Convergent Science, Inc. Announces Partnership with IFP Energies nouvelles to Implement RANS Models in CONVERGE™ CFD Software

Madison, WI – Convergent Science, Inc. and IFP Energies nouvelles are pleased to announce a strategic and technology partnership to further develop CONVERGE CFD.  This partnership will look to jointly implement both in-cylinder as well as aftertreatment models in to CONVERGE CFD. There will also be a focus on improving the CONVERGE CFD software through a joint development initiative resulting in new theories of physical models.

Rob Kaczmarek, Director of Marketing, stated, “We are very pleased to announce this partnership. IFP Energies nouvelles has been at the forefront of model development and we believe that this partnership will provide our users the most predictive combustion and after-treatment models available. We believe that the combination of CONVERGE’s industry-leading CFD technology and IFP Energies nouvelles advanced models will take us one step closer to fully predictive CFD.”

Gilles Corde, Software Products Program Manager at IFPEN, stated, “We will jointly develop a unique solution based on CONVERGE’s breakthrough technology and IFPEN’s long standing experience in internal combustion engines model development. We strive to give automotive engine OEMs fast and easy to use solutions that will allow them to build cleaner engines.”

CONVERGE is an innovative CFD software that automates the meshing at run-time with a perfectly orthogonal Cartesian mesh, eliminating the need for a user defined mesh. This combined with its Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) technology allows for easy analysis of complex geometries and moving boundaries. CONVERGE is also equipped with extremely fast and efficient detailed chemistry, an extensive set of physical sub-models, a genetic algorithm optimization module, and fully automated parallelization.

IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a public research and training player. It has an international scope, covering the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities.

As part of the public-interest mission with which it has been tasked by the public authorities, IFPEN focuses on:

  • providing solutions to take up the challenges facing society in terms of energy and the climate, promoting the emergence of a sustainable energy mix;
  • creating wealth and jobs by supporting economic activity, and the competitiveness of related industrial sectors.

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 December 8, 2014