Ville Vuorinen

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
T212 Mechanical Engineering

My multidisciplinary research team works in the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in energy technology. In particular, we mostly utilize a modern high-performance computing technique called Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) in order to resolve liquid and gas flows in various applications. Also hybrid LES-RANS approaches are being used in the team. Our simulation platform is primarily the open source code OpenFOAM. Present doctoral thesis projects are involved with heat transfer, reacting flows, two-phase flows and hydrodynamics of energy efficient ships. Novel computational research topics involve development of modern, low-temperature combustion concepts for marine engines, simulation of cavitating and boiling flows,  primary atomization of biofuels and development of compact liquid cooling concepts.  We work in close collaboration with experimentalists. Our research methods are broadly applicable in various multidisciplinary applications in the society.

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Areas of expertise

Large Eddy Simulation, OpenFOAM, Hydrogen combustion, Turbulence, Hydrogen, Emission reduction, Heat transfer, Biofuels, Hydrodynamics

Honors and awards

Teknologiateollisuus Ry. Diesel- ja kaasumoottoritoimialaryhmän tunnustusapuraha Teknologiateollisuus ry, Finland

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Mechanical Engineering Jan 2010

Research groups

  • Energy Conversion, Professor (Associate Professor)


A three-dimensional conjugate heat transfer model for methanol synthesis in a modular millireactor

Daulet Izbassarov, Judit Nyári, Alpo Laitinen, Arto Laari, Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio, Ville Vuorinen 2022 Chemical Engineering Science

Full-scale ship stern wave with the modelled and resolved turbulence including the hull roughness effect

Pekka Kanninen, Petteri Peltonen, Ville Vuorinen 2022 Ocean Engineering

Large-eddy simulation of diesel pilot spray ignition in lean methane-air and methanol-air mixtures at different ambient temperatures

Shervin Karimkashi, Mahmoud Gadalla, Jeevananthan Kannan, Bulut Tekgül, Ossi Kaario, Ville Vuorinen 2022 International Journal of Engine Research

Effects of hydrogen enrichment and turbulence intensity on the combustion mode in locally stratified dual-fuel mixtures of n-dodecane/methane

Shervin Karimkashi Arani, Ossi Kaario, Ville Vuorinen 2022 Applications in Energy and Combustion Science

Large-Eddy Simulation of two secondary air supply strategies in kraft recovery boilers

Alpo Laitinen, Erkki Laurila, Karri Keskinen, Ville Vuorinen 2022 Applied Thermal Engineering

Fast reactive flow simulations using analytical Jacobian and dynamic load balancing in OpenFOAM

Ilya Morev, Bulut Tekgül, Mahmoud Gadalla, Ali Shahanaghi, Jeevananthan Kannan, Shervin Karimkashi, Ossi Kaario, Ville Vuorinen 2022 PHYSICS OF FLUIDS

Choice of the kinetic model significantly affects the outcome of techno-economic assessments of CO2-based methanol synthesis

Judit Nyári, Daulet Izbassarov, Árpád I. Toldy, Ville Vuorinen, Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio 2022 Energy Conversion and Management

Experimental and CFD study on influence of viscosity on layer melt crystallization

Nahla Osmanbegovic, Ville Alopaeus, Bing Han, Ville Vuorinen, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen 2022 Separation and Purification Technology

A Diagnostic Approach to Assess the Effect of Temperature Stratification on the Combustion Modes of Gasoline Surrogates

Ali Shahanaghi, Shervin Karimkashi, Ossi Kaario, Ville Vuorinen, Rupali Tripathi, Teemu Sarjovaara 2022 Combustion Science and Technology

Temperature Stratification Induced Ignition Regimes for Gasoline Surrogates at Engine-Relevant Conditions

Ali Shahanaghi, Shervin Karimkashi, Ossi Kaario, Ville Vuorinen, Teemu Sarjovaara, Rupali Tripathi 2022 Combustion Science and Technology