Spring 2016
Daniel Haworth
Associate Head of MNE Graduate Programs
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Reciprocating-piston internal-combustion engines are expected to remain dominant in road-vehicle applications for several decades, and the potential remains for further significant reductions in fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. In-cylinder physical processes in engines will be reviewed to bring out key fundamental and practical constraints, computational-fluid-dynamics- (CFD-) based modeling of in-cylinder process will be discussed, and examples of recent advances and trends in combustion systems and fuels will be provided for spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines.

Bio: Dan Haworth is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering at Penn State. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1986, and joined the Penn State faculty in the Fall of 1999, following 13 years at the General Motors Research & Development Center. Dan’s research interests are in the computational thermal-fluids sciences, including applications to advanced reciprocating-piston internal combustion engines. He has served as Director of the Center for Combustion, Power and Propulsion since 2013, and is active in Penn State’s new research computing initiative. Dan is a fellow of ASME and SAE International, and is an Associate Editor of Combustion and Flame, the internal journal of the Combustion Institute.