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


22-23 February 2018, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano

The Internal Combustion Engine Research Group of Politecnico di Milano is pleased to announce the Third Edition of the "Two-Day Meeting on Internal Combustion Engine Simulations Using OpenFOAM® Technology". 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, reserach 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). If interested, please see also the program of the first or of the second Two-day Meeting which were organized in the past.

If you need more information, please contact any member of the ICE Group or send an email to the meeting organizers.

Please register if you intend to attend the meeting.


Draft Program

First Day

  • 9.30 - 10.15: Registration
  • 10.15 - 10.30: Welcome from PoliMI
  • 10.30 - 11.00: Rapid Compression Machines: effect of inhomogeneity on auto-ignition and robust optimization
    F. Contino (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • 11.00 - 11.30: CFD combustion simulation of a two-valve Diesel engine using Open-Foam and LibICE
    L. Vargiu, G. Hardy, N. Rapetto (FPT CNH Industrial)
  • 11.30 - 12.00: Validation of combustion models with tabulated kinetics for compression ignition engines operating with advanced combustion modes
    T. Lucchini, G. D'Errico, A. Onorati (Politecnico di Milano)
  • 12.00 - 12.30: Effect of in-cylinder swirl ratio on the formation and late cycle oxidation of soot in heavy duty engines; A numerical study with Multiple Representative Interactive Flamelets (MRIF) method
    H. Fatehi, X.S. Bai (Lund University), A. Karlsson (Volvo Group Trucks Technology)

  • 12.00 - 13.30: Lunch

  • 13.30 - 14.00: Advanced CFD Modelling of Diesel-like Reacting Sprays in OpenFOAM
    J.M. Pastor, R. Novella (CMT-Motores Térmicos - UPV)
  • 14.00 - 14.30: Incorporation of Flamelet Generated Manifold combustion closure to OpenFOAM and Lib-ICE
    A. Maghbouli, B. Somers (TU Eindhoven)
  • 14.30 - 15.00: Modeling the after-treatment system of Diesel and S.I. internal combustion engines by means of OpenFOAM
    G. Montenegro, A. Della Torre, A. Onorati (Politecnico di Milano)
  • 15.00 - 15.30: Coffee break
  • 15.30 - 16.00: Gas exchange, fuel-air mixing and combustion simulations in a turbocharged gasoline engine with high compression ratio and MULTIAIR® system
    D. Paredi, T. Lucchini, G. D’Errico (Politecnico di Milano), F. Perna (CRF)
  • 16.00 - 16.30: 3D spray simulation using advanced intra-droplet and interface modeling
    A. Pati, C. Hasse (TU Darmstadt)
  • 16.30 - 17.00: Application and validation of combustion models for SI engines operating with diluted mixtures
    L. Sforza, T. Lucchini (Politecnico di Milano), T. Hori, T. Shiraishi (Nissan Motor Co.)

  • 19.30 - 21.30: Social dinner

Second Day

  • 9.00 - 9.30: In-cylinder flow simulations in large marine two-stroke engines
    Eric Baudoin, S. Mayer (MAN Diesel & Turbo)
  • 9.30 - 10.00: A MultiPhase Dynamic-VoF Solver to Model Primary Jet Atomization and Cavitation inside High-Pressure Fuel Injectors using OpenFOAM
    F. Piscaglia, F. Giussani, A. Montorfano (Politecnico di Milano), J. Hélie (Continental Automotive), S. M. Aithal (Argonne National Lab)
  • 10.00 - 10.30: Large eddy simulation of stratified combustion in spray-guided direct injection spark-ignition engine
    S. Wadekar, M. Oevermann (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

  • 10.30 - 11.00: Coffee break

  • 11.00 - 11.30: Coupled Quadrature Based Moment Models and OpenFOAM for Spray Applications
    M. Pütz, M. Pollack, C. Hasse, M. Oevermann (Chalmers university of Technology)
  • 11.30 - 12.00: Evaluation of wall heat flux models for CFD simulations of an Internal Combustion Engine under both motored and HCCI operation
    G. Decan, S. Broekaert, J. Vierendeels, S. Verhelst (Ghent University)
  • 12.00 - 12.30: HELYX-Adjoint: Next-Generation Design Optimisation for Enterprise applied to Internal Combustion Engines
    P. Geremia, E. de Villiers (Engys Ltd.)
  • 12.30 - 13.00: 1D-3D Coupled Simulation of the fuel injection inside a high performance engine for motorsport application: spray targeting and injection timing
    M. Fiocco, D. Borghesi (Mahindra Racing)
  • 13.00 - 13.15: Closing remarks