NCSA 30 | 1993 September
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September 1993

engine combustion simulation

Assanis models combustion in car engines

It's a common quandary for automobile manufacturers: Clean air laws require reductions in pollutants and increases in fuel efficiency, while market pressures push for new designs on faster timelines. Dennis Assanis, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's mechanical and industrial engineering department, performed pioneering work modeling turbulent flows in vehicle engines throughout the mid-1990s on NCSA's high-performance computers. The goal was a "numerical engine"...

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