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Two-day Meeting on
Internal Combustion Engine Simulations Using OpenFOAM® Technology


11 – 12 July 2011, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano

Two-day Meeting

This meeting was organized for all the engineers and researchers using the OpenFOAM® technology to simulate thermo and fluid-dynamic processes in internal combustion engines. During the first meeting day, presentations from different research groups and companies provided a detailed overview of the current state of art of I.C. engine modeling using OpenFOAM® technology: combustion, gas exchange, intake/exhaust systems (including also exhaust after-treatment and silencers). The second day intended to encourage collaborations among different users and developers. To this end, BoF sessions were organized to identify common topics of interests (test-cases, benchmarks, suggestions and expectations from non-OpenFOAM users, new developments).

Presentations of meeting are available for download.


Final program

Monday, 11th July

  • 8.00 – 8.40: Registration
  • 8.40 – 8.45: Welcome, G. D'Errico (Politecnico di Milano).
  • 8.45 – 9.30: Simulation of gas exchange and combustion processes in SI and Diesel engines: current state of models and examples of applications, T. Lucchini, G.D'Errico, D. Ettorre, M. Fiocco (Politecnico di Milano).
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  • 9.30 – 10.00: Tabulation of Dynamic Adaptive Chemistry: a global approach to include detailed mechanisms in engine simulations, F. Contino, H. Jeanmart (Université catholique de Louvain).
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  • 10.00 – 10.30: Overview and recent developments of Dynamic Mesh Capabilities , H.Rusche (Wikki GmbH) & H.Jasak (Wikki Ltd).
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  • 10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break
  • 11.00 – 11.30: Optimization of the injection strategies in DISI engines, R. Di Gioia, G. Bonandrini, L. Venturoli (Magneti Marelli).
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  • 11.30 – 12.00: 3D CFD simulations applied for combustion development and exhaust aftertreatment design of off-road Diesel engines, A. Schilling (Liebherr Machines).
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  • 12.30 – 12.45: 1D-3D Thermo-Fluid Dynamic Simulation of a High Performance Motorbike Engine, L. Zucchi (Aprilia).
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  • 12.45 – 13.00: CFD Simulations for development of High Performance Marine Engine, M. Magni (Seatek S.p.a.).
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  • 13.00 – 14.00: Lunch Break
  • 14.00 – 14.30: Diesel fuel spray formation and combustion in OpenFOAM , A. Kösters (Chalmers Univ of Technology), A. Karlsson (Volvo Technology Corp).
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  • 14.30 – 15.00: Simulation of mixture formation and combustion for gasoline direct injection engine application using OpenFOAM, C. Huang, E. Yasari, A. Lipatnikov (Chalmers Univ of Technology).
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  • 15.00 – 15.30: Numerical Study on the Combustion and Emission Characteristics of Different Biodiesel Fuel Feedstocks and Blends Using OpenFOAM, H.M. Ismail, X. Cheng, H.K.Ng, S. Gan (The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus).
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  • 15.30 – 16.00: Modeling Diesel after-treament systems: De-NOx with injection of urea/water solution and DPF, G. Montenegro, F. Piscaglia, D. Ettorre, A. Montorfano (Politecnico di Milano).
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  • 16.00 – 16.30: Coffee Break
  • 16.30 – 17.00: Development of boundary conditions for compressible LES simulation of Internal Combustion Engines, F. Piscaglia, A. Montorfano, A. Onorati, G. Ferrari (Politecnico di Milano).
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  • 17.00 – 17.30: Open source software tools for powertrain optimisation, P. Geremia, E. De Villiers (ENGYS Srl).
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  • 17.30 – 18.00: OpenFOAM modeling of air jet interaction with a surface , A. Kornev (Rieter)
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Tuesday, 12th July

  • 9.00 – 10.30: BoF sessions: Mesh generation and moving mesh stragegies for internal combustion engine simulations
  • 10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break
  • 11.00 – 12.00: BoF sessions: Boundary conditions for LES/RANS turbulence modeling of compressible flows and non linear acoustic simulation.
  • 12.00 – 13.30: BoF sessions: Industrial requirements and expectations for a sistematic use of OpenFOAM for I.C.E. simulations.

Two-day Meeting

This meeting was not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD® Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM® software and owner of the OpenFOAM and OpenCFD trade marks.