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Gas-Only internal combustion engines

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Final workshop to discuss project results, open for automotive experts

Full comprehensive description of benefits and affordability of technologies developped in the project and useful for next generation of CNG only engines with simultaneously high performance and fuel economy

Publications

Ignition- and combustion concepts for lean operated passenger car natural gas engines

Author(s): Patrik Soltic, Thomas Hilfiker, Severin Hänggi, Richard Hutter, Michael Weissner
Published in: FKFS Conference Proceedings, Issue Conference Gas-Fuel Powered Vehicles, Stuttgart, 2017

Advanced Combustion Process for Passenger Car Gas Engines

Author(s): Patrik Soltic
Published in: 2018
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31106.58561

Ignition- and combustion concepts for lean operated passenger car natural gas engines

Author(s): Patrik Soltic, Thomas Hilfiker, Severin Hänggi, Richard Hutter
Published in: Conference on Combustion Research, Issue September 07, 2017, 2017
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30687.15529

3-Cylinder SI Engine with fully variable Valve Train UpValve on Intake and Exhaust Side

Author(s): Breuer, Michael / Lauterbach, Martin / Schorn, Thorsten / Siebrandt, Sabine / Bartsch, Günter / Friedfeldt, Rainer / Heiter, Ulrich / Kramer, Ulrich
Published in: VDI-Berichte, Issue 2291, 2017, Page(s) 27-44

FEV 2-stage VCR - A Solution for Future Emission Legislation and High Performance

Author(s): H. Baumgarten, K. Habermann, T. Uhlmann, U. Schaffrath, A. Grieger, A. Schlosshauer
Published in: 7th Aachen Colloquium China Automobile and Engine Technology, Issue 15-17 November 2017, 2017

Processes and tools for the detailed layout of VCR-Systems




Highly Efficient Natural Gas Engines

Author(s): Massimo Ferrera
Published in: SAE Technical Paper Series, 2017
DOI: 10.4271/2017-24-0059

CNG 2.0

Author(s): Massimo Ferrera
Published in: CO2 reduction for transportation system, 2016

Thermodynamic advantages and challenges of a parallel sequential twin boosting system on a high efficiency 1.0 l CNG engine

Author(s): M Sterr, S Slavic, I Sandor, N Al-Hasan, J Ehrhard (Continental Automotive GmbH) U Kramer, L Stump (Ford-Werke GmbH)
Published in: 13th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging, London, Issue 16.-18. May 2018, 2018

Development of a New Combustion Engine Dedicated to Methane Operation

Author(s): Carsten Weber, Ulrich Kramer, Rainer Friedfeldt, Helmut Ruhland, Frank Kraemer (Ford-Werke GmbH)
Published in: 39th International Vienna Motor Symposium, Issue May 2018, 2018

Methane Number Effect on the Efficiency of a Downsized, Dedicated, High Performance Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Direct Injection Engine

Author(s): Ulrich Kramer, Thomas Lorenz, Christian Hofmann, Helmut Ruhland, Rolf Klein, Carsten Weber
Published in: SAE Technical Paper Series, Issue 2017, 2017
DOI: 10.4271/2017-01-0776

Analysis of a Dual-Fuel Combustion Engine Fueled with Diesel Fuel and CNG in Transient Operating Conditions

Author(s): Ireneusz Pielecha, Krzysztof Wislocki, Wojciech Cieslik, Przemyslaw Borowski, Wojciech Bueschke, Maciej Skowron
Published in: SAE Technical Paper Series, 2016, Page(s) 1-11
DOI: 10.4271/2016-01-2305

Influence of Gas Injector Postion on the Performance of a Dual-Fuel Diesel Engine

Author(s): Pielecha Ireneusz, Wisłocki Krzysztof, Bueschke Wojciech, Cieślik Wojciech, Skowron Maciej
Published in: Conference Proceedings Fisita, Issue FISITA 2016 World Automotive Congress 26-30 September, 2016, Page(s) 1-10

Fuel Standardization Requirements for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)




