Students Learn about Hunger in 3-D Designs

Taken from Post-Tribune, www.posttrib.suntimes.com. Written by Michael Gonzalez. Published July 19, 2014. [Opens in New Window] HAMMOND — With a remote control in hand, Jack Moreland made the seven-foot, three-dimensional structure of food cans and boxes twirl and drop, expand and contract, even taking a viewer through the structure. “We can see what it will…
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CIVS Hosts Alliance for Regional Development Meeting

Alliance for Regional Development Meeting

Alliance for Regional Development Meeting Alliance for Regional Development Meeting.[/caption]The Alliance for Regional Development consisting of members from Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin held its June meeting at CIVS. The Alliance is working to form tools and methods to make real impact to benefit the Tri-state region.

Visualization Developed for Teaching Retirement Planning

Visualization Developed for Teaching Retirement Planning

Visualization Developed for Teaching Retirement Planning.CIVS collaborated with Pat Obi from the Purdue Calumet Business College to create a video and interactive education module to teach retirement investment planning. The module will be used in a finance class and for investment workshops.

Vertical Edger Project Utilizes Methodology for Life Prediction

Vertical Edger Project Utilizes Methodology for Life Prediction

Vertical Edger Project Utilizes Methodology for Life Prediction.A vertical edger is responsible for molding steel slabs into much longer, thinner strips in preparation for going to a finishing mill. A recent failure in a vertical edger gear housing at a steel mill was the catalyst for a senior design project mentored by CIVS. To analyze the failure, the students created a 3D comprehensive FEA model specifically to simulate the vertical edger. The results of the structural analysis revealed several areas with higher degree of deformation and stress which likely led to the failure..

CIVS and US Steel present at AIST Midwest

CIVS and US Steel present at AIST Midwest

CIVS and US Steel present at AIST MidwestRepresentatives from over 300 steel industry companies attended the April dinner meeting organized by AIST (Association for Iron & Steel Technology) Midwest Chapter for a presentation by CIVS and collaborator Jamie Lash of U.S. Steel. The presentation titled “Process Optimization and Cost Savings for U.S. Steel Provided by the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation” focused on recent research projects on the virtual blast furnace for training, the QBOP vessel for minimizing kidney formation and life predication in industrial equipment.