Engine Combustion Network 3rd Workshop, ECN3

Hosted by the University of Michigan ME Department.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 4-5 April 2014, before the SAE World Congress.

Workshop Summary

Over 120 participants attended the workshop, and 40 more accessed the live presentations via webcast. Organizers gathered experimental and modeling results prior to the workshop to allow a side-by-side comparison and expert review of the current state of the art for diagnostics and engine modeling.

Proceedings from the workshop are available to download below, including video/audio recordings of the event. The proceedings include a summary abstract followed by the presentation. When movies were used in the presentation, a .zip file of a powerpoint document and movies has been made to allow delivery of all information. (See program and planning archive.)

ECN3 Workshop Preferred Cases and Searches

Click for Spray A experimental data search


Results of the ECN Workshop proceedings are contributed in the spirit of open scientific collaboration. Some results represent completed work, while others are from work in progress. Readers should keep this in mind when reviewing these materials. It is inappropriate to quote or reference specific results from these proceedings without first checking with the individual author(s) for permission and for the latest information on results and references.

To search presentations given since ECN1, go to this page.

ECN3 Proceedings, Summaries, Abstracts, and Presentations (program)

Summary & Presentation                Group Leaders Video/Audio MP4 Recordings
(use to see videos in presentations)
Overall Summary
Introduction presentation
Future plans presentation
Lyle Pickett (Sandia)
Gilles Bruneaux (IFPEN)
Raul Payri (CMT)
Intro, Diesel 1.1-1.2 (0:00:22)
Future plans (2:45:00)

Intro & Synthesis of Topic 1
Sibendu Som (Argonne) Topic 1 synthesis (0:46:30)
Topic 1.1: Internal Flow
Experimental Presentation pdf
Modeling presentation pptx
Chris Powell (Argonne)
David Schmidt (UMass-Amherst)
Intro, Diesel 1.1-1.2
Experiment (0:34:50)
Modeling (1:06:00)
Topic 1.2: Near Nozzle
Experimental presentation pdf
Modeling presentation pptx
Alan Kastengren (Argonne)
Qingluan Xue (Argonne)
Julien Manin (Sandia)
Chawki Habchi (IFPEN)
Intro, Diesel 1.1-1.2
Experiment (1:34:00)
Modeling (2:04:00)
Topic 1.3: Evaporation and Parametrics 
Presentation pdf
Tommaso Lucchini (Poli. di Milano)
Alessandro Montanaro (CNR Instituti Motori)
Diesel 1.3 (0:00:00)
Introduction pptx
Topic 2 synthesis pptx
Jose M. Garcia-Oliver (CMT) Topic 2 synthesis (0:57:00)
Topic 2.1: Combustion Indicators
Presentation pptx
Gianluca D’Errico (Poli. di Milano)
Olawole Kuti (KAUST)
SY Lee (MTU)
Michele Bardi (ETH-Zurich)
Diesel 2.1-2.2
Experiment (0:06:00)
Modeling (0:33:00)
Topic 2.2: Flame Structure
Experimental presentation ppt
Modeling presentation pptx
Bart Somers (TU Eindhoven)
Hubert Baya-Toda (IFPEN)
Evatt Hawkes (UNSW)
Louis-Marie Malbec (IFPEN)
Maarten Meijer (IFPEN)
Yuri Wright (ETH-Zurich)
Diesel 2.1-2.2
Experiment (0:58:00)
Modeling (1:12:18)
Topic 2.3: Soot Field
Presentation pptx
Scott Skeen (Sandia)
Michele Bolla (ETH-Zurich)
Diesel 2.3-synthesis
Experiment (0:00:00)
Modeling (0:27:00)
Bridging the gap: How Spray Details Affect Combustion
Presentation pptx
Yuanjiang Pei (Argonne)
Sibendu Som (Argonne)
Jose M. Garcia-Oliver (CMT)
Bridge (0:00:00)

Introduction pptx
Discussion pptx
Scott Parrish (GM) Spray G (0:00:00)
3.1: Injector Geometry
Presentation pptx
Yongjin Jung* (KAIST)
Peter Hutchins (Infineum/ESRF)
Spray G (0:17:00)
3.2: Rate of Injection
Presentation pptx
Raúl Payri* (CMT)
Scott Parrish (GM)
Spray G (0:26:40)
3.3: Spray Visualization
Presentation pdf
Julien Manin* (Sandia)
Gilles Bruneaux (IFPEN)
Scott Parrish (GM)
Luigi Allocca (IM)
Josh Lacey (Melbourne)
Spray G (0:42:00)
3.4: Drop Size Measurements
Presentation pptx
Scott Parrish (GM) Spray G (1:21:00)
3.5: Internal Flow Modeling
Presentation pptx
Ron Grover (GM) Spray G (1:34:30)
3.6: Spray Modeling
Presentation pptx
Noah Van Dam* (UW)
Tommasso Lucchini (Poli. Milano)
Sibendu Som (ANL)
Spray G (1:52:10)
Introduction pptx
Discussion pptx
David Reuss (UM) Engines 4.1-4.2 (0:41:00)
Topic 4.1: Measurements
Presentation pdf
Brian Peterson (TU Darmstadt) Engines 4.1-4.2 (0:45:45)
Topic 4.2: Simulations (LES, RANS)
Presentation pdf
Cecile Pera (IFPEN) Engines 4.1-4.2 (1:21:30)
Topic 4.3: Benchmarking: Comparisons, Analysis, and Validation
Presentation pptx
David Reuss (UM) Engines 4.3-4.4 (0:00:00)
Topic 4.4: SI Engine Simulation
Presentation pdf
Cecile Pera (IFPEN) Engines 4.3-4.4 (0:25:30)

Complete video/audio recordings of the workshop are available using the links to mp4 files below:

Friday April 4th Saturday April 5th
Intro, Diesel 1.1-1.2 Bridge, Engines 4.1-4.2
Diesel 1.3 – synthesis Engines 4.3-4.4
Diesel 2.1 – 2.2 Spray G, Future plans
Diesel 2.3 – synthesis

Recordings of ECN webmeetings in preparation for ECN3:

View .mp4 recording of ECN2.8, 4 Feb 2014 video and audio recording (2hrs)

View .mp4 recording of ECN2.7, 3 Dec 2013 video and audio recording (2hrs)

View .mp4 recording of ECN2.6, 1 Oct 2013 video and audio recording (2hrs)

View .mp4 recording of ECN2.5, 6 Aug 2013 video and audio recording (2hrs)

View .mp4 recording of ECN2.4, 11 June 2013 video and audio recording (2hrs)

View .mp4 recording of ECN2.3, 25 Mar 2013 video and audio recording (3hrs)