We are pleased to announce that the 3rd workshop for the Engine Combustion Network will be held at the University of Michigan shortly before the 2014 SAE World Congress. 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 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. Please see specific guidelines for experimental and modeling participation.
Registration to attend the meeting in person is now full but the meeting will be webcast live to those that could not attend. Please register now to attend the webex broadcast without charge. Also, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be placed on a waiting list to attend the meeting in person, should openings become available because of cancellation or expanded-space arrangements.
Cost: $150 (no banquet) or $200 (with banquet). Registration includes payment for breaks, lunches, options for a Friday night banquet near the venue and a tour of the E. Lay Automotive Lab, and Saturday evening reception and games.
The meeting will be held at the Rackham Graduate School Amphitheater:
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor MI 48109
Hotel, restaurant, and transportation options.
Useful maps of the venue: from airport, U. Michigan campus, Rackham and parking, Lay auto lab.
Information concerning accomodations. A list of the different hotels and lodging establishments is given, as well as the location and distance with respect to the conference room and engine lab.
Parking at the Maynard St city lot or on-campus Palmer Structure (180 visitor spots) is approximately $1.20 per hour.
The E. Lay Automotive Lab tour on North Campus will be held immediately after a short lunch on Saturday. Chartered buses will be used for transportation, so please queue to designated pickups on time. We suggest that you use the tour time for discussion about future plans for the ECN.
The Friday banquet and Saturday evening reception and games will be held near Rackham at the Michigan League 2nd floor.
The topical areas chosen for ECN3 will build upon recommendations from past workshops and current research pathways. The organization for ECN3 seeks to understand and connect what may seem as disparate phenomenon—for example, effects originating within the nozzle that affect combustion downstream. Four major topics are listed below, along with several example themes for these topics:
Specific guidelines for experimental and modeling participation are available. Experiments and simulations will be performed based on these guidelines. Workshop organizers will collect and synthesize results before ECN3. Please let us know if you will make a contribution to one of these topical areas and if you are willing to serve in one of topical area committees (1-4).
We will have ECN web meetings on the first Tuesday of every month, leading up to ECN3. Meetings will alternate between “ECN3 topic organization” and “experimental/modeling results” every other month. Topic organizers will lead the discussion on those months. Time will be allotted to each topic in series. Participants can stay in attendance or drop in/out as needed. Topic organizers will coordinate the guidelines for experimental and modeling submissions, and make arrangements to collect these submissions for analysis. The deadline for all experimental and modeling submissions will be approximately 1 month before ECN, and any earlier submission is encouraged. Lead time is needed to resolve questions about the data, ensure uniformity and standardization, and provide time for analysis BEFORE ECN3.