NIPSCO challenge provides ‘reality’ learning moment for students

By Erika Rose, a freelance writer About the time Purdue University Calumet introduced its Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), an operational issue happened to arise at Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s (NIPSCO) Bailly Generating Station. The issue presented challenges that plant engineers felt required the assistance of a resource not readily available…
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BP turns to CIVS to combat corrosion

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 – 2:34 pm By Erika Rose BP’s Whiting Refinery recently partnered with Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) for assistance in developing a new design for a water wash system for the refinery’s No. 12 Pipestill Crude Tower. Mark Hunter, site project manager for No. 12…
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ArcelorMittal looks to CIVS to optimize production

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 – 2:19 pm By: Erika Rose When engineers at steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal were having problems on one of their strip processing lines, they turned to Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visuzaliation and Simulation (CIVS) for help. “We were concerned about the thermal uniformity in the line,” ArcelorMittal Research and…
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Virtual educations: possibilities abound

Hunter said virtual reality also holds promise in another area: training. “Because this is fairly new, we really have not yet had a chance to brainstorm all of the possibilities,” he said. “But seeing that ‘flow’ is a huge part of our business, and computational fluid dynamics and virtual reality is all about observing flow…
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No shortage of experiential learning opportunities

The problems local industry brings to the CIVS also means opportunities for Purdue Calumet students, whose curricula demands real world, experiential learning as a graduation requirement. Zhou indicated that more than 20 students conducted about 90 percent of the work performed at the CIVS last semester. Wu, currently enrolled in a Purdue Ph.D. program, is…
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