The U.S. Department of Energy held its 2017 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR) for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Office in Washington, D.C. from June 5-9. Seventeen of the programs that were reviewed at the meeting referenced partnerships with Convergent Science and its computational fluid dynamics software CONVERGE. These programs are managed at Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, and Sandia National Laboratories, as well as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The research was performed at these labs, as well as at universities including the University of Wisconsin, University of Alabama, Ohio State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Michigan Technological University, and Stony Brook University.

The breadth of work presented at the AMR is a testament to the innovative, multi-faceted nature 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-Duty Diesel Combustion

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

ACS016: High-Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Engines

ACS017: Accelerating Predictive Simulation of IC Engines with High Performance Computing

ACS075: Advancements in Fuel Spray and Combustion Modeling with High-Performance Computing Resources

ACS076: Improved Solvers for Advanced Engine Combustion Simulation

ACS084: Advanced Ignition Systems for Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Engines

ACS106: Multi-Component Fuel Vaporization and Flash Boiling

ACS107: High-Pressure Supercritical Fuel Injection at Diesel Conditions

ACS108: Spray-Wall Interaction at High-Pressure and High-Temperature Conditions

ACS110: Engine Knock Prediction

ACS111: Lagrangian Soot Model Considering Gas Kinetics and Surface Chemistry

FT052: Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima)–Topic 7–Fuel Kinetics and Its Simulation

FT060: Single-Fuel Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Combustion Enabled by Onboard Fuel Reformation

The reviewers at the AMR come from a variety of scientific and engineering backgrounds, and they evaluate research projects based on how much they contribute to or advance the Department of Energy’s missions and goals. The final reviews will be published later this year in the Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review 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, 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 June 28, 2017