The energy industry is undergoing a swift transition towards a more sustainable energy balance. The drive towards net-zero emissions is intensifying, propelled by regulations, global citizens' efforts, and technological advancements in the energy sector. Simulations play a crucial role in aiding industries and communities to transition to a greener future, accelerating the pace of progress towards net-zero emissions. Achieving an accurate digital representation of a sustainable energy system requires a multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses a range of techniques, from simple correlations to highly sophisticated numerical analysis such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), to ensure a safe, dependable, and efficient energy transformation.
The purpose of this symposium is to provide comprehensive information and insights regarding the role of modeling and simulations in accomplishing low-carbon goals in the energy industry.
With a highly impressive agenda and a prestigious lineup of speakers from various sectors, including the industry, academia, and software vendors, this symposium offers a unique opportunity for experts to share their knowledge and experiences.
The agenda encompasses technical presentations that delve into the applications of CFD/FEA modeling and other computational tools to tackle the challenges associated with energy balance. These presentations will cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to Energy Storage, Wind Energy, Hydrogen Energy, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Geothermal, Bioenergy, Solar Energy, Emission Measurement and Control, Battery and e-Fluids Thermal Management.
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration / Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome / Introduction
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Keynote Talk
- Taking the Energy Transition forward with Modelling, Gary Sams, SLB
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Session-1
- Fully Coupled Multiphysics Modelling of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine, Madhusuden Agrawal, bp
- Recent Development of CFD-Based Numerical Wave Basin for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, Hyunchul Jang, Technip Energies
- Towards exascale air-sea interaction simulations for offshore wind energy, Georgios Deskos, NREL
- Accelerating Towards Net-Zero with Simulation-based Digital Twin, Anchal Jatale, ANSYS
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Session-2
- A single wellbore geothermal energy conversion system using downhole heat exchanger with zero mass withdrawal concept, Prof Mayank Tyagi, LSU
- Simulations of Particle Drilling in Geothermal Applications, Rupesh Reddy, NOV
- Carbon Capture and Multiphase flows, Kamran Alba, Univ of Houston
- Carbon Capture Process Intensification Modeling, Gocha Chochua, SLB and Muhammad Sami, ANSYS
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch Break
1:15 PM – 3:00 PM Session-3
- Acceleration pathways to 'net zero' - Development of electro-chemical driven reactors/separators, Peter Veenstra, Shell
- A Three-Dimensional Multi-Physics Model for the Alkaline Water Electrolysis Process, Raj Venuturumilli, bp
- Role of digital engineering & testing in hydrogen value chain, Alistair Gill, Element Digital Engineering
- Bubble dispersion and polydispersity effects in alkaline electrolyzers, Manjil Ray, Dr. Alberto Passalacqua & Prof Rodney Fox, ISU
- Improve Low-Carbon Applications with Modeling & Simulation, Guangyuan Sun, SIMULIA
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Session-4
- Development of a metal-plastic hybrid cooling plate for EV battery pack, Tingwen Li & Sreekanth Pannela, SABIC
- CFD development at NETL on biomass pyrolysis and absorptive hydrogen storage Yupeng Xu & Subhodeep Banerjee, NETL
- Acceleration of Fluidized Bed Scale-Up and Troubleshooting Via Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling, Sebastian Chialvo, Engineering Systems Inc
- Real-time, full-physics simulations using GPU-native algorithms, John Thomas, M-Star CFD
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks