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Find out how High Performance Computing (HPC) can translate to innovative business solutions for success:

  • Listen to industry speakers share about their experiences in leveraging HPC to improve business capabilities
  • Learn about the latest HPC trends and developments from IHPC"s researchers and industry experts
  • Speak with IHPC"s industry partners and research collaborators to understand how to tap on IHPC"s research expertise for business innovation and growth

Who Should Attend: Industry partners, research collaborators, MNCs, SMEs, and individuals who are keen to know more about HPC solutions

Date: 22 August 2014, Friday
Time: 9am to 5.30pm (Registration starts at 8am)
Venue: Breakthrough and Discovery Theatrette, Level 4, Matrix Building, Biopolis, 30 Biopolis Street

The HPC Symposium is free for registered participants.

To register, simply click here. Please register by 17 August 2014, Sunday.

For enquiries, please contact us at: florence@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg

PROGRAMME

 

Time
Activity
9:00am
Welcome Address
Prof Alfred Huan, Executive Director, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR & Executive Director, A*STAR Graduate Academy
9:10am
Opening Address by Guest-of-Honour
Dr Tan Geok Leng, Executive Director, Science & Engineering Research Council, A*STAR
9:20am
Keynote Speech
Harnessing High Performance Computing in the R&D Environment
Dr Haw Wong, Head of Global Technology Centre, Lloyd’s Register
9.50am
Keynote Speech
Modelling and Simulation: From the Third Pillar of Science to a Strategic Business Enabler
Dr Terence Hung, Deputy Executive Director, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
10:20am
Morning Tea Reception & Networking
Case Studies and HPC Support for SMEs
10.50am
How ERS "Takes Advantage" of IHPC
Mr Cheong Chun Keat, Chief Executive Officer, ERS Industries Pte Ltd
Dr Wu Chih-Hua Keni, Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
11.10am
Computational Mechanics in Pallets
Mr Tan Yiren John, Product Manager, Pallets Asia
Dr Athanasius Louis Commillus, Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
11.30am
Productivity Improvement Through Adoption of Technology and Innovation
Mr Malcolm Chua, Head, Technology Adoption Programme, SERC, A*STAR
11.50am
Panel Discussion
Drivers and Inhibitors in Adoption of HPC / Computational Modelling and Simulation for Industry
Moderator:
A/Prof Zhang Yong Wei, Department Director, Engineering Mechanics Department, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
Panel Members:
Dr Haw Wong, Head of Global Technology Centre, Lloyd"s Register
Dr Lou Jing, Department Director, Fluid Dynamics Department, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
Dr Stevan D. Jones, Principal Scientist, P&G Beauty Innovation Development, Singapore Innovation Center
Dr Zheng Guoying, Deputy Chief Engineer, Engineering Development Centre, Singapore Technologies Aerospace
Mr Pascal Tridon, Chief Executive Officer, O.C.E.A.N. Pte Ltd
12:30pm
Lunch Reception & Networking
Best Practices in HPC from MNCs
2:00pm
Needs for CFD Simulation in Inkjet Head Development
Mr Satoshi Watanabe, Research Engineer, Production Engineering Division (HQ), Seiko Instruments Inc.
Dr Nguyen Vinh-Tan, Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
2.20pm
Multi-scale Modelling of Subsea Flexible Risers
Dr Ben Edmans, Specialist, Global Technology Centre, Lloyd’s Register
2.40pm
Computational Models for Performance of Thermal Heat Transfer Printers
Mr Sivalingam Sundaram, R&D Manager, Brady Corporation Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Mr Yap Yaw Horng, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Brady Corporation Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Mr Chua Shih Yang, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Brady Corporation Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
3.00pm
Validation of CFD Simulation of the Drakoo Wave Energy Converter Power Take-Off
Mr De Rijk Lex Leendert, Fluid Dynamics R&D Engineer, Hann-Ocean Energy Pte Ltd
3:20pm
Afternoon Tea Reception & Networking
Computing Solutions for Industry
3:40pm
Sense and Sense-abilities: A Unified Architecture for Large-scale and Heterogeneous Sensing/Sense-making to Support Smart Nation Applications
Dr Tan Hwee Pink, Senior Scientist, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR & Programme Manager, Sense and Sense-abilities Programme, SERC, A*STAR
4.00pm
When Big Data Entrepreneurs Meet Computational Social Scientists
Mr Olivier Carnohan, Angel Personal Investor and Advisor, Analisya Pte Ltd & Intrapreneur, Emerging Businesses, SingTel Group Enterprise
4.20pm
Ocean17: Renewable Energy Technology
Mr Pascal Tridon, Chief Executive Officer, O.C.E.A.N. Pte Ltd
4.40pm
Mechanical Analysis and Optimisation of Stent Structures
Mr Mohan Bhat, Manager, Engineering Operations / R&D, Merlin Medical
Dr Gideon Praveen Kumar, Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
5.00pm
Computational Fluid Dynamics-based Transient Ignition Modelling of Gas Leaks in Enclosures
Mr Kumaresh Govindan Radhakrishnan, Specialist, Risk Management, Lloyd’s Register
5:20pm
Closing Remarks
End of Symposium

 

 
 
Speakers Profiles
 
 
Welcome Address 
 
 
Prof Alfred Huan
Executive Director, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
Executive Director, A*STAR Graduate Academy, A*STAR
 
Alfred Huan received his education at the University of Oxford, graduating with Bachelor of Arts in Physics in 1983 and Doctor of Philosophy in 1987, working on acoustic interactions in low temperature paramagnetic insulators.  Following two years of military service, he took up a Lecturer position at the Department of Physics, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1989 and was eventually appointed as Deputy Head of Department in 2004.
 
