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Efficient Cooling Systems for QUieter Surface Transport

Objective

An important subsystem in surface transportation vehicles (rail bound, automotive and heavy duty) is the cooling unit. Present European standards for interoperability of rail bound traffic require low noise levels while manufactures need to meet the vehicle performance and energy efficiency requested by the operators. The stringent EU6 emission limits expected to come into effect will increase dramatically the demand for cooling power in road vehicles without accepting a noise penalty. Manufactures need innovative methods for reducing costs of development and testing and thus further improving their competitiveness in the global market.
The objectives are innovative contributions towards novel cooling units with reduced noise radiation and decreased CO2 emissions. We aim at new compact lay outs, innovative heat management strategies and low energy/noise components. Intermediate objectives concern (i) implementation of an integrated simulation platform for noise mechanisms, scattering and propagation; (ii) development of design procedures for thermally and acoustically optimal cooling units; (iii) research on innovative fan designs and new passive noise control measures and their integration into novel cooling units. Mass produced automotive units and large locomotive systems produced at small numbers are considered simultaneously - strong synergies and cross-fertilization are expected.
The project is structured in five work packages. WP1 deals with the project co-ordination. WP2 focuses on the acoustical models and their integration, WP3 takes into account realistic train and automotive environments, WP4 deals with full scale vehicle tests and WP5 concludes the projekt with an assessment. and and an exploitation plan and dissimation. Being an upstream-research oriented project, a majority of the person-months and budget, especially within WP 2 and WP3, are committed to 3 universities and a research establishment. WP4 and 5 are performed primarily by industrial partners to enable immediate exploitation of the results.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN
Address
Adolf Reichwein Strasse 2A
57076 Siegen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 508 440
Administrative Contact
Heinz Ahlers (Mr.)

Participants (8)

ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 243 400
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bénédicte Martin (Dr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 332 200
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mats åbom (Prof.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 269 336
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Tournour (Dr.)
Odecon Sweden AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 53 250
Address
Energivagen 6
SE19637 Kungsängen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralf Corin (Mr.)
VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 321 327
Address
Rue Louis Lormand 8
78321 La Verriere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joel Richard (Mr.)
INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 468 685
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jerome Anthoine (Dr.)
Voith Turbo GmbH & Co KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 165 751
Address
Alexanderstrasse 2
89522 Heidenheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Bassmann (Mr.)
Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 76 668
Address
Alexanderstraße 80
89522 Heidenheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Pöpper (Mr.)