A Methodology to Optimize Advanced Internal Combustion Engines
14:30 - 15:00
Level 0 lecture hall between Al-Jazri and Al-Kindi (buildings 4 and 5)
Despite the recent increased interest in alternative technologies, internal combustion engines (ICEs) will continue to play a major role in the transportation sector for decades to come. Thus, improving existing internal combustion engine vehicles or exploring new engine technologies are more effective ways of tackling environmental challenges. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be a very useful tool to achieve this objective. However, CFD modeling of ICEs is very complicated because it involves several interdependent and key features. These features include, translating boundaries, fuel spray injection, surrogate formulation, ports and in-cylinder fluid dynamics, compression of premixed or partially premixed reactive mixtures, combustion, heat transfer and emissions. In this work, we present a detailed methodology to perform robust and accurate engine CFD simulations to design and optimize advanced engine technologies such as gasoline compression ignition (GCI) using both commercial and new fuels.