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CONVERGE Results Featured in Host of Papers at SAE 2017

Convergent Science is pleased to announce the presentation of more than 35 papers with CONVERGE results at WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit on April 4-6, 2017. The number of papers is a testament to the widespread use of CONVERGE CFD, while the diversity of papers—on topics ranging from engine knock to diesel spray impingement to valve train design—is a testament to CONVERGE’s robust meshing capabilities and multifarious physical models.

Papers were authored by engineers from prestigious corporations, academic institutions, and national laboratories around the globe. Convergent Science personnel co-authored papers with engineers from Groupe Renault, GE Global Research Center, Aramco Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the University of Perugia, Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and IFP Energies nouvelles.

The accompanying bibliography lists the full citation for each paper and the date, time, and location of the accompanying presentation.

Tuesday

April 4, 2017

Multi-Dimensional Engine Modeling [Part 1 of 6]

8:00a.m.

A Computational Study of a Stratified Combustion in an Optical Diesel Engine

Room 258
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Ali, M.J.M., Hernandez Perez, F., Vallinayagam, R., Vedharaj, S., Johansson, B., and Im, H., “A Computational Study of a Stratified Combustion in an Optical Diesel Engine,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0573, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0573

8:30a.m.

Implementation of a Tabulated Flamelet Model for Compression Ignition Engine Applications

Room 258
Argonne National Laboratory

Kundu, P., Ameen, M., Unikrishnan, U., and Som, S., “Implementation of a Tabulated Flamelet Model for Compression Ignition Engine Applications,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0564, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0564

9:30a.m.

Dilute Combustion Assessment in Large Bore, Low Speed Engines

Room 258
Southwest Research Institute

Abidin, Z., Hoag, K., and Badain, N., “Dilute Combustion Assessment in Large Bore, Low Speed Engines,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0580, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0580

Driver Assistance Systems: Algorithms, Applications and Electronic Sensing [Part 1 of 3]

8:30a.m.

Parametric Study on a Gasoline Direct Injection Engine – A CFD Analysis

Room 321
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Reddy, A.A. and Mallikarjuna, J.M., “Parametric Study on a Gasoline Direct Injection Engine – A CFD Analysis,” SAE Paper 2017-26-0039, 2017. DOI: 10.4271/2017-26-0039

Abnormal SI Combustion [Preignition & SPI/LSPI]

9:00a.m.

Effect of Timing and Location of Hotspot on Super Knock during Pre-Ignition

Room 259
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Ali, M.J.M., Hernandez Perez, F., Vedharaj, S., Vallinayagam, R., Dibble, R., and Im, H., “Effect of Timing and Location of Hotspot on Super Knock during Pre-Ignition,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0686, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0686

Dual Fuel Combustion [Part 1 of 4]

9:30a.m.

Cycle to Cycle Variation Study in a Dual Fuel Operated Engine

Room 251C
GE Global Research Center, Convergent Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Pasunurthi, S., Jupudi, R., Wijeyakulasuriya, S., Gubba, S.R., Im, H., Ali, M.J.M., Primus, R., Klingbeil, A., and Finney, C., “Cycle to Cycle Variation Study in a Dual Fuel Operated Engine,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0772, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0772

Dual Fuel Combustion [Part 2 of 4]

1:30p.m.

Efficiency and Emissions Characteristics of Partially Premixed Dual-Fuel Combustion by Co-Direct Injection of NG and Diesel Fuel (DI2) – Part 2

Room 251C
Southwest Research Institute

Neely, G.D., Florea, R., Miwa, J., and Abidin, Z., “Efficiency and Emissions Characteristics of Partially Premixed Dual-Fuel Combustion by Co-Direct Injection of NG and Diesel Fuel (DI2) – Part 2,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0766, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0766

Multi-Dimensional Engine Modeling [Part 2 of 6]

1:30p.m.

Evaluation of Chemical Reactions of Compressions Ignition Engine using CFD Model Coupled with Chemical Kinetics

Room 258
West Virginia University, National Research Council Canada

Li, Y., Guo, H., and Li, H., “Evaluation of Chemical Reactions of Compressions Ignition Engine using CFD Model Coupled with Chemical Kinetics,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0554, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0554

4:00p.m.

Numerical Modeling of International Variations in Diesel Spray Combustion with Evaporation Surrogate and Virtual Species Conversion

Room 258
DENSO Corporation, Japan Automobile Research Institute

Kurimoto, N., Watanabe, N., Hoshi, S., Sasaki, S., and Matsumoto, M., “Numerical Modeling of International Variations in Diesel Spray Combustion with Evaporation Surrogate and Virtual Species Conversion,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0582, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0582

Partially Premixed Compression Ignition, PPCI [Part 2 of 3]

2:00p.m.