Methane Fuels: European Automotive Fuel Quality and Standardization Requirements




Advanced Methods for Gas-Prechamber Combustion Research and Model Development

Author(s): P. Kyrtatos, M. Bolla, S. Benekos, K. Bardis, G. Xu, M. Kotzagianni, Y. M. Wright, G. Giannakopoulos, C. E. Frouzakis, K. Boulouchos
Published in: 16th Conference “The Working Process of the Internal Combustion Engine”, 2017

FINAL GASON WORKSHOP - key notes and WPs presentations

Author(s): GasON consortium
Published in: 2019

Hybrid Powertrain with Methane Engine – the consequent Evolution

Author(s): Harald Stoffels, Moritz Springer, Carsten Weber, Ulrich Kramer
Published in: 13. Internationale MTZ-Fachtagung Zukunftsantriebe, Frankfurt 2018, Issue 13. Internationale MTZ-Fachtagung Zukunftsantriebe, Frankfurt 2018, 2018

Methan als Kraftstoff: Chancen und Herausforderungen

Author(s): Ulrich Kramer
Published in: Runder Tisch Gasmobilität NRW, Düsseldorf, 25. April 2018, Issue Runder Tisch Gasmobilität NRW, Düsseldorf, 25. April 2018, 2018

Dedicated CNG / E-Methane Vehicles & Horizon 2020 „GasOn“ WP3 Status

Author(s): Ulrich Kramer
Published in: Issue JEC WtW Study V5, 2017

Development of a C-segment vehicle dedicated to methane operation

Author(s): Ulrich Kramer, Harry Schuele
Published in: 13th Conference on Gaseous-Fuel Powered Vehicles, 2019, Issue 13th Conference on Gaseous-Fuel Powered Vehicles, 2019, 2019

Future of E-Fuels

Author(s): Ulrich Kramer
Published in: GAT-WAT DVGW Congress, Cologne, 2017, Issue GAT-WAT DVGW Congress, Cologne, 2017, 2018

Optimized Driving Cycle Oriented Control for a Highly Turbocharged Gas Engine

Author(s): Vit Dolecek, Jiri Vavra, Marcel Skarohlid
Published in: SAE Technical Paper Series, Issue 2019-01-0193, 2019, Page(s) 1-9, ISSN 0148-7191
DOI: 10.4271/2019-01-0193

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Pre-Chamber Combustion Systems for Lean Burn Gas Engines

Author(s): Evgeniy Shapiro, Nick Tiney, Panagiotis Kyrtatos, Maria Kotzagianni, Michele Bolla, Konstantinos Boulouchos, Gunesh Tallu, Gwendal Lucas, Michael Weissner
Published in: SAE Technical Paper Series, Issue 2019-01-0260, 2019
DOI: 10.4271/2019-01-0260

Numerical Study of Turbulence and Fuel-Air Mixing within a Scavenged Pre-Chamber Using RANS and LES

Author(s): Michele Bolla, Evgeniy Shapiro, Nick Tiney, Panagiotis Kyrtatos, Maria Kotzagianni, Konstantinos Boulouchos
Published in: SAE Technical Paper Series, Issue 2019-01-0198, 2019
DOI: 10.4271/2019-01-0198

Numerical Simulations of Pre-Chamber Combustion in an Optically Accessible RCEM

Author(s): Michele Bolla, Evgeniy Shapiro, Nick Tiney, Panagiotis Kyrtatos, Maria Kotzagianni, Konstantinos Boulouchos
Published in: SAE Technical Paper Series, Issue 2019-01-0224, 2019
DOI: 10.4271/2019-01-0224

Flame-wall interaction modelling for pre-chamber combustion in lean burn gas engines

Author(s): I. Hernández, E. Shapiro, N. Tiney, M. Kotzagianni, P. Kyrtatos, K. Boulouchos
Published in: 35th International CAE Conference and Exhibition: The Engineering Simulation Path to Digital Transformation (CAE 2018), 2019

Transferability of Insights from Fundamental Investigations into Practical Applications of Prechamber Combustion Systems

