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2010 Modeling Projects

Diagnostics and Controls

Kushal Narayanaswamy – DI-HCCI Engine Control System Development using Engine Simulation Codes

Charge preparation

Hao Lu – Direct Numerical Simulations and LES Modeling of Rotating Turbulence (PPT)

Chan-Hee Son – Assessment of In Cylinder Turbulence Models (PPT)

Diego Arias – Numerical study of fuel and air flow in small engine carburetors (PDF)

Fuel Injection and Sprays

Neerav Abani – Spray Model Development for Advanced Diesel Engines

Wei Liu – Direct Numerical Simulations of Low Mach Number Turbulence and Sprays

Wei Ning – Development of a "Next-Generation Spray Model" For Direct Injection Automotive Diesel Engines that considers Unstable Wave Growth Processes that lead to Spray Formation

Achuth Munnannur - Use of Impinging Sprays to Reduce Engine Emissions (PPT)

Combustion Optimization and Emissions

  • Studies of air-fuel distributions, mixing and in-homogeneities, effects of spray targeting on pistons, wall impingement, heat transfer, combustion efficiency and exhaust emissions.
  • Studies of intake valve actuation for combustion phasing, variable spray geometries for fuel and air mixing and spray fumigation.
  • Characterization and techniques for achieving homogeneous charge compression ignition for reduced emissions.
  • Transient control strategies for variable engine speed/loads and different combustion regimes.

Michael Bergin – Soot and NOx Emissions Reduction in Diesel Engines via Spinspray Combustion (PDF)

Caroline Dougan – An Improved Optimization Search Methodology Using a Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm (MOGA) (PDF)

Bing Hu – Modeling Turbulent Non-premixed Combustion using Large Eddy Simulation (PPT)

Rahul Jhavar – Investigating the Impact of Mixing on HCCI using RANS and LES Techniques (PDF)

Chulhwa Jung - Modeling of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Combustion Processes

Manshik Kim - Numerical Study of Multiple Injection Strategies Using Variable IVC and Injection Timing Control in HSDI Diesel Engine (PDF)

Long Liang – Modeling Combustion in Spark-Ignition Engines Using G-equation Model with Detailed Chemistry (PDF)

Yi Liu – Modeling and Optimizing Diesel Engine Combustion and Emissions (PDF)

Achuth Munnannur, N. Abani – Use of Pressure Reactive Piston to control Diesel HCCI (PDF)

Satbir Singh – Experimental and Computational Investigation of Low Temperature Diesel Engine Combustion

Laine Stager – Modeling the Effect of Piston Geometry on HSDI Diesel Engine Performance and Emissions

Yong Sun – Diesel Combustion and Emissions Modeling (PDF)

Tanet Aroonsrisopon - CFD Analysis of Stratified Charge of HCCI Combustion Using Direct Injection (PDF)

Bing Hu - LES Combustion Modeling for Diesel Engine Simulations (PPT)

Long Liang - Modeling Combustion in Spark-Ignition Engines Using G-equation Model with Detailed Chemistry (PPT)

Sung Wook Park - Numerical Study on the Low Emission Window of HCCI Combustion (PPT)

Exhaust Aftertreatment

  • Mechanisms of pollutant formation and destruction and extension of combustion limits for application of aftertreatment systems.
  • Characteristics of soot emissions and the regeneration of diesel particulate filters.

Stephen England – Diesel Engine/Aftertreatment Integrated system Model (PDF)

Andrea Strzelec - Development of Aftertreatment Device Models (PDF)

Nilesh Bagal - Development and Implementation of CO and HC Emission Models for Use in an Integrated Diesel Engine, Emissions and Aftertreatment System Model (PPT)


Hao Lu - Large Eddy Simulation of Rotating Turbulence (PPT)

*Current students and recent graduates