2014 Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, November 12

7:30-8:30 am – Registration

8:00-9:00 am – Coffee

9:15-9:30 am – Peter Littlewood, Director, Argonne National Laboratory: Welcome to Argonne

9:30-10:00 am – Keynote: Dr. Lou Balmer-Millar, Caterpillar Inc.: Product Development: Keys for Success (Download PDF) (Dr. Balmer-Millar’s Bio)

10:00-10:30 am – Gurpreet Singh, Program Manager, Advanced Combustion Engines Program, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): DOE Perspective – the Need for High Performance Computing in Engine Simulation (Download PDF)

10:30-10:45 am – Coffee Break

10:45-11:00 am – Sibendu Som, Argonne National Laboratory: Workshop Objectives and Mechanics (Download PDF)

11:00-11:30 am – John Deur, Director of Combustion Research, Cummins Inc.: High Performance Computing and Combustion System Design at Cummins

11:30 am-12:00 pm – Ron Grover, Senior Research Engineer at GM R&D:
Diagnostics and Simulation of Sprays for Automotive Applications (Download PDF)

12:00 am-12:30 pm – Jin Yan, Manager, Computational Combustion Lab, GE Global Research Center: LES Modeling of In-cylinder Engine Performance (Download PDF)

12:30-1:45 pm – Lunch

1:45-2:15 pm – Peter K. Senecal, Vice President and co-owner, Convergent Science Inc.:
The Importance of High Performance Computing from a Software Vendor’s Perspective (Download PDF of Part 1) (Download PDF of Part 2) (Download PDF of Part 3)

2:15-2:45 pm – Keven Hofstetter, Engineering Technical Steward for Machine Simulation, Caterpillar Inc.: Product Development Excellence through Modeling & Simulation (Download PDF)

2:45-3:15 pm – Rishikesh Venugopal, Senior Staff Engineer, Achates Power: Advanced CFD for the Modeling and Optimization of Opposed Piston Combustion Systems (Download PDF)

3:15-3:45 pm – Marcus Hermann, Associate Professor, University of Arizona: High Fidelity Simulations of Liquid Fuel Atomization in Internal Combustion Engines and  Complex Gas Turbine Injectors (Download PDF of Part 1) (Download PDF of Part 2) (Download PDF of Part 3)

3:45-4:15 pm – Yuri Wright, Senior Researcher, ETH Zurich: Model Free Flow Simulations in Engine-like Geometries – the Role of HPC Towards Improved   Understanding of Cycle-to-Cycle Variations (Download PDF)

4:15-4:30 pm – Coffee break

4:30-5:00 pm – Sibendu Som, Argonne National Laboratory: HPC Enabling a Paradigm Shift in IC Engine CFD (Download PDF)

5:00-5:30 pm – Ray Bair & David Martin, Argonne National Laboratory: Leveraging Argonne Computing Facilities and Expertise for Industry Challenges (Download PDF)

5:30-6:00 pm – Doug Longman & Steve Pratt, Argonne National Laboratory: Integrating Fundamental and Applied Combustion Research (Download PDF of Longman Presentation) (Download PDF of Pratt Presentation)

6:15-7:00 pm – Reception

7:00-8:00 pm – Dinner

7:30-8:30 pm – Dinner Speaker: Dr. Marius Stan, Sr. Computational Energy Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory: Science and Cinema (Download PDF)

Thursday, November 13

8:00-9:00 am – Breakfast Buffet in Guest House (on your own)

9:15-11: 45 am – Three tours for everyone (described below)

Engine Facilities and RCM
Argonne’s engine testing capability spans from light duty to heavy duty, with engine’s ranging in size from 0.5L up to 19L. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for in-cylinder visualization, regulated and un-regulated emissions characterization (gaseous and particulate). These experiments generate high-quality data for validation of VERIFI simulations. Argonne is also the only National Lab with a rapid-compression machine for generating very controlled, engine-like conditions for studying fuel ignition and combustion properties.

The Advanced Photon Source (APS)  is a user facility at Argonne  which produces the brightest x-ray beams in the western hemisphere and is dedicated to multi-disciplinary  to advance science. A dedicated hutch at APS allows VERIFI researchers to gain fundamental understanding of fuel injection and spray phenomena (such as cavitation and jet interactions) and aid advanced model developments.

ALCF and Visualization Lab
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility is a user facility at Argonne that provides the computational science community with a world-class computing capability dedicated to breakthrough science and engineering. The tour will include a visit to Argonne’s 10PetaFlop MIRA supercomputer. VERIFI team uses these facilities and collaborates extensively with ALCF scientists to scale-up engine calculations.

Noon-1:30 pm – Lunch

12:30-1:15 pm – Lunch Speaker: Diane Hart, Manager, Sponsored Research Office, Argonne National Laboratory, “Working with Argonne”

1:30-5:30 pm – Two parallel sessions (described below), preregistration required

VERIFI researchers will guide the participants on how to login to a BlueGene machine and set-up engine simulations. The participants will run simulations on 1000s of processors and realize the benefits of HPC tools for engine simulations. Tips on how to scale up engine problems on massively parallel architecture will be discussed.

VERIFI experts will be available for discussions with industry representatives to understand their computing needs and provide guidance on how VERIFI projects could help them design and optimize the next-generation engines and fuels.