AISI Board members were taken on an immersive 3-dimensional simulated tour of a virtual blast furnace thanks to Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modeling technology developed by Purdue University Calumet under an ongoing AISI/Department of Energy (DOE) research grant. Donning 3-D glasses, viewers experience the Advanced Simulation and Virtual Reality Visualization for Steel Manufacturing exhibit by getting “inside” structures—including a blast furnace— to gain a better understand of the complex phenomena involved in the processes.
This year, PUC’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) received a federal grant of $749,853 tosupport the project Mixed Reality Simulators for Wind Energy Education.
According to the press release, this project involves developing five wind simulators to train university students and professionals about wind energy.
At Purdue University Calumet, Chenn Qian Zhou’s engineering students work on real-world problems from energy companies, the steel industry, refineries and vehicle parts manufacturers, among others — businesses around Indiana, the nation or the globe.
The Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Midwest Chapter sponsored a one-day seminar at Purdue University Calumet on November 10th, 2010. The event was designed to reach high school juniors who have the potential and interest to pursue a college degree in the field of engineering. The AIST invited Lake and Porter County schools to participate in this one-day program. The morning session included speakers from the steel industry to promote various engineering disciplines and job opportunities available throughout Northwest Indiana. The afternoon was filled with student and industry networking, campus tours and a presentation by Center for Innovation through Visualization & Simulation discussing simulation and virtual reality and how this cutting edge technology creates a more immersive and more collaborative environment for engineering design and improvements.
To help meet the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s goal of creating more effective and efficient roles for the state’s regional university campuses, Purdue has announced an initiative to harness the capacity of its campuses to better support higher education and to power economic development across northern Indiana.