Steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal, working in concert with Purdue Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), had developed and begun deploying—in early 2019—an innovative, new safety program for fire extinguisher and procedural training. Now, they’ve deployed a video featuring that program.
Pittsburgh, Pa. Nearly 240 steel industry representatives and technology providers, from a dozen countries worldwide, gathered at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh on March 26-29, 2019, for the AIST’s first-ever major Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry. To this event, CIVS and SMSVC Director Dr. Chenn Zhou brought 10 years of expertise […]
To be directed to full-sized images of photos from the CIVS 10-Year Anniversary Celebration, simply click on individual thumbnail photos in the gallery below.
While Purdue University Northwest’s Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) has officially been in existence for only three years, its research performed in collaboration with CIVS students, staff, and faculty has become international in scope and impact—and continues to elicit accolades from colleagues and journal editors alike.
The PNW School of Engineering is pleased to host John Mengel, an industry veteran, for his presentation of “On the threshold of a dream,” and his dispensation of wisdom about finding satisfaction in a career of your choice.
Hammond, Ind. The diligent background preparation and presentation efforts by numerous CIVS student research teams were brought to fruition as five different CIVS student teams, and nine CIVS students altogether, medaled in four different categories during the 2019 PNW Days of Discovery, held on April 2 – 3, 2019. The meting out of medals for […]
The virtual reality (VR) fire extinguisher safety training program collaboratively developed between Purdue Northwest’s CIVS and ArcelorMittal has been “burning up” social media posts lately, with recognition and feature on ArcelorMittal USA’s Facebook and other accounts.
The Friday, March 22 edition of Purdue Northwest’s “Chancellor’s Corner” not only highlighted the many accomplishments and ongoing activities of four prominent PNW centers and labs, CIVS among them, but also discerningly situated those centers’ roles within the surrounding NWI and larger communities that the centers interact with and influence.
Chancellor Keon’s introduction of CIVS, for viewer-listeners, was clear-cut and meticulous enough to please an engineering audience, yet was so enthusiastically delivered that Keon might well have been discoursing on U.S. global liquidity overflow under a quantitative easing monetary policy.
“Centers are a significant part of what we do and how we’re considered amongst other academics,” Keon said. “Centers generally have two mains reasons [to function]: one is to have an academic focus area in which our faculty can do research and scholarship and expand knowledge in that area, and the second part is of course to educate our students.”
Purdue Northwest’s Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) officially gained another international steel manufacturer in January 2019, as Tata Steel Nederland BV, based in Velsen-Noord, the Netherlands, was accepted for membership.
SMSVC and CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou welcomed the new addition, observing that “Tata Steel Nederland’s focus on health and safety in steelmaking operations, including its construction of a dedicated Safety Centre and investment in simulation technologies for innovative product development, mesh very well with SMSVC and CIVS strengths. We greatly look forward to creating successful collaborations with Tata Steel Nederland through shared Consortium interests.”
A research team mentored by CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou has been awarded a PNW Undergraduate Research Grant for Spring 2019.
Haihua Huang and Francisco Martinez are recipients of a $600 grant for their project, “3D Modeling and Simulation for Lifetime Prediction of an Electronic Component.”