ECN5, March 31 – April 1, 2017, at Wayne State University in Detroit, before SAE 2017 World Congress

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ECN5 proceedings, summaries, abstracts, presentations, and recordings

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Summary & PresentationPresenters/Group LeadersVideo/Audio Recordings (start)
Overall Summary
Introduction Presentation
Lyle Pickett (Sandia)
Gilles Bruneaux (IFPEN)
Raul Payri (CMT)
ECN5 Intro (00:00)
Non-Reactive Diesel Spray
Internal nozzle flow
Near-nozzle mixing
Spray mixing and evaporation
High-speed mixing measurements
Marco Arienti (Sandia)
Michele Battistoni (Perugia)
Michele Bardi (IFPEn)
Julien Manin (Sandia/Artium)
Arienti (11:30)
Battistoni (40:50)
Bardi (24:20)
Manin (00:30)
Diesel Combustion
Combustion Introduction
SprayCD Experiment
Topic4 Hawkes Chemistry
Topic5 Somers Flame Structure
Topic6 Soot
Spray B
Jose Garcia-Oliver (CMT)
Evatt Hawkes (UNSW)
Bart Somers (TU/e)
Noud Maes (TU/e)
Scott Skeen (Sandia)
Louis-Marie Malbec (IFPEN)
GarciaOliver (00:00)
Hawkes (52:00)
Somers (90:30)
Maes (00:00)
Skeen (10:00)
Malbec (60:00)
Spray G Gasoline Direct-Injection
Spray G Intro
Nozzle Flow
Liquid and Vapor Penetration
Liquid and Vapor Velocity Experiments
Lagrangian Model
Future Direction: Multiple Injections
Future Direction: Flash Boiling
Scott Parrish (GM)
Katie Matusik (Argonne)
David Schmidt (UMass-Amherst)
Daniel Vaquerizo (CMT)
Panos Sphicas (Imperial College)
Lyle Pickett (Sandia)
Joshua Lacey (Melbourne)
Parrish (00:00)
Matusik (11:56)
Schmidt (55:20)
Vaquerizo (02:20)
Sphicas (38:50)
Pickett (54:02)
(Future Spray G session did not record unfortunately)
ECN Standardization
Quantitative Extinction Imaging
Experimental Temperature/Velocity Control
Fredrik Westlye (DTU)
Moez Ben Houidi (PPrime)
Koji Yasutomi (Hino)
Russ Fitzgerald (Caterpillar)
(No videos available unfortunately)

ECN5 Archive:

We are pleased to announce that the 5th workshop for the Engine Combustion Network will be held at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan on March 31 – April 1, 2017, shortly before the 2017 SAE World Congress.

ECN5 Preparation schedule and webmeeting recordings

DateTimeMeeting topic/deadlineLead OrganizerVideo Link
5 Nov 20158 am PacificECN 4.1 experimental/modeling resultsRaul PayriECN 4.1
3 Dec 20158 am PacificECN 4.2 experimental/modeling resultsGilles BruneauxECN 4.2
4 Feb 20168 am PacificECN 4.3 experimental/modeling resultsLyle PickettECN 4.3
3 Mar 20168 am PacificECN 4.4 experimental/modeling resultsRaul PayriECN 4.4
7 Apr 20168 am PacificECN 4.5 experimental/modeling resultsGilles BruneauxECN 4.5
5 May 20168 am PacificECN 4.6 experimental/modeling resultsRaul PayriECN 4.6
2 June 20168 am PacificECN 4.7 experimental/modeling resultsLyle PickettECN 4.7
7 July 20168 am PacificECN 4.8 experimental/modeling resultsGilles BruneauxECN 4.8
1 Sept 20168 am PacificECN 4.9 experimental/modeling resultsLyle PickettECN 4.9
6 Oct 20168 am PacificECN 4.10 experimental/modeling resultsRaul Payri-
3 Nov 20168 am PacificECN 4.11 experimental/modeling resultsGilles BruneauxECN 4.11.pdf
1 Dec 20168 am PacificECN 4.12 experimental/modeling resultsLyle PickettECN 4.12
31 Dec 2016-Deadline for modeling/experimental submissions to ECN5--
2 Feb 20178 am PacificECN 4.13 experimental/modeling resultsRaul PayriECN 4.13
2 Mar 20178 am PacificECN 4.14 experimental/modeling resultsLyle PickettECN 4.14
31 Mar-1 Apr 2017-ECN5 in Detroit--

The goal of the ECN is to promote the development of predictive engine combustion modeling for the design of more fuel-efficient, low-emission engines. The ECN provides highly leveraged, vetted datasets for spray and engine combustion model development by utilizing contributions from many experimental and modeling participants at pre-selected operating conditions appropriate to engines. Workshops are held to coordinate this research. Organizers gather 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, and to identify needed future directions.

The topical areas chosen for ECN5 build upon recommendations from past workshops and current research pathways. The ECN5 group topics, guidelines, and leaders are listed below.

1. Diesel nozzle geometry and internal nozzle flow (Guidelines), Presented by Marco Arienti (Sandia)

2. Primary atomization (near-nozzle flow) (Guidelines), Presented by Michele Battistoni (Perugia)

3. Evaporative diesel spray (Guidelines), Presented by Michele Bardi (IFPEN)

4. Reactions that lead to ignition (Guidelines), Presented by Evatt Hawkes (UNSW)

5. Combustion (lift-off length, flame structure) (Guidelines), Presented by Jose M Garcia-Oliver (CMT)

6. Emissions (soot, NOx, UHC) (Guidelines), Presented by Scott Skeen (Sandia)

7. Spray B (diesel) in engines (Guidelines), Presented by Louis-Marie Malbec (IFPEN)

8. Spray G nozzle geometry and internal nozzle flow (Guidelines), Presented by Chris Powell (Argonne)

9. Evaporative Spray G (external, plume interaction, flash boiling) (Guidelines), Presented by Daniel Vaquerizo (CMT)

10. Spray G (gasoline) in engines. Work is in progress, but it will not be covered at ECN5. See past (Guidelines)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please contact the organizers directly to consider special possibilities to join the meeting. Registration is $200 on or before 6 Feb. 2017, and $225 after 6 Feb. Registration includes full access to the Michigan Science Center for Friday night banquet. The registration includes payment for meeting rooms, lunches, and breaks. A special thanks to Marcis Janson of Wayne State for minimizing cost to organize the meeting in order to make it accessible as possible.


Wayne State University College of Engineering
Danto Engineering Development Center
Auditorium Room #1507
5050 Anthony Wayne Dr., Detroit, MI  48202

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Although metered parking is available on the street, it is suggested that visitors use the campus parking structures.  Payment upon entry can be made with credit cards.  The cost is $7.50/day.

Parking Structure #2 (Manoogian Structure)
5150 Lodge Service Drive, Detroit, MI  48202

Visitor access to Parking Structure 2 is from the East entrance.  Follow the one-way John C. Lodge Service Drive around Parking Structure 2 to the visitor entrance. Map to Parking Structure

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