Research & Development
Research and Development projects constitute an essential aspect of AP Dynamics’ activities and its culture. Building on our base of strong industrial expertise, AP Dynamics and its partners create and develop technological solutions to anticipate customers’ evolving requirements.
AP Dynamics has been applying rigorous research, experiment, and analysis to help our clients optimize the performance and extend the life of their critical assets.
Some of our work is presented in conference papers, articles, and other technical publications.
|September 2022||Design and Finite Element analysis (FEA) of Bulkheads For A Pipe-In-Pipe Flowline: Application Of ASME Boiler And Pressure Vessel Code||M. Shekarforoush, H. Hoorzad, M. Forcinito, and J. Hothi||ASME 2022 14th International Pipeline Conference||Download|
|April 2022||One-Dimensional Transient Model of a Heat Exchanger Tube Rupture Using Thermophysical Data: Discharging a High-Pressure Liquid into a Low-Pressure Liquid-Filled Shell||E. Askari and M. Forcinito||AIChE 2022 Spring Meeting and 18th Global Congress on Process Safety||Download|
|March 2022||Three-Dimensional CFD Model Development and Validation for Once-Through Steam Generator (OTSG): Coupling Combustion, Heat Transfer and Steam Generation||E. Askari, A. Maesen, M. Forcinito, and L. Fitschy||ChemEngineering 2022, 6(2), 23||Download|
|October 2021||A 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamic Model to Enhance Efficiency and Predict NOx Formation in Once-Through Steam Generators||E. Askari, A. Maesen, M. Forcinito, and L. Fitschy||2021 AFRC Virtual Industrial Combustion Symposium||Download|
|April 2021||CFD Modeling and Validation For Once-Through Steam Generator Using OpenFOAM||E. Turco Neto, E. Askari, M. Forcinito , A. Chatel , L. Fitschy, and A. Maesen||European Combustion Meeting 2021||Download|
|October 2020||3D CFD Model Development and Validation for Once-Through Steam Generator (OTSG): Coupling Combustion, Heat Transfer and Steam Generation||E. Askari, E. Turco Neto, R. Lozowy, A. Chatel, and M. Forcinito||2020 AFRC Virtual Industrial Combustion Symposium||Download|
|October 2020||Torsional Vibration Assessment and Mitigation.||D. Glavica, M. Forcinito, and S. Janssen||GMRC Gas Machinery Conference 2020, Tampa, FL||Download|
|July 2020||On the Potential for Low-Frequency Control Valve Vibrations Being Caused by Upstream Oscillating Dean Vortice||R. Lozowy, M. Forcinito||ASME 2020 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting||Download|
|June 2019||Modelling Different Aspects of Once Though Steam Generators||A. Singha, M. Forcinito||NAFEMS World Congress 2019, Quebec City, QC||Download|
|June 2019||Numerical Simulation of Swirling Turbulent Combustion using Open Source Software||R. Lozowy||Alberta CFD Users Meeting, Edmonton, AB||Download|
|September 2018||Emission Characteristic Map and Optimization of NOx in 100 MW Staged Combustion Once-Through-Steam-Generator (OTSG)||A. Singha, M. Forcinito||ARFC Industrial Combustion Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT||Download|
|December 2016||Prediction and Mitigation of Start-up Torsional Vibration Issues in Very High Load-Inertia Systems using Transient Torsional Analysis||J. Fernando, M. Forcinito||White paper, Calgary, AB||Download|
|June 2016||Thermo-Mechanical Analysis Of A Refractory – Root Cause Analysis||A. Singha, M. Forcinito||2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference, Seattle, WA||Download|
|June 2015||Use of FE Modal Simulation to Solve Vibration Problems in a Solid-Liquid Separation Centrifuge||J. Fernando, P. Alves, R. Chune||NAFEMS World Congress, San Diego, CA||Download|
|October 2013||Development of a Physics Based Model for Machine Condition Monitoring||J. Fernando, M. Forcinito||CMVA Annual Seminar, Banff, AB||Download|
|August 2012||Structural Fault Diagnosis Of A Reciprocating Compressor Using Bond Graph Approach||E. Mollasalehi, S. A. Z. Jahromi, M. Forcinito, W. Hu, and Q. Sun||ASME 2012 Intl Design Engineering Technical Conferences &Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE, Chicago, IL||Download|
|October 2010||Threads and Such||M. Sereda-Mohr, P. Mayzus, P. Alves, and M. Forcinito||GMRC Gas Machinery Conference 2010, Phoenix, AZ||Download|
|June 2008||Analysis of Threaded Connection Reliability for Compression Applications||P. Alves, P. Tardif, P. Jensen, M. Forcinito, J. Xu, and M. Ferguson||Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 49, No 6 (2010) 8-12||Download|
|June 2008||Reliability Analysis of Pressure Vessels Containing Cracks||J. Xu, M. Forcinito, and P. Alves||Canadian International Petroleum Conference, Calgary, AB||Download|