and those interested in learning more about our software products to join us for a stimulating CFD conference in the heart of the French Riviera.
 

Increasing Productivity by Reducing Ejection Times

In high pressure die casting, simulation software is used to help design better gating systems to feed the metal into the casting, improve the timing of the shot sleeve tip to prevent air entrainment due to turbulence, and identify the most effective locations for overflows, among other things. This article from Hellebusch Tool & Die explains how to reduce the time before a part can be ejected from the die in order to reduce the process time. Read the full case study >

Mooring Lines Model

FLOW-3D's mooring line model has many engineering applications. One of the most important applications is the mooring systems for Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels in the offshore oil and gas industry. It can also be used to simulate mooring lines for floating Wave Energy Converters, floating wave breakers, anchored ships and many other moored structures, equipment and devices. Learn more about this new model >

How to Bin Particles

Particles can be used to define a variety of different processes and objects. They can be used to represent inoculants in castings, show the settling of suspended solids in clarifiers, represent fish in rivers, etc. One way to count particles is to use a baffle flux plane or volume sampling box. Access the Users Site to read the exercise and download the companion simulation files. Don't have access to the users site? You can download a PDF of this exercise here >
 

Recent Publications

02-15  David Souders, “FLOW-3D Version 11 Enhances CFD Simulation,” Desktop Engineering, January 2015
 
01-15  William Daley Clohan, “Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulations of Subaerial Landslide Generated Waves,” Master’s Thesis: Civil Engineering, The University of British Columbia (Vancouver), January 2015 © William Daley Clohan, 2015
 
104-14  Di Ning “A Computational Study on Hydraulic Jumps, including Air Entrainment,” Master’s Thesis: Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2014, 1569799, Copyright ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing 2014
 
103-14  S. M. Sayah, S. Bonanni, Ph. Heller, and M. Volpato, “Physical and Numerical Modelling of Cerro del Águila Dam: Hydraulic and Sedimentation,” DOI: 10.13140/2.1.5042.1122 Conference: Hydro 2014
 
102-14  Khosrow Hosseini, Shahab Rikhtegar, Hojat Karami, Keivan Bina, “Application of Numerical Modeling to Assess Geometry Effect of Racks on Performance of Bottom Intakes,” Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, December 2014
 
101-14  Dieter Vanneste, Corrado Altomare, Tomohiro Suzuki, Peter Troch and Toon Verwaest, “Comparison of Numerical Models for Wave Overtopping and Impact on a Sea Wall,” Coastal Engineering 2014

Access the FLOW-3D Bibliography to access a comprehensive list of technical publications >

Flow Science Employee News

In December we bid farewell to Markus Grünzner, who had been working in Flow Science’s solver development team for 18 months under the US’s J-1 visa program. Markus’ work focused on modeling solutions for the water and environmental industries, and he certainly adhered to the cultural exchange purpose of the visa program through extensive travels throughout the Southwest and participation in local events in Santa Fe. He will soon join Flow Science Deutschland in Rottenburg, Germany, to continue his work with FLOW-3D.
 
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