CIVS participated in a number of activities at this year’s AISTech conference, held in Cleveland, Ohio. CIVS staff and students presented 7 technical papers, 2 posters, and were recognized for winning the grand prize in the AIST “Real Steel” Video Challenge. CIVS hosted a booth highlighting new technologies, and CIVS Director, Dr. Chenn Zhou, also presented on Workforce Development through Simulation and Visualization at the University-Industry Relations Roundtable.
CIVS presentations covered natural gas injection, co-injection of natural gas and pulverized coal, vertical edger simulation, safety training, basic oxygen process hydrodynamics, interactive phase diagram visualization, and mixing improvement in a torpedo vessel. A full list of presentations is available here. CIVS student Alrazy Sonet’s grand prize video submission titled “Steel: Backbone of the Universe” was highlighted at the President’s Award Breakfast which had over 1,000 attendees. CIVS and the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) were also highlighted during the President’s Breakfast speech.
CIVS’ booth featured new technology applications of interactive hands-on 3D software, augmented reality and portable virtual reality devices. Projects were demonstrated in the areas of workplace safety, energy efficiency, operational efficiency, reliability and maintenance, workforce development, environmental impacts, raw materials, and smart manufacturing. These are focus areas of the new Consortium SMSVC which has already enrolled several companies recently. The charter member enrollment is ongoing until January 15, 2016. Additional details are available at www.steelconsortium.org.
This year, over 7000 people attended AISTech 2015 and it featured 108 technical sessions, 543 technical presentations, and 549 companies in the expo.