Simulation-Guided Air System Design for a Higher Reactivity Gasoline Fuel under Partially-Premixed Combustion in a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine

Room 411B
Aramco Research Center

Kumar, P., Zhang, Y., Traver, M., and Cleary, D., “Simulation-Guided Air System Design for a Higher Reactivity Gasoline Fuel under Partially-Premixed Combustion in a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0751, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0751

3:30p.m.

CFD-Guided Combustion Strategy Development for a Higher Reactivity Gasoline in a Light-Duty Gasoline Compression Ignition Engine

Room 411B
Aramco Research Center

Zhang, Y., Pei, Y., Engineer, N., Cho, K., and Cleary, D., “CFD-Guided Combustion Strategy Development for a Higher Reactivity Gasoline in a Light-Duty Gasoline Compression Ignition Engine,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0740, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0740

Wednesday

April 5, 2017

Fuel Injection and Sprays [Part 3 of 8]

8:30a.m.

Coupled Eulerian Internal Nozzle Flow and Lagrangian Spray Simulation for GDI Systems

Room 252A
Argonne National Laboratory, Convergent Science, University of Perugia

Saha, K., Quan, S., Battistoni, M., Som, S., Senecal, P.K., and Promraning, E., “Coupled Eulerian Internal Nozzle Flow and Lagrangian Spray Simulation for GDI Systems,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0834, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0834

9:00a.m.

A Comparison of Experimental and Modeled Velocity in Gasoline Direct-Injection Sprays with Plume Interaction and Collapse

Room 252A
Imperial College London, Sandia National Laboratories, Polytechnic University of Milan, Argonne National Laboratory

Sphicas, P., Pickett, L.M., Skeen, S., Frank, J., Lucchini, T., Sinoir, D., D’Errico, G., Saha, K., and Som, S., “A Comparison of Experimental and Modeled Velocity in Gasoline Direct-Injection Sprays with Plume Interaction and Collapse,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0837, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0837

10:30a.m.

Exploration of Turbulent Atomization Mechanisms for Diesel Spray Simulations

Room 252A
Georgia Institute of Technology

Magnotti, G.M. and Genzale, C.L., “Exploration of Turbulent Atomization Mechanisms for Diesel Spray Simulations,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0829, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0829

O-D and 1-D Modeling and Numerics [Part 2 of 6] – Models for SI Combustion and Emissions [Part 1 of 2]

9:00a.m.

Development of a K-k-ε Phenomenological Model to Predict In-Cylinder Turbulence

Room 412A
Gamma Technologies, Politecnico di Torino

Fogla, N., Bybee, M., Mirzaeian, M., Millo, F., and Wahiduzzaman, S., “Development of a K-k-ε Phenomenological Model to Predict In-Cylinder Turbulence,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0542, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0542

Abnormal SI Combustion [Knock] [Part 1 of 2]

9:30a.m.

Coupled Fluid-Solid Simulation for the Prediction of Gas-Exposed Surface Temperature Distribution in a SI Engine

Room 251B
Groupe Renault, Convergent Science

Leguille, M., Ravet, F., Le Moine, J., Pomraning, E., Richards, K., and Senecal, P.K., “Coupled Fluid-Solid Simulation for the Prediction of Gas-Exposed Surface Temperature Distribution in a SI Engine,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0669, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0669

Combustion in Compression-Ignition Engines: Efficiency and Emissions [Part 1 of 2]

9:30a.m.

Understanding Hydrocarbon Emissions in Heavy Duty Diesel Engines Combining Experimental and Computational Methods

Room 251A
Caterpillar Inc.

Koci, C., Dempsey, A., Nudd, J., and Knier, B., “Understanding Hydrocarbon Emissions in Heavy Duty Diesel Engines Combining Experimental and Computational Methods,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0703, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0703

Combustion in Gaseous-Fueled Engines [Part 1 of 2]

9:30a.m.

Measured and Predicted Performance of a Downsized, Medium Duty, Natural Gas Engine

Room 411A
Westport Fuel Systems

Draper, R., Lenski, B., Foltz, F.-J., Beazley, and Tenny, W., “Measured and Predicted Performance of a Downsized, Medium Duty, Natural Gas Engine,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0775, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0775

Fuel Injection and Sprays [Part 3 of 8]

11:00a.m.

