CONVERGE Featured in Diverse Set of Projects at the 2019 Doe Merit Review

Madison, Wisconsin—July 10, 2019—The U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office held its 2019 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation from June 10–13 in Arlington, Virginia. Eighteen of the advanced vehicle technologies projects reviewed at the meeting referenced partnerships with Convergent Science and its CONVERGE computational fluid dynamics software. Research for these projects was performed at a variety of institutions, including Argonne National Laboratory, Colorado State University, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and the University of Minnesota.

The breadth of work presented at the AMR is a testament to the versatility and broad applicability of CONVERGE. The presentations are publicly available, and links are provided below.

ACE004: Low-Temperature Gasoline Combustion (LTGC) Engine Research

ACE005: Spray Combustion Cross-Cut Engine Research

ACE010: Fuel Injection and Spray Research Using X-Ray Diagnostics

ACE012: Model Development and Analysis of Clean and Efficient Engine Combustion

ACE017: Accelerating Predictive Simulation of Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) with High-Performance Computing (HPC)

ACE084: Development and Validation of Simulation Tools for Advanced Ignition Systems

ACE125: Model Development of Fundamental Combustion Processes

ACE135: Development of Simulations Tools for Compression Ignition Engines

FT069: MM: Fuel Property Impacts and Limitations on Combustion – Spark Ignition Focus

FT070: MM: Autoignition in MM/Advanced Compression Ignition (ACI) Combustion, Part 1

FT071: MM: Autoignition in MM/ACI Combustion, Part 2

FT072: MM: Autoignition in MM/ACI Combustion, Part 3

FT075: MM: Fuel Kinetics

FT078: Heavy-Duty MCCI: MCCI and Ducted Fuel Injection Part 2

FT079: Expanding the Knock/Emissions/Misfire Limits for the Realization of Ultra-Low Emissions, High-Efficiency, Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engines

FT080: Fundamental Advancements in Pre-Chamber Ignition and Emissions Control for Natural Gas Engines

FT086: On-Demand Reactivity Enhancement to Enable Low-Temperature Combustion of Natural Gas

MAT057: Applied Computational Methods for New Propulsion Materials

The AMR reviewers come from a variety of scientific and engineering backgrounds, including the engine and automotive industries, academia, national laboratories, and government. The reviewers evaluate how well the projects contribute to or advance the Department of Energy’s missions and goals. The final reviews will be published in the Vehicles Technologies Office Annual Merit Reviews Reports.

About Convergent Science

Founded in 1997 in Madison, Wisconsin, Convergent Science is a global leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. Its customers include leading automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers, tier one suppliers, and professional motorsport teams.

Its flagship product, CONVERGE, is an innovative CFD software with truly autonomous meshing capabilities that eliminate the grid generation bottleneck from the simulation process. CONVERGE is revolutionizing the CFD industry and shifting the paradigm toward predictive CFD.

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Published July 10, 2019