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

13-14 February 2020, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano

The fourth edition of the "Two Day Meeting on Internal Combustion Engine Simulations using OpenFOAM Tecnology" will be held at Department of Energy of Politecnico di Milano on 13 and 14 February 2020.

The meeting is co-organized by:
- Internal Combustion Engine Group (ICEG), Politecnico di Milano
- Simulation of reactive Thermo-Fluid Systems (STFS), Technical University of Darmstadt.

OpenFOAM is now a consolidated platform for computational fluid dynamics whose capabilities are continuously extended thanks to its object-oriented structure, making it a very efficient platform for the development of advanced numerical and physical models. This Two-Day Meeting is dedicated to engineers and researchers using the OpenFOAM technology for the simulation of 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: gas exchange, fuel-air mixing, combustion, pollutant formation;
- intake and exhaust systems: after-treatment, unsteady flows, silencers.

Final Program

First Day

  • 9.00 - 9.40: Registration
  • 9.45 - 10.00: Welcome from ICEG (Politecnico di Milano) and STFS (TU Darmstadt)
  • 10.00 - 10.30: Simulation of fuel/air mixture formation in optical Gasoline-Direct Injection engine
    A. Pati, C. Hasse (TU Darmstadt)
  • 10.30 - 11.00: CFD methodologies for the modeling and the design of modern GDI engines and injector geometries
    D. Paredi, T. Lucchini, G. D'Errico (Politecnico di Milano)
  • 11.00 - 11.30: Methodology for the analysis of bowl geometry influence on combustion performance in compression-ignited engines using OpenFoam and LibIce
    Novella, R., Bracho, G., Fernandes (CMT-Motores Termicos - UPV)
  • 11.30 - 12.00: Large Eddy Simulations of Supercritical and Transcritical Jet Flows using Real Fluid Thermophysical Properties
    F.N.Z. Rahantamialisoa, B. M. Ningegowda, J. Zembi , M. Battistoni (Università degli Studi di Perugia), A. Pandal (Universidad de Oviedo), H.G. Im (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), H. Jasak (University of Zagreb)
  • 12.00 - 12.30: Round table - Mesh handling in i.c. engines by OpenFOAM: state of art, solutions and future challanges
    Moderator: A. Della Torre (Politecnico di Milano)
  • 12.30 - 13.30: Lunch break

  • 13.30 - 14.00: Simulation of after-treatment systems for Diesel and gasoline engines
    G. Montenegro, A. Della Torre, A. Onorati (Politecnico di Milano)
  • 14.00 - 14.30: Simulation of Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena in Additive Manufactured Open Cell structures for Automotive Catalyst Applications
    V. Papetti, P. Dimopoulos Eggenschwiler (EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology)
  • 14.30 - 15.00: A Rapid Compression Machine Assessment of Anti-knocking Properties of Oxygenated Aromatic Hydrocarbons from the Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass: Experimental, Theoretical and Kinetic Modelling Study
    M. Pelucchi, L. Pratali Maffei, M. Mehl, A. Frassoldati, A. Heufer, C. Cavallotti, T. Faravelli (CRECK Politecnico di Milano), R.D. Buttgen (RWTH Aachen University)
  • 15.00 - 15.30: Advanced soot models for engine applications
    F. Ferraro, S. Gierth, C. Hasse (TU Darmstadt)
  • 15.30 - 16.00: Coffee break
  • 16.00 - 16.30: Transient flow and chemistry predictions in exhaust after-treatment systems
    T. Atmakidis, N. Chatzipartali, G. Koltsakis (Exothermia SA)
  • 16.30 - 17.00: Round table - Open challeges to the industrial use of OpenFOAM in engine simulations
    Moderator: C. Hasse (TU Darmstadt)
  • 19.30 - 21.30: Social dinner

Second Day

  • 9.30 - 10.00: A Coupled Tabulated Kinetics and Flame Propagation Model for the Simulation of Fumigated Medium Speed Dual-Fuel Engines
    G. Decan, S. Verhelst (Ghent University), T. Lucchini (Politecnico di Milano)
  • 10.00 - 10.30: Importance of the injection rate for the CFD combustion simulation of a Direct Injection engine with Common Rail.
    G. Hardy (FPT CNH Industrial)
  • 10.30 - 11.00: Combustion modeling in spark-ignition engines
    T. Lucchini, G. D'Errico, L. Sforza, G. Gianetti, D. Paredi (Politecnico di Milano)
  • 11.00 - 11.30: Influence of multicomponent fuel composition on ignition and combustion of diesel sprays
    S. Gierth, M. Kircher, F. Ferraro, M. Pollack, C. Hasse (TU Darmstadt), M. Blume, P. Schwarz, R. Skoda (HSM Ruhr University Bochum), L. Weiss, M. Wensing (LTT FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg) A. Stagni, T. Faravelli (CRECK Politecnico di Milano)
  • 11.30 - 12.00: A numerical and experimental investigation of bi-fuel RCCI combustion and TCRCI, a temperature controlled single fuel compression ignition combustion
    L Marmorini (Marmomotors), T. Lucchini (Politecnico di Milano)
  • 12.00 - 12.30: Round table - Modelling different combustion modes in i.c. engines: from conventional to innovative solutions
    Moderator: G. D'Errico (Politecnico di Milano)
  • 12.30 - 13.30: Lunch break

  • 13.30 - 14.00: Towards a Euler-Euler multi-fluid solver for dense spray applications
    R. Keser, V. Vukcevic, H. Jasak (University of Zagreb), M. Battistoni (University of Perugia), H.G. Im (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology)
  • 14.00 - 14.30: CFD modelling of the flame kernel growth process under highly diluted mixtures in SI engines
    L Sforza, T. Lucchini, A. Onorati (Politecnico di Milano)
  • 14.30 - 15.00: Computational modeling of Diesel spray combustion with multiple injections
    Q. Zhou, T. Lucchini, G. D'Errico (Politecnico di Milano), N. Maes, B. Somers (Eindhoven University Of Technology), X. Lu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • 15.00 - 15.30: Automotive applications of CF-MESH+
    F. Juretic(Creative Fields)
  • 15.30 - 15.45: Closing remarks

If interested, please see also the program of the previous Two-day Meeting editions ( first, second, third ) which were organized in the past.

NEW: The meeting with be broadcasted with Skype for Business. If you are interest in watching it, please send an email ( for access information.