The Role of Turbulent-Chemistry Interaction in Simulating End-of-Injection Combustion Transients in Diesel Sprays

Room 252A
Georgia Institute of Technology

Kim, S., Jarrahbashi, D., and Genzale, C., “The Role of Turbulent-Chemistry Interaction in Simulating End-of-Injection Combustion Transients in Diesel Sprays,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0838, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0838

Multi-Dimensional Engine Modeling [Part 3 of 6]

11:00a.m.

Assessment of Large-Eddy Simulations of Turbulent Round Jets using Low-Order Numerical Schemes

Room 258
Purdue University, Argonne National Laboratory, San Diego State University

Wang, Z., Ameen, M., Som, S., and Abraham, J., “Assessment of Large-Eddy Simulations of Turbulent Round Jets using Low-Order Numerical Schemes,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0575, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0575

Multi-Dimensional Engine Modeling [Part 4 of 6]

1:30p.m.

CFD-Guided Heavy Duty Mixing-Controlled Combustion System Optimization with a Gasoline-Like Fuel

Room 258
Aramco Research Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Convergent Science

Pei, Y., Zhang, Y., Kumar, P., Traver, M., Cleary, D., Ameen, M., Som, S., Probst, D., Burton, T., Pomraning, E., and Senecal, P.K., “CFD-Guided Heavy Duty Mixing-Controlled Combustion System Optimization with a Gasoline-Like Fuel,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0550, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0550

2:00p.m.

Numerical Investigation of a Gasoline-Like Fuel in a Heavy-Duty Compression Ignition Engine using Global Sensitivity Analysis

Room 258
Argonne National Laboratory, Convergent Science, Aramco Research Center

Pal, P., Probst, D., Pei, Y., Zhang, Y., Traver, M., Cleary, D., and Som, S., “Numerical Investigation of a Gasoline-Like Fuel in a Heavy-Duty Compression Ignition Engine using Global Sensitivity Analysis,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0578, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0578

2:30p.m.

Advanced Methodology to Investigate Knock for Downsized Gasoline Direct Injection Engine using 3D RANS Simulations

Room 258
IFP Energies nouvelles, Convergent Science

Chevillard, S., Colin, O., Bohbot, J., Wang, M., Pomraning, E., and Senecal, P.K., “Advanced Methodology to Investigate Knock for Downsized Gasoline Direct Injection Engine using 3D RANS Simulations,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0579, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0579

O-D and 1-D Modeling and Numerics [Part 2 of 6] – Models for SI Combustion and Emissions [Part 2 of 2]

1:30p.m.

Engine Knock Prediction and Evaluation based on Detonation Theory using a Quasi-Dimensional Stochastic Reactor Model

Room 412A
Brandenburg University of Technology, Loge AB-Lund Combustion Engineering, Groupe Renault

Netzer, C., Seidel, L., Pasternak, M., Klauer, C., Perlman, C., Ravet, F., and Mauss, G., “Engine Knock Prediction and Evaluation based on Detonation Theory using a Quasi-Dimensional Stochastic Reactor Model,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0538, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0538

High Efficiency IC Engine Concepts [Part 2 of 3]

2:30p.m.

DigitalAirTM Camless FVVA System – Part 1, Valve Train Design, Capability and Performance

Room 251C
JP SCOPE, Inc.; Czero Inc.

Babbitt, G.R., Rogers, J., Weyer, K.M., Cohen, D., and Charlton, S.J., “DigitalAirTM Camless FVVA System – Part 1, Valve Train Design, Capability and Performance,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0635, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0635

3:30p.m.

DigitalAirTM Camless FVVA System – Part 1, Valve Train Design, Capability and Performance

Room 251C
JP SCOPE, Inc.; Czero Inc.; University of Bath; Anderson Consulting

Charlton, S.J., Price, C.E., Rogers, J., Turner, J.W.G., Wijetunge, R.S., and Anderson, W., “DigitalAirTM Camless FVVA System – Part 2, Gasoline Engine Performance Opportunities,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0641, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0641

Thursday

April 6, 2017

Combustion in Compression-Ignition Engines: Fuel/Additive Effects

8:30a.m.

Mixing-Controlled Combustion of Conventional and Higher Reactivity Gasolines in a Multi-Cylinder Heavy-Duty Compression Ignition Engine

Room 251A
Aramco Research Center

Zhang, Y., Sommers, S., Pei, Y., Kumar, P., Voice, A., Traver, M., and Cleary, D., “Mixing-Controlled Combustion of Conventional and Higher Reactivity Gasolines in a Multi-Cylinder Heavy-Duty Compression Ignition Engine,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0696, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0696

High Efficiency IC Engine Concepts [Part 3 of 3]

8:30a.m.

