Energy & Process CFD Symposium
Houston, Texas | May 17 - 18, 2017

This year, our agenda will feature high-quality presentations from industrial experts in the use of engineering simulation for process engineering, energy and oil & gas applications, as well as demonstrations of the latest simulation technology from Siemens PLM experts.

May 17, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Check-in and continental breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Welcome and Introductions, Ravindra Aglave, Siemens PLM
9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Tom Ramsay of Honda presents
Lessons learned from applying CAE to automotive developments.
10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Product Keynote: Siemens industrial software vision - The digital twin, Alex Read, Siemens PLM
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Confidence, Cost and CFD – Where are we? presented by Jim O'Sullivan, TechnipFMC
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Hydrodynamic Performance Assessment of Drilling Riser Joints, presented by Lawrence Lai, Trelleborg
11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Why drilling contractors need to do CFD, presented by Harris Reynolds, Diamond Offshore
12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Performance, efficiency, and design in the metallurgical industry with STAR-CCM+® software, presented by Wayde Johnson, Hatch
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (provided by Siemens PLM)
1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Multiphase validation and case studies, Thomas Eppinger, Siemens PLM
1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Applications of STAR-CCM+ on nuclear projects, presented by Joel Peltier, BECHTEL
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Topic TBD: Michal Hradisky, University of Utah
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Xe-100 Reactor CAE Design by Analysis Approach using STAR-CCM+, presented by Martin Van Staden, X-energy
3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. CFD Simulations for improved nuclear reactor performance and reliability, presented by Robert Brewster, Westinghouse
3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Numerical simulation and analysis of flow instabilities, thermal-hydraulics and fluid-structure interactions in a small modular reactor, presented by Joseph Smith, University of Missouri
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception - Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres provided by Siemens PLM

May 18, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and introductions, Jim Ryan, Siemens PLM
9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Design-space exploration/design manager, Angelo Flemmings, Siemens PLM
9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Presentation TBD by Pierre Petit, OneSubsea
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. STAR-CCM+: A virtual blow-out preventer, presented by Alistair Gill, Wild Well Control
10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. The role of simulation in assessing pipe vibration and Joule Thomson cooling, presented by Matt Straw, Norton Straw Consultants
10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Multiphase flow - new and future developments, Prof. Simon Lo, Siemens PLM
11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Use of Complex Physics Models within the Refining Industry presented by Anthony DeFilippo of Porter McGuffie
12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. Modeling Kettle Reboilers, presented by Kevin Farrell, HTRI
12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch (provided by Siemens PLM)
1:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Multi-scale modeling of fired process heaters, Niveditha Krishnamoorthy, Siemens PLM
1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Presentation TBD by Edward Bennett, Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. The role of high performance computing in chemical engineering, presented by Bruce Eldridge, UT Austin
2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Break
2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Co-simulation for multiphase flow and fluid-structure interaction, Tom Phillips, Siemens PLM
3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Using DEM to gain insights into particle attrition in fluidized beds at PSRI, presented by Jeff Logsdon, PSRI
3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Thermal stress analysis, Stefan Hatman, Siemens PLM
3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. On the Use of CFD for the Design and Permitting of LNG facilities, presented by Dr. Francesco Colella, Exponent
4:00 p.m Final questions and close of symposium

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Hot Topics! Relevant Issues!

The conference will focus on common challenges & simulation-based solutions, featuring sessions on:

  • Upstream oil and gas
  • Refining and downstream oil and gas
  • Chemical and Process Industries
  • Fossil-fuel, renewable, and nuclear energy

...and much much more!