At NUS, he worked on surface science and epitaxial thin films, understanding surface and interfacial electronic structure of high-k oxides and semiconductors. He also studied the relaxation and reconstruction on various metal and semiconductor surfaces. Between 1999 and 2000, he worked as Visiting Beamline Scientist at the Advanced Light Source in the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
 
 In 1998, he joined the incipient A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) as a joint appointee, functioning as Manager of the Materials Characterization Lab, and establishing it as the premier materials analysis lab in the region. He remained in IMRE until 2010.
 
In early 2005, he left NUS along with some colleagues to start a new school at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS). He began as the Head of the Division of Physics and Applied Physics, and later on, added the portfolio of Associate Chair for Outreach and Admissions.
  
In NTU, his research focused on ultrafast charge and energy transfer in organics and II-VI semiconductor nanostructures, in particular the roles of defect states and the effect of dopants, leading to rich optical phenomena exciton relaxation and charge dissociation.
 
Alfred has been on secondment to the A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) since Nov 2011, and took up the position of Executing Director (Acting) at Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) in January 2012 and later as Executive Director in October 2012.  He is driving the Institute’s efforts to use its R&D in computational science and research, powered by High Performance Computing, to address industry challenges and to help companies to create innovation.
 
He also assumed the concurrent position of Executive Director of the A*STAR Graduate Academy (A*GA). At A*GA, Alfred leads the division that seeks to make A*STAR a global nexus for talent, by nurturing the new generation of scientific talent who will spearhead Singapore’s ambition of becoming a world-class scientific hub.
 
More details are available here: http://www1.spms.ntu.edu.sg/~alfred/index.htm 
 

 
Opening Address
 
 
Guest-of-Honour
Dr Tan Geok Leng
Executive Director, Science and Engineering Research Council, A*STAR
 
Dr Tan Geok Leng is the Executive Director (ED) of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC).
 
As an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, he held a wide variety of roles in many organisations ranging from start-ups, research, consultancy, product development, sales & marketing, to strategic planning. At I²R, Dr Tan emphasized research with a mission-oriented mindset and promoted research that creates impact to Singapore’s ICT ecosystem. Under his leadership, he made industry outreach central to the Institute’s core function and established joint laboratories with Baidu, Singapore Technologies and Singapore Power.
 
Prior to A*STAR, he was CTO at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). At IDA, he spearheaded the team that developed the iconic Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) Master Plan, which now serves as the guide for Singapore’s infocomm development for the next 10 years. The iN2015 team was honoured with the MICA Merit Award in 2006 in recognition for their contributions to Singapore.
 
At Motorola, Dr Tan designed two-way handheld radios and pagers for the US and European market before pursuing his PhD at Cambridge University. Upon completion, he worked as a Consultant at Scientific Generics, Cambridge, UK, a business and technology consultancy firm. Dr Tan also led high tech start-up companies such as Goldtron Telecommunications and Syspac Technologies. Goldtron Telecommunications was one of Singapore’s first home-grown communications product company designing and producing pagers, cordless telephones and GSM cellular phones.
 
Dr Tan sits on the advisory committee of the NTU, School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and the 2013 President’s Technology Award Selection Committee, the LTA Technical Advisory Committee for Next generation ERP System and the MND R&D Committee for Land and Liveability NIC.
 
Dr Tan was awarded the prestigious Kuok Foundation scholarship and obtained his PhD from Cambridge University in 1990 for his research in Digital Communications. He attended the Advanced Management Programme at Wharton in 2007 and the Executive Programme at the Singularity University in 2011. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at Nanyang Technological University.
 
Dr Tan joined A*STAR on 1 February 2011 as Deputy Executive Director, SERC, and was appointed as Acting Executive Director of I2R on 1 February 2012 and Executive Director on 1 October 2012. He then assumed the appointment of Executive Director of SERC on 1 May 2013; concurrent with his appointment as Executive Director of I²R. Dr Tan relinquished his role as Executive Director of I2R to devote himself full-time to his appointment as Executive Director of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) with effect from 1 January 2014.
 

 
Harnessing High Performance Computing in the R&D Environment
 
 
Dr Haw Wong
Head of Global Technology Centre, Lloyd’s Register
 
Abstract
This presentation starts with an introduction to the R&D activities at LR Global Technology Centre, Singapore. Some typical application examples that benefit from the use of high performance computing (HPC) will then be described. Given the increasing reliance on HPC in many areas of the marine and offshore technology, the subject of its effective and economical use is becoming important. We will therefore look into a number of areas that could help achieve this. Some concluding remarks on the way forward will then be discussed.
 
Biography
Dr Haw Wong was educated as a marine engineer and naval architect. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1994, with major in experimental and numerical fluid dynamics and ship performance. Dr Haw Wong currently holds the position of Head of Lloyd’s Register Global Technology Centre. He also holds various senior positions in ship classification, marine consultancy, electronic navigation software and data products and training.
 

