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Inaugural Barracuda Virtual Reactor® Users’ Conference

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Inaugural Barracuda VR Conference registration tableInaugural Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users’ Conference
September 30 – October 2, 2015
Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

More than 30 registered attendees from 9 countries participated in the Inaugural Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users' Conference near Albuquerque, NM.  Thank you to all the participants and speakers alike for making the conference a huge success.  Here's what you had to say:

"Great initiative.  Gave the users a chance to interact with both the CPFD staff and other users."

"Nice to be somewhat isolated with no distractions."

"Well done!  Happy to meet you all and some other users.  [I received] lots of valuable inputs.  We definitely expect to be improving our procedures and predictions."

"It has been by far the most useful conference I've attended.  Great Job!"

100% of post-conference survey respondents said they would be interested in attending a future conference and would recommend the conference to others.  If you were unable to attend, please see below for what you missed.  But don't worry, you can still access most of the conference material on the support site.


TALKS

Vision and Roadmap: Part 1 - Vision for the Conference
Peter Blaser, CPFD Software

Application of Barracuda® in the Gas Phase Polymerization Process
Mayank Kashyap, SABIC Technology and Innovation

Calciner CFD Modelling – an Equipment Designer’s Perspective
Damien Grévain and Sam Zakrzewski, FLSmidth

Barracuda for Fluidized Bed Hydrodynamics
Madhu Kodam, The Dow Chemical Company

The MultiPhase Particle-in-Cell Method (MP-PIC): History and Recent Developments
Peter O'Rourke, CFD d'OR Software

Modeling of Fluidized Bed Gasification Reactors with CPFD Barracuda VR®: Experiences and Challenges
Avinash Sirdeshpande, GreatPoint Energy

CPFD Reactor Model Validation - What a Journey
Jeff Logsdon, INEOS Nitriles

Improving Drag Correlations for Modeling of Real Particle Fluidization
James Parker, CPFD Software

KiOR Update:  Incorporating Barracuda in our  CFP Development Process
Bruce Adkins, KiOR

Vision and Roadmap: Part 2 - Vision for the Technology and Product
Tony Jones, CPFD Software

What Type of Data is Needed for the Validation of CFD Models for Fluidization Applications
Ray Cocco, PSRI

Advanced Reacting Multiphase Chemistry in Barracuda using C3M from NETL
Dirk VanEssendelft, National Energy Technologies Laboratory
NOTE: Planning is underway to present this talk as a webinar in 2016.

Validation of Hydrodynamics and Reaction Chemistry in Pilot-Scale Fluidized Bed Combustors and Gasifiers
Andrew Fry and Matthew Hamilton, University of Utah, Institute for Clean and Secure Energy

Post-Processing Barracuda VR Results:  Part 1 - Sample FCC Regenerator Emissions Case Study
Ray Fletcher, CPFD Software

Post-Processing Barracuda VR Results:  Part 2 - Gaining Insight into Your Results Using EnSight for Barracuda
Kevin Colburn, CEI

Vision and Roadmap:  Part 3 - Shared Vision through Open Forum Discussion
CPFD Software Team


View the presentations offered on the Customer Support Site > (login required)


CONFERENCE PHOTOS

Photos from the Inaugural Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users' Conference
Inaugural Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users' Conference: Peter Blaser speaking Ray Fletcher and Ray Cocco at the Barracuda VR Users' Conference
Attendees enjoying the Barracuda VR User's Conference Mountain view from the patio of the Tamaya Resort
Ask an Engineer table at the users' conference Attendees enjoying the banquet dinner at the users' conference
Jeff Logsdon and Paul Zhao at the Barracuda VR User's Conference Ray Cocco and Peter Blaser at the users' conference
Attendee at the Barracuda VR Users' Conference James Parker presenting at the Barracuda VR Users' Conference
Fire during the reception at the Tamaya patio fire pit Cheese & fruit station during a break at the users' conference
Ken Williams at the Barracuda VR User's Conference Banquet dinner at the BVR Users' Conference
Attendees visit during a break at the Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users' Conference Sam Parker and Stephen Webb at the Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users' Conference
Sam Clark leading a training session at the users' conference Speaker giving a talk at the Barracuda VR Users' Conference