The CONVERGE User Conference is your chance to formally present your research and informally discuss your simulations with some of the best minds in CFD. If you wish to speak at the CONVERGE User Conference, please submit an abstract below. No written paper is required!

All presenters must register for the conference. In addition, presenters will be asked to submit their slides prior to the conference.

Schedule Overview

Monday-11 March
Morning
Afternoon
Wednesday-13 March
Morning
Afternoon
Thursday-14 March
Morning
Afternoon
Friday-15 March
Morning
Afternoon

Abstract

We are no longer accepting abstracts for the 2019 CONVERGE User Conference-Europe. If you have any questions about the abstract review process or conference registration, please contact Edith Vasquez at [email protected]

For other opportunities to present your latest work in CONVERGE, the first CONVERGE User Conference-India will take place May 13-17 in Pune and Bengaluru, and the sixth annual CONVERGE User Conference-North America will be held September 23-27 in New Orleans.

Key Dates

30 January

Submission closes

15 February

Acceptance notifications sent

25 February

Conference registration deadline for presenters

Speakers

We’re developing an amazing lineup of speakers to share their latest work in CFD and CONVERGE. Check back regularly for updates on the list of speakers and the agenda for the event.

Frederic Ravet

Dr Frederic Ravet

Expert in CFD simulation applied to powertrain

Renault SAS

Hugh
Blaxill

Hugh Blaxill

General Manager and Head of Engineering Services North America (PME.US.E)

MAHLE Powertrain, LLC

Henry
Curran

Prof Henry Curran

Professor of Combustion Chemistry

NUI Galway

Agenda

tuesday, 12 March

Room
Arenas IV
8:00

Registration

8:20

Opening

Rainer Rothbauer | Convergent Science
8:40

KEYNOTE | MAHLE Jet Ignition as an Advanced Fuel Economy Solution

Hugh Blaxill | MAHLE Powertrain, LLC
9:20

Numerical Investigation of Natural Gas-Diesel Dual Fuel Combustion

Lorenzo Bartolucci | University of Rome Tor Vergata
9:40

Towards an Integrated Workflow to Model Liquid Spray Combustion Systems

Ricardo Novella | CMT-Motores Térmicos
10:00

CFD as Simulative Transparent Engine Diagnostic for GDI Spray Layout Optimization

Raghavan Lakshmanan | Delphi Technologies
10:20

Break

11:00

ELSA Model Applied to Diesel and Gasoline Sprays Description

Frederic Ravet | Renault SAS
11:20

Gasoline Spray Model Calibration Under Diesel Engine Like Conditions

Yohan Blacodon | ARAMCO
11:40

Leveraging CONVERGE for Modeling Adjacent Applications in the Automotive Industry

David Rowinski | Convergent Science
12:15

Lunch | Nixe Palace II

13:40

KEYNOTE | Progress on Chemical Kinetic Mechanism Development

Henry Curran | NUI Galway
14:20

Understanding Passive Turbulent Jet Ignition Concept for Automotive Applications

Josep Gómez Soriano | CMT-Motores Térmicos
14:40

Design Optimization of SI Engine Intake Ports

Aris Babajimopoulos | Volvo Car Corporation
15:00

An Innovative In-Cylinder Aerodynamics for High Efficiency SI Engines

Olivier Laget | IFP Energies nouvelles
15:20

Break

15:50

Combustion Stability Study in a Lean SI Optical Engine Using LES

Jacopo Zembi | University of Perugia
16:10

Large Eddy Simulation of Knocking Combustion

Max Mally | RWTH Aachen University - Institute for Combustion Engines
16:30

Effect of CNG-H2 Blends and Turbulence on EGR Tolerance in SI Engine

Prashant Goel | Politecnico di Torino
16:50

Modeling and Simulation of Ammonia Combustion in Spark Ignition Engines

Amer Avdic | Opel
17:10

Technical Achievements in Gas Turbine Engines

Scott Drennan | Convergent Science

wednesday, 13 March

Room
Arenas IV
8:00

Registration

8:30

Welcome

Convergent Science
8:40

KEYNOTE | Simulation: Crucial Needs in the Automotive Industry

Frederic Ravet | Renault SAS
9:20

Accelerating Design Exploration with Rescale’s Cloud HPC Simulation Platform

Dan Jean | Rescale
9:40

Employing Machine Learning & Optimization Algorithms for Piston Bowl Design

Alaz Talay | BMCPower
10:00

Development of an Approach for the Optimization of Direct Injection CNG Engines

Vincenzo Bevilacqua | Porsche Engineering Services GmbH
10:20

Break

11:00

A Fast Running Chemistry Solver for Engine Combustion and Emissions Simulations

Andrea Matrisciano | LOGE AB
11:20

Numerical Assessment of an Innovative Piston Bowl in a Light-duty Diesel Engine

Andrea Bianco | Powertech Engineering
11:40

Validation Study for New Combustion Concept in Diesel Engine

Hyuckmo Kwon | Hyundai Motor
12:15

Lunch | Nixe Palace II

13:40

Towards Quantitative Prediction of Urea Thermolysis in SCR Systems

Chaouki Habchi | IFP Energies nouvelles
14:00

On the Behaviour of Urea on a Heated Wall. A Revealed Leidenfrost-like Regime

Louis-Marie Malbec | IFP Energies nouvelles
14:20

Version 3.0 Updates and What Lies Beyond

Keith Richards | Convergent Science
14:40

Closing

Kelly Senecal | Convergent Science

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