Dr. Hiltner’s primary expertise lies in the development of combustion systems for heavy duty spark ignited engines. This includes the development and use of cycle simulation tools, utilization of advanced engine testing methods, and analysis of both test cell and ‘real world’ data. Innovative engine concepts created by Dr. Hiltner and developed in conjunction with industry partners are included in a number of successful production engines.
Mr. Flory began working with Hiltner Combustion Systems in 2004, following successful stints at Ford Motor Company and Honda R&D Americas. In addition to extensive work on the development of modern control systems for high performance natural gas and gasoline engines, he has worked with Hiltner Combustion Systems clients to implement control system simulation tools which vastly reduce algorithm development and deployment time. Mr. Flory’s testing experience, which ranges from production automotive engines to high output turbocharged stationary engines, provides an excellent backdrop for the development of control systems, combustion systems, and simulation tools.
Mr. Hoops has a wide range of engine development experience, including work with high performance automotive engines, heavy duty diesel engines and currently natural gas engines working with Hiltner Combustion Systems. Projects to date have focused on developing and using simulation tools, combustion and full engine models, in concert with experimental design, implementation, data collection and analysis, to enhance control systems and engine performance. Mr. Hoops has worked on such projects with a range of engine manufacturers (General Motors, Cummins, and Caterpillar) in order that they might meet the evolving demands of their customers while satisfying ever decreasing emissions regulations.
Dr. Glewen has prior experience with partially-premixed and low temperature combustion systems for compression ignition engines. Previous projects have focused on the performance of advanced combustion and control systems in response to transient operating conditions. Current work with Hiltner Combustion Systems involves thermodynamic optimization of stationary natural gas engines utilizing a combination of engine testing and simulation tools.
Mr. Breaux joined Hiltner Combustion Systems in mid-2012 with a diverse combustion engine background. His engineering experiences range from fundamental combustion studies to the design and manufacture of quality engine components. Previous projects have demonstrated Mr. Breaux’s ability to work on projects related to liquid fuel combustion, gas turbine combustion, and internal combustion engine performance while employing advanced combustion diagnostic techniques and a robust understanding of engineering fundamentals. His passions for fuel flexibility, reduced emissions, and increases in engine efficiency enable him to be a contributor to the HCS team.