Application Workshop


June 20, 2022 | Politecnico di Torino
Torino, Italy


CONVERGE Application Workshops provide an opportunity to learn about the state-of-the-art modeling capabilities CONVERGE CFD software offers for different applications. Each workshop features presentations from technical experts and CONVERGE demonstrations tailored to the workshop’s audience.

The theme of the inaugural CONVERGE Application Workshop is hydrogen modeling. As a carbon-free fuel, hydrogen is a promising alternative energy source for a decarbonized society. Transitioning various industries to run on hydrogen, however, presents many engineering challenges.

This free one-day workshop will cover CONVERGE’s solutions for designing hydrogen-fueled internal combustion and gas turbine engines and for assessing the safety and efficacy of hydrogen storage technology. In addition, the event includes a networking lunch so you have a chance to connect with your colleagues.


June 20, 2022


Energy Center Auditorium
Politecnico di Torino
Via Paolo Borsellino 38/16
10138 Torino, Italy

Featured Speakers

Dr. Andrea Piano

Dr. Andrea Piano is a research assistant at Politecnico di Torino. In 2018, he earned his Ph.D. in energetics from Politecnico di Torino in collaboration with GM Global Propulsion Systems. His research has focused on internal combustion engines, starting with 1D CFD simulation and then moving to both experimental testing and 3D CFD analysis. He has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and presented his work at several international technical conferences.

Andrea Bianco

Andrea Bianco is responsible for 3D CFD simulation projects and related R&D activities at POWERTECH Engineering. He earned an M.S. in automotive engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2007. Prior to joining POWERTECH Engineering in 2015, he worked as a researcher at Fiat Research Center, Politecnico di Torino, and Johnson Electric. He has worked extensively on the development of innovative 3D CFD methodologies for combustion and pollutant formation, aftertreatment systems, multi-phase simulations, aeroacoustics, and thermal analysis of ICEs, EVs, and batteries.

Dr. Mirko Baratta

Dr. Mirko Baratta is an associate professor of the Energy Department “Galileo Ferraris” at Politecnico di Torino. He earned his Ph.D. in energetics in 2004. Dr. Baratta’s research is focused on 0D and 3D CFD modeling of internal combustion engines and gas turbines, with a particular emphasis on fuel injection, combustion, and turbocharging. Dr. Baratta was the scientific coordinator of the Gason project (H2020 program) for Politecnico di Torino, and he is currently responsible for a research contract on hydrogen combustion in gas turbines.


Registration Opens
Welcome - Rainer Rothbauer | Convergent Science
Synergetic Application of 0/1/3D-CFD Approaches for Hydrogen-Fuelled Spark Ignition Engine Simulation - Andrea Bianco | POWERTECH Engineering
Dual-Fuel H2-Diesel Combustion System Development for Off Highway Applications - Andrea Piano | Politecnico di Torino
Simulations of Key Aspects for H2 Safety: Self-Ignition and DDT - Lorenzo Sufrà | Convergent Science
CFD Simulations of Non-Premixed NG/H2 Combustion in Gas Turbines - Mirko Barrata | Politecnico di Torino
DEMO: CFD’s Role in Hydrogen Gas Turbine Development - Scott Drennan | Convergent Science
DEMO: CFD Modelling for H2 Safety & Storage With CONVERGE - Lorenzo Sufrà | Convergent Science
DEMO: Modelling H2 Combustion in IC Engines With CONVERGE - Luca Ferretti | Convergent Science


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