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GOTHIC Training - Seattle, WA - May 2014

NAI offers 4-day introductory GOTHIC training. The gamut of GOTHIC modeling features are presented in sessions that focus on individual topics. Each session is structured about presentation and hands-on exercises.

NAI provides both hosted and on-site trainings. NAI hosted trainings are offered twice each year, in May and in September. The trainings alternate between Charlotte, NC, and Seattle, WA. For the hosted trainings, seating is limited to allow the instructors to be available for individual assistance during hands-on exercises. Below, read about the potential benefits, GOTHIC experience required, a course outline and registration for our hosted training. Our on-site trainings are very similar in content to our hosted trainings. Contact us to discuss location, class size and schedule.

Where and When

The next NAI hosted GOTHIC training will be held in Seattle, WA , from Tuesday, May 20 through Friday May 23, 2014 .

Who Will Benefit
  • Engineers who have never used GOTHIC or may have only incidental experience, such as running cases and recovering results in graphs. The training will allow you to build basic models and understand results. It is a foundation for building increasingly sophisticated models in the future.
  • Engineers who may be conducting reviews of GOTHIC models and calculation performed internally or by vendors. The training will allow you to recognize indefensible approaches taken by the preparer.
  • Managers who have staff who are building GOTHIC models and preparing calculations. The training will provide the necessary basis for oversight of this work.
  • While the training is not designed for engineers having more extensive experience with GOTHIC, those who are in this class of users have benefited from the presentation of the software package in a sequential and orderly manner.
  • EQ program owners who would benefit from an understanding of the basis for the determination of ambient conditions for EQ analysis.
GOTHIC Experience Required

No GOTHIC experience is required. Participants in the training should have an understanding of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid dynamics.

Training Course Outline

Module 1

  • Introduction to GOTHIC
  • Using the Preprocessor
  • Postprocessing of Results
  • Miscellaneous
  • Hands on Sessions

Module 2

  • Fundamentals of Multiphase Thermal-hydraulics in GOTHIC
  • Fundamentals of the Multi-component Steam/Gas field in GOTHIC
  • Using Boundary Conditions
  • Modeling Flow Connections
  • Modeling Thermal Conductors
  • Modeling GOTHIC Components
  • Hands on Sessions

Module 3

  • Subdivided Volumes
    • Blockages
    • 3D Connectors
    • Porosity
    • Conductor Spanning
    • Conductors with Blockages
  • Hands on Sessions

Module 4

  • Equations and Models
  • Modeling Guidelines
  • Selected Topics to fit class preference and available time
  • Hands on Sessions

A more detailed description of the content and objectives of the daily sessions is available.

Sign-up for GOTHIC Training

NAI hosted and on-site trainings are available to licensed users only. Contact NAI for licensing options.

Class size is limited. For the next scheduled training, 16 seats remain available.

To reserve your seat, sign up now through PayPal using any one of several credit cards. The cost is $2400(USD) per attendee. This fee includes a binder containing all presentation material, computer resources for the class, and snacks. Reservations are on a first-paid first-reserved basis.

NAI does not maintain accounts that allow us to directly accept payment with credit cards. Options other than PayPal include payment by check payable to Numerical Applications or a purchase order. Send your check or purchase order to NAI at the following address.

Numerical Applications, A Division of Zachry Nuclear Engineering, Inc.
1955 Jadwin Ave., Suite 470
Richland, WA 99354

Please provide your name, work phone, e-mail and company name.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration for the May 2014 training in Seattle, WA any time before April 20, 2014 and NAI will refund your entire payment. If you choose to cancel after April 20, 2014 , your payment will be refunded only if we are able to fill your vacated seat. At any time, you may substitute, without additional cost, any other person to attend in your behalf simply by notifying us of the change and providing the contact information.

Contact Information

For more information on GOTHIC training, please contact Nate Carstens (e-mail or phone (509) 943-0861 x337 ) Note that we are on Pacific time.


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