The Computational Chemistry Consortium Convenes for First Annual Meeting
The first annual face-to-face meeting of the Computational Chemistry Consortium (C3) took place July 16-17 at the Convergent Science World Headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. C3 is a collaboration between industry, academic, and government partners dedicated to advancing combustion and emissions modeling. Researchers from the National University of Ireland Galway, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, RWTH Aachen University, and Politecnico di Milano as well as members of industry from automotive and heavy equipment companies met to discuss the work done during the first year of the consortium and establish future research paths.
"We were thrilled to host the first in-person meeting of C3. We were able to hear directly from each team leader about what they've accomplished this past year and discuss how it all fits together," says Dr. Kelly Senecal, Director of C3.
The consortium is working on creating the C3 mechanism, a gasoline and diesel surrogate mechanism that includes NOx and PAH chemistry to model emissions. "The goal is for the C3 mechanism to be the most accurate and consistent reaction mechanism for automotive fuels," says Professor Henry Curran, Chief Technical Advisor of C3. The first version of the C3 mechanism will be completed this fall, at which point it will be available for use by C3 members. The mechanism will continue to be refined over the coming years.
For more information about C3, please visit fuelmech.org.
- Kelly Senecal
- Director & Co-Founder
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- (608) 230-1504