Author(s): P. Kyrtatos, K. Bardis, M. Bolla, A. Denisov, Y. Wright, K. Herrmann, K. Boulouchos
Published in: Ignition Systems for Gasoline Engines : 4th International Conference, 2018, Page(s) 442-459
DOI: 10.5445/ir/1000088611

Numerical Investigation of Spark Ignition Processes in Natural Gas Engines with the Advanced Spark Ignition Model

Author(s): Gunesh Tallu, Michael Frambourg, Matthieu Provier, Michael Weißner, Axel Winkler Volkswagen AG
Published in: 4. Internationale Tagung Zündsysteme für Ottomotoren, 2018

GasOn: A lean CNG combustion for highest engine efficiencies above 43% utilising an ignition chamber

Author(s): M. Weißner, F. Beger, C. Klüting, G. Lucas, Volkswagen AG T. Hilfiker, Empa
Published in: SAE: CO2 reduction Congress Torino 2018, Issue 2018, 2018

CFD-based Development of an Ignition Chamber for a lean and high efficient CNG Combustion

Author(s): G. Lucas, G. Tallu, M. Weißner Volkswagen AG
Published in: Thiesel Conference 2018, 2018

A lean CNG combustion for highest engine efficiencies above 43% utilising an ignition chamber

Author(s): M. Weißner, F. Beger, C. Klüting, G. Lucas, Volkswagen AG T. Hilfiker, Empa
Published in: EAGLE Conference, Issue 11/2018, 2018

Advanced Ignition Modelling for Pre-chamber Combustion in Lean Burn Gas Engines

Author(s): Evgeniy Shapiro, Irufan Ahmed, Nick Tiney Ricardo
Published in: IAV Zündungstagung 2018, 2018

EU-Project: GasOn - Lean CNG Combustion Process

Author(s): Michael Weißner, Volkswagen AG
Published in: EUCAR Conference 2018, Issue 11/2018, 2018

EU-Project: GasOn - Lean CNG Combustion Process

Author(s): Michael Weißner, Volkswagen AG
Published in: EUCAR Conference 2017, Issue 11/2017, 2017

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Diluted Combustion in a Direct Injection CNG Engine Featuring Post- Euro-VI Fuel Consumption Targets

Author(s): Mirko Baratta, Daniela Misul, Prashant Goel, Danilo Laurenzano, Betrand Lecointe, Loic Rouleau, Frederic Ravet, Panagiotis Christou
Published in: SAE Technical Paper Series, 2018
DOI: 10.4271/2018-01-1142

CNG direct injection spark-ignition engine with high turbulence and high compression ratio: numerical and experimental investigations

Author(s): Loïc Rouleau, David Serrano, Bertrand Lecointe, Frédéric Ravet, Gilles Coma, Panos Christou
Published in: FKFS conference proceedings - 12TH Conference Gaseous-Fuel Powered Vehicles, 2017

EU-Project GasOn: Lean CNG Combustion Process

Author(s): Michael Weißner
Published in: Future Mobility Days, Issue 30.06.2017, 2017

Development of an Optimized Methane Engine for Passenger Cars

Author(s): Ulrich Kramer, Carsten Weber, Helmut Ruhland, Frank Kraemer
Published in: MTZ Motorentechnische Zeitschrift 05/2019, Issue MTZ Motorentechnische Zeitschrift 05/2019, 2019, Page(s) 44 - 47, ISSN 0024-8525

Investigations on gas-air mixture formation in the ignition chamber of two-stage combustion chamber using high-speed Schlieren imaging

Author(s): Wojciech Bueschke, Maciej Skowron, Krzysztof Wislocki
Published in: MATEC Web of Conferences, Issue 118, 2017, Page(s) 00012, ISSN 2261-236X
DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/201711800012

Turbulent spark-jet ignition in SI gas fuelled engine

Author(s): Ireneusz Pielecha, Wojciech Bueschke, Wojciech Cieślik, Maciej Skowron
Published in: MATEC Web of Conferences, Issue 118, 2017, Page(s) 00010, ISSN 2261-236X
DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/201711800010

Turbocharging of high performance compressed natural gas SI engine for light duty vehicle

