September 2012 Meeting ~ Thursday, September 20th, 2012
The meeting will be held at the Pinocchio’s Bar and Grill.
Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00.
Pinocchio’s Bar and Grill
5995 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
Topic: Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD)
Speaker: Heejin J. Park, PhD., P.E. – Flonomix Inc
Heejin J. Park leads the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)/R&D division at Flonomix, Inc. located in Portland, Oregon. Flonomix is a consulting company providing innovative engineering design with a virtual modeling technique that allows engineers to evaluate system performance without high cost, delays, or rebuilding that are otherwise typically required to make changes for optimization.
Park has extensively applied computational airflow simulation techniques to various HVAC/IAQ applications, fire protection analysis, and toxic chemical spreading simulation for the last 15 years at several engineering companies. He has researched advanced HVAC systems including thermal displacement ventilation, and utilized computational simulation as a tool to verify the effectiveness of displacement ventilation. He is a frequent presenter at engineering and sustainable design conferences and has published a number of engineering papers.
He was formerly a director of the CFD modeling department at Glumac in Oregon, a leading CFD specialist at Dunham Associates in Minnesota, and a manager of the CFD/Research & Development Division of Healthy Building International, Inc. in Virginia. Through his work, Park helped design computational air flow simulations for smoking lounges, chemical labs, elementary school classrooms, institutional environments, underground parking structures, casinos, hotels, atriums, theaters and data centers.
He was on the faculty at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and has taught undergraduate and graduate engineering and math courses at a number of universities, including Metro State University, St. Thomas University, and the University of Michigan. He is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota and an active member of ASHRAE.