8/12/2017: Inspiration Day
Engineering projects: sharing best practices
For the upcoming Inspiration Day, we have invited two experienced engineers who will share their approach and lessons learnt on the management of engineering projects.
Ulrich Gulgans, konzept GmbH, will present the workflow going from the inquiry over the feasibility to the procurement, and remind us the meaning of PFD, P&ID, HAZOP and the like. Ulrich has 10 years experience as a filtration engineer and 18 years managing his engineering services company.
David Pletinckx, Nyrstar, will discuss a specific industrial case: the recent planned shutdown of a zinc roaster in Balen. David is a Process Technologist at Nyrstar since 2012 and has worked for Campine and Flanders Drive before.
|Time||Friday 8/12/2017, 14:00-17:00|
|Registration required (limited space available, € 50 no-show fee)|
Material and product innovation through computational methods
|When:||Thursday 19/1/2017, 13.30-18.00|
|Where:||Park Inn Hotel, Martelarenlaan 36, Leuven, Belgium|
|Who:||All those interested in the program|
|Cost:||Free but subscription is necessary (no-show fee: 50€)|
Developing truly innovative materials and products is challenging when thousands of alternatives exist. Computational methods allow to reduce the amount of experiments to find the optimal alloy, ceramic, product design, etc. In this seminar, several techniques will be discussed: from the fundamental ab initio method, based on quantum physics, up to the more pragmatic thermodynamics and CFD (fluid dynamics) methods.
Proven applications are the design of new cooling systems, the selection of compositions for new alloys and ceramics, the selection of new compounds with specific properties, and the development of building materials from waste.