Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users’ Conference 2019

Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users’ Conference 2019
June 27 – June 28, 2019
W Chicago - Lakeshore
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Immediately following the PSRI Annual Meeting


This year's conference registration had a 3 fold increase over the last users' conference, and included attendees from 13 different countries from across the globe. We are grateful to all our customers, business partners, and attendees who were able to participate in Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users' Conference 2019. 

The conference included customer case studies, new feature / advanced training, one-on-one sessions with CPFD Software staff, and open forum discussions.  If you were unable to attend, please see below for what you missed. You can still access much of the conference materials on our support site (login required). Conference videos will also be posted in the near future, so keep checking back!


Conference Agenda Speakers Conference Hotel


Conference Agenda


Morning 7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast and Check-In
  8:30 am - 12:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
    User Case Studies
    User Case Studies
Lunch      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  


Afternoon 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CPFD Software Corporate Update
    User Case Studies
    Product Technology Updates
    Open Forum Discussions
Evening 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Banquet Dinner and Event




Morning 7:30 am - 8:30 am Conference Breakfast              
  8:30 am - 12:00 pm Advanced Training
    Advanced Training
    Conference Wrap



​Please check back regularly as speaker registrations expand and as the agenda is finalized. 

  • Kuochen Tsai, Shell International E&P Inc
    Barracuda Modeling of Oil Sand Transport, Hydraulic Fracturing and Biomass Conversion in the Energy Industry
  • Ray Cocco, PSRI
    How PSRI Streamlines our Work Processes using Barracuda Virtual Reactor
  • Ravi Chandran, ThermoChem Recovery International
    Advances in Barracuda Simulations of TRI Steam Reformer
  • Sina Tebianian, IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Comparison of CFD Models in Predicting the Fluidization Behavior of Geldart B Particles
  • Justin Weber, US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
    Modeling of a Vortexing Circulating Fluidized Bed for Processing Intensification
  • Frederik Zafiryadis, Technical University of Denmark / Haldor Topsøe
    Three-dimensional full-loop simulation of cold gas-solid flow in a pilot-scale dual fluidized bed system
  • Dirk Van Essendelft, US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
    Acceleration of Stiff Chemistry through TensorFlow and Machine Learning
  • Hong-Shig Shim, Reaction Engineering International
    Reduced Chemical Mechanism for Chemical Looping Combustion
  • Raj Singh, TechnipFMC
    Computational Modeling In FCC Design and Troubleshooting
  • Youngdoo Kim, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    1D and 3D Numerical Simulations of a Coal CFB Combustor
  • Peter Loezos, CPFD, LLC
    FCC Stripper/Standpipe Case Study - Off-Design Performance for Low-Fines Catalyst
  • Scott Fowler, Tecplot Inc.
    Introducing Tecplot for Barracuda
  • Alex Kokourine, Hatch
    CPFD Model Optimization for Simulation of Segregation in a Fluidized Bed of Particles with Different Sizes and Densities
  • Adlan Omer, aixprocess GmbH
    Usage of Barracuda Virtual Reactor in the Cement Industry
  • Reynaldo Gomez, NVIDIA
    NVIDIA GPUs: What and Why

For any questions concerning this conference, please contact