ECR Engines Enters Into Technical Partnership with Convergent Science, Inc.
WELCOME, N.C. (April 21, 2014) – ECR Engines has entered into a technical partnership with Convergent Science, Inc. to enhance its engine performance in NASCAR competition.
Convergent Science, Inc. will provide Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to study three-dimensional multiphase moving-grid simulation of air and fuel flows through its engines. The software enables optimized internal flows of air, fuel, and air/fuel mixtures through simulation.
“This is going to be a great enhancement for our engine programs,” said Richie Gilmore, chief operating officer for ECR Engines. “Convergent Science is a leader in the use of CFD software and all of our preliminary testing has yielded great results. We look forward to having them on board as we continue to improve our engine performance and durability.”
Rob Kaczmarek, Director of Sales and Marketing for Convergent Science, Inc., is looking forward to the collaboration as a way to strengthen their products and services industry wide.
“We look forward to working with one of NASCAR’s premier race teams in this fast-paced environment and the opportunity to provide our expertise in CFD to assist in the enhancements of the ECR engine programs,” Kaczmarek said. “The ECR team, along with NASCAR, is an excellent platform to strengthen our products and services and we look forward to winning some races with them.”
About Convergent Science
Convergent Science, Inc. is a world leader in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software founded in Madison, Wisconsin. Its flagship product, CONVERGE™, is revolutionizing the CFD industry.
The ground-breaking technology removes the user defined mesh and implements an innovative new process that fully couples the automated mesh with the solver at runtime. This process combined with Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) is shifting the paradigm toward predictive CFD.
Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 15 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2014 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/Cheerios Chevrolet), 2011 Brickyard 400 champion Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet) and 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar/Quicken Loans/WIX Filters Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet), 2012 Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/WESCO/Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet), Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet) and a multi-driver lineup with the No. 33 Menards Chevrolet team.