Feb. 19, 2008


Description

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used in many industries for design and troubleshooting; aerospace, food, and petroleum to name a few. Airplane and spacecraft, industrial mixers, and combustion reactors are all designed with CFD. Through CFD, the effects of wind and ocean currents on fluid-structure interactions can be analyzed and accounted for in design of offshore platforms and equipment.

This luncheon meeting will have three short presentations followed by a panel discussion. The first one, from a CFD simulator supplier, will provide an overview of what CFD can do; a variety of example applications will showcase the broad range of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) solutions for Oil and Gas Production, Transport, Refining, Downstream Processing, Oil and Gas machinery and equipment.  Topical areas covered will include hydrodynamic and structural assessment of offshore/marine structures, fluid flow, flow assurance, flow in porous media, erosion, drilling and completions, filtration, separation, health and safety issues, LNG safety, and more. The second presentation, from an oil company user, will highlight the use of simulation based engineering in the petroleum industry, allowing for a better assessment of risk and reduction of uncertainties in upstream & downstream applications. The talk will give an overview of cutting edge CFD technology and application examples. Among these, modeling of fluid-structure interaction to predict vortex-induced vibrations (VIV) of offshore structures, design of VIV suppression devices, and multiphase flow modeling to predict flow splitting in production manifolds. The third talk, from Nasa, will focus on their cutting edge use of CFD. NASA uses CFD models to support a wide variety of aerospace applications.  Typically these models are used to simulate environments that can not be replicated or easily measured in ground based test facilities. This presentation will highlight several Space Shuttle and Constellation Program flowfield simulations along with the CFD tools used to model them.  Applications that are beyond the capabilities of NASA's current tools will also be addressed.



Featured Speakers

Speaker Lanre Oshinowo, ANSYS; Juan Pontaza, Shell; Reynaldo Gomez, NASA
Dr. Lanre Oshinowo is a Lead Engineer at ANSYS Inc.(previously Fluent Inc.). He has over 14 years of experience in the application of process modeling and simulation with an emphasis on the effective utilization of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as an engineering tool in the process and related industries.  Presently, Dr. ...

Dr. Lanre Oshinowo is a Lead Engineer at ANSYS Inc.(previously Fluent Inc.). He has over 14 years of experience in the application of process modeling and simulation with an emphasis on the effective utilization of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as an engineering tool in the process and related industries.  Presently, Dr. Oshinowo provides creative and innovative services to customers, in support of the corporate mission to understand, streamline, and ultimately revolutionize our customers' simulation workflow process.  Prior to re-joining Fluent in 2006, Dr. Oshinowo held the position of CFD Practice Leader at Hatch, a global engineering services firm focused on the mining and metals, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Trained in project management fundamentals, he was responsible for building a team of CFD analysts and providing successful and reliable solutions in engineering design, trouble-shooting and optimization.  He has co-authored numerous technical and scientific publications in these areas. Dr. Oshinowo is a licensed Professional Engineer, and he holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Juan Pontaza holds degrees in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University (B.S., Ph.D.) and M.I.T. (M.S.). He has authored over 20 journal articles on numerical methods with applications to fluid flow and structural mechanics. He joined Shell Global Solutions in 2006, where he currently supports upstream & downstream project work using numerical simulation tools and develops in-house numerical simulation capabilities for special modeling needs. 


Reynaldo Gomez began work at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in May of 1985 after completing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University.  He has worked on a wide range of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications over the last 20 years, ranging from simulations of wind loads on the Shuttle prior to launch through hypersonic reentry flowfields.  He currently works in the JSC Engineering Directorate and serves as the Technical Panel chairman for Shuttle Ascent Aerosciences.  In addition to reviewing all integrated aerodynamics products for the Space Shuttle Program, he leads the development of wind tunnel tests, CFD simulations, and inflight Shuttle debris transport assessments.


Full Description



Organizer

Bruce LeGros


Date and Time

Tue, Feb. 19, 2008

11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Houston Racquet Club

10709 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77024