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Knock prevention and increase of reliability and efficiency of high power gaseous internal combustion engines

Objective

Several R&D centres herein undertake the investigation of the reduction of the abnormal combustion phenomena of knock in internal combustion engines. Combustion knock limits the efficiency of the engine and deteriorates engine performance while simultaneously contributing to engine destruction, hence reduces engine reliability. Reducing or eliminating combustion knock increases durability and also engine efficiency, hence reducing CO2 emissions. The inter-sectoral research encompassed in this proposal concerns high-power stationary engines fuelled with gaseous fuels working in combined heat and power (CHP) systems. The proposal intends to apply a multidisciplinary approach to knock investigation encompassing fuel chemistry, combustible mixture preparation, ignition phenomena, flame propagation, knock detection and its prediction. Both modelling studies and experimentation in these fields will be performed. As result of the synergies and breadth of expertise, a resultant acceleration in research finding is expected with complementary investigation conducted within both the companies (Wartsila, AVL, Motortech) and universities involved that finally should result in solving the related challenges. Knowledge exchange will be done by research staff secondments, where experienced scientists will work both as advisors and active researchers in the ongoing projects. Engineers coming to universities will be familiar with original techniques for data acquisition as well as methods for signal processing and theoretical analysis of combustion process in the engine. Young research staff from companies will have opportunities to work with academic mentors. Further academic staff will become familiar with industrial approaches to research extending the knowledge. Knowledge transfer will be also done through regularly scheduled seminars and webinars. This collaboration and staff exchanges between the participants build lasting ties and continued after project termination.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

POLITECHNIKA CZESTOCHOWSKA
Address
Ul. Dabrowskiego 69
42 201 Czestochowa
Poland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 441 000

Participants (5)

MOTORTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Hogrevestr. 21 23
29223 Celle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WARTSILA FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Tarhaajantie 2
65380 Vaasa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 175 500
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 247 500
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (1)

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
1400 Townsend Drive
49931 Houghton Mi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments