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Researcher: Christopher Rutland

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Areas of Expertise
  • Energy efficiency
  • Biomechanics
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing
  • Controls
  • Engines
  • Solar energy
  • Power electronics
  • Design
  • Optimization
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Turbulence, combustion, and spray modeling for IC engines
  • Turbulent reacting flows
  • Large eddy simulation
  • IC engine aftertreatment modeling
  • Direct numerical simulations
Web Site Christopher Rutland's Department of Mechanical Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 7,337,763 - Engine valve actuation for combustion enhancement, issued March 2008.
  • 6,736,106 - Engine valve actuation for combustion enhancement, issued May 2004.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20030136375 - Engine valve actuation for combustion enhancement, published July 2003.
Recent Publication(s)
  • A heterogeneous ammonia storage model for NH 3 -SCR modeling. Gong J, Narayanaswamy K, Rutland C. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2016 May;55(20). doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b01097.

  • Modeling investigation of different methods to suppress engine knock on a small spark ignition engine. Shao J, Rutland C. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. 2015 May;137(6). doi: 10.1115/1.4028870].

  • Large-eddy simulation analysis of spark configuration effect on cycle-to-cycle variability of combustion and knock. Fontanesi S, d'Adamo A, Rutland C. International Journal of Engine Research. 2015 Mar;16(3). doi: 10.1177/1468087414566253.

  • Adapting diesel large-eddy simulation spray models for direct-injection spark-ignition applications. Van Dam N, Rutland C. International Journal of Engine Research. 2015 Feb;17(3). doi: 10.1177/1468087415572034.

View Christopher Rutland's publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Engine Research Center
  • Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics Program
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-5853
Current University UW–Madison
Department Mechanical Engineering
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 1018B Engineering Research Building
Address Line 2 1500 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of Texas-Austin, Mechanical Engineering, 1981
Master's Degree M.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 1986
PhD Ph.D., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 1989
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Variable Valve Actuation Method to Enhance Combustion and Reduce Engine Emissions

Valve Method Cuts Engine Emissions, Boosts Combustion