Improving Internal Combustion (IC) Engine Design through Simulation

Engineers use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to speed development and optimize diesel, spark-ignited, two-stroke, homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) and dual-fuel reciprocating engines. Join us in this multipart webinar series to understand how to evaluate and optimize engine performance using commercial CFD software, as well as technologies in the simulation ecosystem that support, augment and streamline CFD applications. ANSYS experts will present the webinars, sharing best practices and simulation strategies.



Upcoming Webinar Schedule


Improving Internal Combustion Engine Design: Set Up, Simulate and Visualize Diesel Engines

May 8th, 2019
11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT

Join us for this webinar to learn how to configure a closed-cycle diesel engine sector simulation from scratch and analyze results using ANSYS EnSight.

  • Learn how to set up a closed-cycle diesel engine-sector simulation from scratch, including spray injection using ANSYS Forte.
  • Analyze and visualize results using ANSYS EnSight

Presenters: Yue Wang and Marina Galvagni

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Improving Internal Combustion Engine Design: Set Up, Simulate and Visualize Full-Cycle GDI Engines

May 15th, 2019
11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT

Join this webinar to learn how to set up a full-cycle gasoline direct-injection engine simulation and analyze and visualize results using ANSYS EnSight.

  • Learn how to set up a full-cycle gasoline direct-injection engine (GDI), including spark ignition and flame propagation models.
  • Analyze and visualize results using ANSYS EnSight.

Presenters: Long Liang and Marina Galvagni

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Improving Internal Combustion Engine Design: Evaluation of Fuel Effects and Knock

May 23rd, 2019
11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT

Attend this webinar to learn how to use ANSYS Chemkin-Pro engine models for concept-stage design, to evaluate and optimize powertrains for engine knock and understand how the ANSYS model fuel library improves combustion simulations.

  • Learn how to use ANSYS Chemkin-Pro engine models for concept-stage design.
  • Evaluate and optimize powertrains for engine knock.
  • Understand how the detailed and validated reaction mechanisms in the ANSYS model fuel library improve combustion simulations.

Presenter: Karthik Puduppakkam

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Preparing a Fuel Model for Combustion Simulation

May 30th, 2019
11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT

Attend this webinar to learn how to define your fuel model for accurate fuel combustion and emissions predictions using the ANSYS model fuel library. You will also discover the latest chemistry optimization capabilities available in ANSYS 2019 R2.

  • Define your fuel model to provide accurate fuel combustion and emissions predictions — considering soot particle size distribution tracking, spark-ignited flame propagation and engine knock and fuel effects — using the ANSYS model fuel library.
  • Learn about the latest chemistry optimization capabilities (in ANSYS 2019 R2).

This webinar is generally applicable to any combustion simulation where the preparation of accurate fuel models is a priority.

Presenter: Karthik Puduppakkam

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Improving Internal Combustion Engine Design: Two-Stroke and Multi-Cylinder, Multi-Cycle Engine Simulations

June 6th, 2019
11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT

Attend this webinar to learn how to use reference frames to set up a multi-cylinder four-stroke engine simulation. The setup of a two-stroke engine with sliding interfaces between the piston and port openings will also be demonstrated.

  • Use reference frames to set up a multi-cylinder four-stroke engine simulation.
  • Set up a two-stroke engine with sliding interfaces between the piston and port openings.

Presenter: Long Liang

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Improving Internal Combustion Engine Design: Diesel Bowl Optimization using ANSYS Workbench

June 13th, 2019
11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT

Attend this webinar to learn how to use ANSYS SpaceClaim to define parameterized geometry while constraining the compression ratio; link parameterized geometry to ANSYS Forte in ANSYS Workbench workflow; and perform diesel piston-bowl shape optimization using ANSYS DesignXplorer.

  • Use ANSYS SpaceClaim to define parameterized geometry while constraining compression ratio.
  • Link parameterized geometry to ANSYS Forte in ANSYS Workbench workflow to automate geometry updates.
  • Perform diesel piston bowl-shape optimization using ANSYS DesignXplorer, considering geometric parameters as well as spray injection parameters.

Presenter: Anthony Shelburn

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Webinars on Demand


Improving Internal Combustion Engine Design: Overview of ANSYS Simulation Solutions

Join us for this overview of combustion capabilities for internal combustion engine design, including:

  • Solution-adaptive mesh refinement to resolve dominant physics and combustion characteristics, with automatic mesh generation in ANSYS Forte.
  • Concept to design: use of 0D and 1D models in ANSYS Chemkin-Pro that complement CFD.
  • Co-simulation with GT-SUITE.
  • Application of thermal and structural analyses of the engine block.
  • Use of the command line interface for full scripting control and simulation component reuse.

Presenter: Ellen Meeks

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