 
Modelling and Simulation: From the Third Pillar of Science to a Strategic Business Enabler 
 
Dr Terence Hung 
Deputy Executive Director, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
  
Abstract
Computer-based modelling and simulation (M&S) have, in recent decades, been established as the third pillar of science after experiments and theories.  The advent in computing technologies has accelerated the adoption of M&S to boost the acquisition of scientific knowledge and to solve real-life problems.  This talk will provide an overview of IHPC"s M&S capabilities and how IHPC has partnered with industry to harness these capabilities to enhance the competitive edge of businesses across many sectors.
 
Biography
Dr Terence Hung is currently the Deputy Executive Director at the Institute of High Performance Computing. In his previous appointment as director of Computing Science Department, he had led a group of researchers in domains such as HPC, grid/cloud computing, data analytics, digital modeling and visualization. In recent years, Terence has developed and championed research initiatives in big data and cloud-based data analytics services. Currently, he leads a programme to build capabilities in complex systems approaches, with a present focus on urban dynamics and planning.
 
Terence is an adjunct Associate Professor with the School of Computer Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He also serves in various professional bodies: Microsoft’s Technical Computing Executive Advisory Council, the Gerson Lehrman Group, HP-CAST board and Singapore’s National Cloud Computing Advisory Council. Terence had also held the position of VP Technology at Commerce Exchange Pte Ltd in the area of e-commerce, e-financial and e-logistics.
 

 
How ERS "Takes Advantage" of IHPC
 
 
Mr Cheong Chun Keat  
Chief Executive Officer, ERS Industries Pte Ltd
 
Abstract
ERS Industries PTE LTD introduced a new series of high power, high performance enclosures, trademarked E@RackTM. The enclosures are built lightweight with reinforced strength and improved thermal capability. Together with its complementary Automated Intelligent Solution, E@RackTM has attained superior quality in alignment with the Singapore standard SS564:2010 and International standards TIA-942 and ISO50001 through intensive research and development providing ICT resiliency. E@RackTM was designed with enhanced Thermal Management through R&D by employing empirically corroborated analytical methods in conjunction with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling and simulation. When compared with earlier rack designs, this extended study resulted in an improvement in the overall system thermal performance of E@RackTM by 40% while simultaneously reducing the system pressure loss by 350% in a CFD simulated model of 16kW system power. This will provide optimal computing environment to prolong reliability of equipment in the cabinet, increase power efficiency and improve total cost of ownership.
 
Biography
Cheong Chun Keat (ERS) has a Bsc in Computer Science from Cardiff University. His business (est. 1994) is focused on marketing strategies and development of products from demand-side innovations.
  
 
Dr Wu Chih-Hua Keni
Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
 
Biography
Dr Keni Chih-Hua Wu obtained his Bachelor and PhD from Department of Marine Environment and Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan. He did an excellent work in computational fluid mechanics on three-dimensional sloshing waves and he had been one year of postdoctoral researcher in developing wave energy capture system by tidal current. Dr Wu has obtained solid engineering education and rich experiences in hydraulics, ocean engineering, mechanics, aerodynamics and numerical methods. Dr Wu is now a scientist in IHPC and he has distinguished himself as a young researcher with commitment to excellent research. Dr Wu’s research interests include sloshing dynamics, wave energy capture system, slamming, and heat transfer phenomenon in aerodynamics. In his spare time, he likes to do exercise outdoors, like playing basketball. He also likes to watch dramas and movies.
 

 
Computational Mechanics in Pallets
 
  
Mr Tan Yiren John
Product Manager, Pallets Asia
 
Abstract
First the speaker will introduce his company and the various businesses the company is involved in. Then he will talk about the Pack Less product: its innovating concept, its advantages etc. Then the speaker will talk about the problems in the Pack Less product. Finally the speaker will go through the process of how IHPC help them to improve the product.
 
Biography
John is currently Product Manager at Pallets Asia Pte Ltd where he undertakes roles associated with product management, sales and marketing of Pack Less – a revolutionary pallet design in the industry. Prior to his current role, John was a Business Development Manager at Planet Asia (Pallets Asia’s parent company) where he focused on sales and marketing of specialty plastics.
  
 
Dr Athanasius Louis Commillus
Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
 
Biography
Athanasius Louis Commillus is a scientist(I) in Engineering Mechanics Department of the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). He received his Ph.D from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He had worked in industry for some time in the areas of Computer Aided Design(CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing(CAM) and Finite Element Analysis(FEA). In IHPC, he works in industrial projects in the domain of solid mechanics.
 

 
Productivity Improvement Through Adoption of Technology and Innovation
 
 
Mr Malcolm Chua Zhiguang
Head, Technology Adoption Programme (TAP), SERC, A*STAR
 
Abstract
This presentation seeks to inform and educate the audience on A*STAR’s Technology Adoption Programme (TAP) and how they can leverage upon TAP to adopt technologies and to improve their productivity.
 
Biography
Malcolm Chua is currently Head, Technology Adoption Programme (TAP), A*STAR.  In this role, he is responsible for increasing productivity in local companies through the utilisation of technology and innovation.
 
Prior to this appointment, he has a decade of leadership experience within the aerospace and infrastructure sectors. Previously, Malcolm was an Air Engineering Officer within the Republic of Singapore Air Force specialising in technical engineering, policy formulation and contract management of high value assets. He later joined Keppel Infrastructure Holdings and focused on corporate and business development within the infrastructure space. He was responsible for the contract reviews, financial model reviews and business case evaluations of several global infrastructure projects. 
Malcolm holds a Masters of Engineering (M.Eng)(1st) from Imperial College, London and is a CFA charter holder.
  

