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Argonne Lab

Fee: $25
Time: 9am-12pm
Note: Bus will depart at 8.00am and will return at 1.00pm

Engine Facilities and Rapid Compression Machine

Argonne’s engine testing capability spans from light duty to heavy duty, with engines ranging in size from 0.5L up to 19L. Argonne’s facilities include state-of-the-art instrumentation for in-cylinder visualization and regulated and un-regulated emissions characterization (gaseous and particulate). These experiments generate high-quality data for validation of simulations. Argonne also conducts research with rapid compression machines, which can generate well-controlled, engine-like conditions in order to study fuel ignition and combustion properties; extremes not experimentally accessible in operating engines are also possible.

Advanced Photon Source

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) is a user facility at Argonne, which produces the brightest x-ray beams in the Western hemisphere, enabling multi-disciplinary research that advances science. A dedicated hutch at APS allows researchers to gain fundamental understanding of fuel injection and spray phenomena (such as cavitation and jet interactions) and aid advanced model developments.

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is a user facility at Argonne that provides the computational science community with a world-class computing capability dedicated to breakthrough science and engineering. The tour will include a visit to Argonne’s 10-petaflop MIRA supercomputer and state-of-the-art laboratory for visualization. Computational scientist at ALCF routinely collaborate with domain experts to help scale their simulation codes. Argonne is going to be home for Aurora, which will be the first exascale supercomputer.