Due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be holding the CONVERGE User Conference-Europe online.

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Speakers

Each year, the CONVERGE User Conference features prominent speakers from various industries to share their expertise with the CONVERGE community. Check back regularly and subscribe to our mailing list for updates on this year’s keynote speakers.

Ing. Vincenzo Bevilacqua

Senior Expert in Engine Analysis at Porsche Engineering Services

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Pitsch

Professor and Director of the Institute for Combustion Technology at RWTH Aachen University

Agenda

We’ve put together an amazing lineup of speakers to share their latest work in CFD and CONVERGE. Check out the list of speakers below! All times are listed in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

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CEST
13:00

Opening

Rainer Rothbauer | Convergent Science
13:10

KEYNOTE | The Use of Coupled 1D-3D Simulation in the Optimization of High-Performance SI Engines

Vincenzo Bevilacqua | Porsche Engineering Services GmbH
13:40

Aerodynamic Characterization of an SI Engine Using LES and EMD2D

Stéphane Jay | IFP Energies nouvelles
14:00

LES Simulations in a Lean SI Optical Engine Using Thickened Flame Model

Jacopo Zembi | University of Perugia
14:20

Development of a RANS Methodology for Gaseous Emission Simulation in SI Engines

Max Mally | RWTH Aachen University - Institute for Combustion Engines
14:40

Modeling Transient Heat Transfer in a GDI Engine Using a 3D-CHT Approach

Adèle Poubeau | IFP Energies nouvelles
15:15

Break

15:35

Online Trivia Game

15:40

Update on C3 Mechanism Development

Henry Curran | NUI Galway
16:00

On Turbulent Jet Ignition: A Numerical Comparison With Standard Spark Plug in Lean Conditions

Egidio Cassone | Polytechnic University of Bari
16:20

Modelling of Combustion and Knock Onset Risk in a High Performance TJI Engine

Andrea Bianco | POWERTECH Engineering
16:40

HPC and Machine Learning – Accelerating Engine Design Process

Opeoluwa Owoyele | Argonne National Laboratory
17:00

Real Surface Effects on Fuel Injection for Automotive and Aerospace Applications

Lorenzo Nocivelli | Argonne National Laboratory
17:20

Numerical Assessment of Latest Generation SCR Systems Performance

Andrea Bianco | POWERTECH Engineering
17:40

Technical Achievements in Gas Turbines and Aftertreatment

Scott Drennan | Convergent Science
18:00

Closing

Kelly Senecal | Convergent Science
CEST
13:00

Welcome

Rainer Rothbauer | Convergent Science
13:10

KEYNOTE | What is the Right Fuel?

Heinz Pitsch | RWTH Aachen University - Institute for Combustion Technology
13:40

Numerical Investigation on Fuel Spray Characteristics in Ducted Fuel Injection

Andrea Piano | Politecnico di Torino
14:00

LES Spray Studies for Improving RANS Diesel Combustion Simulations

Vincenzo Pezza | General Motors Global Propulsion Systems
14:20

Analysis of Combustion and Emissions in an LD CI Engine Through CFD Analysis

Mirko Baratta | Politecnico di Torino
14:40

Optimization of the Combustion Chamber Geometry for CI Engine Using MOGA

Ramazan Şener | Marmara University
15:00

Modeling Cooling of Electric Motors in CONVERGE

David Rowinski | Convergent Science
15:20

Break

15:35

Online Trivia Game

15:40

Battery Pack Simulation in CONVERGE 3.0

Tristan Burton | Convergent Science
16:00

Simulation and Optimization of the Flow Inside a Screw Compressor

James Willie | CVS Engineering GmbH
16:20

Investigating the Sealing of a New Concept Rotary Engine

Savvas Savvakis, Elias Nassiopoulos, Dimitrios Mertzis, Zissis Samaras | Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
16:40

Modeling of Combustion in Direct-Injected CNG Engines

Abhishek Deshmukh | RWTH Aachen University - Institute for Combustion Technology
17:00

An SGS Wrinkling Model for the TFM-AMR Approach in CONVERGE

Cédric Mehl | IFP Energies nouvelles
17:20

Prediction and Assessment of Engine Knock Events Using the Resonance Theory

Corinna Netzer | Norwegian University of Science and Technology
17:40

Soot Modelling Coupled with Flamelet-Based Spray Flame Simulations

José M. Pastor | CMT-Motores Térmicos
18:00

CONVERGE 3.0 Results and Looking Ahead to 3.1

Keith Richards | Convergent Science
18:20

Closing

Kelly Senecal | Convergent Science