Conference

The future of predictive CFD

The CONVERGE User Conference is a unique, informative, and fun event that brings together CONVERGE users from around the world. Expand your CFD knowledge, network with your peers, and be inspired. All of this, and no registration fee.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Andreas Lippert

Executive Engineering Leader
Distributed Power
GE Power
Multi-Physics Simulation is Just the Beginning in a Digital Industrial Enterprise

Dr. Christian Angelberger

Expert
Engine Combustion Modeling
IFP Energies nouvelles
Large-Eddy Simulation for Internal Combustion Engines:
State-of-the-Art and Trends

Dr. Sibendu Som

Lead Computational Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory
High-Fidelity Simulations for Co-optimization of Engines and Fuels & High Throughput Calculations on Supercomputers

Conference Agenda

Wednesday

08 March, 2017
07:00

Registration Opens

07:30–08:30

Breakfast

08:30–08:45

Welcome

Kelly Senecal & Rainer Rothbauer | Convergent Science
08:45–09:25

KEYNOTE | Multi-Physics Simulation is Just the Beginning in a Digital Industrial Enterprise

Andreas Lippert | GE Power
09:25–09:50

Injector Flow and Near-Nozzle Eulerian Spray Simulations

Michele Battistoni | University of Perugia
09:50–10:15

Spray Calibration and Combustion Simulation for Large Bore Engines Using Converge

Avnish Dhongde | FEV
10:15–10:30

SPONSOR | Gamma Technologies (GT)

10:30–11:00

Break

11:00–11:25

Simulation of Diesel Spray Using an Improved Version of TKI-ECFM3Z

Jean-Baptiste Michel | IFP Energies nouvelles
11:25–11:50

Implementation of a spray combustion model and a combustion optimization system

Ricardo Novella | CMT-Motores Térmicos
11:50–12:15

Necessary Grid Resolution and Turbulence-Chemistry Interaction Modeling

Corinna Netzer | Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus
12:15–13:15

Lunch

13:15–13:40

Predictive Urea Deposit Simulations with CONVERGE

Scott Drennan | Convergent Science
13:40–13:55

SPONSOR | Ses-Tec

13:55–14:20

Application of Particle Sectional Model for Soot Modeling in Diesel Engines

Rathinam Balamurugan | Renault
14:20–14:45

Combustion Process Optimization for an EGR Only Offroad Diesel Engine

Federico Millo | Politecnico di Torino
14:45–15:15

Break

15:15–15:55

KEYNOTE | High-Fidelity Simulations for Co-Optimization of Engines and Fuels & High Throughput Calculations on Supercomputers

Sibendu Som | Argonne National Laboratory
15:55–16:20

Gas Turbine Combustor Modeling with CONVERGE

Daniel Lee | Convergent Science
16:20–16:35

Sponsor | Rescale

16:35–17:00

Large Eddy Simulation Modeling in CONVERGE

Eric Pomraning | Convergent Science

Thursday

09 March, 2017
07:00

Registration

07:30–8:30

Breakfast

08:30–08:45

Welcome Back

Robert Kaczmarek | Convergent Science
8:45–9:25

KEYNOTE | Large-Eddy Simulation for Internal Combustion Engines: State-of-the-Art and Trends

Christian Angelberger | IFP Energies nouvelles
9:25–9:50

Modeling and Understanding Cycle-to-Cycle Variation Through Multi-cycle LES

Mohsen Mirzaeian | Politecnico di Torino
9:50–10:15

Efficient Optimization for Engine Combustion Chamber Design

Clément Dumand | Groupe PSA
10:15–10:30

SPONSOR | Beta

10:30–11:00

Break

11:00–11:25

Numerical Simulation of a Lean–Burn NG Engine Using a PaSR Combustion Model

Lorenzo Bartolucci | University of Rome Tor Vergata
11:25–11:50

SI Engine Simulation Using ECFM-ISSIM Model with Converge 2.3

Stéphane Chevillard | IFP Energies nouvelles
11:50–12:15

Evaluation of SI Combustion Models: Knock with EGR and Water Injection Effects

Michele Battistoni | University of Perugia
12:15–13:15

Lunch

13:15–13:40

Modeling Flows in Complex Moving Geometries of Pumps & Compressors

David Rowinski | Convergent Science
13:40–13:55

SPONSOR | Friendship Systems

13:55–14:20

Methodology for Simulation of Engine Structure Temperature and its Validation

Aris Babajimopoulos | Volvo Cars Corporation
14:20–14:45

Kinetic Modeling of SI Engine Combustion—Opportunities and Challenges

Max Mally | RWTH Aachen University - Institute for Combustion Engines
14:45–15:15

Break

15:15–15:40

Computational Chemistry Consortium and the Importance of Detailed Kinetics in Combustion Simulations

Henry Curran | Computational Chemistry Consortium
15:40–15:55

Sponsor | EnSight

15:55–16:20

Approach of Reviving the Rotary Engine through the Use of Kerosene with the Help of CFD and Chemical Kinetic-Reaction Simulation

Felix Zahradnik | Vienna University of Technology
16:20–16:45

New Features in CONVERGE version 2.4 and a Sneak Peek at 3.0

Keith Richards | Convergent Science
16:45–17:00

Closing

Kelly Senecal | Convergent Science

Networking Events

Connect. Explore. Relax. Enjoy.

Connect with fellow CONVERGE users. Explore a few of the beautiful and historic sites Vienna has to offer. Relax with good food and drink. Enjoy the first CONVERGE User Conference - Europe.

Tuesday

07 March, 2017
19:00
Image courtesy of Austria Trend Hotels

Welcome reception

Parkhotel Schönbrunn Gloriette Bar

Join us and network with your peers at the Gloriette Bar in the Parkhotel Schönbrunn as we kick off our first European CONVERGE User Conference.
Food and beverages will be served.

Wednesday

08 March, 2017
18:30

Castle Schönbrunn Grand Tour & Dinner

Castle Schönbrunn

We will take you on a journey through the centuries with cultural treasures of the Habsburg dynasty. The grand tour will be followed by a dinner in the more than 300-year-old Castle Schönbrunn.

Thursday

09 March, 2017
18:30

Heurigen Night

Welser Werner Heuriger, Probusgasse 12 , 1190 Vienna

Do not miss the opportunity to experience a traditional Austrian night in a tavern known for its atmosphere of Gemütlichkeit (warmth and friendliness). Enjoy good wine, simple food, and traditional live music in a rustic tavern in a well-known winery region of Vienna.