Madison, WisconsinㅡJuly 16, 2018ㅡThe U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office held its 2018 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation from June 18-21 in Arlington, Virginia. Of the advanced vehicle technologies projects reviewed at the meeting, 17 referenced partnerships with Convergent Science and its CONVERGE computational fluid dynamics software. The research for these projects took place at Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, and Sandia National Laboratories, as well as at the Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the University of Michigan.
The diversity of these 17 projects presented at the AMR highlights the versatility and broad applicability of CONVERGE. The presentations are publicly available, and links are provided below.
ACS001: Heavy-Duty Low-Temperature and Diesel Combustion & Heavy-Duty Combustion Modeling
ACS002: Light- and Medium-Duty Diesel Combustion
ACS004: Low-Temperature Gasoline Combustion (LTGC) Engine Research
ACS005: Spray Combustion Cross-Cut Engine Research
ACS010: Fuel Injection and Spray Research Using X-Ray Diagnostics
ACS012: Model Development and Analysis of Clean & Efficient Engine Combustion
ACS017: Accelerating Predictive Simulation of Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) with High-Performance Computing (HPC)
ACS022: Joint Development and Coordination of Emissions Control Data and Models (Cross-cut Lean Exhaust Emissions Reduction Simulations (CLEERS) Analysis and Coordination)
ACS075: Advancements in Fuel Spray and Combustion Modeling with High-Performance Computing (HPC) Resources
ACS918: DOE Advanced Combustion Systems Overview
FT037: Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) — Overview
FT052: Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) — Fuel Kinetics and Simulation Tool Development
FT053: Co-Optima Boosted Spark-Ignition and Multi-Mode Combustion, Part 1
FT054: Co-Optima Boosted Spark-Ignition and Multi-Mode Combustion, Part 2
FT055: Co-Optima Boosted Spark-Ignition and Multi-Mode Combustion, Part 3
FT065: Dynamic Species Reduction for Multi-Cycle Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulations (Co-Optima)
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, and they evaluate how well the projects support 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.
For more information about Convergent Science please visit convergecfd.com