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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64

Participants (9)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 730 210
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 484 773,84
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MITSUBISHI POWER EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schifferstrasse 80
47059 Duisburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LUXEMBOURG SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Avenue De Luxembourg
4940 Bascharage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (4)

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
North Charles Street 3400
21218 Baltimore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Australia
Address
Parkvilleoffice Of The Vice Chancellor
3010 Melbourne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments