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.

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.

Bruce Vernham

Technical Director, Powertrain Engineering

Isuzu Technical Center of America

Joris Poort

CEO

Rescale, Inc

Alejandro Roldán-Alzate, PhD

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Radiology

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Schedule Overview

Tuesday-September 24
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Dinner & River Cruise
Wednesday-September 25
Morning
Afternoon
Thursday-September 26
Morning
Afternoon
Friday-September 27
Morning
Afternoon

Presentations

tuesday, September 24

7:00

Breakfast & Refreshments

7:45

Welcome

Kelly Senecal | Convergent Science
8:00

KEYNOTE | The Future of Computing: Big Data, Big Compute and Digital Transformation

Joris Poort | Rescale
8:40

Accelerating Design Optimization Using Machine Learning and HPC

Opeoluwa Owoyele | Argonne National Laboratory
9:05

CFD-Based Feature Engineering for NOx Machine Learning Model

Saurabh Sharma | Isuzu Technical Center of America
9:30

Combustion System Design Optimization for a Heavy Duty Gasoline CI Engine

Meng Tang | Aramco Research Center-Detroit
10:10

Break

10:30

Enabling New Applications with CONVERGE v3.0

Tristan Burton | Convergent Science
10:55

Aerodynamic Characterization of an Unmanned Aerial System via 3D CFD Simulations

I-Han Liu | Argonne National Laboratory
11:20

CFD Modeling of Flame Spray Pyrolysis for Large-Scale Manufacturing Applications

Debolina Dasgupta | Argonne National Laboratory
12:00

Lunch

1:30

Simulation of Flame Propagation in an Annular Combustor

Haiwen Ge | Texas Tech University
1:55

Numerical Modeling of Supersonic Combustion in Rotating Detonation Engines

Pinaki Pal | Argonne National Laboratory
2:20

What v3.0 Delivers for Aftertreatment and Gas Turbines

Scott Drennan | Convergent Science
3:00

Break

3:20

KEYNOTE | Numerical Simulation of Physiological Flows

Alejandro Roldán-Alzate | University of Wisconsin-Madison
4:00

CFD Study on FDA Benchmarks Using CONVERGE

Yanheng Li | Convergent Science

wednesday, September 25

7:00

Breakfast & Refreshments

7:50

Welcome Back

Elizabeth Favreau | Convergent Science
8:00

KEYNOTE | ITCA's Way Forward? Maybe!

Bruce Vernham | Isuzu Technical Center of America
8:40

Internal Nozzle Flow Simulations Accounting for Gas Within the Sac and Injector Elasticity

Lyle Pickett | Sandia National Laboratories
9:05

Fuel Effects in Multiphase Flow Modeling for SI and CI Conditions and Injectors

Lorenzo Nocivelli | Argonne National Laboratory
9:30

Spray A Modelling Using CONVERGE

Rajes Ram Muthukumar | Texas Tech University
9:55

Break

10:15

The Importance of Non-Spherical Drops in Supercritical Fuel Injection

Tuan Nguyen | Sandia National Laboratories
10:40

Numerical Study of Pre-Chamber Ignition in a Gasoline Direct-Injection Engine

Anqi Zhang | Aramco Research Center-Detroit
11:05

State-of-the-Art in Pre-Chamber Spark-Ignition Modeling

Joohan Kim | Argonne National Laboratory
11:30

Investigations on Passive Pre-Chamber Ignition Device

Adele Poubeau | IFP Energies nouvelles
12:00

Lunch

1:30

LES of Stratified Low Temperature Combustion Engines Using CONVERGE

Aimilios Sofianopoulos | Convergent Science
1:55

Potential Efficiency Improvements with Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines

Chao Xu | Argonne National Laboratory
2:20

Study of the Soot Formation in a GDI Spray Using Laser-Induced Plasma Ignition

Fabien Tagliante | Sandia National Laboratories
2:45

CFD Study of TSCI with Wet Ethanol: Spray Angle Effect on Thermal Stratification

Mozhgan Rahimi Boldaji | Clemson University
3:10

Break

3:30

CI and SI Engine Applications with ECFM and ECFM3Z

Olivier Colin | IFP Energies nouvelles
3:55

Using Thickened Flame Model and AMR for Turbulent Combustion Modeling

Cedric Mehl | IFP Energies nouvelles
4:20

Recent Progress of the Computational Chemistry Consortium

Henry Curran | NUI Galway
4:45

CONVERGE 3.0 Results and Looking Ahead to 3.1

Keith Richards | Convergent Science
5:10

Closing Remarks

Kelly Senecal | Convergent Science

Abstract

Abstract submissions are now closed.

Key Dates

July 16

Deadline to submit abstracts

July 22

Abstract acceptance notifications sent

August 9

Registration deadline for presenters

August 30

Deadline to submit presentation drafts

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