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The researchers at ERC also use STAR-CD provided by Adapco to simulate the intake flow process using very complex mesh. Results are used to study the intake process and to provide the initial conditions of KIVA combustion simulations starting from intake valve closure.

Engine Simulations Using ERC Models with STAR-CD

Due to the strong reputation of Engine Research Center in the field of engine spray and combustion modeling, we have started collaboration with Adapco to implement the ERC spray and combustion models into STAR-CD. In such way, the users can use STAR-CD for entire engine cycle simulations including intake/exhaust flows and the in-cylinder spray breakup and combustion process. This is the work in progress and users can check out the partnership.