Application Workshop

Rotating Machinery

November 11, 2022

Hilton Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany


The CONVERGE Application Workshop brings together attendees from industry and academia to discuss today’s pressing engineering problems. This event will focus on how to design optimized rotating machines using computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Rotating machines are integral components in numerous systems across industries. Pumps, compressors, fans, and blowers are complex devices, often containing multiple moving parts as well as valves regulated by the flow field. CFD can provide significant insight into the performance of these machines, but their complexity can make them challenging to simulate in many CFD software suites.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the tools CONVERGE CFD software offers to facilitate rotating machinery simulations, including fully autonomous meshing and a library of state-of-the-art physical models. You’ll hear industry experts discuss how they use CFD as an essential part of their design workflow and attend interactive CONVERGE CFD software demonstrations. In addition, enjoy stimulating conversation with your colleagues over a catered lunch.

When & Where

The CONVERGE Application Workshop: Rotating Machinery will take place on November 11, 2022, in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Hilton Düsseldorf
Georg-Glock-Straße 20
40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

Featured Speakers

James Willie, Ph.D.

Dr. James Willie earned a Doctor of Engineering in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 2011. From 2012–2018, he worked as a Development Engineer at Gardner Denver. Currently, he is a Senior Development and Simulations Engineer at CVS Engineering GmbH. His work focuses on the development and optimization of positive displacement pumps, blowers, and compressors using CFD.

Nicolò Beccati, M.Sc.

Mr. Nicolò Beccati received his M.Sc. in mechanical engineering in 2017 from the University of Ferrara, Italy. In 2016, he started working on CFD modelling of rotating machinery, focusing on turbomachinery, off-road vehicles, piston compressors, and vacuum pumps. He is currently an R&D Engineer at DVP LAB, the research laboratory of DVP Vacuum Technology located in San Pietro in Casale (Bologna, Italy). His career with DVP LAB started in 2020, where he is now responsible for numerical simulations and mechanical development of new products.


Registration Opens
Welcome - Rainer Rothbauer | Convergent Science
Modeling and Optimization of the Flow Inside an Oil Flooded Rotary Sliding Vane Compressor Using DoE, CFD and Measurements - James Willie | CVS Engineering GmbH
CFD Modelling of a Dry Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump Using CONVERGE - Nicolò Beccati | D.V.P. Vacuum Technology s.p.a.
Overview of Rotating Machinery Applications in CONVERGE - Pietro Scienza | ​Convergent Science
Numerical Validation of the FDA Benchmark Blood Pump Using CONVERGE - Achuth Nair | ​Convergent Science
DEMO: Setup and Simulation of an Oil-Flooded Screw Compressor with CONVERGE - Lorenzo Sufrà | ​Convergent Science
DEMO: Modeling a Centrifugal Blood Pump in CONVERGE - Achuth Nair | ​Convergent Science
DEMO: Simulating a Refrigerant Scroll Compressor Using CONVERGE - Pietro Scienza | ​Convergent Science

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