Author(s): Marcel Skarohlid, Jiri Vavra
Published in: MECCA Journal of Middle European Construction and Design of Cars. 2018, 2018(1), 2018, ISSN 1214-0821
DOI: 10.1515/mecdc-2018-0001

Development of a High Performance Natural Gas Engine with Direct Gas Injection and Variable Valve Actuation

Author(s): Mirko Baratta, Daniela Misul, Jiajie Xu, Alois Fuerhapter, Rene Heindl, Cesare Peletto, Jean Preuhs, Patrick Salemi
Published in: SAE International Journal of Engines, Issue 10/5, 2017, Page(s) 2535-2551, ISSN 1946-3944
DOI: 10.4271/2017-24-0152

Comparative study on combustion characteristics of lean premixed CH4/air mixtures in RCM using spark ignition and turbulent jet ignition in terms of orifices angular position change

Author(s): Wojciech Bueschke, Maciej Skowron, Krzysztof Wislocki, Filip Szwajca
Published in: Combustion Engines, Issue 176(1), 2019, 2019, Page(s) 36-41, ISSN 2300-9896
DOI: 10.19206/ce-2019-105

Novel thermal method for determining properties of compressed natural gas

Author(s): Stephan Heinrich, Markus Hien, Thorsten Knittel, Josef Muggli
Published in: Combustion Engines, Issue 176(1), 2019, 2019, Page(s) 54-60, ISSN 2300-9896
DOI: 10.19206/ce-2019-107

Numerical study of fuel and turbulence distributions in an automotive-sized scavenged pre-chamber

Author(s): Michelle Bola, Evgenij Shapiro, Maria Kotzagianni, Panagiotis Kyrtatos, Nick Tiney, Konstantinos Boulouchos
Published in: Combustion Engines, Issue 176(1), 2019, 2019, Page(s) 61-67, ISSN 2300-9896
DOI: 10.19206/ce-2019-108

Experimental comparison of efficiency and emission levels of four-cylinder lean-burn passenger car-sized CNG engines with different ignition concepts

Author(s): Patric Soltic, Thomas Hilfiker, Richard Hutter, Severin Hanggi
Published in: Combustion Engines, Issue 176(1), 2019, 2019, Page(s) 27-35, ISSN 2300-9896
DOI: 10.19206/ce-2019-104

Control-oriented analysis of a lean-burn light-duty natural gas research engine with scavenged pre-chamber ignition

Author(s): Severin Hanggi, Thomas Hilfiker, Patric Soltic, Richard Hutter, Christopher Onder
Published in: Combustion Engines, Issue 176(1), 2019, 2019, Page(s) 42-53, ISSN 2300-9896
DOI: 10.19206/ce-2019-106

Optical investigation of prechamber combustion in an RCEM

Author(s): Maria Kotzagianni, Panagiotis Kyrtatos, Konstantinos Boulouchos
Published in: Combustion Engines, Issue 176(1), 2019, 2019, Page(s) 10-15, ISSN 2300-9896
DOI: 10.19206/ce-2019-102

Lean-burn CNG engine with ignition chamber: from the idea to a running engine

Author(s): Michael Weißner, Frank Beger, Martin Schüttenhelm, Gunesh Tallu
Published in: Combustion Engines, Issue 176(1), 2019, 2019, Page(s) 3-9, ISSN 2300-9896
DOI: 10.19206/ce-2019-101

Prechamber optimal selection for a two stage turbulent jet ignition type combustion system in CNG-fuelled engine

Author(s): Ireneusz Pielecha, Wojciech Bueschke, Maciej Skowron, Lukasz Fiedkiewicz, Filip Szwajca, Wojciech Cieslik, Krzysztof Wislocki
Published in: Combustion Engines, Issue 176(1), 2019, 2019, Page(s) 16-26, ISSN 2300-9896
DOI: 10.19206/ce-2019-103

Optical study on spark plug discharge in the two-stage combustion system in terms of prechamber-specific charge motion

Author(s): Wojciech Bueschke, Maciej Skowron, Krzysztof Wislocki
Published in: Archivum Combustionis, 2019, ISSN 0208-4198