August 15, 2017
CIVS researchers Armin Silaen and Justina Lee, along with Kyle Toth, Bangju Chen, Matt Moore, Haibo Ma, and Xiang Liu, gathered data about reheating and casting processes during an informational tour of SSAB’s research facility in Montpelier, Iowa on August 15, 2017.read more ... SSAB Facility Tour
July 23, 2017
CIVS Senior Research Scientist John Moreland gave a presentation at this year’s High Impact Technology Exchange Conference, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 17-20. The presentation (“AMTEC and Purdue Technical Innovations: Advanced Troubleshooting Using a New AMTEC Virtual Simulator”) and its ongoing project, which virtually educates students in “real-world” safety and operations issues, have resulted in more than 70 troubleshooting scenarios currently in use at over 50 technical colleges.read more ... Moreland Presents at HI-TEC 2017
July 19, 2017
The next industrial revolution – the digitisation of manufacturing – has started to make inroads into the metals industry; Myra Pinkham discovers how far it has developed and how far it is likely to spread.
The latest industrial revolution is commonly known as Industry 4.0 but is also strongly associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).
Yet just how significant is it? According to John Lichtenstein, managing director of natural resources for Accenture Strategy, it could result in a “quantum leap” in productivity and efficiency, helped along by the convergence of several new digital technologies.
July 14, 2017
CIVS graduate students, Xiang Liu and Haibo Ma presented at the 2017 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference July 9 – 12, 2017 in Bellevue, Washington.
Xiang Liu presented the “Investigation of Operational Effects on Slab Heating Characteristics in a Pusher-type Reheat Furnace with Continuous Slab Motion” and Haibo Ma presented the “Investigation of Heat Transfer Phenomena in Blast Furnace Tuyere/Blowpipe Region”.read more ... CIVS Team Presents at ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference
July 14, 2017
Dr. Chenn Zhou, Director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Director of the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) and professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University Northwest, was invited to speak at the 3rd European Steel Technology & Application Days (ESTAD), 2017, in Vienna, Austria. The conference took place June 26 – 29, 2017.
Dr. Zhou gave two presentations: “Using numerical simulation and virtual reality visualization for steelmaking applications” and “Modeling of steel bar melting process in an experimental induction furnace”. The international conference focused on the latest trends and issues and provided international networking and information platform for equipment and service suppliers, plant manufacturers and steelmakers.read more ... Dr. Chenn Zhou Presents at International Conference ESTAD 2017
June 26, 2017
A free ASM Materials Camp designed to engage students in applied science through hands-on learning was hosted by engineering department at Purdue University Northwest June 19-23, 2017. The camp provided high school teachers of mathematics, science and industrial arts with simple labs and experiments, using low cost, everyday materials that can be integrated into existing lesson plans to stimulate student interest in math, science and engineering. During the camp, teachers spent time at the Immersive Theater in the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. While at CIVS, teachers learned how using immersive visualization can aid students in learning. Teachers also learned how simulation can solve real world problems and use these methods with their students.read more ... CIVS Supports ASM Teachers' Camp
June 26, 2017
Purdue University Northwest is a NSA/DHS designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics at Purdue University Northwest offered a free GenCyber Summer Camp for high school students. Two sessions were held for students, June 12 – 16, 2017 or June 19 – 23, 2017. During the camp, The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation held the opening and closing for the camp. CIVS was also proud to engage and teach students about cybersecurity awareness via Virtual Reality (VR) game.read more ... CIVS Participates in NSA Cybersecurity Grant
June 25, 2017
CIVS Research Engineer and Lead Artist Mike Hoerter and Research Assistant Kyle Toth presented a poster at the 124th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, held in Columbus, Ohio on June 25-28. The poster showcased the NSF-ATE Wind Turbine Troubleshooting Simulator being developed at CIVS.
