Ville Vuorinen

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, Assistant Professor


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 split injection strategies in RCCI conditions

Bulut Tekgul, Shervin Karimkashi, Ossi Kaario, Heikki Kahila, Eric Lendormy, Jari Hyvönen, Ville Vuorinen 2022 COMBUSTION THEORY AND MODELLING

Parametric CFD study for finding the optimal tube arrangement of a fin-and-tube heat exchanger with plain fins in a marine environment

Turo Välikangas, Mikko Folkersma, Miikka Dal Maso, Tuomo Keskitalo, Petteri Peltonen, Ville Vuorinen 2022 Applied Thermal 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

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

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

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

Waste heat recovery from a data centre and 5G smart poles for low-temperature district heating network

Ali Khosravi, Timo Laukkanen, Ville Vuorinen, Sanna Syri 2021 Energy

Efficient storage and recovery of waste heat by phase change material embedded within additively manufactured grid heat exchangers

Maryam Roza Yazdani, Alpo Laitinen, Valtteri Helaakoski, Lorant Katona Farnas, Kirsi Kukko, Kari Saari, Ville Vuorinen 2021 International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

Large-eddy simulation of spray assisted dual-fuel ignition under reactivity-controlled dynamic conditions

Bulut Tekgül, Heikki Kahila, Shervin Karimkashi, Ossi Kaario, Zeeshan Ahmad, Éric Lendormy, Jari Hyvönen, Ville Vuorinen 2021 Fuel