Emissions Modeling with FORTÉ

Duration: 00:32:09

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new rules that would lower the amount of fine particulate matter, or soot, which enters the air from sources such as power plants and internal combustion engines.  The proposed regulations would reduce the acceptable amount of soot in the air from the current standard of 15 micrograms/cubic meter to less than 2.5 micrometers, or PM2.5.  Soot formation occurs when fuels don't fully combust, and studies show that soot particles smaller than 100 nanometers are linked to a wide variety of serious health effects, including heart attack, lung cancer, strokes, aggravated asthma, and cause tens of thousands of premature deaths each year.

Obtaining truly predictive estimates for particle size and number density requires improvement in both the fundamental understanding of soot chemistry and of the development of accurate soot models.  Reaction Design has been working proactively to develop soot modeling approaches that can help reduce these harmful emissions, as we anticipate that more regulations will follow with increasingly strict limits on particle size and number.

During this event the presenter will demonstrate how engine developers can use the FORTÉ CFD Package to combat these stringent regulations.  The ability to predict soot particle sizes and track their progress from formation through agglomeration and reduction in an engine is of significant benefit for engine developers.  Cut your Time-to-Solution while designing cleaner burning engines using the latest combustion science.  

In this seminar we will demonstrate how to use FORTÉ to simulate diesel combustion with predictions of emissions such as NOx, CO and Unburned Hydrocarbons (UHC).  We will also use Reaction Design's newly validated multi-component diesel fuel model that can determine where soot is formed in the engine under Low Temperature Conditions (LTC).  This fuel model can be used to investigate the impact of different fuels, operating conditions, and engine designs on soot formation.  We will also show you how easy it is to setup an engine case and view your results in FORTÉ.

Who Should View

  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Alternative Fuel Engine Designers
  • Low Emissions Technology Designers
  • Project Managers

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