 
Panel Discussion:
Drivers and Inhibitors in Adoption of HPC / Computational Modelling and Simulation for Industry
 
Moderator:
A/Prof Zhang Yong Wei, Department Director, Engineering Mechanics Department, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
 
Panel Members:
Dr Haw Wong, Head of Global Technology Centre, Lloyd’s Register
Dr Lou Jing, Department Director, Fluid Dynamics Department, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
Dr Stevan D. Jones, Principal Scientist, P&G Beauty Innovation Development, Singapore Innovation Center
Dr Zheng Guoying, Deputy Chief Engineer, Engineering Development Centre, Singapore Technologies Aerospace
Mr Pascal Tridon, Chief Executive Officer, O.C.E.A.N. Pte Ltd
  
 
A/Prof Zhang Yong Wei
Department Director, Engineering Mechanics Department, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
 
Dr. ZHANG Yong-Wei is Principal Scientist and Department Director at Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*Star, Singapore. He received Ph.D from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. Subsequently he worked at Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Division of Engineering at Brown University, USA; Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*Star, Singapore; and Department of Materials science and Engineering at National University of Singapore. His interests focus on using theory, modeling and computation as tools to study the relationship between structures and properties of materials with applications in material design, property engineering, mechanical-thermal coupling and mechanical-electronic coupling et al. He has published over 220 refereed journal papers, and delivered over 40 invited talks and lectures. He is a winner of the High Performance Computing Quest Gold Award (2004), IHPC Best Paper Award (2011, 2012, 2013), IHPC Best Industry Project Award (2013), and A*Star Aerospace Programme Achievement Award (2013).
 
 
Dr Haw Wong
Head of Global Technology Centre, Lloyd’s Register
 
Dr Haw Wong was educated as a marine engineer and naval architect. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1994, with major in experimental and numerical fluid dynamics and ship performance. Dr Haw Wong currently holds the position of Head of Lloyd’s Register Global Technology Centre. He also holds various senior positions in ship classification, marine consultancy, electronic navigation software and data products and training.
 
 
Dr Lou Jing
Department Director, Fluid Dynamics Department, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
 
Dr Lou Jing currently holds the position of Department Director of the Fluid Dynamics Department, and Senior Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore. Prior to his current position at IHPC, Dr Lou Jing had served in the GKSS National Research Center, Geesthacht, Germany (from 1996 to 1997); and the NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (from 1997 to 1997). His research interests include multiphase flow modelling, marine offshore hydrodynamics, nonlinear wave-current dynamics, fluid-structure interaction, and bubble/droplet dynamics. He has published about 100 journal and conference papers, and had won various research awards such as the HPC Quest Gold Award 2002, U.S. National Research Council Research Associate Awards (1997-1999), Merit Research Grants award (1994 and 1995) from the Australian Research Council, and the Equity and Merit award (1992-1996) from the Australian Agency of International Development.
 
 
Dr Stevan D. Jones
Principal Scientist, P&G Beauty Innovation Development, Singapore Innovation Center
 
Born and grew up in Amlwch, North Wales (UK). Married (to Cath) with 3 kids: Nia (8), Maisie (6), Osian (3). Have a First Class Honors Degree in Pure Chemistry from the University of Wales, College of Swansea, and a PhD in Photochemistry, also from the University of Wales, College of Swansea. Joined P&G in 1993 - have 21 Years of experience in Technology and Product Development (Front End thru Design and Delivery) within Beauty Care (all products within Hair, Skin and Cosmetics); 9 years in Egham, UK; 7 years in Cincinnati, USA; nearly 3.5 years in Bangalore, India; 2+ years in Singapore. 12 of those latter years have been spent in developing Modeling & Simulation (M&S) as key culture and innovation-enabling capability within Beauty Care.
 
Dr Zheng Guoying
Deputy Chief Engineer, Engineering Development Centre, Singapore Technologies Aerospace
 
Dr Zheng Guoying has been working with ST Aerospace since 1999. Her certification appointments include Design Signatory of CAAS AW003; Compliance Verification Engineer as well as Chief of Office of Airworthiness of EASA DOA 21J292. She is the Deputy Chief Engineer and is heading the Engineering for Passenger Seat Development. Besides, she is an Engineering Specialist in Structures and Interiors.
 
She has been actively participating in professional activities to promote engineering. She is a Fellow of the IES; Member of CoF IES; Committee Member of Aero Chapter IES; Member of IStructE (UK); Charted Engineer (UK) and Member of WISE.
 
Her experiences include research in dynamic and composite structures, lecturing postgraduates and undergraduates; design of civil structures; engineering and certification in various aircraft structures and interiors. She has published 20 something research papers.
 
 
Mr Pascal Tridon
Chief Executive Officer, O.C.E.A.N. Pte Ltd
 
Mr Pascal Tridon was General Manager of a French company in R&D industry of energy field in charge of innovation’s promotion. At present, he is CEO of a Singapore company – Ocean Pte Ltd – that develops offshore energy solutions.
 
 

 
Needs for CFD Simulation in Inkjet Head Development
 
Mr Satoshi Watanabe
Research Engineer, Production Engineering Division (HQ), Seiko Instruments Inc. 
 
