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Optimize Engine Combustion FAST: With VERIFI

June 12, 2014 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Sibendu Som (ES)
Building 362, Room F108
Center for Transportation Research (CTR) Brown Bag Series
Argonne National Laboratory recently launched Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI). The idea of VERIFI stems from our ability to simulate in-cylinder engine combustion processes using high-performance computing tools. This enables us to perform engine simulations with high-fidelity and low/acceptable wall-clock times.

VERIFI will be a forum for industry to collaborate with Argonne, and together solve problems of mutual interest. The presentation will highlight Argonne’s key strengths in simulating in-cylinder combustion processes (using computational fluid dynamics tools) which include: in-nozzle flow, fuel spray, turbulence, combustion, emissions, cyclic-variability, low temperature combustion concepts, etc.

These high-fidelity robust simulation approaches are computationally demanding, hence, the need for simultaneous development of super-computing tools will be highlighted. A recent capability which we have also added is uncertainty quantification on engine processes, which enables us to further improve the reliability of the calculations. The benefits of collaborative efforts with x-ray diagnostics (at APS), engine diagnostics (at ES), CSE, MCS, and ALCF will be emphasized.