The current project unites a library of real-world scenarios with existing simulators to give students virtual hands-on experience with wind turbine technology and maintenance, and build problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.read more ... CIVS presents NSF-ATE Wind Project at ASEE Annual Conference
June 22, 2017
On June 22, 2017, Prof. Shuhui (Grace) Yang took nine students from the 2017 PNW NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program to visit CIVS, where the students learned how simulation and visualization tools could help research projects in wireless communications.read more ... REU Students Experience CIVS Immersion
June 16, 2017
Purdue University Northwest and Enbridge recently came together to form a partnership to support future PNW students interested in pursuing careers in the engineering discipline. Through this partnership, Enbridge became the named sponsor of the Purdue Northwest Enbridge Summer Engineering Camps, which supports engineering education among middle and high school students in Northwest Indiana. During the session at the Center for Innovation through Simulation and Visualization, CIVS Student Research Engineer, Kyle Toth, spoke with students about the research being done at CIVS and gave video demonstrations on the HTC VIVE. CIVS Research Engineers Nick Walla and Justina Lee explained mass flow problem and solving, and a walk-through of solutions with students.read more ... CIVS Helps PNW/Enbridge Partnership to Cultivate Young Engineers
June 12, 2017
CIVS engineers Kyle Toth, Nick Walla, and Justina Lee helped a recently formed PNW/Enbridge educational partnership to “wow” junior and senior high school students at a pair of engineering camps held on June 5-9 and June 12-16, 2017, at the PNW campus in Hammond, Indiana.read more ... CIVS Helps PNW/Enbridge Partnership to Cultivate Young Engineers
May 17, 2017
CIVS hosted the two-day 2017 Semi-Annual meeting of the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana on May 16 and 17, 2017. The SMSVC is a steel industry consortium that focuses on the development of simulation and visualization technologies to address major issues faced by the steel industry. Over 50 attendees participated in the meeting from the 11 consortium member companies.read more ... CIVS Hosts Semi-Annual SMSVC Meeting
May 10, 2017
The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) students won multiple awards at the premier conference for the Iron and Steel Industry, AISTech 2017. Awards won by the CIVS team including first place for the 2017 AIST Hunt-Kelly Outstanding Paper Award (AIME), the Josef S. Kapitan Award for the second year in a row, the graduate poster presentation and second place for the undergraduate oral presentation.read more ... CIVS Wins “Gold” at Steel Tech Conference
May 10, 2017
Guangwu Tang, a mechanical engineering graduate student in the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, won an award for the graduate poster presentation for “Comprehensive CFD Modeling of EAF for Process Optimization” at the Association for Iron and Steel Technology Conference, AISTech 2017.read more ... CIVS Student Wins Award for Best Paper in Computer Applications at AISTech 2017
May 10, 2017
CIVS and AK Steel researchers has been selected to receive the 2017 AIST Hunt-Kelly Outstanding Paper Award (AIME) – First Place for their paper entitled “Investigation of Co-Injection of Natural Gas and Pulverized Coal in a Blast Furnace.” The award recipients are CIVS Director and Professor Chenn Q. Zhou, graduate student Tyamo Okosun, AK Steel Technical Manager Stuart J. Street, CIVS alumni Yan Chen, Bin Wu, and Jaiqi Zhao.read more ... CIVS and AK Steel Researchers Receive the Most Prestigious AIST Best Paper Award
May 8, 2017
Wenjie Liu, an undergraduate mechanical engineering student in the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation at Purdue University Northwest, won the second place award for undergraduate oral presentation for “Design and Evaluation of a Reheat Furnace Using Numerical Simulation and Visualization “at the Association for Iron and Steel Technology Conference, AISTech 2017.read more ... CIVS Student Wins Second Place Award for Undergraduate Oral Presentation at AISTech 2017
May 3, 2017
The Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) has been globally recognized as a multidisciplinary center that combines advanced simulation techniques with 3-D visualization and virtual reality technologies. Its integrated and application-driven approaches utilize state-of-the-art simulation and virtual reality visualization technologies that provide innovative solutions to solve various university research problems, industry issues, as well as education and community problems. Through close partnerships with more than 90 external organizations, CIVS projects have provided substantial educational and economic impact, resulting in more than $38 million dollars in savings for companies.read more ... Purdue University Northwest: A Regional Powerhouse
April 19, 2017
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Purdue University Northwest’s Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) and the Center for Innovation through Visualization & Simulation (CIVS) partnered together for the PNW “Manufacturing Innovation Event”.read more ... Calumet Area Industrial Commission Tours CIVS
April 6, 2017
On April 6, 2017, Dr. Chenn Zhou, Armin Silaen and Guangwu Tang from CIVS attended Nucor’s 2017 Metallurgical Meeting in Crawfordsville, IN. Dr. Zhou gave a presentation on the overview of CIVS and SMSVC as well as Safety Simulator. Armin Silaen and Guangwu Tang gave updates on the research projects at the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC). Nucor who is a charter member of the Steel Consortium found the updates very beneficial and are now looking at new ways to collaborate with CIVS.read more ... CIVS Team Invited to Speak at 2017 Metallurgical Meeting at Nucor
March 31, 2017
The event “Real Strong Girls” was created in an effort to engage female students in Science, engineering, technology and math (S.T.E.M.) careers. While at CIVS, the middle school students were mentored by female undergraduate mechanical engineering students, Bethany Whitaker and Camila Pillo. The mentors shared their experiences as women working in engineering. The middle school students also engaged in technologies involving 3D-virtual reality and augmented reality.read more ... Lake Area United Way Promotes S.T.E.M. with CIVS