Abstract
This session will outline a successful collaborative project between SII and IHPC, to develop a simulation method for inkjet head, using open source software. Formation of micro-sized droplet, ejection efficiency, and power consumption are some of the main considerations when designing an inkjet head made of piezoelectric material. In order to better understand the flow phenomenon involved and thus achieving an optimal design of inkjet head, SII and IHPC have jointly developed a CFD solver using open-source software. Simulation time was shortened by performing calculation on High Performance Computing (HPC) therefore improving the overall design turnaround time. This solver is expected to make a great contribution to new product development in near future. 
 
Biography
Mr Watanabe joined Seiko Instruments Inc. as a research engineer in Research and Development Division (HQ) after receiving a master’s degree from Chuo University, Japan in 1998. He had 6 years of experience in R&D of Ultrasonic Micro-motor and was transferred to the Production Engineering Division (HQ) since 2004. Since then, he is responsible for providing supports in product development using piezoelectric-mechanical and CFD simulation technologies. Recently, he is focusing on the simulation of free surface flow in an Inkjet print head.          
 
 
Dr Nguyen Vinh-Tan
Scientist,Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
 
Biography
Dr Nguyen Vinh-Tan graduated with bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in 1997 with distinction. He was then awarded the full time scholarship from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for his graduate study in High Performance Computing for Engineering Systems. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D. in 2007 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Singapore Alliance.
 
In 2007, he joined the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) under the Department of Fluid Dynamics and has been with the department till present. During his years at IHPC, he has undertaken many different projects including development of a high order computational framework for all speed flows and fluid-structure interactions. Currently, he is working on the project of development a fluid-structure interaction for applications in high speed compressible flows, marine-offshore engineering, and biological flows.
 
 

 
Multi-scale Modelling of Subsea Flexible Risers
 
 
Dr Ben Edmans
Specialist, Global Technology Centre, Lloyd’s Register
 
Abstract
Unbonded flexible risers are a key technology used in the offshore oil and gas industry. The drive towards production in deeper waters as well as the desire to extend operational lifespans for existing installations has given rise to the requirement for more sophisticated analytical tools to predict loads, stresses and fatigue damage for flexible pipes. Because of the complex layered structure and internal friction effects in flexible risers, highly detailed nonlinear finite element models have been found to be a suitable modelling approach.
 
In this presentation, development of a numerical multi-scale model for unbonded flexible risers is presented. Drawing on concepts from the multi-scale modelling of materials, the consistent formulation of model for representing risers at the large and small scales is given, together with procedures implemented for sequential and nested execution. The potential application of these procedures to fatigue analysis and failure mode assessment is discussed.
 
Biography
Ben Edmans works as a Specialist at Lloyd"s Register Global Technology Centre. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University, UK.
 

 
Computational Models for Performance of Thermal Heat Transfer Printers
 
    
Mr Sivalingam Sundaram
R&D Manager, Brady Corporation Asia Pte Ltd
                                                              
Mr Yap Yaw Horng
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Brady Corporation Asia Pte Ltd
 
Mr Chua Shih Yang
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Brady Corporation Asia Pte Ltd
                                                                           
Abstract
In this collaboration with IHPC, we performed thermal analysis of the printhead assembly in the Brady printer with computational models to determine temperature distribution and the limit boundaries for safe and optimal operation of the print head system.  Specifically, effects on heat distribution when changing the system parameters were analyzed.
 
Biography
Siva Sundaram is the R&D Manager at Brady.  He has worked in the printer industry throughout and is intimately familiar with the issues and the performance metrics for Printer systems.  Yap Yaw Horng and Chua Shih Yang are both Senior Mechanical Design engineers and have vast experience in the design, analysis and measurements of Printer performance.  They also have much experience in using numerical simulations to determine the performance of printer systems.
 

 
Validation of CFD Simulation of the Drakoo Wave Energy Converter Power Take-Off
 
 
Mr De Rijk Lex Leendert
Fluid Dynamics R&D Engineer, Hann-Ocean Energy Pte Ltd
 
Abstract
HOE has been developing a twin-chamber Wave Energy Convertor “The Drakoo” (Dragon King of Ocean). This WEC transforms waves into a single direction continuous water jet driving a hydro turbine generator onboard and two single directional flow checkerboard valves. Between the twin-chambers with each containing an oscillating water column the hydro turbine experiences a varying flow and head. These operating conditions cause the design of the Drakoo power take-off’s hydraulic components, i.e. the hydro turbine and the checkerboard valves to be a big challenge.
 
Small scale model tests have been conducted on a low head Kaplan Turbine. The configurations of this turbine, e.g. a set of runners with each a fixed blade pitch angle and a set of stators with each a fixed vane angle, are fabricated using Rapid Prototype technology. Performance verification of the turbine has been realized over a wide range in operating points. Validation and characterization of homologous CFD models by these turbine- performance experiments is a requisite to perform subsequent CFD simulations in an oscillating water column environment as well as the full Drakoo system in a wave environment. Also, to be able to optimize the specific components of the turbine, a fine-tuned CFD model must be available. The initial CFD simulations for the turbine in steady flow are proven to be of very good agreement with the experimental results.
 
The presentation performed by Lex de Rijk will include the prescription of the CFD model, visualisations of the turbine flow environment, the experimental setup, simulation results and validation of CFD accuracy. Future development of lab tests and CFD simulations in hydraulic characterization of the Drakoo’s specific components will be discussed. With our collaboration with IHPC and thanks to their expertise in CFD for this project, Hann-Ocean achieved this critical milestone in the development of Drakoo technology.
 
