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Development of an electromagnetic valve actuation system for high efficiency engines

Objective

Engine Electromagnetic Valve Actuation is a new technology based on electromagnetic actuators and control electronics instead of pure mechanical valve driving. The general objective of the ELVAS project is to develop an improved Electromagnetic Valve Actuation System with lightweight valves and materials to reduce valve actuation power losses and be in a position to maximise fuel economy. The consortium involves 2 industries (a supplier of valve actuation systems and a supplier of engine intake and exhaust valves) , 2 research institutes The expected results are: new electromagnetic actuation systems with light weight valves, new testing guidelines for such components, and selection of manufacturing routes.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
Address
Chaussée Jules César 18
95526 Cergy Pontoise
France

Participants (3)

FUNDACION CETENASA
Spain
Address
Poligono De Elorz S/n
31110 Noain
TRW DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Hannoversche Strasse 73
30881 Barsinghausen
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Mappin Street
S1 3JD Sheffield