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Published June 27, 2017

With Great Power Comes Great Training

Author:
Clayton Grow

Senior Research Engineer

Paint sprayers, nail guns, jackhammers, spreadsheets—whether you want to paint a fence, install a roof, remove a sidewalk, or discover correlations in an enormous data set, these powerful tools can help you solve your problems efficiently. But these tools work best when wielded by adept hands.

The same is true for CONVERGE. CONVERGE is a powerful tool that can give your team deep insights into the inner workings of your internal combustion engine, gas turbine, aftertreatment system, compressor, or other complex machine. We are proud to provide world-class training so that you can capably use this extremely powerful computational fluid dynamics tool to solve your most challenging research and design problems.

Focused

In both our introductory and advanced training courses, we use carefully chosen example cases that will prepare you to use CONVERGE at your own facility. We can even customize some CONVERGE training sessions to guide you through your specific cases. In addition, all of the introductory courses and many of the advanced courses include hands-on practice, so that you can get comfortable with the pre- and post-processing options in CONVERGE Studio.

This focused, application-based learning gives you the experience you need to start using CONVERGE for production runs as soon as you get back to the office.

Mission
CONVERGE training strengthens the collaborative relationship with our customers by empowering them to solve complex problems. Knowing how to use CONVERGE’s innovative features allows our customers to perform revolutionary CFD simulations and thus gain a competitive advantage in their business.

Innovative

Each of our trainers has a master’s degree or a Ph.D., and each trainer has extensive experience in achieving insightful results for IC engines, gas turbines, or other complex flow problems. Our trainers work closely with researchers at many of the leading global research organizations, including Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, IFP Energies nouvelles, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and others. Convergent Science engineers also work closely with all of the major engine manufacturers. Collaborations and partnerships with these distinguished organizations help us stay up-to-date on industry standards and requirements.

These ongoing collaborations, combined with expertise using CONVERGE’s state-of-the-art spray, turbulence, chemistry, and other physical models, make our trainers uniquely qualified to give you the ability to deftly wield the world’s most innovative CFD software. After our training, you will have the ability and confidence to solve your most challenging problems and add value to your organization’s research and design.

Convergent Science Vice President Eric Pomraning listens intently to a user question during an advanced training session.

Our training program is as extensive as CONVERGE is versatile. We offer training courses on over 20 topics, ranging from premixed combustion to fluid-structure interaction, from genetic algorithms to emissions modeling. Even if you’re an experienced CONVERGE user, you can often find benefit by taking new advanced courses or by sitting in on an introductory course as a refresher. We are continually updating our training material in order to help you keep up with CONVERGE’s ever-growing capabilities.

Partners

Why do we offer this world-class training free of charge? Because we want you and your organization to succeed with CONVERGE. We know your success translates to the success of CONVERGE.

The partnership does not end when you complete training. Often, one of the engineers who guided you through the training will be the expert who provides you with ongoing one-on-one support throughout your CONVERGE lease. In this way, our clients are our partners. With every problem you successfully solve, we learn more about how to keep CONVERGE’s capabilities on the cutting edge of innovation, enabling you to solve even more difficult and important problems.

Our partners, the CONVERGE users, have used CONVERGE to publish hundreds of technical articles on innovative solutions to their industry’s most challenging problems. Our partners have presented many of these publications at various conferences:

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Conference
  • ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Technical Conference
  • AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
  • ILASS Americas Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems
  • International Conference on Design and Advances in Mechanical Engineering
  • GMRC Gas Machinery Conference
  • ASME Turbo Expo
  • Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference
  • …and many others.

In addition, our partners have published articles in the following publications:

  • International Journal of Green Energy
  • SAE International Journal of Engines
  • Combustion and Flame
  • Journal of Energy Resources Technology
  • Applied Energy
  • Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power
  • SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants
  • …and many others.

These innovative collaborations enable our engineers to provide current and relevant guidance during training that will help you solve your most challenging problems.

Our Training page offers a full list of course descriptions. Our Events page lists trainings in the US and EU. We hope to see you soon at a CONVERGE training!