ACUSIM Announces FSI Special Panel at OMAE 2008

By: Shing Pan
Publication Date: 06 Jun 2008

June 6, 2008, Mountain View, California: ACUSIM Software, Inc. is pleased to announce a Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) Special Panel and User Forum at the upcoming 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2008). The FSI Special Panel and User Forum will take place on Monday June 16th, 2008 at 5:30 pm immediately after the CFD & VIV session at Estoril Congress Centre, Estoril, Portugal.




The offshore industry is a high tech industry that demands precise engineering solutions. In order to remain competitive, industry leaders continue to look for better solutions to engineering problems. ACUSIM Software believes that computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and in particular, the combination of CFD with structural analysis can provide better answers to some of the most challenging engineering problems faced by the industry.


The FSI Special Panel and User Forum is designed to foster discussion in the OMAE community on various aspects of FSI ranging from the relative economic importance of the FSI problems we face to numerical methods for solution. Current state of the art solutions will be presented and areas for future study will be discussed.


The panel, sponsored by ACUSIM Software, Inc. and Microsoft, with support from OMAE CFD/VIV Chair Dr. Owen Oakley (Chevron), will be chaired by Dr. Samuel Holmes (Red Wing Engineering) and featuring FSI experts:


Dr. Carl Martin Larsen: Professor of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Dr. Subrata K. Chakrabarti: President of Offshore Structure Analysis Inc. and faculty member of University of Illinois College of Engineering

Dr. Booki Kim: Senior Engineer, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Mr. Hugh Thompson: Riser Engineering Technical Team Leader, Chevron Energy Technology Co.


As a co-sponsor to this special session, Microsoft plays an important role in high performance computing and understands how essential it is to provide this group of users a robust, accurate and scalable HPC cluster solution with the familiar look and feel of a Windows desktop environment.


AcuSolve™, a leading general-purpose, finite element-based CFD solver product will present two powerful capabilities for simulating Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) and response to fluid forces throughout the OMAE conference and at the exhibition floor (Booth #9):

Practical FSI (P-FSI) predicts linear solid/structural responses.

Direct-Coupled FSI (DC-FSI) predicts large deformation and non-linear solid/structural responses.


AcuSolve is available on Windows XP, Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS) 2003, UNIX and Linux from desktop computers to large HPC clusters and Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) systems. The addition of Windows CCS support presents a scalable AcuSolve CFD solution to Windows based CAE users from desktops to workgroups.


About Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 is Microsoft’s first product designed specifically to run parallel HPC applications. Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 integrates clustering deployment and management into the familiar tools of the Microsoft Active Directory® directory service and Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003, enabling simple deployment of compute nodes and central management using Microsoft Management Console (MMC).


About ACUSIM Software, Inc.

ACUSIM Software provides engineers and scientists with superior Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solutions. AcuSolve™ is a robust, fast and accurate general purpose, finite element flow solver by ACUSIM that can be seamlessly used by all levels of expertise, either on a standalone basis or integrated into engineering and scientific applications. AcuSolve is used globally in a wide variety of industries such as automotive, electronics, chemical, bio-medical, consumer products and energy, as well as national labs and universities.


Headquarter in Mountain View, Calif., ACUSIM Software markets its flagship product, AcuSolve™, and its associated pre-processor, AcuConsole™, through direct sales and distributor channels.