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GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer
3 months ago

GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Most car owners in the United States do not think twice about passing over the diesel pump at the gas station. Instead, diesel fuel mostly powers our shipping trucks, boats, …
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OLCF 25: Detailing Combustion
6 months ago

OLCF 25: Detailing Combustion

By  •  6 months ago  •  OLCF History

In 2017, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility celebrated 25 years of leadership in high-performance computing. This article is part of a series summarizing a dozen significant contributions to science …
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OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas Turbines
7 months ago

OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas Turbines

By  •  7 months ago  •  Industry

In 2017, US-based General Electric (GE) delivered its newest heavy-duty gas turbine, the 7HA.02, to two power plants in Texas. The installations marked a milestone in natural gas–derived electricity generation, …
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Modeling Autoignited Combustion to Drive Engines Forward
1 year ago

Modeling Autoignited Combustion to Drive Engines Forward

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

It’s no surprise that Rudolph Diesel became a millionaire only 6 short years after he patented the first diesel engine in 1892. When used in cars and trucks, diesel engines …
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UTRC Researchers Take Flight with Graphics Processing Units for Large Eddy Simulations
1 year ago

UTRC Researchers Take Flight with Graphics Processing Units for Large Eddy Simulations

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Farmington, Connecticut–based United Technologies Corporation (UTC) provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.  The corporation’s research and innovation arm, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), supports …
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Better Combustion for Power Generation
2 years ago

Better Combustion for Power Generation

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

In the United States, the use of natural gas for electricity generation continues to grow. The driving forces behind this development? A boom in domestic natural gas production, historically low …
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The Complexities of Combustion
4 years ago

The Complexities of Combustion

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

Jackie Chen, of Sandia National Laboratories, uses the OLCF’s Titan supercomputer to study the combustion of a wide variety of fuels.
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OLCF Researcher to Work with Clean Combustion Center at Saudi University
4 years ago

OLCF Researcher to Work with Clean Combustion Center at Saudi University

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

OLCF’s Ramanan Sankaran will be working with two researchers from the KAUST Clean Combustion Research Center to study the causes of engine knock.
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Platinum vs Nickel: Battle of the Biomass Catalysts
5 years ago

Platinum vs Nickel: Battle of the Biomass Catalysts

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

A project led by Amra Peles of UTRC is pushing the limits of lower-cost, genuinely renewable hydrogen production and use for fuel cells.
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Simulating Turbulent Combustion Speeds Design of Power and Propulsion Devices

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Supercomputers help optimize engines, turbines, and other technologies for clean energy

Air and fuel mix violently during turbulent combustion. The ferocious mixing needed to ignite fuel and sustain its …
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Dissecting Fire: Model Fully Resolves Ignition Process for the First Time

By  •  11 years ago  •  Science

Research may fuel low-temperature combustion technology to save energy, cut emissions
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