23rd SPEEDUP Workshop on
Process Engineering

Jointly organized by

Swiss Center for Scientific Computing (CSCS/SCSC)
Leonhard Euler Research Center
Swiss ERCOFTAC Pilot Center

Thursday/Friday, March 19 - 20, 1998

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
ETH Main Building (HG) Room F7


Thursday, March 19, 1998

Session Chair: M.H. Gutknecht, CSCS/SCSC

12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:15
Opening Address
K.M. Decker, CSCS/SCSC, Manno
13:15 - 13:45
Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied to Turbomachinery Aerodynamics, Combustion and Heat Transfer at ABB
A. Steiner, ABB AG, Baden
13:45 - 14:15
The Bottlenecks to exploitation of HPCN for Industrial Numerical Simulation
J. Murphy, British Aerospace, Bristol, United Kingdom
14:15 - 14:45
Computational Fluid Dynamics in Process Engineering at Sulzer
M. Casey, Sulzer Innotec, Winterthur
14:45 - 15:15
HPCN - Scientific Tool or Process Element in Product Development
W. Schmidt, Daimler-Benz Research and Technology, Stuttgart, Germany
15:15 - 15:45
Coffee Break

Session Chair: K.M. Decker, CSCS/SCSC

15:45 - 18:00
Status and Trends in Computational Process Engineering.
Roundtable discussion by representatives from AEA Technology GmbH, Computational Dynamics Germany, Fluent Deutschland GmbH, and ICEM Technologies on their current position, their analysis of future trends, and their strategies for the next years from a marketing perspective.
18:15 - 19:30
6th General Assembly of the SPEEDUP Society
M.-C.Sawley, President SPEEDUP Society, EPF Lausanne
Sponsored by Hewlett Packard AG.

Friday, March 20, 1998

Session Chair: J. Vos, EPF Lausanne

09:00 - 09:30
Numerical Modeling of Complex Transport Phenomena in Biological and Chemical Systems
A. Kuttler, Novartis, Basel
09:30 - 10:00
Multiphase Chemical Reactor Engineering
V. Ranade, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
10:00 - 10:45
Coffee Break and Visit to the Exhibition

Session Chair: B. Smith, PSI

10:45 - 11:15
Ammonia Casale SA: A High-tech Process Engineering Company in Ticino
M. Badano, Ammonia Casale SA, Lugano
11:15 - 11:45
Catalytic Removal of Hydrogen in a Nuclear Containment
M. Heitsch, GRS mbH, Cologne, Germany
11:45 - 12:15
A Bayesian-Gaussian Neural Network and its Applications in Process Engineering - Modeling, Optimization and Control
H. Ye, Institute of Process Engineering, ETH Zurich
12:15 - 12:30
Announcement of the 24th SPEEDUP Workshop
P. Arbenz, ETH Zurich
12:30 - 17:00
End of the Workshop

Exhibition of Independent Software Vendors

In addition to the technical program, representatives from AEA Technology GmbH, Computational Dynamics Germany, Fluent Deutschland GmbH, and ICEM Technologies will exhibit and demonstrate their products to support computational process engineering.

General Information and Registration

The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the first 1998 issue of the SPEEDUP Journal, to appear in May 1998.

Since the number of participants is limited, we urge you to register promptly to ensure that a space is reserved in your name. In any case, please register until March 13, 1998 at the latest.

Further information on the SPEEFUP Society can be obtained from http://www.speedup.ch/.

Contact Address

Karsten M. Decker
Workshop Chair
Swiss Center for Scientific Computing (CSCS/SCSC)
Via Cantonale, CH-6928 Manno, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (91) 610 8357
Fax: +41 (91) 610 8383
E-mail: decker@cscs.ch