3D Thermal-Flow Simulations for Powertrain Applications

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Date and Location
April 3, 2013, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Courtyard Milwaukee Airport, 4620 South 5th St., Milwaukee, WI 53207 (Add to Calendar)

Powertrain Simulation ImagesA paradigm shift in the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) at the component and system level is underway. This shift helps engineers address the added thermal and flow challenges associated with mandates to improve fuel efficiency, performance and emissions control of engines of all sizes.

Join us for a complimentary workshop being held in Milwaukee, WI focused on improving powertrain performance using simulation software. The workshop will discuss the paradigm shift and how “Improved Simulation Methods” can be used to extract more information in a shorter period of time, yield more effective results and improve developmental productivity.

Simulation experts will explore the following topics through presentations, demonstration and hands-on tutorials:

  • Engine Cooling Optimization (water or air cooled conjugate heat transfer)
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Crank Case Ventilation
  • Intake and Exhaust Systems (including aftertreatment)
  • Turbochargers
  • Muffler and Fan Aeroacoustics
  • EGR Coolers and Thermal Fatigue
  • Piston Cooling
  • Handling Complex Geometry for Both Metal and Fluid in One Simulation
  • Using Optimization Methods (DOE) to Improve Design


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Introduction and Welcome - Steve Straub, Account Executive, CD-adapco
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Technology and Industry Overview - Fred Ross, Dir. Ground Transportation, CD-adapco
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Increasing Fidelity of Engine Thermal Simulations thru Improved Methods – Daniel Cooper, Engineering Services Manager, CD-adapco
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Live Demonstration: Using Optimization Methods to Improve Design Performance
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Break
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Hands-on Session: Engine Cooling Example


This event is free, but registration is required. Please complete the provided form to sign up.