Design of a Fuel-Efficient Two-Stroke Diesel Engine for Medium Passenger Cars: Comparison between Standard and Reverse Uniflow Scavenging Architectures

Room 251C
IFP Energies nouvelles, Groupe Renault

Galpin, J., Colliou, T., Laget, O., Rabeau, F., De Paola, G., and Rahir, P., “Design of a Fuel-Efficient Two-Stroke Diesel Engine for Medium Passenger Cars: Comparison between Standard and Reverse Uniflow Scavenging Architectures,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0645, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0645

9:00a.m.

Developing a 55% BTE Commercial Heavy-Duty Opposed-Piston Engine without a Waste Heat Recovery System

Room 251C
Achates Power, Inc.

Abani, N., Nagar, N., Zermeno, R., Chiang, M., and Thomas, I., “Developing a 55% BTE Commercial Heavy-Duty Opposed-Piston Engine without a Waste Heat Recovery System,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0638, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0638.

Multi-Dimensional Engine Modeling [Part 5 of 6]

8:30a.m.

CFD Modeling and Experimental Analysis of a Homogeneously Charged Turbulent Jet Ignition System in a Rapid Compression Machine

Room 258
Michigan State University

Gholamisheeri, M., Thelen, B., and Toulson, E., “CFD Modeling and Experimental Analysis of a Homogeneously Charged Turbulent Jet Ignition System in a Rapid Compression Machine,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0557, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0557

Modeling and Simulation of Military Ground Vehicles [Part 3 of 4]

9:00a.m.

Virtual Engine Optimization from Design to Experimentation

Room 311B
Automotive Research Association of India

Pawar, P., Jose, A., Chaudhari, H.B., Juttu, S., Walke, N.H., and Marathe, N.V., “Virtual Engine Optimization from Design to Experimentation,” SAE Paper 2017-26-0264, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-26-0264

Fuel Injection and Sprays [Part 5 of 8]

9:30a.m.

Comparison of In-Nozzle Flow Characteristics of Naphtha and N-Dodecane Fuels

Room 252A
Argonne National Laboratory, Aramco Research Center

Torelli, R., Som, S., Pei, Y., Zhang, Y., Voice, A., Traver, M., and Cleary, D., “Comparison of In-Nozzle Flow Characteristics of Naphtha and N-Dodecane Fuels,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0853, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0853

10:30a.m.

An experimental and numerical study of diesel spray impingement on a flat plate

Room 252A
Michigan Technological University, Argonne National Laboratory

Zhao, L., Torelli, R., Zhu, X., Scarcelli, R., Som, S., Schmidt, H., Naber, J., and Lee, S.-Y., “An experimental and numerical study of diesel spray impingement on a flat plate,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0854, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0854

Modeling and Simulation of Military Ground Vehicles [Part 4 of 4]

1:30p.m.

The Relative Importance of Fuel Oxidation Chemistry and Physical Properties to Spray Ignition

Room 311B
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Kim, D., Martz, J., and Violi, A., “The Relative Importance of Fuel Oxidation Chemistry and Physical Properties to Spray Ignition,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0269, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0269

Papers

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Addepalli, K.S. and Mallikarjuna, J.M., “Effect of Engine Parameters on Mixture Stratification in a Wall-Guided GDI Engine – A Quantitative CFD Analysis,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0570, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0570

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Ibrahim, F., Mahmood, W.M.F., Abdullah, S., and Mansor, M.R.A., “Comparison of Soot Emissions in Compression Ignition Diesel Engine by CFD Simulation from Simple to Detailed Soot Model,” SAE Paper 2017-01-1006, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-1006

Tianjin University; Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., Ltd.
Wu, M., Pei, Y., Qin, J., Li, X., Zhou, J., Zhan, Z.S., Guo, Q., Liu, B., and Hu, T.G., “Study on Methods of Coupling Numerical Simulation of Conjugate Heat Transfer and In-Cylinder Combustion Process in GDI Engine,” SAE Paper 2017-01-0576, 2017. DOI:10.4271/2017-01-0576

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, includes groundbreaking technology that eliminates the user-defined mesh, fully couples the automated mesh and the solver at runtime, and automatically refines the mesh when and where it is needed. CONVERGE is revolutionizing the CFD industry and shifting the paradigm towards predictive CFD.
Published March 28, 2017