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New powertrain concept based on the integration of energy recovery, storage and re-use system with engine system and control strategies

Objective

High efficient energy conversion concept based on the integration of energy recovery devices, energy storage and engine auxiliaries electrification on a Natural Gas heavy duty engine.
The energy recovery strategy is based on two mainstreams:
• recovery of a portion of the kinetic energy thanks to the adoption of a belt driven generator
• recovery of the waste heat with an energy cascading approach: thermoelectric generator operating at high temperature subsequent turbo-generator
The system includes an appropriate energy storage system and electrified auxiliaries such as coolant and oil pumps, auxiliary turbo charger, air and air conditioning compressors.
The engine control strategies will be tuned and optimised (combustion, cylinder de-activation, …) to maximise the efficiency of the energy recovery and re-use subsystems and the benefit the auxiliaries electrification. Finally the combination of the electric auxiliary turbocharger and the abortion of a liquid cooled charge air cooler will be implemented as part of the whole strategy to optimise the engine efficiency.
The Project results will be experimentally demonstrated at bench level (engine test rig) while the benefits of the engine down-sizing, combination of control strategies and the reference mission(s) and integration with hybrid or hybrid-like powertrains will be evaluated at vehicle level thanks to advanced dynamic models.
The industrial feasibility, the portability on diesel engine and the cost estimation are also included in the as well as a preliminary packaging study to assure the on board integrability.
The Project most important outcome will be a new powertrain concept based on a combined energy recovery, storage and re-use system integrated and optimised with the engine system and controls.
The project will answer to the request to achieve an efficiency at vehicle level well above 50% at acceptable cost.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/energy conversion
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy recovery

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 777 572
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)

Participants (5)

ENGINEERING CENTER STEYR GMBH & CO KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 384 926
Address
Steyrer Strasse 32
4300 St. Valentin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Brenner (Dr.)
GENTHERM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 354 538
Address
Rudolf Diesel Str 12
85235 Odelzhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tina Pawelczyk (Mrs.)
FPT INDUSTRIAL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 375 100
Address
Via Puglia 15
10156 Torino To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Bertero (Dr.)
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 384 703
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Schiessl (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 211 675
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrés Moratal Rosello' (Mr.)