See agenda in: https://www.aist.org/AIST/aist/AIST/Conferences_Exhibitions/Training_Seminars/2019-Energy.pdf CIVS Director, Dr. Chenn Zhou, gave an invited talk and panel discussion at the AIST Energy & Utilities: Industry Insights and Fundamentals Workshop on Oct. 9th at Oak Ridge Nat’l Lab in TN. The workshop offers a great overview for engineers and managers, providing a better understanding of energy-related aspects of […]
CIVS Senior Research Engineer Tyamo Okosun was invited to present at the AIST Electrical Applications Technology Committee meeting on Oct. 15th at Nucor Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL. The presentation topics included university relations & women in steel.
On Sept. 16th, a CIVS research team traveled to Stelco’s Lake Erie Works integrated steel mill in Nanticoke, ON to present research on Stelco’s blast furnace and ladle to their engineers and leadership team. In addition, the team showcased new Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality technologies and several interactive simulators with real scenarios developed by […]
In June of 2019, Purdue Northwest’s Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) gained its second new member of the calendar year, as Gerdau was accepted for membership.
“Gerdau is more than just a steel company,” said Adam Tabor, Gerdau Vice President of Order Fulfillment, S&OP, IT & Logistics. “Our greater purpose is to empower people who build the future, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with Purdue, and the consortium, to help build the future together.”
Purdue Northwest’s NSF ATE – funded project, “Development of an Educational Wind Turbine Troubleshooting and Safety Simulator,” was the title subject for both the poster presented at, and technical paper now available from, the 126th Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), held in Tampa, Florida, from June 16 – 19, 2019.
CIVS Associate Research Engineer Kyle Toth traveled to Tampa to represent PNW and the multi-educational institution project at the NSF Grantees Poster Session on Monday, June 17.
In between the technology exhibits at the June 4 and 6, 2019, NiSource Innovation Expo days (see article, Safety Training Collaborations Featured at NiSource Innovation Expo(s) 2019), a nine-member NIPSCO leadership team took time on June 5 to examine in detail a range of CIVS wind energy, virtual training, wind-energy virtual training, and other advanced simulation and visualization projects and capabilities at the Purdue Northwest CIVS facilities.
Following an overview of the numerous past research projects performed in partnership with NIPSCO, the focus turned to extensive in-depth demonstrations of state-of-the-art technologies, and discussions of future potential collaboration opportunities and evolving technology applications.
The Purdue Northwest Hammond campus, and CIVS facilities, hosted a pair of week-long engineering summer camps for both middle-school and high-school students, from June 10-14 and June 17-21, respectively. Opening assemblies and introductions to simulation and visualization technologies took place in the CIVS theater and visualization lab, with numerous CIVS staff and students (Kyle Toth, John Estrada, Sam Nielson, Edwin Mosquera, Bethany Worl, and John Moreland) assisting Engineering Technical Lab Supervisor Williams Oged.
Students rotated through different areas of engineering—civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering—and performed hands-on activities within those areas, including activities in nanotechnology, robotics, water filtering, surveying, bridge building and stress testing, fluid mechanics, and 3D printing and computer aided design (CAD).
The 8th International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes in Steelmaking (STEELSIM2019) will be held August 13-15, 2019, at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sponsored by the AIST’s Computer Applications Technology Committee and the Metallury and Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, STEELSIM2019 will bring together researchers and producers from top universities and manufacturers around the world.
International experts in their fields from institutions such as Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Technical University of Denmark, Åbo Akademi University (Finland), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur, University of Science and Technology Beijing, and the University of Queensland (Australia), will be joined by North American luminaries from the Colorado School of Mines, McMaster University, and Carnegie Mellon University, as well as several others.
“See and test exciting technologies that deliver safe and reliable service to our customers and protect the public!” Thus did the digital marquee welcome attendees to the first official NiSource Innovation Expo, held at Columbia Gas of Ohio headquarters in Columbus, Ohio on June 4, 2019—and re-iterated again on June 6 at the NIPSCO corporate headquarters in Merrillville, Indiana.
More than a dozen technology vendor and/or demonstration stations were situated throughout the Expo, prime among them the Virtual Safety Training series of projects being produced collaboratively by NiSource and PNW’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), and including other names recognizable for their forays into advanced technologies as well, such as Microsoft, IBM, AT&T, and Verizon.
Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) has been awarded a 2019 – 2020 research grant under the Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) program, through the Department of the Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane). The project, “Visualization of Repair Operations Management for Networked Systems Resilience,” will research and develop visualization approaches to help efficiently find solutions for optimizing repair operations and mitigating network failure, for a model-based decision support system.
The research team includes faculty both from Purdue University Northwest, who provide expertise in advanced visualization technologies and machine learning applications, and from Purdue West Lafayette, who developed a prototype software to model and analyze networked systems and potential responses to disruptions.