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.

Dr. Anthony J. Marchese

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University

Dr. Epaminondas Mastorakos

Hopkinson & ICI Professor of Applied Thermodynamics
University of Cambridge

Agenda

For the Global CONVERGE User Conference, each day’s presentation session will be held twice, once in Central European Time (CEST) for attendees in Europe and Asia, and once in Central U.S. Time (CDT) for attendees in North and South America. Speakers will be available for a live Q&A following their presentation at one or both sessions, denoted by the speech bubble icon in the agenda below.

TIME
TITLE | Speaker | Affiliation
LIVE Q&A
Europe/Asia
Americas
10:00

Welcome

10:10

Simulating the New Generation of Wind Turbines

Francesco Papi | University of Florence
10:35

Numerical Analysis of Contaminant Spread in a Classroom

Sameera Wijeyakulasuriya | Convergent Science
11:00

LES of a Cough Jet Using CONVERGE and a Manikin Model

Haiwen Ge | Texas Tech University
11:25

KEYNOTE | CFD Simulations of Respiratory Release Dispersion: Strengths, Limitations, and Impact on Disease Mitigation Measures

Epaminondas Mastorakos | University of Cambridge
12:05

Break

12:25

Limaçon Machine Designs and Applications

Truong Phung | Federation University Australia
12:50

Optimization of the Flow in an Oil Flooded Rotary Vane Compressor

James Willie | Compressors and Vacuum Systems Engineering GmbH
13:15

Virtual Prototyping and Flow Analysis of a Generator Enclosure Using CONVERGE CFD

Varun Negandhi | EngSim
13:40

Numerical Simulation of Automotive Camera and Sensor Cleaning Sprays

Dheerendra Sridhar & Larry Rachow | ARaymond North America LLC
14:05

An Update on CONVERGE’s Advantages in Gas Turbines and Aftertreatment

Scott Drennan | Convergent Science
14:30

What's New in CONVERGE 3.1?

Keith Richards | Convergent Science
14:55

Closing

TIME
TITLE | Speaker | Affiliation
LIVE Q&A
Europe/Asia
Americas
10:00

Welcome

10:05

CFD Modeling of ARC-M1 Gas Turbine for Predicting Lean Blowout

Debolina Dasgupta | Argonne National Laboratory
10:30

High Fidelity Large Eddy Simulation of Thermoacoustic Instability in a High-Pressure Combustor

Veeraraghava Raju Hasti | Purdue University
10:55

Modeling Pollutant Emissions from a Single Section on an Anode Baking Furnace

Domenico Lahaye | Technical University of Delft
11:20

Modeling a Reacting Jet in Vitiated Crossflow at 6 Atmospheres

Scott Martin | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
11:45

Modeling of Rotating Detonation Engines for Air-Breathing and Rocket Propulsion

Pinaki Pal | Argonne National Laboratory
12:10

An Open-Source Technical Computing Platform to Analyze CONVERGE CFD Results

Siddhartha Banerjee | Mainspring Energy Inc.
12:35

Break

12:55

Using CONVERGE to Quantify Liquid Propellant Slosh Damping for Space Vehicle Applications

Grant Musgrove | Southwest Research Institute
13:20

CFD Simulation of Oil Film Hydrodynamics in Main Bearing for HD Engines

Qingluan Xue | Volvo Group Trucks Technology
13:45

Liquid Jet Impingement: Fundamentals and Application to Electric Motor Cooling

Lorenzo Nocivelli | Argonne National Laboratory
14:10

Emobility Modeling in CONVERGE

Tristan Burton | Convergent Science
14:35

CONVERGE 3.1 Enhancements: Multi-Stream Simulations

Xiaochuan Chai | Convergent Science
15:00

Closing

TIME
TITLE | Speaker | Affiliation
LIVE Q&A
Europe/Asia
Americas
10:00

Welcome

10:05

CFD-Guided Evaluation of Spark Assisted Cold Idle Operation in a Heavy-Duty Gasoline Compression Ignition Engine

Emma Zhao | Aramco Americas
10:30

Determination of the Impact of Individual Field Quantities on CCV

Clemens Gößnitzer | LEC GmbH
10:55

Using 3D CFD Simulation Tools for a Better Design of H2 ICE

Rajesh Kumar | IFP Energies nouvelles
11:20

KEYNOTE | The Convergence of Fundamental Combustion Science with Practical Engine Design and Development

Anthony Marchese | Colorado State University
12:00

Break

12:20

Simulations of Direct Injection of Liquid Ammonia Spray in CI Engine

Michal Lewandowski | Norwegian University of Science and Technology
12:45

Effect of Bio-Oil Blends on a Large Two-Stroke Marine Engine

Flavio Chuahy | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
13:10

A Tabulated Real-Fluid Modeling Approach Applied to Cryogenic LN2-H2 Jets Evaporation and Mixing at Transcritical Regime

Sajad Jafari | IFP Energies nouvelles
13:35

H2-ICE Design Optimization for Ultra-Lean Combustion

Andrea Bianco | Powertech Engineering
14:00

C3MechV3.3: A New Detailed Kinetic Model for Surrogate Fuels

Henry Curran | NUI Galway
14:25

CONVERGE 3.1 Enhancements: Volume of Fluid Modeling

Angelo Frisani | Convergent Science
14:50

Closing

TIME
TITLE | Speaker | Affiliation
LIVE Q&A
Europe/Asia
Americas
10:00

Welcome

10:05

CAD-CFD-Based Piston Bowl Parametric Optimization Process

Maria Pia Centini | PUNCH Torino
10:30

Numerical Investigation of Passive Pre-Chamber Designs in a Light-Duty Gasoline Engine

Anqi Zhang | Aramco Services Company: Aramco Research Center – Detroit
10:55

Nozzle Geometry Effects on the Primary Jet Breakup - An Integrated Approach

Sampath K. Rachakonda | Argonne National Laboratory
11:20

Modeling of Spray Formation for Direct Injection System Using ROI and ELSA

Kaushik Saha | Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
11:45

An Overview of Prechamber Engine Modeling at KAUST

Mickael Silva | King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
12:10

Break

12:30

Spray G Simulations Including Injector Tip Geometry and Variable Mass Flow Rate

Tuan M. Nguyen | Sandia National Laboratories
12:55

Numerical Investigation of Dual Fuel Engine at Early Injection Timings

Prabhat Ranjan Jha | Textron Specialized Vehicles
13:20

Advanced Combustion Methods in SI Engines: Ignition and Flame Propagation

Jacopo Zembi | Università degli Studi di Perugia
13:55

Using CONVERGE CFD to Describe Knocking Combustion with RANS and LES with TFM

Michael Blomberg | VKA, RWTH Aachen University
14:20

Assessment of Liquid Film Evaporation Modelling in a Turbulent Channel Flow

Mohamed Chemak | IFP Energies nouvelles
14:45

CONVERGE 3.1 Enhancements: Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling

Jasim Sadique | Convergent Science
15:10

Closing

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Abstract Submission

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. No written paper is required! All presenters must register for the conference. In addition, presenters will be asked to record their presentations and submit their slides prior to the conference.

We are no longer accepting abstracts for the 2021 Global CONVERGE User Conference. If you have any questions about the abstract review process or conference registration, please contact Tiffany Cook at [email protected]

Key Dates

July 23 | Deadline to submit abstracts
July 28 | Abstract acceptance notifications sent