C3 Featured in SAE’s Automotive Engineering Magazine
Thanks to increasingly strict regulations on soot and other emissions from internal combustion (IC) engines, the importance of understanding and predicting emissions continues to grow. As Dr. Kelly Senecal notes in the September 2016 edition of SAE’s Automotive Engineering magazine, obtaining accurate emissions data from computational fluid dynamics simulations is especially difficult: “Soot is like the house of cards that’s built on everything else. You have to get the flow reasonably right, the turbulence, combustion, spray and part of why soot is so challenging is because it’s at the end of everything.”
The newly formed Computational Chemistry Consortium (C3) is dedicated to addressing this challenge by improving the CFD chemistry and emissions modeling tools available to combustion engineers. Read the full article to learn how to consortium came to be, what combustion experts need for better CFD simulations, and how the consortium will foster collaborative work while allowing companies to protect proprietary information.
For more information about C3, please visit fuelmech.org.
- Kelly Senecal
- Director & Co-Founder
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- (608) 230-1504