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Holistic Approach of Spray Injection through a Generalized Multi-phase Framework

Objective

Development of fuel injection equipment (FIE) able to reduce pollutant emissions from liquid-fueled transportation and power generation systems is a top industrial priority in order to meet the forthcoming EU 2020 emission legislations. However, design of new FIE is currently constrained by the incomplete physical understanding of complex micro-scale processes, such as in-nozzle cavitation, primary and secondary atomization. Unfortunately, today’s computing power does not allow for an all-scale analysis of these processes. The proposed program aims to develop a large eddy simulation (LES) CFD model that will account for the influence of unresolved sub-grid-scale (SGS) processes to engineering scales at affordable computing time scales. The bridging parameter between SGS and macro-scales flow processes is the surface area generation/destruction occurring during fuel atomisation; relevant SGS closure models will be developed through tailored experiments and DNS and will be implemented into the LES model predicting the macroscopic spray development as function of the in-nozzle flow and surrounding air conditions. Validation of the new simulation tool, currently missing from today’s state-of-the-art models, will be performed against new benchmark experimental data to be obtained as part of the programme, in addition to those provided by the industrial partners. This will demonstrate the applicability of the model as an engineering design tool suitable for IC engines, gas turbines, fuel burners and even rocket engine fuel injectors. The proposed research and training programme will be undertaken by 15ESRs funded by the EU and one ESR funded independently from an Australian partner; ESRs will be recruited/seconded by universities, research institutes and multinational fuel injection and combustion systems manufacturers that will represent in the best possible way the international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral requirements of the Marie Curie Action guidelines.

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CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
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€ 819 863,64
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

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London Inner London — East Haringey and Islington
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 819 863,64

Participants (9)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
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€ 527 318,64
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412 96 Goteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 527 318,64
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 730 210,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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€ 730 210,00
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
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€ 484 773,84
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
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Research Organisations
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€ 484 773,84
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
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€ 249 216,48
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Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 249 216,48
MITSUBISHI POWER EUROPE GMBH
Germany
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€ 249 216,48
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Schifferstrasse 80
47059 Duisburg

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 249 216,48
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

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Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
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€ 273 287,88
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Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
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€ 273 287,88
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
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€ 273 287,88
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South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
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€ 273 287,88
DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LUXEMBOURG SA
Luxembourg
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€ 250 560,00
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Avenue De Luxembourg
4940 Bascharage

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Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 250 560,00

Partners (4)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
United States
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€ 0,00
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North Charles Street 3400
21218 Baltimore

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow

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Brandenburg Brandenburg Teltow-Fläming
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Australia
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€ 0,00
Address
Parkvilleoffice Of The Vice Chancellor
3010 Melbourne

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€ 0,00