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

26 – 27 November 2015, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano

This meeting is dedicated to all the engineers and researchers using the OpenFOAM technology to simulate thermal and fluid-dynamic processes in internal combustion engines. Presentations from universities, research institutes and industries will address the state of the art, real applications and specific developments related to in-cylinder flows, fuel-air mixing, intake/exhaust systems (including also exhaust after-treatment and silencers). Poster sessions dedicated to PhD projects related to IC engine simulations with OpenFOAM will be also organized. The afternoon of the second day will focus on practical examples related to mesh generation, case setup and post-processing for IC engine simulations using OpenFOAM. One month before the meeting, the complete program will be published. For your reference, please see the program of the of the first meeting Two-day Meeting , which was held in 2011.

Registration to attend the meeting can be done on the Registration form page.


First Day

  • 09.30 - 10.15: Registration
  • 10.15 - 10.30: Welcome from PoliMI
  • 10.30 - 11.00: VSB2 model for diesel spray simulation and comparison of K-epsilon with Realisable k-epsilon turbulence model
    V. P. Muthuramalingam (Chalmers university of Technology), A. Karlsson (Volvo Group Trucks Technology)
  • 11.00 - 11.30: Spray produced by GDI injectors investigated by LES-Lagrange approach using a weak coupling
    J. Hélie (Continental Automotive), M Gorokhovski (LMF, Ecole Centrael Lyon)
  • 11.30 - 12.00: Magneti Marelli experiences of direct injection engines CFD simulation using OpenFOAM
    M. Picerno, R. Di Gioia, G. Bonandrini, L. Venturoli (Magneti Marelli Powertrain)
  • 12.00 - 13.30: Open discussion and Lunch Break
  • 13.30 - 14.00: cfMesh - a reliable meshing tool for the automotive applications
    F. Juretic, (Creative Fields Ltd.)
  • 14.00 - 14.30: Development and validation of a CFD combustion model for HD Diesel Engine: NexGenComb Project
    G. Hardy (FIAT Powertrain)
  • 14.30 - 15.00: In-cylinder flows and combustion modeling: application and validation to real and engine-like configurations
    T. Lucchini, G. D'Errico, A. Della Torre, T. Cerri, A. Maghbouli, E. A. Tahmasebi, L. Sforza (Politecnico di Milano).
  • 15.00 - 15.30: A representative linear eddy model (RILEM) for non-premixed combustion
    T. Lackmann (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik); A. Kerstein, M. Oevermann, T. Lackman (Chalmers University of Technology).
  • 15.30 - 16.00: Open discussion and coffee break
  • 16.00 - 16.30: Mass transfer analysis of Open cell structures for the optimization of catalytic foam reactors
    F. Lucci, P. Dimopoulos Eggenschwile (EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology).
  • 16.30 - 17.00: Multi-level simulation of mufflers and after-treatment devices for internal combustion engines
    G. Montenegro, A. Della Torre, L. Nocivelli, A. Onorati (Politecnico di Milano).
  • 17.00 - 17.30: Fluid Dynamic Optimization of a Moto3 Engine by Means of 1D-3D coupled simulations
    M. Fiocco, D. Borghesi (Mahindra Racing)

Second Day

  • 09.15 - 09.45: DES Turbulence Modeling for ICE Flow Simulation in OpenFOAM
    V. K. Krastev (University of Tuscia).
  • 09.45 - 10.15: Development of compressible solvers for the simulation of turbulent flows over dynamic topologically changing grids: an application to the simulation of GDI injectors
    F. Piscaglia, A. Montorfano, J. Martinez, Y. Wu, F. Giussani. (Politecnico di Milano), J. Hélie (Continental Automotive SAS), S.M. Aithal (Argonne National Lab).
  • 10.15 - 11.00: Open discussion and coffee break
  • 11.00 - 11.30: Vortex cavitation in elliptical injection nozzles
    M. Altimira, M. Mihaescu (Royal Institute of Technology KTH)
  • 11.30 - 12.00: Internal Nozzle Flow and external atomization process of GDI injectors investigated by LES-VOF
    J. Hélie, N. Lamarque (Continental Automotive), M Caillou, CORIA, FX Demoulin (CORIA).
  • 12.00 - 12.30: Adaptive Mesh Refinement With Moving Meshes: Application to spray modeling
    A. Nygren (Chalmers University of Technology), A. Karlsson (Volvo Group Trucks Technology)
  • 12.30 - 13.00: Open discussion and Closing remarks