5th Two-Day Meeting on
Internal Combustion Engine Simulations Using OpenFOAM Technology

The 5th edition of the "Two-Day Meeting on Internal Combustion Engine Simulations using OpenFOAM Technology" will be held 4–5 May 2022 at the Lufthansa Seeheim Conference Hotel near Darmstadt, Germany (30 minutes from Frankfurt Airport). The meeting is co-organized by the STFS (Simulation of reactive Thermo-Fluid Systems) group at TU Darmstadt and the ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) group at Politecnico di Milano.


OpenFOAM is now a consolidated platform for computational fluid dynamics whose capabilities are continuously extended thanks to its object-oriented structure, making it a very efficient platform for the development of advanced numerical and physical models.

This Two-Day Meeting is dedicated to engineers and researchers using the OpenFOAM technology for the simulation of internal combustion engines and related processes. Presentations from universities, research institutes and industries will address the state of the art, real applications and specific developments related to:

  • in-cylinder flows: gas exchange, fuel-air mixing, combustion, pollutant formation
  • intake and exhaust systems: after-treatment, unsteady flows, silencers

As in the previous 4 meetings (see links below for details), we want to use the workshop setting in particular to promote discussions and scientific exchange in the best possible way. Therefore, we plan to have the workshop in presence, taking into account the Corona rules valid at that time.


from 9:00 Registration
11:00–11:15 Welcome from STFS (Technical University of Darmstadt) and ICEG (Politecnico di Milano)
11:30–12:30 Technical program
12:30–13:30 Lunch break
13:30–18:00 Technical program
19:00–21:00 Dinner
9:00–12:30 Technical program
13:30–15:00 Lunch break and farewell

If interested, please see also the program of the previous two-day meeting editions which were organized in the past.

1st meeting 2011

2nd meeting 2015

3rd meeting 2018

4th meeting 2020


Please register by using the online form below. The number of participants is limited, we advise you to register as soon as possible and take advantage of our early bird rate until 15 February 2022.

If you would like to give a presentation, please indicate this when registering.

Registration fee:

200 Euro until 15 February 2022
250 Euro after 15 February 2022

The registration fee is VAT exempt and includes:

  • all conference fees
  • conference drinks
  • coffee breaks with coffee, tea, fruit, pastries, snacks
  • two lunch buffet menus and one dinner including soft drinks, wine selection, beer, coffee and tea

With the registration an overnight stay including breakfast (121 Euro incl. VAT) is automatically booked, which has to be paid by each participant on site.

The registration is binding. After receipt of your registration you will receive a written confirmation of registration and an invoice. The invoice amount is due upon receipt of the invoice.

Cancellation must be made in writing, a cancellation fee will be charged. The amount of this fee depends on the time of cancellation.


Lufthansa Seeheim Conference Hotel
Lufthansaring 1
64342 Seeheim-Jugenheim

A regular shuttle service (opens in new tab) is provided from Frankfurt Airport to the hotel.

Directions to the venue and travel information (opens in new tab)

The Lufthansa Seeheim Conference Hotel is located approximately 45 km south of Frankfurt am Main and is well-situated between the airport, the long-distance train station, Frankfurt main station and the motorway. The hotel's structural concept is determined by smooth transitions between architecture and nature.

The architectural complex is clearly structured according to the central functions of lodging, training and communication: the metal and glass facades of the two offset, L-shaped volumes of the hotel are contrasted with the natural stone of the building’s base, which houses the training and seminar areas. This terraced section blends into the surrounding natural environment, secluded from the lobby and restaurants.

Coronavirus information

Many of the current measures and partly limited services are based on governmental orders. A security concept applies to all indoor areas of the conference hotel. Access to all indoor areas of the entire conference hotel is only permitted for persons who can provide one of the following proofs upon arrival:

  • Proof of full vaccination protection that has been in place for at least 14 days
  • Proof of recovery
  • Proof of negative testing (PCR test with certificate, not older than 48 hours at check-in)

It is generally recommended that all guests undergo regular testing. In case of a stay of several days, a new test is necessary after 2 days at the latest.

Lufthansa Seeheim Corona Information

Picture: ICE Group

About the ICE Group at Politecnico di Milano

The Internal Combustion Engine Group (ICE Group) is one of several programs at the Dipartimento di Energia of Politecnico di Milano. The group activities focus on the study of combustion, propulsion systems and energy systems.

Group website


The event is supported by the Transregional Collaborative Research Center TRR 150 “Turbulent, chemically reactive, multi-phase flows near walls” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

TRR 150 website