A dedicated environment for ICE simulation
IC Engine in-cylinder analysis is particularly challenging in the respect that extremely complex physics occurs on short timescales and within a moving geometry. To aid the setup of these calculations and visualization and interpretation of results, CD-adapco has developed a dedicated pre- and post-processing environment.
  • The user interface for es-ice
  • Prism Layer Mesh of gasoline powered Internal Combustion Engine, with all details including spark plug captured by es-ice
  • Spray-aligned Mesh introduced at the time of fuel injection and used to capture the high gradients and turbulent mixing that occurs within the spray.
  • Spray-aligned mesh used to accurately model the fuel injection, spray evaporation, and mixing processes.
  • V6 engine with complete intake and exhaust systems, fully calculated
  • Summary of STAR-CD and es-ice capabilities : to keep pace with developments in engine technology, CD-adapco is continuously developing the software to add new capabilities and functionality

IC Engine in-cylinder analysis is particularly challenging in the respect that extremely complex physics occurs on short timescales and within a moving geometry.

To aid the setup of these calculations and visualization and interpretation of results, CD-adapco has developed a pre- and post-processing environment, es-ice, to complement the STAR-CD solver.

The pre-processor provides the user with all the tools necessary to generate computational meshes that accurately capture geometric details and to set up operating conditions and modeling choices including automatic template generation.

As the solution evolves, meshes appropriate to particular phenomena can be introduced by accurately mapping the solution at a prescribed time in the engine cycle.

es-ice can also be used to set up multicylinder calculations with full intake and exhaust manifolds. This can be particularly useful for modeling phenomena for which 1-dimensional codes are inadequate. Results from a V6 engine with complete intake and exhaust systems are shown in picture 7.

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