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How Renault Partnered with Universitat Politècnica de València to Develop New Powertrain Concepts Targeting CO2 Reduction – Q&A

by Matthew Beecham of just-auto As automakers search for novel ways to improve fuel efficiency, technology partnering with universities remain popular. Matthew Beecham spoke to Pascal Tribotté and Frederic Ravet from Renault in France and Francisco Payri and Ricardo Novella from CMT Motores Térmicos at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain to learn how industry-academia collaboration can deliver some powerful results. Francisco, as the head of CMT-Motores Térmicos, can you tell us a little about your university department? Of course. Based in Valencia, we are an educational and research centre focussed on advancing combustion engine technology. We’ve been around …

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Convergent Science Sponsors NACSAE Technical Seminar and Showcases CONVERGE

Madison, WI (December 11, 2015) – On December 12, the North American Society of Chinese Automotive Engineers (NACSAE) will host a technical seminar titled CFD and its Application in the Automotive Industry at the Bloomfield Hills Library in Detroit. NACSAE is dedicated to providing a social network among Chinese automotive engineers in North America and other regions; promoting effective communication among automotive engineers and related organizations; and contributing to the automotive industry in North America and China. Meizhong Dai, Project Manager at Convergent Science, will present Higher Order Convective Schemes and Flux Limiters and describe new features in CONVERGE version …

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Dr. P. Kelly Senecal Receives ASME ICE Division Speaker Award

Madison, WI (November 19, 2015) – Dr. P. Kelly Senecal, Co-Founder and Vice President of Convergent Science, was awarded the ASME ICE Division Speaker Award for his presentation at the 2014 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference in Indiana. His presentation was titled Modeling Fuel Spray Vapor Distribution with Large Eddy Simulations of Multiple Realizations. The accompanying paper was co-authored by Eric Pomraning and Saurav Mitra of Convergent Science; Qingluan Xue and Sibendu Som of Argonne National Laboratory; and Siddhartha Banerjee, Bing Hu, Kai Liu, Divakar Rajamohan, and John Deur of Cummins. The award was presented in Houston, Texas, …

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Scott Drennan of Convergent Science to Present Gas Turbine Combustor Work with Yanmar at IGTC 2015

Madison, WI (November 17, 2015) – Scott Drennan, Director of Gas Turbine and Aftertreatment Applications at Convergent Science, will present CONVERGE CFD simulation results at the International Gas Turbine Congress (IGTC) 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, on November 19. His presentation, Combustion and Conjugate Heat Transfer CFD Simulations to Support Combustor Design, will showcase work conducted with Yanmar, a Japanese engine manufacturer focused on sustainability. Results highlight the innovative and versatile capabilities of CONVERGE. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Japan has increased its focus on energy supply strategies. Companies such as Yanmar are using CONVERGE CFD software, which …

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Convergent Science Presents Latest CONVERGE Developments at ICSC 2015 in Asia

Madison, WI (November 16, 2015) – At the upcoming IDAJ CAE Solution Conference (ICSC) 2015 in Japan (November 19), Korea (November 20), and China (November 23-24), Convergent Science will share the latest developments in its CONVERGE CFD software. The conference, hosted by CONVERGE distributor IDAJ, will focus on accurate and efficient CAE/CFD software. In each country, Keith Richards, Vice President and Co-Founder of Convergent Science, will present Introduction of CONVERGE 2.3 and Future Plans, while Dan Lee, Vice President at Convergent Science, will present Advances in CONVERGE for Engine Aftertreatment and Introduction of New Features in CONVERGE Studio 2.3. CONVERGE …

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CONVERGE Results Featured in 16 Papers at ASME 2015 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference

Convergent Science is pleased to announce the presentation of 16 papers with CONVERGE results at the ASME 2015 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference in Houston, Texas. These papers, which describe diverse facets of internal combustion engine-related research, highlight CONVERGE’s intuitive user interface, zero meshing time, and consistently accurate results. These papers also attest to Convergent Science’s fruitful partnerships with prestigious academic, government, and corporate organizations. Convergent Science engineers co-authored seven of the papers (with Argonne National Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, Cummins, GE, and University of Perugia), which are listed below. The other CONVERGE-related papers are from Caterpillar, Gamma …

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CMT – Motores Térmicos Aligns With Convergent Science To Enhance CFD Capabilities

Madison, WI (November 5, 2015) – Convergent Science and CMT – Motores Térmicos are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to work toward a deeper understanding of combustion-related physical processes. Both organizations expect a fruitful alliance, which will combine Convergent Science’s innovative CONVERGE CFD software with the deep scientific knowledge of CMT’s Computational Fluid Dynamics department. “We are very excited to be working closely with CMT – Motores Térmicos,” says Kelly Senecal, Ph.D., co-founder of Convergent Science. “CMT is known throughout the world for their expertise in spray and combustion phenomena. Their experimental and simulation capabilities enhance our global mission …

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Rob Kaczmarek, Director of Global Marketing, to Speak at SC15: HPC Transforms in Austin, Texas

In today’s fast paced and highly competitive technological landscape it is crucial to always stay one step ahead of the game. This year, Super Computing 2015 is to take place in Austin, Texas and will focus on how high performance computing (HPC) is transforming the world we live in. Rob Kaczmarek, Director of Global Marketing at Convergent Science, will be speaking about “Harnessing the Power of High Performance Computing – Risks and Rewards”. He will also discuss data security and best practices for implementing computer-aided engineering (CAE) applications on HPC systems. Attend Rob’s talk at our partner Penguin Computing’s booth …

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CONVERGE, PSA Highlighted in SAE Magazine: Groundbreaking Engine Concepts Unleashed

Engine design is so complex nowadays, especially when working on future concepts to meet requirements in 2020 and beyond, that the human brain cannot solve them that easily, states PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Clément Dumand – whose team first adopted Convergent Science’s meshing software programme back in 2010. “That’s why we use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) more and more, and some algorithms, to solve this very gritty problem. Before Convergent, my team mainly used CFD in order to understand some specific points during tests. We didn’t really know why things happened. Now we do simulation in advance, using CFD to design …