Biography
Mr de Rijk is the R&D engineer of Hann-Ocean Energy (HOE). He earned his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. He is specialized in engineering fluid dynamics and turbine technology during his MSc study. From May 2013 Mr De Rijk started his career and is since then actively participated in the Drakoo WEC Power Take-Off lab tests and Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation capability development.
 

 
Sense and Sense-abilities: A Unified Architecture for Large-Scale and Heterogeneous Sensing/Sense-making to Support Smart Nation Applications
 
 
Dr Tan Hwee Pink
Senior Scientist, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR
Programme Manager, Sense and Sense-abilities Programme, Science & Engineering Research Council, A*STAR
 
Abstract
A*STAR Sense and Sense-abilities (S&S) is a research and development programme under the Science and Engineering Research Council in Singapore, with a keen focus and vision of a unified architecture for large scale and heterogeneous sensing and sense-making for Smart Nation applications.
 
Through our city-wide deployments, the extensibility of the S&S architecture has been validated and we have driven technology adoption with our lead user government agencies and industry partners through demonstration and feasibility studies via real-world test-beds.
 
Deployment scenarios range from urban environment noise monitoring, urban vertical farming, smart bins monitoring, strain and vibration monitoring for industrial cranes, to water utility monitoring in homes, and smart home monitoring for elderly healthcare and aging-in-place.
 
We will also briefly showcase the modular and interoperable components of our architecture, illustrate how they are applied in various deployment scenarios with different stakeholders, and describe private-public-partnerships (PPP) that make such technology and capability development possible.
 
Biography
Dr Hwee-Pink TAN is currently a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR and is also the SERC Programme Manager for the A*STAR Sense and Sense-abilities Program, where he leads a team of 30 full-time research scientists and engineers as well as postgraduate students. He graduated from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel in August 2004 with a Ph.D. In December 2004, he was awarded the A*STAR International Postdoctoral Fellowship. From December 2004 to June 2006, he was a post-doctoral research at EURANDOM, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. He was a research fellow with The Telecommunications Research Centre (CTVR), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland between July 2006 and March 2008.
 
His research has focused on the design, modeling and performance evaluation of networking protocols for wireless networks, and his current research interests include wireless sensor networks powered by ambient energy harvesting as well as large scale and heterogeneous sensor networks. He has been a Principal Investigator for several industry-projects in the above research areas. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, has published more than 85 papers and has served on the TPC of numerous conferences and reviewer of papers for many key journals and conferences in the area of wireless networks. In recognition of his contributions towards I2R and A*STAR, he was awarded the I2R Good/Excellent Team Player Award in 2010/2011, I2R Role Model Award in 2012 and 2013, the A*STAR Most Inspiring Mentor Award, the A*STAR TALENT award as well as the A*STAR Borderless Award in 2014.
 

 
When Big Data Entrepreneurs Meet Computational Social Scientists
 
 
Mr Olivier Carnohan
Angel Personal Investor and Advisor, Analisya Pte Ltd and Intrapreneur, Emerging Businesses, SingTel Group Enterprise
 
Abstract
In this talk I will share our experience as big data entrepreneurs in engaging IHPC"s Strategic Social Systems team in an innovative examination of the feasibility of assessing the creditworthiness of individuals without credit history through non-conventional means. Through a 2-month engagement, the team discovered a conceptual model of creditworthiness with fourteen underlying psychological constructs, which can be assessed using social, personality, attitudinal, regulations, knowledge, and lifestyle data. This talk will discuss our future collaboration to market an innovative product to the financial industry.
 
Biography
Olivier Carnohan is an angel investor and advisor of product constructs and go-to-market strategy to Analisya Pte. Ltd. He leads the Emerging Businesses Intrapreneurs in SingTel’s Group Enterprise. His group invests in and grows emerging businesses in exciting opportunities such as FSI, Education and Healthcare. Recently Olivier acted as the CEO of !nnoVentures, the joint venture between SingTel and Softbank, which invests in start-ups that bring awesome digital L!fe experiences to Southeast Asia. Olivier has been feeding an insatiable curiosity for everything digital over the past 16 years. He has led teams of intrapreneurs building and investing in eBusiness and mobile services in the USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Olivier holds a Bachelor and Graduate Certificate in Business from Harvard, earned an MBA from INSEAD and studied Law and Business at La Sorbonne, MIT and Wharton.
 
 

 
Ocean17: Renewable Energy Technology
 
 
Mr Pascal Tridon
Chief Executive Officer, O.C.E.A.N. Pte Ltd
 
Abstract
Ocean Limited has developed technologies to produce renewable energy that will be installed on Offshore platform. Ever since the validation, the further development was the industrial design of our plant, along this way we engaged A*STAR IHPC’s collaboration in modeling and simulation.
 
Biography
Mr Pascal Tridon was General Manager of a French company in R&D industry of energy field in charge of innovation’s promotion. At present, he is CEO of a Singapore company – Ocean Pte Ltd – that develops offshore energy solutions.
 

 
 
Mechanical Analysis and Optimisation of Stent Structures
 
 
Mr Mohan Bhat
Manager, Engineering Operations/R&D, Merlin Medical
 
Abstract
The speaker will introduce his company and the various businesses the company is involved in. He will then highlight the objectives of this work and the various tests conducted on the stents including the stress strain analysis and fatigue modeling. The speaker will then touch upon the impact of this work on; a) Tangible Outcome, b) New Capabilities to Be Developed and c) Contribution to the Industry/Market.
 
