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. Christopher Powell

Principal Engine Research Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Amer A. Amer

Transport Chief Technologist
Aramco

Dr. Choon-Sik Jhun

Assistant Professor
Penn State University College of Medicine

Schedule Overview

Monday | Sept 28
Tuesday | Sept 29
8:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | Sept 30
8:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | Oct 1
Friday | Oct 2

Agenda

We put together an amazing lineup of speakers to share their latest work in CFD and CONVERGE. Check out the list of speakers and the agenda below!

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CDT
8:50

Welcome

Kelly Senecal | Convergent Science
9:00

KEYNOTE | Even Blood Is Not Happy With Turbulence: Hemostatic Perspectives

Choon-Sik Jhun | Penn State University College of Medicine
9:30

Technoeconomic Analysis Framework: A Shrouded Wind Turbine LES Study

Mahmoud Koraiem | Stony Brook University
9:50

Numerical Evaluation of Spark Assisted Cold Idle Operation in a HD GCI Engine

Emma Zhao | Argonne National Laboratory
10:10

3D-RANS Study on Liquid Properties of Gasoline, Ethanol and Water Mixtures

Tim Franken | Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
10:30

The Initial Flow Condition Influence on the Combustion Process in a CI Engine

Michele Pipicelli | Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (CNR - Istituto Motori)
10:50

Modeling High-Pressure Mixing and Combustion in Rocket Engines With CONVERGE

David Rowinski | Convergent Science
11:35

Break

12:10

KEYNOTE | X-Ray Diagnostics for the Validation of Nozzle Flow and Spray Simulations

Christopher Powell | Argonne National Laboratory
12:40

CFD Modeling of Fuel Injection via Coupling of In-Nozzle Flow and Ensuing Spray

Hengjie Guo | Argonne National Laboratory
1:00

Using X-Rays and Machine Learning to Improve Internal Flow Simulations Tools

Gina M. Magnotti | Argonne National Laboratory
1:20

Low- and High-Temperature Flame Analysis For Spray A and D Using RANS and LES

Fabien Tagliante | Sandia National Laboratories
1:40

Real Fluid Modeling in CONVERGE

Chaouki Habchi | IFP Energies nouvelles
2:00

Hot Surface Ignition Assistant for Aircraft Compression Ignition Engines

Je Ir Ryu | U.S. Army Research Laboratory
2:20

LES of a Turbulent Spray Burner Using Thickened Flame Model and AMR

Aleksandra Rezchikova | IFP Energies nouvelles
2:40

Expanding CONVERGE’s Advantages in Gas Turbines and Aftertreatment

Scott Drennan | Convergent Science
3:00

Thermal Evaluation of SCR Catalyst Using CFD in Diesel Engine

Saurabh Sharma | Isuzu Technical Center of America
CDT
8:50

Welcome Back

Elizabeth Favreau | Convergent Science
9:00

KEYNOTE | Transport Challenges and Opportunities in a Carbon Constrained World

Amer A. Amer | Aramco
9:30

Piston Bowl and Cooling Gallery Design Optimization for Heavy-Duty Engines

Chaitanya Kavuri | Caterpillar Inc.
9:50

Understanding Low Load Advanced Compression Ignition With Gasoline Using LES

Patrick O'Donnell | Clemson University
10:10

Towards Advanced Modeling of Multi-Mode Combustion Engines

Sayop Kim | Argonne National Laboratory
10:30

Development of CFD Models for Ignition Processes in Internal Combustion Engines

Joohan Kim | Argonne National Laboratory
10:50

Development and Validation of Spray-Wall Interaction Models for GDI Applications

Roberto Torelli | Argonne National Laboratory
11:10

Real-Fuel Injection for GDI Applications: Nozzle-Flow and Ensuing Spray

Lorenzo Nocivelli | Argonne National Laboratory
11:30

Simulating Cycle-to-Cycle Variation in a GDI Engine With RANS and LES/TFM

Eric Pomraning | Convergent Science
12:05

Break

12:50

Prediction of Cyclic Variability and Knock in a GDI Engine at High Speed and Load

Ronald Grover | General Motors
1:10

Developing a Methodology to Tailor Chemical Mechanisms for SI Combustion

Anqi Zhang | Aramco Research Center
1:30

Comparison Study Between Online and Tabulated Chemistry Approach for SI Engine

Krishna Prasad Shrestha | Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
1:50

Recent Chemical Kinetic Mechanism Developments

Henry Curran | NUI Galway
2:10

Extending Tabulated Flamelet Models for Compression Ignition Engine Applications

A. Cody Nunno | Argonne National Laboratory
2:30

Electromobility in CONVERGE

Tristan Burton | Convergent Science
2:50

CONVERGE Development Update: Version 3.1

Keith Richards | Convergent Science
3:10

Closing Remarks

Kelly Senecal | Convergent Science

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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 2020 CONVERGE User Conference-North America. If you have any questions about the abstract review process or conference registration, please contact Tiffany Cook at [email protected]

Key Dates

July 22 | Deadline to submit abstracts
August 10 | Abstract acceptance notifications sent
August 21 | Registration deadline for presenters