Ford has used an innovative combustion-modelling tool for the development of its new EcoBlue range of high-efficiency diesel engines.
The CONVERGE CFD software package from Convergent Science has been used by the Ford engineers to develop the new 2-litre EcoBlue diesel engines available in the Ford Transit.
“The use of CONVERGE has allowed us to run high quality in-cylinder CFD simulations,” explained Dr Werner Willems, Ford technical specialist for combustion systems.
“We used CONVERGE to refine a number of features on the EcoBlue, including the shape of the combustion chamber, the piston bowl geometry and the fuel injection parameters.”
If design and field trials are successful for the new engines they will be used in other models, including upcoming cars.