Biography
Mohan is an Engineering & Operational professional having strong experience of over 25 years in Product Development, Business Development, Molding, Procurement & Supply Chain in the Electronics, Medical device, Health care, Industrial & Telecommunication industries having a specialization in Tool Engineering, CAD-CAM-CAE, Materials Management & Export-Import Management. He has worked in many capacities as a Supply Chain Manager, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Technology Transfer Manager, Engineering & Operations Manager responsible for Costing & Budgeting. He is also a specialist in Metal & Plastics Part Design & development having expertise in coating & finishing.
 
  
Dr Gideon Praveen Kumar
Scientist,Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
 
Biography
Gideon Praveen Kumar is a Scientist (I) in Engineering Mechanics Department of Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering specialising in Design and Computational studies on Stents and Heart Valves. He has worked on areas including but not limited to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for medical applications. In IHPC, he works on industrial and research projects in the biomedical devices and biomechanics specialities.
Computational Fluid Dynamics-based Transient Ignition Modelling of Gas Leaks in Enclosures
 

 
Computational Fluid Dynamics-based Transient Ignition Modelling of Gas Leaks in Enclosures 
 
Mr Kumaresh Govindan Radhakrishnan
Specialist, Risk Management, Lloyd’s Register
 
Abstract
Gas explosion hazard in offshore facilities such as enclosed modules with ventilation systems is a crucial factor to be assessed while conducting a Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA). Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods help to characterize the consequences of hazardous events such as cloud dispersion over complex process facilities in a detailed manner. This presentation emphasize on using CFD tool, OpenFOAM, for detailed assessment of transient gas dispersion and ignition probabilities inside a mechanically ventilated enclosure. This custom made tool accounts for the transient gas leak behavior based on real time gas detection and emergency shutdown (ESD) systems as well as initiation of Blow Down (BD). The developed tool monitors the transient flammable gas accumulation within the enclosure and computes the transient ignition probability contributed by continuous and discrete ignition sources. The consistent results from CFD tools and the ability to present them clearly help in taking concrete safety actions against consequences. These measures can include positioning and number of gas detectors, ignition source isolation, voting philosophy in terms of initiation of emergency shutdown systems, structural integrity of explosion barriers, layout of evacuation routes, venting of the affected area and evacuation of personnel.
 
Biography
Kumaresh G R, M.Sc., is currently working in Lloyd’s Register Global Technology Centre Pte Ltd (LR GTC) as Specialist in Risk Management. He is responsible for undertaking Research and Development (R&D) projects under Risk Theme, including consequence analysis of gas dispersion, fire and explosions, subsea gas leaks, plume exhaust modelling for offshore helideck operations using CFD tools and other technical safety tools. Over his career he has conducted numerous CFD studies and developed competence in CFD tools such as KameleonFireEx, FLACS, CFX, FLUENT, OpenFOAM and Fire Dynamics Simulator.
Kumaresh has more than 4 years of R&D experience in the field of CFD and Risk Management, focusing on multiphase, multispecies, high speed flows, species transport, gas dispersion simulations and risk assessments. He has contributed to product innovations and holds patent for his design of nitrogen flow nozzle by conducting CFD studies. He has developed experimental methodologies to visualize gas flows and validate the CFD simulations quantitatively.
 
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) Symposium 2013



  • High Performance Computing (HPC) Symposium 2013 (01st 2013f March 2013)

    HPC Symposium 2013: The Business Case For High Performance Computing

    Learn how to transform your business processes and create innovation using the power of High Performance Computing (HPC)!

    Organised by A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), the HPC Symposium is a one-day non-academic conference which is free for industry partners, research collaborators and interested MNCs and SMEs.

    The aim of this symposium is to showcase the institute’s HPC and computational modelling capabilities, create awareness of our expertise and experience, and to highlight IHPC’s strengths to companies that wish to work with IHPC to enhance their current business.Speakers will include representatives of our partner companies including Rolls Royce, Schlumberger, P&G, ABS, Parsons Brinckerhoff and LinkStar, who will share their successful experiences in working with IHPC. In addition, researchers from IHPC will present interesting technologies being developed here.

    The Managing Director of A*STAR, Dr Raj. Thampuran, will deliver the keynote address.

    Participants will have the opportunity to network with IHPC researchers and industry experts, and pick their brains on how to exploit HPC technologies to transform your business.

    The HPC Symposium is thus the perfect opportunity to understand how the latest trends and developments in HPC R&D can translate to business innovation for you.

     

    Date: 1 March 2013

    Time: From 9am to 5.30pm (Lunch and teabreaks included)

    Venue: Matrix Building (Biopolis), Level 4

    The HPC symposium is free for registered participants.

     

     

    REGISTER NOW



    HPC Symposium Programme

    0900 Administrative briefing
    0910 Opening remarks by Prof Alfred Huan, ED , IHPC
    0930 Keynote Address by Dr Raj. Thampuran, MD, A*STAR

    0950

    The Role of Modeling and Simulation in Rolls-Royce
    Dr. Kurichi Kumar
    Director of Research & Technology – Asia
    Rolls-Royce
    1010 The Role of Modeling & Simulation Within Innovation Development at P&G - Connecting Fundamental Science to Our Consumer
    Dr. Stevan Jones
    Principal Scientist
    P&G Beauty Innovation Development
    1030

     
    Tea break
    1100 Designing Gas Lift Mandrels for Artificial Lifting in Oil Reservoirs – An iterative design improvement approach using FEA simulations
    Mr. Ganesh Balasubramanian
    Engineering Lead
    Schlumberger Oilfield Services
    1120 Accurate Modeling to Reduce the Iterations in Optical Passive and active Product Development
    Dr. Xiaojun Yuan
    Chairman & CEO,
    LinkStar Microtronics Pte. Ltd.
    1140 Computational Engineering R&D in Rolls-Royce Singapore Advanced Technology Centre
    Dr. Partha Dutta  and Dr Chi-Keong Goh
    Rolls Royce

     1200

     Panel Discussion

     1230

    Lunch
    1400 Industry Applications of Fluid Dynamics in IHPC: Past and Future
    Dr. Lou Jing,
    FD Department Director, IHPC
    1420 High Performance Computation in ABS
    Dr. Hai Gu
    Senior Engineering Specialist
    ABS
    1440 CFD applications in Building & Construction Industries - PB’s in-house CFD capabilities
    Dr. George Xu
    CFD Specialist
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    1500 Computational Design and Structural Analysis of Engineering Systems
    A/Prof. Zhang Yong Wei
    EM Department Director, IHPC
    1515 Current Capabilities in Materials Science and Chemistry: from Desktop to Bench Top
    Dr. Mike Sullivan
    MSE Department Director, IHPC
    1530 Tea break
    1600 Efficient, Insightful & Intelligent Computing Techniques & Systems: Research to Applications
    Dr. Rick Goh
    CS Department Director, IHPC
    1620 Advanced modeling and simulation for electronic and photonic devices and systems
    Dr. Li Er Ping
    EP Department Director, IHPC
    1640 Design Optimization for  the  Thermal Performance of  Server Rack
    Mr. C. K. Cheong and Prof. Seri Lee
    ERS  (T-Up program participant)
    1700 Q&A
    1715 Closing remarks

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    Workshops


  • Cloud Asia Expo

  • Data Value Chain as a Service A*STAR Thematic Strategic Research Programme Workshop



  • Cloud Asia Expo (13th 2013f November 2013)

    IHPC is an official event partner of Cloud Expo Asia 2013.

    Touted as the largest cloud event in Asia, it will take place from Nov 13 to 14 at the Suntec Exhibition Centre. The event is targeted at senior IT decision makers in companies and the cloud industry – whether you are already running an advanced private cloud or looking to adopt a new enterprise cloud strategy, there is something for you at Cloud Expo Asia.

    Cloud Expo Asia includes:

    • An exhibition with 100 leading international suppliers, including SingTel, EMC, Digital Realty, Symantec, Sales Force, Citihub, Savvis, HP, Brocade, Softlayer and Fujitsu.

     

    • An extensive conference programme with 120 speakers and over 40 case studies. Notable speakers include:

    o   John Considine, CTO, Verizon

    o   Steve Lee, CTO, Changi Airport

    o   Par Botes, Corporate Vice President and CTO-Asia Pacific and Japan, EMC

    o   Darragh Kennedy, Online Platform Manager, Lonely Planet

    o   Ramesh Narayanaswamy, CIO, Singapore Post

    o   Pak Lum Mock, CTO, Starhub

    o   Derek Ho, Privacy & Data Protection Counsel, Mastercard

    o   Doug Farber, Managing Director, Google Enterprise APAC

     

    Sign up for free tickets (valued at SGD2000) at http://www.cloudexpoasia.com/IHPC.

     

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    Data Value Chain as a Service A*STAR Thematic Strategic Research Programme Workshop (18th 2013f July 2013)

    Data has become a commodity that is easily created, collected and accessed.  There is significant insight and benefits to be gained from understanding the data, be it for enterprises or the scientific community.  However, the ubiquity and proliferation of data pose numerous challenges.  The ease of creation and collection implies the need to analyze huge amount of data on a near real-time manner for timely decision making.  In a globally connected world, data are also distributed.  It is often impossible to bring the data together for processing, forcing organizations to look for technologies that can harness the value of the data in a distributed fashion.  In recent years, the aggressive push toward data sharing across government agencies, organizations and countries necessitates the ability to share and process data in a secured and trusted way for wider adoption of data analytics. The potent value behind data can be unleashed if we can effectively address the above issues. 

     

    In 2010, A*STAR established a research programme to bring together researchers from A*STAR and the local universities to undertake use-inspired research through collaboration with the industry. The research projects within the programme was designed to develop technologies and capabilities to address some of the aforementioned challenges related to the data value chain.  In particular, we have focused this programme to increase the efficiency of using cloud to handle big, distributed, real-time and complex data and to investigate different approaches to ensure security and privacy of the data. 

     

    This workshop aims to bring researchers and industry players together for a dynamic dialogue to explore collaboration and business opportunities.  In particular, the research teams will share the outcome of the research programme.  Showcased at the event will be numerous real-world use cases, some of whose research and demonstrators have won awards at international conferences.  The workshop will also feature invited speakers from the industry and academia to give the audience a broader perspective of new trends, challenges and experiences.

     

     

    Date: Thursday, 18th July 2013

    Time: 0900-1700 hours

     

    Venue : Infuse Theatre

    1 Fusionopolis Way, Level 14, Connexis South Tower

     

    Singapore 138632


    ATTENDANCE BY INVITATION ONLY

    Register Now By Clicking Here!

     

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